We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Provo, UT and Las Vegas, NV. They are pretty much polar opposite cities, but we enjoyed them just the same. In UT we rode the Sundance chairlift and hiked around a bit.
With 8 kids, 3 pregnant ladies, senior citizens (wink, wink) and a couple of daddies we managed to have an awesome hike. The chairlift might have been the highlight, though.
Henry loved driving Mim's car and Bub's tractor.
(Oh, and Bub's scooter, but don't tell my mom that.)
I also went to a baby shower for my sister-in-law, Danette, and I think my mom was a genius when she planned it. We had a great lunch, opened gifts, then walked on over to the nail salon and were treated to pedicures! Now that's my kind of baby shower!
While in Provo we also played games with family, had a picnic with old friends and their new families, and lastly . . . went to Todd's 10-year high school reunion! He managed to make it out alive, and actually really enjoyed it! Although the first 15 minutes were a little intimidating (trying to remember people's names, chit-chat, etc.) something happened that seemed to kind of ease the tension.
While everyone was filing in and chatting a light burst and a flame flared. I was bracing for the fire alarm and sprinklers to go off, but the flame died. We were all nervous for a bit but nothing ever happened, and the rest of the evening was great. We ate dinner, played trivia games about things that happened in 2000, and watched a slide show. (Not a typical high school reunion, I know, but remember we were in Provo, UT.)
Then on to Vegas! Basically we just relaxed--we swam, ate good food, played games, and went shopping. But, we also did another hike at Red Rock! And this was the only place I took pictures, so here they are.
Observing the pictographs and natural ovens.
Taking a break to drink water and stack rocks.
Our family in the "tunnel".
And, "Hooray! We did it!!"
"Now, who wants ice cream?"
"I do, I do, I do!"
We were sure sad to leave, but are looking forward to another visit next summer when we'll have another little Freestone to share with family. Now we head into another busy semester. Bring it on!