"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather the moments that take our breath away."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lake Powell-The Long Awaited Adventure

This trip was a long time coming. We have talked about it for years and even tried planning it before and it just never worked out. So when the idea came up again we jumped at the chance and Brady, along with lots of help from people who had actaully been there before, took the reins and planned a great trip. After lots of planning and detail sorting we were off...

at the hotel the night before we got our house boat
We got all rested up and left the next morning. There was so much fun to be had. The kids loved the water and the company.

We had kayaks to explore
(Avery looks like she isn't having fun but she was loving the ride)

Slides for entertainment whenever we needed a thrill

Sand for when we felt like creating something

A DS, a few movies, some coloring books, and friends for some down time

Lizards to keep things exciting (Thanks uncle Matt)

Jobs to make everyone feel important

Tons of fun in the water

Beauty everywhere you looked

And of course comfy sleeping spots when you had just had enough

We had a teriffic time through the heat, the nighttime storms and runaway boats, the bugs, the pregnancy, and best of all the sunshine. We can't wait to do it again.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Still in the 20s, for a little longer

When my family visits for the 4th the get a two for one deal, since my birthday is the next day. We had a great time fishing with the kids, playing my new karoke game, and eating delicious food before they had to head back to Idaho. It was a great birthday and so fun to have them around. Thanks guys for making the trip.

Red, White, and Blue 2011

Our 4th of July was so great this year. We were so lucky to have visitors over the holiday. Brady, me, and my sister, Mallory had way too much fun shopping at the outlets while Grandma and Grandpa played with all the kids. I think it may have been a little more FUN than they had bargined for but everyone survived and even smiled afterward. The next day we headed out to the parade and the festivities here in Highlands Ranch. The kids loved watching the parade eventhough the heat was a little much. Our family and Grandma even braved the heat for a few games after while Grandpa and Mal moved on to find cooler temperatures and a new stroller.

Trying to stay cool!

We linked back up for a great BBQ dinner and some rocket launching before heading to the concert and fireworks in the park. The kids loved the concert, especially because they had their own dancing stage. The girls could have danced all night.

The famous "Kamrie tongue." It is always sticking out.

And don't forget the fireworks!