Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lake Powell

So, Matt and I decided to be totally insane and take the kids camping to Lake Powell last weekend with a couple friends. We were totally stressed for days before, worrying about everything we should have worried about before committing to going: how the heck are the kids gonna get good sleep/naps? are they going to be naughty and ruin everyone else's trip? etc. It didn't help that all who heard we were going proceeded to confirm to us how crazy we were. Then on top of it all, the weather forecast was showing possible thunderstorms half the time we were there. Anyways, the trip turned out to be so fun! The kids were both angels, and slept like champs. Carson had a blast playing in the dirt all day, filling up buckets of water, and "cleaning" lake powell with wipes. (the kid appreciates a good clean campsite) I think he also ate more junk food that weekend than the rest of his life combined. We had a killer campsite that was perfect for the kids and completely private in our own little cove. Such a fun trip!
On Saturday, the storm started rolling in so we did end up booking it out of there a day early and went to Phoenix to visit my brother and his wife on the way home. We got out just in the knick of time- we drove through one of the worst rain storms ever the whole way to phoenix. I almost even made matt pull over, and i am soooo not one to drag out a road trip unless absolutely necessary. I'm sure our campsite got worked! Anyhow, always fun to see the bro. and a good end to a vacation!

What a hottie!
Matt & Carson on wake skate!
The Browns & the Fullers
Brynlee & uncle Nathan at the park

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The End of Summer

Now that we're officially in the month of September, and it's the day past Labor Day, I'm slowly coming to the realization that summer is coming to an end soon and also that it went by waaaay too fast- cue the tears. I know I can't complain living in So Cal, but I will anyways because I love my summers! It really doesn't feel like it's even close to being over with the Arizona like heat we've been getting (i'm sure all you arizonians want to shoot me for even comparing our heat too yours...but seriously it's been sooo hot) I love everything about summer and this year was no exception with the endless swimming, eating way to much ice cream, barbecuing and of course all the vacations. Now I know it's not over yet, but I'm posting some cute pics of Carson and Brynlee from the last month. They are the best little kiddies ever and we have sooo much fun with them.

Visting Grandpa's Ranch in Northern Cali.

The jury is still out on whether or not Carson likes tubing...loved playing with Uncle Nathan on land though.
Brynlee swimming with Uncle Shane