Monday, July 25, 2011


Some of the family went a day early to hike the narrows. It was FREEZING but BEAUTIFUL as always! After 6 hours in the water it took me 5 hours to unthaw!
Emily stayed back at camp with some of her cousins and her Aunt Deb. They went swimming all day at the resort. FUN TIMES!
Saturday we hiked
  Angels Landing
This is not for people who are afraid of heights! 
We were so impressed with our 9 year old nephew, Jake who made it to the very top! Maybe Emily will be up for it next time :)
Nights were filled with fun activities like a dinosaur birthday party for all the June and July birthdays!
On Sunday, after attending a nearby church, we took a hike to the Emerald Pools. It proved to be a little too hard for most but our kids kept going. Matt and I were in the back and were so proud of them for continuing on. We happily caught up with them and enjoyed seeing the upper falls together :)
Joe and Shirley planned some awesome challenges. Everyone had a blast!

Monday morning we snuck away for an amazing trail run to Observation Point. We actually looked DOWN on Angels Landing! It was absolutely breathtaking!
playing with the self timer... hee hee :)
 Nate, Brig, Shirley, Dave and Tyson, biked through Zions. AMAZING!
Before going home we just had to fit in one more hike...Dave told us about an unmarked hike where you can slide down waterfalls... we were in! it was a beautiful hike with big boulders and fun obstacles along the way.

The girls caught tadpoles, Matt slid down the waterfall and Thomas took me on quite the adventure to explore on top of the falls. We can't wait to go back and explore when we have more time!

Jac found a very friendly dragonfly who kept posing for pictures.
Happy 4th of July!
Thanks for a great reuinion Joe and Shirley!
hmmm.... what should we plan for next year....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Moor's sealing

We have some AMAZING neighbors. One of those are the Moor's. Brother and Sister Moor moved here with their mother Marilyn from California last summer. We have all been so blessed by them! 
Kimberly wanted to learn more about the mormons if she was going to be living with so many of them around her. She took the discussions and knew right away that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was for her! She was baptized a few months after coming to Utah and has been counting down the days till she and her sweet husband Dave could be sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity. 

Not only were they sealed together but Dave's mother Marilyn was sealed to her sweet husband who passed away. Dave was then sealed to his parents. 
Here are some of the people who were honored to be apart of this very sacred and special day.
They have been such a blessing in our lives! Thank you for moving into our neighborhood! 
We love you!


Scout Camp 2011

Thomas and Matt spent the week at Scout camp while the girls were in Arizona...
There is nothing quite like camping with BOYS! Showers? Clean hands? Comb hair? Brush teeth?  WHY?? (Mom's not here!)
Timpanookee campground in AF Canyon
The boys had a great time working on earning merit badges and giving service...

"Wilderness Survival"
Thomas and his buddy Camden found a place to camp for the night all by themselves.
The boys had a great time and made some great memories!

Friday, July 15, 2011

3 vs 3 tournament

Thomas was excited to play with his team in a 3 vs 3 tournament. They did a great job working together!

Thomas' new Arsenal division 1 team took 2nd place!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Run, Drive, Sleep?...REPEAT!

RAGNAR 2011!
Van #2 crew... Scott and Christy Eastmond, Camille and Steve Eastmond, Jill and Matt 
192 miles; 12 runners; 2 vans; starting in Logan and finishing in Park City
Just before starting our first legs...
Yes, we've got "SOLE POWER"! We ran, we drove, we even slept! (a little anyway) We had a blast getting to know the Eastmond's. Good thing since we not only got to know each other but we got to SMELL each other too! :)
We each ran 3 different legs of the race. 3 different temperatures; 3 different times; 3 different terrains; and 3 different unique challenges!
Our whole team together! 
We finished 119th place out of 713 teams, in 29:35.35! Not too shabby for first timers :)
The best part about this race was running it together!
Feeling good to be DONE!

We finished with 170 kills... thats how many people we passed (we didn't count the ones who may have passed us!) FUN TIMES!