Sunday, September 30, 2012

Summer Recap

In an effort to get back to present-day, I am going to do a miscellaneous post on some of the fun things we did during our summer in Utah!  It was so nice to visit our family throughout the summer and we are very grateful to my parents for letting us stay with them in Morgan while Calvin commuted to work in Salt Lake.   


One Saturday afternoon, we went up to East Canyon reservoir, only a few minutes from my parents' house.  We all had fun cooling off in the water and enjoying the scenery.  Spud had fun chasing the water as it lapped up on the shore.

Here we are, a family of 5; Dad, Mom, Camden, Coulton, and Spud, all looking good on our way to church one morning-don't worry, we did leave Spud at home.

The boys had so much fun playing outside at my parents' house.  They found this pile of sand and spent many hours on many different occasions digging and playing.

We also had a lot of fun playing on the patio in the back.  The boys loved playing with the water and their various water toys.
In general, the boys just loved being outside where they were free to roam, play, and explore!
On the 24th of July, we went to Bountiful for the annual Pioneer Day parade where we met my grandparents and some aunts and uncles.  It was fun to see some of my cousins who I haven't seen for a while!  They are so grown up!  The boys loved the candy, popsicles, and floats.  We even got to see over 2,000 stripling warriors marching at the end of the parade!  It was really neat.
We then took the boys over to the carnival at the Bountiful park.  I remember going to this carnival when I was growing up and fishing at the fish pond!
Camden had fun spending his tickets on this bounce house and some treats.  It was fun to spend some time with my grandparents.

On another day, I took the boys to the park in Morgan, where we went on a nice walking path.  Camden wanted to pose for a picture here on this log.  Coulton got to pose on the bridge over the river :)

We also got to go up to the lodge with my Dad a couple of times.  One morning, the boys and I rode up with Brooklyn and rode home with my Dad in the evening.  The boys loved eating their ice cream cones and wearing their new Bear River Lodge shirts.

The boys took a long nap over at Cabin 11, so Brooklyn traded me and stayed with the boys while I went over to the store to work.  It was actually a lot of fun to do something different and I really enjoyed helping organize the store!

We also got to go to Heber to watch and support my Mom in her reigning competition.  She did great!  Here she is with Pal, Camden, and her trainer Jeff. 

And here is Camden, always posing for the camera :)

Over the 4th of July week, Calvin was able to take Thursday and Friday off of work and we were able to spend a couple days at the Oyler Family Reunion which was in Loa this year.  They rented this old barn that has been converted into a house/hotel for group gatherings. 
This is the town where Calvin's Grandpa Oyler, his Mom's Dad, grew up.  It was fun to tour the town with him and listen as he told us about all of the people and places he knew.

Camden had a great time running around with all of the other kids at the reunion.  I had a nice time meeting some of Calvin's cousins and their wives and just talking and chatting.  It was great to be around our family.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard to put this together!

We had such a great summer and truly appreciate all of the hard work Calvin did, driving back and forth to Salt Lake, working at the law firm, and studying and taking the bar.  Congratulations to Calvin who recently found out he passed the Utah Bar!  We are so proud of him and all of his hard work!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cherry Hill

We had so much fun going to Cherry Hill a couple of times over the summer.  Cherry Hill was one of our favorite places to go when my sisters and I were little girls, so it was really fun to take the boys there.  Camden and Coulton both had a lot of fun playing in the water.  Camden loved jumping into the pool and Coulton liked splashing and playing.  Thank you to my mom and sisters for going with us!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hogle Zoo

Back at the beginning of our summer in Utah, we took the boys to the zoo.  Here we have the classic Hogle Zoo pose at the lion drinking fountain!  I am sure I have had quite a few pictures taken of me here throughout my lifetime.  I wish I had them so that I could show you a progression :) 

We had a lot of fun exploring the zoo with Brooklyn and my Mom on one of the coldest days of the month! 

When we were watching the Tiger, he opened his eyes and looked right at us!  It was crazy!

Brooklyn and the boys tried to measure up with the gorilla.  It took quite a while to get this picture! 

Behind Brooklyn and my Mom is the elephant-working for his hay!

The boys always love sitting on these statues throughout the zoos. 

Camden loves to pose!

And here is our tribute to one of our favorite shows, Swamp People-this is a 14 foot alligator!
The boys loved seeing all of the animals at the zoo.  Thanks for going with us Mom and Brooklyn!