Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fourth of July Parade

One of the highlights of our Fourth of July celebration was attending Blanding's Fourth of July parade.

Our family always sits in the same spot. 

Me with some of cousins.
We even bought some face pain this year to share with everyone; it was a big hit!

This is a picture of me with my beloved Aunt Dutch. She is my grandma's sister.  I have loved this lady since I was born. She and I have always had a special connection. She is a great example to me of faith and happiness. I hope one day to be like her. 

There is always tons of candy thrown, fun floats/groups to see.

The kids love it when they get sprayed by the water hose.

The parade is a great addition to the crazy festive day.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Blanding 5K and Mile Run

On the morning of the Fourth, the big kids and I joined my family and participated in a 5K and mile run.

I was so proud of my kids and how the pushed themselves to do their best!

Ben's time for the 5K was 28:12.  Like he has said, his body is made for running.

Emmy's time for the 5K was 32:47. 

My time for the 5K was 26:32. I placed third in my age group, right behind my cousin. One of these days, I am going to come in below the 25:00 mark.

After the 5K the mile run was finished, Hyrum ran the mile fun run. 

My crazy Ben decided to run the mile after his 5K.  He ran the mile in such a way that you never believe that he just finished a 5K.

It was fun to do the race with our cousins. It was a great way to start the festive day.

Fishing at the Reservoir

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to go to Blanding, UT for the Fourth of July.  My extended family comes to and we all have a great time together.

One of the things we enjoy doing in Blanding is to go fishing. The night before the Fourth of July, my family, along with a few of my cousins, went on a fishing trip to one of the local reservoirs.

Each of the kids had a grand time. Each of the kids even caught a fish, it was tiny, but still a fish!

It was a wonderful summer evening that was spent relaxing and spending time with those we love.