Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our last fun before school started

In the past Jared's extended family has had their reunion up in the McNary area and gone camping and the last few years it has been put on hold because the family is getting so big. They resumed the tradition this year and we were so glad they did. We camp at a place called Los Burros. It is one of our favorite camp grounds. The kids spent the week of July 9 through the 16th up with their grandparents before Jared and I took the journey. We met Jared's parents and the boys at the campground Wednesday night and on the way there this is what we spotted......

and this......

We like to scout for elk while we are there. We arrived at the campground and unloaded the truck and had some dinner then I headed to Heber to pick up Tatum. She had stayed with my mom for the week. Tatum and I stayed in Heber for the night then headed back to the campground. The whole family would not be arriving until Friday but Jared's uncle Randy's kids were there and we had a good time visiting with them and the kids enjoyed doing some crafts.

One of Jared's cousins boy kept wanting me to take his picture. You just can't resist a cute dirty face.

Tatum, Chloe, and Cordd were enjoying the outdoors. I just could not resist getting pictures of them.

Tatum, Chloe and Emma (Jared's counsins little girl) were collecting flowers and these were the beautiful arrangements they came up with.

Nicole decided to show us her more natural side.
On Saturday some of the boys and Nicole decided to have a wiffle ball game. Here is the excitement of that game.

It was so beautiful outdoors. Everything was green and I happened to catch a shot of this butterfly.

The campground has a an old barn that used to be available for people when they brought their horses up. I decided to utilize it a little and here are a couple of shots I took of Tatum. I could not tear the boys away from their fun long enough to get them up there.

We had so much fun, the kids did not want to come home for school. We did not want to come home either. The weather was fantastic. Needless to stay we packed up and headed home so the kids could attend school. Here they are on their first day of school.

Friday, July 25, 2008

My little Model

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Cool Weather and a little Family Fun

We decided to head up north for the 4th of July weekend. My family always has the Bowers reunion that weekend to honor my grandfather's birthday and celebrate our freedom. We have not been to Jared's folks house to spend a few days for a year so we decided we would spend some time there. His parents now live in Woodruff and by boys love it there. There are some boys there that are around their age so they have someone to hang out with and the town is so small that they can roam where ever. The shoot their BB guns, ride quads, three wheelers, and a small motorcycle if that is how you want to refer to it. They can swim in the river too so when we are there we don't see them much. The weather was great. We started our trek on Thursday around 10 and unfortunately the truck ran warm so we decided to take it easy because we did not want to over heat. It took us 4 hours to get to Heber when it usual takes about 2 1/2. We stopped at the bottom of the rim and took a hike to let the truck cool down a little and put my camera to use.

Tre' and Tucker decided to climb this really big tree.

Almost got it!!

We made it!!!

My Father-in-Law has 3 acres of vacant land in Woodruff that has old cars on it and it has an old bus. I decided I wanted to take pictures of the kids on the bus for fun.

On Friday the 4th we attended a town breakfast in Woodruff and they had races for the kids. Tre', Tucker, and Tatum decided they wanted to give it a go.

Later that day Tre' was riding the Smith boys mini cycle. They are the bishop's boys the same age as Tre' and Tucker. Can you say "Fat man on a little bike?"

On Saturday we headed over to my mom and dads for the family reunion (dinner and fireworks). While we were waiting for the fire works to start the Baker boys do what they like to do best. Play catch. Cordd who is my nephew decided he wanted to play as well. Well lets just say he was not sure if he wanted to wear the glove on his hand or head.

After the fireworks we threw my dad a little surprise 50th birthday party. It was fun, nothing fancy just enough to let him know we appreciate him. Boston decided to give dad his own birthday present. Take a look.

It is great to live in a country where we can enjoy our families and be silly at times.