Friday, June 20, 2008

Utah Vacation

Because Cody's job doesn't start officially until July 1st, we decided to take our first road trip in our new car and head over to Utah. After our 9.5 hour drive including stops, you wouldn't think the kids would still want to drive in a car, but I guess riding in a jeep is funner than a pathfinder. : ) We visited my grandparents and Cody was put straight to work helping my Grandpa get the pool ready.

You can't tell now, but my Grandma was every bit a red head as I am when she was younger. This is where the gene comes from.
Tucker loves to play with his Grandpas. My dad makes him "push the button" in order to be released.
Tucker's grandparents Calderwood have a fun sandbox under their deck that he loves to play in. It's always bath time after sand time!
I was able to see a few of my best friends while in Utah. This is my friend Leah. I forgot to take the camera out when Karen and Maquel came over. Sorry guys!
We took a drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon and stopped at Alta ski resort to let the kids play around and take some pictures.
My parents had their Stake Family Fun Day the Saturday we were there and it was a kids dream! Bouncy houses, water slides, fishing games, treasure hunts, popcorn, sno cones, everything a kid loves!
Tucker was pretty funny with the slide. If the kids in front of him were going to slow up to the top, he'd sneak past them and butt in line.

My mom bought the kids swimsuits this year and I couldn't resist throwing this picture in. Aubrey is so cute in her swimsuit! I love her chubby thighs!
Father's Day was fun because we actually got to spend it with our fathers! We went to church with Cody's family and spent the evening with mine. I'm about the only kid that stuck with piano growing up so we were playing a few of our duets with Aubrey helping out. I can't wait until we own a house so I can finally get a piano!
All the Foster cousins. Mckenna, Halle, Aubrey, Parker, Tucker.
My brother Spencer was great! He gave Tucker a controller and Tucker thought he was really playing the game.
On our drive home we met up with our dental friends the Lintons on I-80. They were moving across the country as we were headed back to Colorado.
Tucker and Brayden found the only water spot within miles.
We had a great time in Utah and are sorry we didn't get to see all of our family and friends. There just isn't ever enough time. Thanks to our families for housing us and letting us stay! We're glad we live closer so that we can visit more.


Karen, Mackay & Easton said...

Rude! No pictures of Maquel and I! Just kidding. After watching that video, I think it will take me awhile to ever want to be on a camera again considering i have not gotten much cuter over the past 9 years.

Kate said...

Looks like you had a fun trip! Seeing family is always fun! And kind of fun that Cody has had a little time before he starts working so you guys can play! I hope your getting settled in your new place. I still have rooms that are kind of messy with stuff that I need to find a home for. Ugh!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I really don't know a ton about photography... I'm thinking of taking a class or two to learn some stuff. I do practice a lot. Take tons of pictures. And I've managed to figure out a few things, although I really don't know how to use all the cool features on my camera. I'm learning. I have a Nikon D40. I'm hoping to get a new lens for Christmas.

Kristen said...

Awww...I miss Utah. Glad you got to go visit.

adventure knitter said...

So Tucker is the kind of kid that makes me crazy at Pump it up. We went there this week and Mia got trampled on the slide.

Justin & Erin Linton Family said...

Looks like you had a great trip. It was fun to see you guys!! See you soon! Good luck with everything these next few months getting started.

Becky said...

Reading this post got me stoked for our Utah trip next week. Glad you guys had so much fun! You got a lot of fun pictures!

Lisa said...

It was fun seeing you guys! The kids had a lot of fun together. The picture of them on the swing turned out really cute!