Friday, July 10, 2009


Another summer trip to Salt Lake has come and gone! It is amazing how fast this time goes. We were able to do so many wonderful things, which made for an exhausting time! With 4 grandparents, 7 great grandparents, 12 aunts and uncles, and 19 cousins, there are plenty of people to keep our children (and ourselves) pretty busy! Our nights were late and our mornings were early, but we now have many memories to cherish!

Here is a recap of our trip. Beware....LOTS of pictures!

To start things off, we went with some of Kelly's family to Snowbird and rode the tram.

Here are some of the kids as we made our way up the mountain.

The top of the mountain was only 40 degrees! There was still snow, which the kids loved to play with.

Another fun adventure was going camping! This was my favorite! I love to camp and it was a treat to be able to be back in the Utah mountains!

Here is my sleeping beauty. She was so snug in her warm little bed!

When my family would go camping when I was younger, my grandparents would always come up for dinner on one of the nights. This time was no exception! We always have a great time with them.

Mommy and her dirty little campers!

My brother and his family also joined us for a day. Here they are on a hike.

One of Kelly's jobs was to take the older kids on a hike, while the moms gave the younger ones a nap!

His other all important job was to chop wood!

The Fourth of July was also a great and busy day. We started out by going to my grandparents' breakfast at their church.

After those festivities, we went to Kelly's sister's house and the kids played on the slip and slide and the adults played games and ate yummy food! The kids were too busy to eat!

In between the big events, there was plenty of time to play with cousins and hang out with our families. As long as seeing their cousins was on the agenda, my kids were happy!

I just had to throw in these two cute babies!

My kids were able to go to one of their favorite swimming pools (when I say kids, that means Kelly too!) Unfortunately, my battery died so I didn't get any pictures of Kelly jumping off the Olympic sized platform diving boards!

We had an eventful vacation and it always amazes me how we seem to find time to do most of what we hope for. One thing that got accomplished on this trip was being able to see some of my greatest friends. It was so good to get together with them.

That is our trip in a nutshell! Being able to spend two great weeks with our family and friends, doing our favorite activities, and eating at our favorite "Utah" places, sure makes our 12 hour drive worth it!


Angela said...

I'm glad you had fun. But you forgot the best part, the Girls Night Out! :)

Marisa said...

Wow, what a fun time! Now I can't wait for our trip in August. Ah, to see those mountains again!

SuAnn McFadden said...

You forgot the temple open house--I guess since we forgot the camera & didn't get any pictures it slipped your mind. It was fun to relive your trip through your pictures. It was a fun time--our house has seemed very empty since you went home. Come back again soon!!

Jen said...

looks like you had a great time visiting Utah! Your family is so cute -- you are a great mom! I love the updates ;)

The Wright's said...

Wow, that sounds like a GREAT trip! I am certain the only thing that would have made it better was if we were there too! : ) I am loving Katy-bug's hair, it is getting so long!

I learned something new about you today....I never would have guessed you were a camper. : )

pzierse said...

Great Pictures!! Loved the time we had! I guess it is good to be left wanting more. Love you guys

Tina said...

I love all the pictures!! Looks like a great time. I love having family around me all the time. Too bad I only have 1 sister and we don't get to visit often. Good to see you at Girls Night. That was so fun! I hope we can all get together like that again, like once a year!

Kelley Rae said...

Yay for mountains - the real ones! And who minds lots of pictures when they are all so great?! It made me miss home just looking at all of them.

Melissa said...

Glad you had so much fun visiting here. I can't believe you've got 3 kids. Seems like not too long ago I was teaching you in YW. You & Kelly have a darling family and I'm happy that you are surrounded by great friends in AZ. You are a doll!