Thursday, June 30, 2011


We just got back from a week in Utah. It was so nice to be back with family and friends. I want to share pictures of our trip but before I get to that, I want to send a thank you to my talented sister Gillian for sprucing up my blog. Didn't she do a fantastic job? And, her job was made easier by the use of the awesome picture my talented brother Jess took of our family. And finally, a shout out to my husband for marrying me and making it possible to have such gorgeous children, which makes it easier for my brother to take an awesome picture of our family. It's a group effort!

And now for the pictures:

Hiking up Payson Canyon

A beautiful baby blessing for a beautiful baby

Camping on the front lawn with cousins and Uncle Adam (thanks again Adam, the boys LOVED it)

Photo session of baby Laila with Grandma and Aunt Gilly (they have better pictures than me but I don't have those yet)
Spending time with forever friends

An early birthday party for Isaac with his cousins complete with a cool Star Wars cake, a BBQ, and water activities.


Jess and Jen said...

It was so fun to see you guys...we're excited to see you again in a few weeks! -Jen

chelsey said...

Love these pictures!! Wish we could've all been there at the same time, though I'm sure we'll get more chances to see you again soon. Great photos!
Love the one with Eli in the tent. What a crackup! Jake would've loved that!

The Duke said...

It was absolutely wonderful to have you all here. It was fun to become really acquainted with the boys and to watch them interact with their cousins.
We had such a good time with everybody. I loved holding Laila, too. :)
Thank you for taking the time you had to come out and visit. I loved the long conversations about gospel related subjects, about kids, and about life in general.
You have a beautiful, lively, wonderful family.

Mandi said...

It's just possible that we went to Payson canyon the same day! Isn't it gorgeous up there? What a fun holiday!

Kristi, Liezl, Quincy, Ava, and Josh said...

Your blog and new pictures look fantastic!! I am so glad you had a good time. It looks like it was just perfect. Great job on the cake! I am glad he had a good birthday party.

Cali said...

You do have a beautiful family! I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time with family. Must be so nice to be so much closer to your family--too bad our trips didn't overlap a bit! Maybe someday we'll meet up again:)

Haven Salon said...

thanks for the shoutout. love you lots. I loved that you guys came out to visit. I had such a good time getting to know your kids more! So glad you live closer now!


Mommo said...

I love your new family photo! What a bunch of cutie pies! We did the same hike in Payson the waterfall. What a coincidence. Too bad we were not there at the same time.