Sunday, July 31, 2011

a step in the right direction

sam is finally getting ready to walk. each day he takes more and more steps. i love watching my little drunk sailor try to walk!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th of july in st george

i love family traditions and we were lucky enough this year to go back up to st george for a traditional celebration of the 4th of july. to make this trip that much sweeter we actually had ALL but two members of my entire family there with us.
from these two crazy love birds

came all of these crazy kids

we started off the week with the plan to hike the subway in zion but of course we couldn't get a permit even though tommy got there at 5:30am, they were all sold out. we decided to hike the kanaraville slots, through the water, over rocks and up slippery logs and it was awesome. i was so impressed with my nieces and nephews as young as 4 doing the whole hike and not complaining the whole time. the water was so cold that we couldn't really feel our feet but that turned out to be a blessing in disguise because my fancy water shows had apartly torn up my heels pretty good. it was well worth it because i had a blast on the hike.

i know this picture is really blurry but i had to document that we were actually hiking IN the water

matthew, justin and josh suck with us and we made it all the way to the second waterfall.

for the actual 4th of july my parents neighbors have a block party with tons of food, bike parades and of course fireworks. john and jonathan have become the masters of ceremony and had the fireworks show down to a science and put on a great show.

the rest of the week was filled with movies, good eats, climbing around the red rocks, going to tuacahn with the amazing personal pizzas, antigravity and so much more. it was just an all around great trip and i'm one lucky girl to have an amazing family to celebrate with.