Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School

New year, new clothes...pictures in front of a bush again! When I was a girl, we would come to Gilbert to visit grandma and grandpa Harmon...and Grandma would always stand us in front of the same bush in front of her house and take our picture. As I told Jessica to stand in front of the bush for the Annual back to school pose...I had flashbacks of this...

I guess I really haven't evolved all that much because I still put my kids through the same torture my parents, and their parents before them have inflected.
Jessica going to Kindergarten...
Jessica going to her Junior year at High School...

Still being a good sport and posing by the bush!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lake Powell

We spent the week at Lake Powell with our Friends the Clouse's...so much fun. We got there Sunday afternoon, had to get checked for "Muscles" (because Arlon was honest and told the ranger the jet ski's had been in the water in the last 30 days) that slowed us up just a little but we still found a PRIMO spot down the beach. We set up our "orange bubble" aka tent, and waited for the masses to move in. We had about 50 people in camp at all times.
Russ and Shelle brought an awesome slip and slide. The girls said it was like jumping onto a cement sidewalk, but that didn't stop them from taking their turns.

Jessica and Summer gearing up for the slide!

They also took a boat load over to SAND HILL...a long walk up, but a slip sliding trip down. Several took advantage of the slope to somersault, cartwheel, and tumble down.

Summer and Jessica took it at a screaming run!

There was plenty of tubing and wake boarding. The girls got pretty good at both.

Lots of Sun and Fun and way too much food. Just the way to end the summer...next BACK TO SCHOOL...YEAH!