Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wanna see...

Wanna see what we all look like these days? Since we haven't had a family picture since just after Sailyr was born, I thought it was high time to get some done. Julie did a great job, as usual! It is fun to see how much the girls have changed since last summer! They are totally growing up way too fast!
Here are just a few of them...

Thanks again, Julie!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weekend Getaway

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to run in the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon. One of my friends from work was signed up with her husband but as the time for the race grew closer, she realized they weren't able to do it, so she offered it to me. At first I thought 'no way!'...due to my lack of running lately. But then I thought that it would be a fun excuse for a weekend getaway with my fam, so I asked my sis-in-law if she would run with me. She agreed and we were off! We invited Trav's mom along as well. She is always up for an adventure!
The first night we had some downtime...the town of Tropic, Utah is not much for the nightlife!
Naturally, the girls had to pose for our new camera.

The next morning was the run. We didn't have high expectations for ourselves. We weren't very trained for it, but we knew we would finish! We were looking forward to enjoying the beautiful scenery and a good workout. We finished with a respectable time and overall felt pretty good about it.
You know those girls that look cute and unsweaty when they run/workout? Well, I am not one of those girls. See Exhibit A below! Oh, well.
After the race, we spent the afternoon checking out Bryce Canyon. My Mom and Don met us to see the sights. None of us had ever been there before and can I just say AMAZING!!!

I couldn't believe how literally breathtaking it is!!! WOW!!!
We did a pretty hard hike. Well, it wasn't bad on the way down, but then we did have to turn around and make it back up the way we came. Not easy carrying a sleeping 3 year old while plugging along on tired legs! We made it, however, and I am so glad we did it! It was something else!

We saw the canyon from all sides of the rim and it didn't disappoint from any vantage point! Beautiful!

We were so glad that Grandma Patti could come with us!
It was a much-needed getaway and we had a blast. Who knows, maybe it will become a tradition! Until next year...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Fourth!

Here is our 4th of pictures!

We started with the bike parade! Look at this cutie rocking the girly bike! (She since can ride withOUT training wheels!)
Sky was so fast, we literally missed her riding by us! I didn't get a picture of her in action so she posed with her sis afterward.
Then it was time to wait for the loot!!
Even Sammy, our new puppy, got to come!
Look at this face! She is getting so grown up!
Then we were off to the park for some fun rides and slides!
After this, Sailyr and I had to get home...she was starting to feel feverish. (Turns out she came down with a nasty case of Hand, Foot and Mouth. I had heard of it before but had no idea what it was. Now we know it is the W.O.R.S.T. thing!!! She had never been so sick! Skylar got a minor case of it, but Sailyr got the majority of it. Poor girl!)
Anyway, our 4th ended with a bang! We had a neighborhood fireworks show with everyone putting their fireworks together at one house and Travis and Jay lighting them up! The kids had a ton of fun playing with sparklers and snaps (until Skylar stepped on a burnt sparkler ember and burned the bottom of her foot).
All in all it was a fun 4th! Until next year...