Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Road Trip With The Parents

Right after the trip to California with The Dude's family, I went on a road trip to St. George with my parents. We stayed at my in-laws new home down there, went out to eat, visited friends and family, watch movies, went to the temple, stayed out of the heat, went to a desert garden and my Mom and I went to Tuacahn to see the play Beauty and the Beast. It was awesome!!! Sometimes it is nice to be able to get away go on a trip with your parents all by yourself, I highly recommend it.

The St. George Temple...I just noticed...Dad's eyes are closed. He he he.

Rainbows over red rocks are beautiful.

These two are the BEST!

We are novice selfie takers.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

California Dreaming

For The Dude's family trip this year, his parents wanted to do something to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!! 50 years, people! They decided to rent an awesome house in Anaheim and the whole family came out to celebrate!
We all hung out at the house pool, spent a day at the beach together, ate together, played together, and some of us even went to Disneyland together!
I am so grateful for my in-laws for falling in love 50 years ago and creating this awesome family I am now apart of!

Since the house was a mile from Disneyland, it was very much Disney themed, which I loved!

Minus the creepy pelican that stared at us all night....

The correct way to go down a water slide.

Pool time!

Again, the correct way to go down a water slide.

Newport Beach

First time boogie boarding....I was terrible!

The Dude was out there for hours!

Riding the waves with his brother.

Cutest picture ever!!


So...I got a picture of the cake and balloons but not one of my in-laws! Fail!

Went to the Newport Beach Temple for one of our 15 Temples in 2015, absolutely beautiful!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Flat Head Lake

We went camping with our good friends, (the Dude's brother from another Mother) at the end of July. We headed up north to beautiful Montana and popped up our tent at Big Arm State Park. It was an amazing trip! We enjoyed the company, the food, the lake and of course the gorgeous views.

These people are great!

They said it wasn't too cold.....

Boys will be boys.

Mmm...dutch oven cooking is the greatest!


We went up to Glacier National Park for the day. I love that park! That water is so clear and so blue!


Ready for our nature walk through the cedars.

I repeat, this family is awesome!!

More family photos!

Cute, funny kids.

Take me back! Seriously this place is just breathtaking!

We of course went for a ride on the Happy Hippo. We had a water fight on the boat while floating out on the lake. Once in a life time experience.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Old Man

My Dad had a birthday at the beginning of this month. 
Though I was off on an adventure on his actual birthday my family celebrated it a few days later. 
I just love my Dad! I am so proud to be his daughter.
He is a one of a kind guy, laughs at his own jokes (we all laugh at them), always willing to help, always looking for time to fish, loves to tease my Mom, and finds great joy in his family.
I love you R-Dean, and am so grateful for the wonderful Father you are and the many joyful memories!