Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Trip to Utah and Idaho

We recently got back from a quick trip to Utah and Idaho for Ryan's graduation from BYU and Kristen and Hyrum's reception in Idaho. We stayed with Ryan and Lacey. The Kids loved playing with their new cousin Rafe. One day the boys went golfing (of coarse) and the girls went to a pool. Jared branched out of the kiddy pool and spent the afternoon jumping into the deep end from the diving board (no floaties) and Anna loved running through the sprinkler area. Baby Rafe took advantage of the cool water and had a nap in his Grandma Smith's lap. All in all it was a fun day. The following day we drove through Logan and Preston on our way to Soda Springs (Hyrum's hometown) and took some time to look at Kevin's old stomping grounds from the mission. We even got to see one of his old apartments. Kristen looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress with Hyrum by her side. It was fun getting to know him and have him a part of our family. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures from the trip, but maybe we will get some from family and post them later.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Swimming at the River

We went down to the river the other day and had some fun keeping cool.

More from California

One of our favorite memories from the trip was camping out in the back yard. We cooked hotdogs and marshmallows in the fire pit and then camped out in the tent.

Monday, August 27, 2007

California Trip

We recently got back from our summer vacations. The first trip we took was to California for Blake and Sarah's wedding. We flew into town on the Fourth of July. Just in time for the neighborhood block party. The kids had fun watching the fireworks and writing their names with sparklers. We spent the first weekend in Fresno for the wedding and reception. It was one of the hottest days of the summer, but we didn't let a little 113 degrees stop us from having fun. We were able to do lots of fun things like float the Kern river and go to the Avela barn and beach. When we wern't travleing we played in grandma's pond, fed the ducks at Hart Park, and slept in a tent. It was lots of fun and we can't wait to get back there this winter for Christmas!