Thursday, July 10, 2008

4th of July Extravaganza!

I have been horrible about updating our blog so here is a whole slew of blogs to get up to date. It is now 12 am and I am finally finding time to fit a little blogging in. 

Over the fourth of July weekend we enjoyed spending time with Stephen's brother, Thor, and his family. We started off the day with a yummy breakfast then on to the annual Rexburg parade. It was about 90 degrees and the lack of shade didn't help. Quincy enjoyed seeing all of the people, I also enjoyed seeing all of the people and floats that have been the same for the past three years. 

That evening we had a nice BBQ, played some Wii Fit and planned to watched the fireworks but at around 9pm Quincy started in to meltdown mode. We finally decided to head home to put her down. We thought that we would be able to see the Rexburg firework show from our house but it turned out that we couldn't see anything. Stephen, being so tech savvy, pulled out his ipod and found several firework shows on YouTube. He held the ipod up in the sky and we played make believe. 

The next day Stephen was able to go on an all day hike with Bishop Davis, who he served in the bishopric with. He had a great time hiking Devil's Staircase and it was good preparation for his four day backpacking trip to the Sawtooths coming up in a couple of weeks. 

                             Taking in all of the excitement
                                  Trying not to melt
                              My two favorite people!
                     Bishop Davis and Stephen-what a view
                                 GQ mountain man!
We had a great weekend! How grateful I am to live in this country and to enjoy the freedoms that I so often take for granted. I am also incredibly thankful for all of those who risk their lives and for those who have died defending the freedoms that I enjoy!

Quincy's New Ride

After our trip to Utah we decided that the time had come for a new car seat. Traveling in the car with Quincy had become anything but enjoyable! I am happy to report that driving in the car is a whole new experience now. Quincy is a lot more pleasant and I love seeing her sweet face.

Utah Trip

We had a great time in Park City: swimming, eating a yummy steak dinner (thanks dad!) at Ruth's Chris, site seeing in Old Town Park City and taking a roller coaster ride through the mountains. I had so much fun on the ride, I haven't been on one in years. 

Overall the trip was a lot of fun, I even got to make a stop at Ikea-I had been looking forward to that for a while. Unfortunately, I lacked the funds necessary to make any purchases.

                  Waiting in line for the roller coaster ride

                                Heading up the hill-yikes!
            Looking off the balcony of the Hotel Park City