Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Utah Summer Games

We were lucky enough to be able to attend the opening ceremonies for the Utah Summer Games. (think Olympics but on a state level) This is a huge event in our small town. Athletes of all ages come to compete every year. This is the first year we were able to go to the Opening ceremonies. It was quite the event. Live band, "celebrities" from the TV show the biggest loser. And our favorite part fireworks. The boys were thrilled to be able to be there with Grandma and Grandpa.

This is the closest I have ever been to fireworks, it was AMAZING!!! Luke LOVED it!!
A lot of running around having fun.

Laughing with dad, I love this pic with his real laugh and smile. Kolby on the other hand, not a huge fan of the fireworks and the noise, this is how he spent 98% of the show.

But once it was over and we were walking back to the car he was happy as can be talking about it. He kept saying "boom, boom, loud". So I promise we did not traumatize him to much. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hiking with Cass

A few weeks ago Cassidi came down for the weekend. It was SO good to see her.
On Sunday the weather was perfect so we headed out for a hike.
We thought we would try Kolob canyon since its not far from our house.
It was a BEAUTIFUL hike. Its hard to believe we can be in a desert looking at red rocks and at the same time walking through streams and lush greenery.

Luke is really getting much better at hiking. This hike turned out to be five hours. He walked all but the very last of it. Of course 98% of the time he was walking he insisted on holding sisters hand. (He simply adores Cass) Kolby got the deluxe ride on dads back.
Luke and Cassidi

Past the end of the hike there is a secret waterfall. It was just breathtaking how the water had carved the rocks smooth.

This is the real end of the hike, a massive overhang, you can tell by the size of us how large it is. Stunning with all the colors of the rainbow and water dripping down.

I hiked up on top of the waterfall this is looking down the canyon we had just hiked up.

We didn't really know what to expect so we all wore our hiking shoes/boots not our water shoes. On the way up we were all so careful to jump over the streams and not get wet.
Not so much on the way back, we all just jumped in the water and followed the stream.

We all had a blast and it was all the more fun because we got to share it with Cass.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Warner vacation.....

We were beyond excited to be able to go on a short vacation. And the fact that it was to a beach was icing on the cake...
Yep Warner's went to California a few weeks ago.
This is Luke's very first time in an ocean. He LOVED it!!! Now Kolby is another story but I'm sure it will grow on him.

We went to A San Diego Padres game at the amazing Petco stadium. It was a first pro baseball game for all of us. We LOVED it!!!!

We had seats at the VERY top of the stadium, its hard to see but we had views of the whole bay and city. Stunning!!!
It may have been just a tad overwhelming for some of us (a certain two year old) so we only stayed half a game but very fun all the same.
We spent as much time as we could on the beach. It was still a little chilly but lots of fun in the warm sand.

Pacific Beach is was of my very favorite places. I love its laid back atmosphere, the boardwalk for miles. The delicious food literally steps from the beach. Being there with my family was heaven on earth and the perfect weekend!!!

We could not go to San Diego and not see Sea world. The Shamu show and exhibit were our favorite. Words just don't describe the feeling of being so close to such a majestic and beautiful animal.

The boys LOVED looking and and touching the animals. Wonderful day!!!!

Now I just can't wait to go back ;)
And next time we go Dew is going surfing for sure!!!