Friday, April 30, 2010

Visiting Friends in Mapleton

After St. George, we spent some time in Mapleton with friends, Jeremy and Anna. Jeremy and Brian were friends before their missions (which they both served in Brazil) and were roomates before we got married. Even though they live in Utah, Jeremy still works at the bank with Brian, via -telecommuting.
They took us to a bounce house gym, which was something my kids had never been to.

I think I must have been tired by this point and not pulled my camera out as much, but our kids had a great time with their kids. They spent the time making up plays and performing them for us. The next morning the kids were so excited to wake up toa a "Winter Wonderland!" as they called it. We were only there for a short time, but we had a great time in their beautiful home.

What Else We Did While in Utah or My Attempt at Blogging Again

We did a little 4-wheeling with the Hickens's and Brian's sister. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. Above, you can see Ty in his Darth Vader helmet with the bandage on his eye.

Mark rode all the little kids up on this really steep path on his dirt bike. In the picture it is hard to tell exactly how steep it is, but the tiny red dot near the top is Royal, Mark's son.

Here's 4-year old Benson, all suited up in his Space Ball gear. This little guy could drive his own little 4-wheeler. His parents kept having to tell him to slow down, but slowing down to Benson is boring. When we introduced him and Ty to each other he said, "Oh! I think I'm gonna play with you!"

Briggs still manages to look like an intellectual, despite the camo helmet.

I've never really appreciated the appeal of the desert, but where we went riding was really beautiful. This picture reminds me of a scene straight out of Disney's Cars movie - Carburetor Canyon.

Ashlynn with the girls.

Brian with the boys.

"Would you look at the size o' that boy's head! It's like a melon on a toothpick!"
{once again, said with a Scottish brogue, a-la "So I Married An Ax Murderer"}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I believe this is what we call a Hiatus...