Monday, June 11, 2012

Yosemite Trip - June 4-9, 2012

We took an amazing vacation to Yosemite National Park in California.  What a breathtaking place!  Truly one of God's masterpieces! It was a long time in the car (33 hours approximately) but well worth it!  The kids were absolutely amazing during the long hours of driving.  Couldn't have asked for better!

Beautiful picture of Yosemite Valley

Most of the crew at Mariposa Grove
 (Mom and dad Holladay, grandpa Bob, Bryan and Jenn's family and my family)

Kaitlyn - Huge cones from HUGE trees

Grizzly Giant at Mariposa Grove

Cool "Tunnel Tree" and Mariposa Grove

Yosemite valley

Yosemite Falls

We hiked up to the base of Yosemite Falls

Beautiful backdrop of a family picture

With Makenna at Yosemite Falls

Getting ready for a picnic - Tim and Beckham (11 months)

Favorite part of the trip, a hike up to Vernal Fall.
One of the most beautiful places I have seen in my life!

Me and Tim at the top of Vernal Fall

The whole crew (minus Papa and Grandpa Bob) at the top of Vernal Fall.
The older kids hiked the whole way themselves!  Such troopers, it was not easy!
It was a 3 mile round trip, with a 1000 foot ascent including 700 granite steps. 

Beautiful Vernal Fall and my beautiful family

Beckham and Me

At Sentinel Beach in Yosemite Valley

FREEZING COLD WATER! Don't let the smile fool you,
 my feet were on fire, COLD fire!

It's not a trip to the beach unless someone eats sand!

Kids building trail markers near the base of Yosemite Falls

The tallest trail marker.  This man is trying to add another pebble to it.

Sunset at Glacier Point over looking the whole Yosemite Valley.
Half Dome is in the background.

So happy we came to Yosemite!

Father like son

Tim, Beckham and Grandpa Bob at Glacier Point. Thank you
Grandpa for suggesting that we come here! So worth it!

Me and Beckham at Glacier Point,
Half Dome is behind us.

Cute Makenna

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Beckham's First Hair Cut

So Beckham's hair was getting quite long so I decided it was time to cut it.  Although I really loved his long hair, I found he looks just as cute with his hair short! You be the judge!

Beckham Pre haircut - Age almost 11 months

New short do but still just as cute!  Love, love this boy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free Fishing Day at Bear Lake

So, Glen and Dayna invited us to go to Bear Canyon Lake for "Free Fish" day. Glen was already up there because of being at a scout camp. Anyway, it ended up being an impromptu family gathering. Amy and her kids came, Dad and his fiance Tink came and Lacey and James' family surprised us and came as well.

It was so beautiful at the lake. We didn't catch any large fish, just minos. But, is was a great time and we were so happy we went.

Bear Canyon Lake - I get a kick out of Amy standing on the right side of the video

Me and Kaitlyn

Konnor with his fisherman hat

Tim the pack-mule

Konnor working with the fishing line

Daddy and Konnor fishing

My dad

Dayna sneaking a picture of Bryson

Chilling and chatting in the trees

Makenna and Bryson

Me taking my nephew Kade out on the lake


Bryson in a potato chip bag

Kaitlyn out in the boat.
This is when she first started but by the end of the day, she could get around really good.

Tim entertaining himself at the lake

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Girls Camp: June 2-5

I was called to be a Tent Mom over the 3rd Year Girls at camp. It was such an awesome experience! There wasn't any drama and it was a perfect balance of fun and spirituality. My in-laws were All-Stars (once again or, I should say, as ALWAYS) and watched the kids for the whole week. I am so glad I was able to go even though I missed my family a ton!

Southern Estates Young Women

Our theme was "Oh, The Place You'll Go."

Third Years leaving for our hike (which honestly was like a stroll)

First time to climb and rock wall and go repelling. Both were very cool.

I was the lone, lucky leader chosen to participate in a Beauty Pageant/Goofy Talent Show. And from this picture you can see what a beauty I was. Yikes! Anyway, I just decided to have fun with it and not be embarrassed or self-conscious. I really had to think outside of myself on this one! But, I'm not going to lie, I rocked the runway and the talent show. I was Bruno, the Talent Queen. (I didn't choose the name!) It left quite the impression and was very fun!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

We went up to Snowflake and met my dad's lady friend, Tink Nichols, and her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. We had a wonderful time! We ate a wonderful pot-luck lunch, played games, took pictures and visited. We immediately loved Tink and her family and felt very comfortable with them.

Here are some pictures from the weekend. I don't have all of the loaded to my computer so sorry not all of the family is represented.

My favorite shot of our family

Another good picture

Too cute for words

Happy Family

Dad and Tink

Amy, Dayson and Anika

Glen and Dayna's family