Friday, July 30, 2010
We've kept up our hiking regimen, and I have gotten back into working out. Lost a little weight (that I am sure to gain back after our anniversary trip this weekend!) We've made trips to the pool, hung out with friends and family and seen more movies than I think I usually see in a year.
What can I say? It's been a typical summer month, and I can't wait for a couple more before it turns cold again. I'm always happy to see August though, it's one of my very favorite months. Can't wait to celebrate 4 years of marriage with my best friend, and head out on a fun road trip adventure.
Bye July, I hope next year is as chalk full of fun, but for now I am ready for another August.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The kids fed the ducks, jousted and played in the bounce houses, and even got their faces painted.
We cooled off in the river that runs through the park, and walked around to see all of the vendors.
Oh, and did I mention we ate? We ate a lot. The team won a ribbon in ribs this competition, and let me tell you they were good.
So good that even the kids were devouring them.
The team did a great job, they got minimal sleep and cooked in really intense heat. I don't know how they do it. I have a feeling it's a mix of adrenaline, and caffeine.
What was cool about this competition was that Harry Soo, a pretty famous bbq champion from t.v. was cooking along side of the team and giving them tips. He and his team couldn't be nicer, and they even let us try their yummy food.
After the competition we went back to the hotel to eat pizza and swim.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Then we hit the road. Bob had to go up a day early to help set up, so I drove up with my parents, and my brother's family followed in the car behind.
My brother wanted to stop along the way to rock climb in the City of Rocks. It so reminded me of the movie Tremors. So we stopped in town to find a map of the climbs and got in touch with our pioneer roots in honor of Pioneer Day. :)
Then we climbed.
Even the kids did a little bouldering.
Since I was holding the camera, there are no shots of me climbing. But let me tell you, I was sore the next day, so I know it happened. But here is proof I was there.
Monday, July 26, 2010
(Congrats to the team who won 5th place in ribs, and 13th overall. Which is fabulous, since there were so many top rated teams there.)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It was a long, harder hike, but we made it.
Except for Ella, she zonked out on the way down. That's okay, I think I would have done the same thing if I was being carried in a backpack.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
After we left the party, we walked over to the Gateway to get a little something to eat and to go see Inception (have I mentioned I loved that movie?) On the walk over we snapped a couple funny pictures and goofed off a bit. Thanks A & D for a fun night! And good luck to Dallas!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ella thought we were all crazy..