Monday, September 14, 2015

August fun

Summer time in Utah is awesome. We love it. We love to get out and go boating and camping as much as we can. In August we took a day trip to Starvation Reservoir to do some skiing and wakeboarding. It's a great lake because there aren't nearly the same number of people as Deer Creek and Jordanelle. It's a much less crowded lake.  We had just purchased a kids wakeboard for our kids to use, and Tucker got up first try. Here is a video of his run. He was so excited to not only get up, but to also go outside the wake. 

Aubrey tried to get up on the wakeboard but had a wicked crash. Maybe next time.

Lisa got out and used her ski. She had a great run.

After Aubrey's crash on the wakeboard, she decided she wanted to ski. She did great.

Everybody had fun on the tube. I got out and had some good runs on my slalom ski and on my wakeboard. It was another successful and fun day on the lake. The boat has been put to good use this summer.

Later in the month we went camping up near Soapstone Basin with my parents and Kristin and Chris. There were some massive forest fires in California and Washington that were sending smoke all the way to Utah. It created some beautiful sunsets for us.

The kids love riding my parents little blue four wheeler. It's been a hit.

Cole and Blake really wanted to build their own fire pits and fires. So, with my supervision they did just that. They had so much fun.

It was another wonderful camping trip up the mountains with great food and good fun. We are so lucky to live so close to such wonderful settings.

We have also really been enjoying our garden this year. We have harvested so many tomatoes, squash, zucchini, strawberries, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, radishes, bell peppers, anaheim peppers, salsa peppers, and basil. We even made some home made bruschetta with mozzarella cheese and some tomatoes and basil from our garden. Next week our apples should be ready to harvest as well. Home grown veggies and fruit are so much tastier than store bought.