Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
We all loved going to watch Brayden. His karate class was at Springville High, so it made it really easy for LeGrand to run over from the Seminary. We are lucky to have a dad who is so involved in our lives!! It was also fun because the room was right by the indoor track, so I took advantage of that;) What fun times.
Brayden's teacher(a 3rd degree black belt) broke a board with her hand...she made it look really easy. She said it is all in your mind, that you just forget about the board and go right through it and it will happen. Here is Brayden trying it at class...under here are some video's of us trying to do it at home. We tried and tried and then LeGrand broke it on his first time...gurrrrr.. but that's LeGrand for you. We recorded them and thought they were pretty funny. Enjoy!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
If you haven’t been to Goblin Valley you HAVE to Go!!!! It’s incredible!!! With my Birthday money we went out and bought some more camping stuff and decided to go on our first real camping trip just as our family. We had a BLAST!! We loved everything about camping, hiking, climbing, eating, sleeping, the camp fire, roasting marshmallows, having smore’s …and especially being all together.
Goblin Valley is a kids dream playground, with more rock to climb on than humanly possible! The weather was perfect..not to hot or to cold. We have heard that the perfect time to go to Goblin Valley is in the Spring or Fall. It gets really hot in the summer and as you can tell there aren't any trees to shade you!
Our days were filled with exploring, climbing, jumping, hiking...It was perfect!
We found some really amazing caves where we could get out of the sun, rest, goof around, take pictures and admire the wonders of God's creations!!! There is so much in this world to enjoy!!
Isn't our tent cute!! We love it!! It was so relaxing to be able to come and relax and read (we were reading Prince Caspian on our trip, but have since finished it. The kids loved it and can't wait for the movie to come out!!) and take a nap between hikes!! We feel so blessed!! When we were driving home and I asked everyone what there favorite parts of our trip were, everyone said they LOVED the campfire!! Roasting hot dogs for dinner and marshmallows for our smore's, and just throwing sticks in the fire...they loved being piro's....
These pictures are when we hiked the "Little Wild Horse Canyon". It is actually just outside of Goblin Valley but it is an amazing hike!! The whole hike is 9 miles and we obviously didn't finish the whole thing, but we probably hiked 3 miles and the view was incredible and we had sooooo much fun!!! This is a MUST if you go to Goblin Valley!!!
The kids looked so cute with their walking sticks and maps....
Sophie wanted to lead us back to the car. She was a really good guide!! (See the upper left) Now look at the lower left picture...isn't that so cute. LeGrand is the best dad ever, Sophie looks so small compared to him.
We had and incredible Spring Break. We love being together and createing so many wonderful memories!!