Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4th of July Fun!

Since the 4th of July was on a Sunday we celebrated it on Saturday, July 3rd. We took the kids with some friends to go see Toy Story 3. It was such a fun movie and a great way to cool off. Afterward we went home for a bbq and the kids ran through the sprinklers. We
ended the night by setting off fireworks in front of our house. It was a great day!

Swim Lessons

The kids were so excited for another year of swim lessons. This was Ben's first year and he loved every minute of it! All three kids passed and moved on to the next level. They are really becoming great swimmers. On the last day of swim lessons all the kids get to go down the water slide and jump off the diving board. They are already looking forward to next year.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Camping at Maple Bench

At the end of June we went up Payson canyon with 3 other families for 2 days/nights of camping. We had so much fun and the campground was gorgeous! We went on an easy 1/2 mile hike to The Grotto which was a little waterfall. The kids had a great time and loved playing in the water. Later in the day we went to Payson Lake and let the kids swim and play. The kids got to ride in the back of our friends truck which is always the highlight of our camping trips. The best part of the trip was that it only takes 20 minutes from our front door to the campground. We feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area! Here are a few pictures that sum up our trip:

Cute boys

Dan and Grant

Ben spent most of his time like this-completely dirty!

Grant loved to crawl in the dirt and tried really hard to eat some!

Kylie and her friend

The kids on the hike to The Grotto

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Take me out to the Ball Game!

Kylie and Bradley just finished up a riveting season of T-ball and baseball. Kylie played for the "Red Hots" and did really well. After every hit she would look at us and wave as she ran down to first base. She was an aggressive fielder, to the point where she would push teammates out of her way to get the ball. She's looking forward to playing again next season.
Concentrating as she slugs away

She loved getting our attention during the games

Bradley played coach pitch for the Royals, and he improved a lot during the season. He is really starting to understand the rules and loves to hit. He's looking forward to playing next year when the kids pitch.
Grant loved watching the games, not usually shirtless, but this game he made a mess with some cookies.

Wasatch Back Relay

The last 3 years I've run the Wasatch Back Relay from Logan, UT to Park City, UT. It's run with a team of 12 people, alternating legs all day and night until you finish the 188 miles. I had the opportunity to be the first runner this year, so I ran 21.2 miles over 3 runs. The team was sponsored by my company, so a big Thanks goes out to InfoTrax. We had a great time and were all able to finish our parts. Left to Right: Ryan, Mike, Mark, Ken, Kent, Sandra, Jeff, Curtis, Cory, Brian, Jake, Me

Kristina and the kids came up to the finish line in Park City. Bradley and Ben ran to the finish line with the team.
The older 3 waiting for us to finish up