Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We ended our trip by spending a few days at Rockport. No one had ever heard of it but it was the only place that had open campsites so we gave it a try. We showed up Friday, tired and ready to get in the water. The kids of course loved playing at the waters edge and of course going on Big Bertha(the big tube). I was shocked and a little nervous at how fast Alex wanted to go. He would stand up and hold his hands in the air as Poppa or Jake spun him around. Josh would go on with Nicole and have a huge grin on his face the entire time. They had so much fun. Camping was another story. It rained Friday night and so that was an adventure. Mom and dad did not set up there tent so they were sleeping under the stars and getting rained on then they got under the little pavilion. There was skunk in the morning snooping around and birds climbing on mom. It made for good times. Of course we had a fun water fight in the afternoon as we were cleaning up. Overall it was a fun time and I love spending time with my family and making memories. I love seeing my kids play with their cousins and laugh.


This year for our family get together we all went to Yellowstone. I have to say it is one of the best family vacations we have ever been on. Yes it was a lot of driving but it was awesome! We saw so many animals and it was so beautiful. The boys absolutely loved it! They did not mind being in the car all that time and just kept looking out the window for all the animals. We personally saw tons of bison, elk, deer, a snake, a bald eagle, a black bear, grizzly bear and her two cubs and a beaver. Other family members also saw mountain goats and their babies and a black wolf. It was all around a fantastic trip. I have to give a huge shout out to my parents who made it all possible. Thanks so much for putting it together. We loved it and are already talking about going again next year. I loved the many memories we made and the fun time we had.


We started off our summer whirlwind vacation by taking the boys to Legoland. We had so much fun. We spent two days there and the boys enjoyed every minute of it. They went on every ride that they could and they even tried out the scariest ride there. I was so proud of them. Andrew got to participate in the robot class that they had and he had a blast. We also explored the Legoland waterpark and the SeaLife Aquarium. It was a fun time. We kept Alex happy waiting in the long lines by having lots of treats in our backpack. He was in Heaven

After Legoland we headed to Grammie and Poppa's for a week of fun. The boys had a great time swimming in the pool, playing with the dogs, riding the bikes and just spending time with Grammie and Poppa. The highlight was going to the beach even though it was freezing, and Andrew learning how to catch sandcrabs. They had so much fun that we had to go back another day so that they could catch more. We always have a great time at Grammie and Poppa's. The best part about this trip was at the end Grammie came with us back to Utah for 3 more weeks of fun!