Monday, August 15, 2016

Mexico Part 1

Josh and I were lucky enough to go to Mexico to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary! It was Ah-mazing!! We went to Puerto Vallarta and stayed at a resort called Vidanta, which is actually located in Nuevo Vallarta- the "new" part of Puerto Vallarta. The resort is HUGE, and so beautiful! It's separated into several buildings, ours was called The Grand Mayan. They have big golf cart shuttles that haul you around the resort because it's so big, and thank goodness they did because it was so hot and humid!
Throughout the resort, there is a lazy river, a water slide, 25 pools, 30 restaurants, and pretty much everything you can imagine! They really try to lure you in and want you to stay their the whole time, but we ventured out and went on several excursions. Plus, the food is cheaper out of the resort. =) I would say half the time we ate at the resort, and the other half we ate out of the resort or on our excursions. We were pretty adventurous! We were there for 7 days and 6 nights and it was so weird not having our kids with us! We talked about them everyday, but at the same time it was kind of awesome! We were definitely missing them near the end though. Here are some pictures of the beautiful Vidanta Puerto Vallarta Resort.

 There were giant mummy statues in the entry way. This pic doesen't do it justice. They were enormous and it's dark. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rexburg Rapids

We've been to Rexburg Rapids a few times now! It's no seven peaks, but it's still a fun little place to go. We went once with some of our Cedar City cousins- was fun to have them there with us! Oh, and all my pictures the last 1.5 months or so have been with my Iphone. Emeri broke the lense on our camera and i have yet to get it fixed or get a new one. Our camera has been through the ringer with her! 

Summer Stuff

After another afternoon of swimming!

Tinkerbell....aka Haven at the softball field!

Bike parade at Iona Days

 I made Freezer Strawberry Jam for the first time ever!

 I refinished our kitchen table. It was black with a dark top. Now it's smooth, scratch free and a grayish color! Love it.

 Josh and I had to speak in church on Pioneer day on pioneers...glad it's done!

Floating the river! Josh had these two and I had Emeri. It took us a good 2 hours! It was so fun and relaxing but so hot!At the end, Alli got a leech on her foot in some mud in the bathroom! She about had a come apart, but she survived...barely!

 Such a good napper!

 Watching the Olympics and doing tricks =)

 Being silly on a summer night

 Emeri was so tired, she fell asleep on the floor one afternoon

 More swimming

 More Shaved Ice

Take a Hike

Josh had a guy night at our house awhile back watching the fights, so I took the girls on a little hike! It's called Cress Creek Nature Trail. It's the perfect hike to go on with little kids and so beautiful! Afterward we went and got frozen yogurt.
Love my little ladies! 


Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July.... one of my very favorite holidays! We had a great time in Richfield and loved being with family. I love it all from the colors, the reason we celebrate, the small town parades, the candy, the bbq's, the fireworks, the water fun and mostly watching my kids take it all in and seeing them so happy! It's the best. We are so blessed to have the freedoms that we have and be part of such a great family.

Just before the children's parade

 Emeri the drink thief, but a cute one at that

 Haven didn't want her popsicle so Emeri took it over

 Making smores! Or shall i say, burning smores =)

Sunday best! How cute is that Grandma Gail. 

Later that day, Josh & I went to Monroe to visit his sister and their family! He got in a good wrestling match with a couple of his nephews!

 The usual 4th of July pic on my parents porch!

And the grandparents with some of their grandbabies =)

 Ems was LOVING the parade! She was so excited and dancing around everywhere. It was the cutest!

 At the fish grab, Haven couldn't quite grasp a slippery fish =( She was so sad. 

 Alli with her fish!

Throwing water balloons out of Grandpa's Red Car! Little Rebels =)

 Grandpa rented out the giant water slide again this year, lucky kids!

About time for fireworks!

God Bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above. 
From the mountains, to the prairies. 
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.