Sunday, September 18, 2011

September fun

We both ran the Top of Utah Marathon in Logan, Utah yesterday. It rained and hailed on us but we survived. Camille beat me by 10 minutes. We can both barely walk today.

Last weekend we went to Park City to hang out with Camille's brothers Clinton and Anthony and their families. I made the kids eat their ice cream on the deck of our condo.
Nap time while in the other room we watched Real Salt Lake beat the Seattle Sounders in a riveting soccer match. Camille, Michelle and Angie went to the spa while we hung out.

Leo helping me study and Lucky showing off his new back-to-school collar.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bear Lake

Monson Family Reunion Bear Lake August 2011.
Cameron is setting up our hammock, monkey style.

Baby Milo loving the water.

We spent the days laying on the beach, boating, and swimming. The large blue floaty you see in the picture is called the "Relaxation Station". Clinton was our boat driver and he had a lot of fun pulling us around on inflatable tubes. We had 2 tubes for tubing wars! Mikey was our tube champion. He would jump from tube to tube mid air while we were being pulled 20 mph.

We also enjoyed some of the towns festivities for their local city celebration of Raspberry Days. We ate a lot of delicious raspberry shakes and went to the best parade I have ever been to. It only lasted about 30 minutes, but the kids got a ton of candy (better than halloween). And we got to dance in the streets and enjoy the small town feel of Bear Lake.

The kids loved practicing their paddling skills. Cameron and I did "physical challenges" with the kids where we would have them swim under the boat, run along the kayak, and climb back into the boat after it flipped over.

Hanging out under the shade tarp.

Playing in the sand.

After dinner movie in the family room. We all stayed / camped in the yard of a house we rented. It was nice to be all in the same location and spend time with our 11 nieces and nephews. There were 4 new babies Sawyer, Milo, Thomas, and Braden to get to now.

Being silly.
Tate and Tyler best friends. They are so cute! They have so much energy!

Michelle and Karin did crafts with the kids. This is Alicia's camp notebook.

Cookie time in the hammock.

Chloe and me.

Tate, Cameron, and Chloe.

Getting ready for a short hike up to a mountain lake called Bloomington Lake.

Angie getting after it on the rope swing.

Cameron swinging.
Cameron swimming back in the freezing cold water!

We had a great time!

Homemade Pho soup.

Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Incredible!