Saturday, July 31, 2010

Best friends and water.

One of the best things about our vacation was everyone got to hang out with the best friend. I loved watching the kids play together and really make some memories.

Alex with the hose is always a fun combo. Run Kenneth!

This is Evan wondering why the water stopped.

This is Evan after Alex let go of the hose. Hahaha. Good shot.

Oh how they LOVE to be WET!!

Zach wondering if he throws it, will it really come back.

Sam making his escape from the wild hose madness! Our little friend, Ben, wasn't playing this time, but we have other pics to post.

Mara really loved Tara's player piano. Brent really liked it too.
We miss them so much it hurts. It is so rare to find a family that mixes so well with your own. Wives are best friends, husbands are best friends, and the children all claim a best friend among the family. Truly, they were sent from heaven to bless our lives.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ensign Peak

Hiking up Ensign Peak was our warm-up hike for Friday. I have to give Uncle Don kudos! He was quite a trooper.
They waited so patiently for the rest of us to catch up. Wait where's Kenneth? Oh yeah, he didn't wait.

"I made it"

My kids are so awesome!

Brent loves those mountains! He just got tired of smiling for the camera.

Me and my AWESOME mom-in-law.

"You mean we have to go back down now. Oh my gosh!" Sam had a hard time.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Heber City Railroad

It was exciting to go on an old train ride. The kids we really happy to see all the old trains.
Mara seems a little suspicious of the train. The others don't suspect the danger that lies ahead.

You need sea legs on a train apparently.


Those guns are really loud!

Scary Outlaw!
At least they didn't rob the kids. The actually gave them gold coins.....

......with chocolate inside!!!!

Bye bye bad guys. They took 3 young girls as hostages, but we picked them up on the way back.

It was freezing cold but Kenneth went into that creek. We took a break and got off the train while they turned around for the ride back.
He's gonna make it! He's gonna make it!

Sam found the ride back much more peaceful.

It was a beautiful and scenic ride.

Awesome Grandma Sue!

She loves to play with my jewelry.
I didn't have the best picture but Uncle Don is sitting right next to me.
I love this picture! She's so crazy sometimes. (I DO have a hold of her legs in case you're worrying.)
It was a great ride!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Conference Center and Temple Square.

Together Forever. Craziness.

The waterfall on the conference center is huge. The boys loved all the fountains in this place.

Evan. He's in Heaven. Dancing like a monkey.

This organ is HUGE!!!!!!!

The hall of Apostles. It's a lot bigger than just one hall.

Gordan B Hinkley. I miss him.

I love the Garden on the top of this building. One side is vegetation from the east side of the valley, then you cross over into the vegetation in the valley. Like you're making the pioneer trek.

Boys and water.

The top of the waterfall.

Don't fall in buddy.

Zach, Kenneth, Brent, Mara, Alex, Ben, Tara, Josh, Sue, Don, Evan, Katie, Sam.
What a beautiful group of people!

Tired boys resting in the shade by the temple.

Time for bubbles!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Arches National Park

We had an awesome hike through the Arches National Park. Behind us is Landscape Arch and off the the right is a double arch with one right inside the other. Really wonderful place.
This was actually outside the park but IT'S A DOUBLE RAINBOW!!!!!!!

Skyline Arch

Brent's load. He's such an amazing man!

A race through Devil's Garden.

The Fiery Furnace
Petrified Sand Dunes.

Sheep Rock

The Three Gossips

Balanced Boulder

We didn't get to stay very long and there SOOOO much to see. We'll be going back again.