Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Our trip to Moab...

I'm just now getting around to posting the rest of our Moab pictures. It seems as though when you get home from taking a vacation (no matter how short) it takes so long to catch-up to real life.

We had such a great time visiting my family in Moab over Memorial Day weekend. The weather was on the cooler side (very unusual for Moab at this time of year...sometimes it can be 90+ degrees), but it was perfect for the acitvities we did. The hikes were wonderful and cool. The mix of clouds made everything just beautiful.

Here are some fun pictures that we took during our stay. I can't even believe I didn't take any of my Mom & Dad (or Debbie)! I think it was because Mom commented on the ones with them and Karen I took at the wedding. She said they saw them on the blog and couldn't believe how old they looked! I thought they looked wonderful! So, that may have been why I didn't take pictures...I didn't want her to get mad at me again!

Nathan loved Aiden being there. Aiden is a bit of a celebrity in our family. The kids watch his video, on Jill's blog, of him reading a story. It is so cute & funny. The kids, Nathan especially, just giggle and giggle as they watch it 20 times in a row! It's better than anything on You-Tube.

Dave helps injured birds by taking them in until they have recovered. This is his owl that he is taking care of right now. It had a broken wing. It will be going to a zoo soon. The kids really loved seeing it. I loved it too...as I had never seen an owl that close up. I was amazed by how beautiful it was. His eyes were just peircing.

We took a million pictures of Chase one day (OK, maybe it was closer to a thousand, but it was a lot). He is such a doll, we couldn't stop. The problem with having a thousand cute pictures...which one do you pick when you want to share one?

We were teasing Nathan and put him in the chair to take pictures. He was trying so hard not to smile.

This picture was taken by Kimbrey. Nathan was loving the bunny. Don't ask why Dave has bunnies...you don't want to know the truth. We live in a terrible world where even cute bunnies are not safe!

Since it was Memorial Day, my Mom had Nathan help her put up her flag. A bit later, Dad called me into his room. He was laughing so hard, I couldn't understand what he was saying. He motioned out the window and I saw Nathan out there punching the flag! I gave him a lesson on respect and patriotism. I think it is funny, the difference between Grandparents & Parents...my Dad would have been so mad if I had done that when I was young. But, when Nathan does it, it is hilarious! I can't wait to be a Grandparent!

Mary Jones, from my ward, was visiting at the same time as I was! I put her in contact with my mom a while back. She loves going to Moab and my mom rents out a little apartment when the town gets too full. Mary stays there now exclusevly (she has filled it with her own belongings now) and sees my mom now more than I do. I love Mary, she is so much fun to be with. Her sisters are just as much fun as she is.

We went hiking and I showed them the "Brown Rocks". They are a bunch of dark brown boulders piled on the top of our mountain. I literally hiked up there every day of my life (I think that is why I was always skinny). There are petroglyphs on one of the rocks (don't ask me why I didn't take a picture of those...I will next time). There is also a rock that has a big hole in the top of it. I used to take my German Shephard puppies up there and give them baths after it had rained. It was also a great swimming pool for Cowgirl Barbie.

Nathan loves climbing around the rocks. This time he was doing "push-ups" against the rocks!

Within the rocks, there are the King & Queen chairs that overlook the city of Moab. We love to just sit and look out at the city. This is a picture of the kids on them.

This is the view of the city from the King & Queen chairs.

We love hiking to the "Brown Rocks" when it is sunset, that is the prettiest time of the day. When we visit Moab, our kids hike all day long. What a great place it was to grow up!


Kenny, Jill and Aiden said...

I really miss hiking to the brown rocks all the time, I used to hike up there almost every day too. It was fun to see pictures of the King and queen chairs. I think the rock you used to bathe your Barbie's and puppies in was our "potty chair". Don't worry, we never actually used it, it was only in case of emergency!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE seeing those pictures. The trees around town are WAY bigger then when we used to go, I can hardly pick out some of the houses because the trees are covering them!
I sure miss those days!
Love Ya!