Friday, September 27, 2013

Pedicures With the Girls

One of mine and Emmy's favorite things to do when we go to Utah is to go with the girls and get a pedicure!  It is so much fun to go with just the girls!

 Emmy absolutely loved sitting in the big chairs with all of us. Aunt Millie graciously let Emmy watch a movie on her Kindle while Emmy was getting her toes done. Emmy looked so cute sitting in the big chair!  She felt like royalty!

   Her toes were really fancy with a white flower on them.  Emmy loved every minute and so did I!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kangaroo Zoo

We love Kangaroo Zoo! A visit to Kangaroo Zoo is a must any time we visit Utah. The kids love every minute of jumping on the inflatable creations.  The kids love doing the HUGE slide.

  It took Lucy a little while to warm up to jumping on blow-up things, but she soon got a hang of it and had a great time. She particularly was a fan of the small slide. Of course Lucy's siblings were eager to help her out in discovering one of their favorite places. 
  We had a wonderful time at Kangaroo Zoo.  To top off our fun afternoon, we stopped at 7-11 for slurpees! 

Baseball and Ice Cream

Some of our favorite things to do with my family when we go to Utah are to have homemade ice cream and to play baseball.

 Emmy was a great help to Papa in making the ice cream. 

As you can tell, Lucy was a big fan of the ice cream. 

For family home evening one night we did just that. Many laughs were had as we all took a turn at swinging the bat and pitching the ball. Lucy watched from the side holding her own ball with Tracy. 

The ice cream was delicious and made to perfection. It was a wonderful summer evening with our family. 

Natalie's Baptism

On July 6th, we were able to attend our cute niece's baptism.  Natalie looked absolutely lovely in her white dress.  Natalie was able to be baptized by her brother. It was a very nice baptism with a sweet spirit there.

  Afterwards, we were able to go to Brandon's sister's house for a little luncheon.  It was nice to be able to spend time with Brandon's family.  We love our spunky niece, Natalie. She has a big heart and loves everyone.  We are lucky to have her apart of our family. 

Crawdad Fishing and Cooking

After the fireworks, a lot of my family were going crawdad fishing! Hyrum really wanted to go so my parents took him to go fishing.  Hyrum loved every minute of going crawdad fishing and he declared it was his favorite part of the trip. 

The next day, we went to my aunt Julene's house where my cousin Ryan, who is a talent chef, cooked the crawdads that were caught for everyone's enjoyment. 

My dad was the first to try the crawdads and did so with a flair.

After my dad tried them, everyone soon gathered up the courage to try one; even Hyrum and Ben.  Hyrum didn't like them, but he is not a big fish fan. I think Ben enjoyed them okay.

  I thought that the crawdads tasted pretty good especially in the garlic butter sauce Ryan concocted to smother them in.  It was a fun way to end our time in Blanding.