A Day of Hiking in Utah...

One day Melissa, Jenn, and I went hiking! It was so much fun. Melissa kick our butts a little bit. She ran up the mountain!! First the three of us hiked Mt. Timpanogos and did the cave tour.

On our way up!

I was feeling like Super Women!

I didn't know Melissa was in the picture!

This is about half way up!

We were at the top waiting for the cave tours.

Inside the caves!! How cool is that!!

You are not allowed to touch the cave walls, so sometimes we had to squeeze by!

It was pretty cold in the caves. About 45 degrees. I was cold!

After we hiked Mt.Timpanogos Melissa and I met up with Rex and hiked up to the Y.

At the trail head.

Melissa too!

After hiking 2 mountains... I died on the Y!

We made to the top!!

My Family in Utah

I stayed at my Grandparents house while I was in Utah. I really missed my Grandma and Grandpa since they moved away from Fairbanks, AK. I loved seeing them again. My Grandma put on this dress for Delores and I. She made it!! How cool is that! I was impressed. And she is so cute modeling it for us.

I just love this dress. She did all that embroidery by hand!

This is my Aunt Delores. My Aunt Delores was also staying there. It was really fun to get to know my Dad's sister and her kids.

Here is my cousins, Heidi and Lyal. And that is Heidi's little girl.

Heidi's Husband, Shane, and Aunt Delores jumped in this picture.

And here is Heidi's cute family. Thanks for letting me spend the day at your house.

Carson's firat day of first grade!!

Carson had a great first day of school!! He was super excited to see his friends. After he found his name tag a group of girls gathered around him and helped him pick out his desk next to theirs. It was really cute!

He really likes his new teacher. I think he will have a great year!

After school he was a happy boy. Clayton wanted to be in the picture with his brother. They are best friends!

White Sand Beach again...

This last week in Kodiak the weather has been crazy! Since Sunday we have been on a every other day of rain and shine. One day of sunshine we just drove and ended up at white sand beach. We weren't really prepared to play at the beach, but had a sandy fun time! Here are some pictures of the beach.

"I am playing with my whopper."

We went fishing for part of my birthday. I hate fishing, but I was out numbered! It turned out to be pretty fun. The boys mostly got little tiny fish. But then Clayton reeled in a whopper. Well, compared to all the other fish. When they pulled up that one Jeremy shouted out, "Its a whopper!" Clayton thought that was the name of the fish. On the way home we let the boys hold the bucket of fish and told them not to touch them anymore. We caught Clayton touching and poking and playing with the fish. Jeremy asked him if he was playing with the fish. Clayton said, "I am playing with my whopper." Jeremy and I just looked at each other and let him be, we were almost home...

Clayton and his whopper.

All the boys had a good time. Even Jackson got in on the fishing action!

My Birthday!!

For my birthday we had a great day!! Jeremy let me sleep in and made me a delicious breakfast of french toast. After breakfast we went hiking somewhere we have never been before. We went to Near Island and hiked a trail in Northend Park. The trail went through the woods and ended at the beach. It was a beautiful day and perfect to be outside.

While we were hiking Jeremy found this cool little "woods house". The boys had fun checking it out.

On the trail lined with salmonberry bushes!

These are salmonberries! They are huge and taste similar to raspberries. And they are everywhere in Kodiak.

More trail pictures.

At the beach. It was low tide. During high tide all this is covered in water.

Jackson wants to climb the tree with his brothers.

All along the trail there were Salmonberries. The kids love to pick them and eat them. I had Jackson in a backpack on my back and every time we passed the berries he starts yelling, "I wanna a bite." If I didn't get fast en…

Swimming Lessons

This was the last week of swimming lessons. They do 2 week sessions, This is Carson's second session and Clayton's first session. When Carson started he would not put his head under water. Now he is swimming! He swims like a stink bug. It is so cute! He swims all the way under the water except for his bum sticks out of the water. I was trying to get some of his swimming in the video. (I couldn't upload the video and I didn't have any pictures of him swimming. But I did get some other pictures to upload.)

Clayton also didn't like to put his head under water. He would just dip his face in the water when they did bobs. But now he goes all the way under!! He does a great job on his floats. He is so confident in the water. He will be swimming soon too!

I loved taking them to swimming. It was my time to just sit and watch the older boys. Jackson usually stay home with Jeremy. He came with me a few times. He is so silly while he is there. And just ignore…