Monday, August 8, 2016

Zoo Time!

We took the kids to the zoo.  We got a discount and I still cringed when we bought our tickets.  Haha.  We did have a great time though.  The seals and sea lions were the big hit this time!  We spent the majority of our time there and probably could have spent even more time there, but we needed to make sure to give ourselves plenty of time to get home and get Stephen off to work on swings.  He'll be on swings a little bit longer.  I have more pictures here than I shared on facebook.  I think they are fairly self-explanatory so enjoy.  :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Adam's Canyon hike and Waterfall

I've been wanting to go on a hike for a long time.  We do live in Utah after all.  We'd heard that the hike up Adam's Canyon was family-friendly and had a cool waterfall at the top.  I finally convinced Stephen to take us.  We got up and started our hike about 7 am and returned around 11:30.  There was a good chunk of the hike that was doable for our family, but the closer we got to the waterfall the more steep and hard it became for the little legs, Porter in particular.  I don't think we'll do it again as an entire family all the way to the falls for a couple of years when Porter doesn't have to rely so much on Stephen's help.  We had a nice morning though.  It didn't get too hot while we were out and it felt good to be outside and enjoy nature.  Vance did tell me my hair was crazy by the time we'd reached the top.  Good thing I didn't care at that point.  I was surprised at how sore my thighs got considering I work out ever day.  Guess, I need to work my thighs more often.  :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Vance and Tanner went to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve with the Cub Scouts in May and Vance has really wanting us to take them back so we decided to take a little time yesterday to do that.  It was nice to walk around and enjoy how quiet it was and be in nature on the Sabbath day.  It was pretty neat.  Poor Stephen's allergies were acting up pretty bad, but I think he enjoyed it despite that. 
We talked about how in the scriptures when prophets wanted to talk to God they would find a quiet place usually in nature to do so.  We also talked about how Joseph Smith went to a grove to pray when the First Vision occurred. 
Here are some pictures I took while we were walking around.

Salt Lake City

We went to Salt Lake City on Saturday and enjoyed walking around.  I hope that even though my children see it frequently that they are still able to realize what an amazing sight temple square is.

 We hadn't taken them over to the Brigham Young Historical Park before and we did that this time.  There were some really cool dragonflies over there and of course, it is a cute little park.
 We may have caught a few Pok√©mon while we were out.  Yes, we have jumped on the band wagon with 6 million other people who have the game, but I keep a tight grip on my phone and the rules that go with it.  It has been a fun little thing for us to get out and do though.