Monday, July 13, 2009

Pineview Partying

The day after Spencer and I returned from our trip, we left for a camping trip with my family to Pineview Reservoir. We loved playing in the water: skiing, knee-boarding, wake-boarding and tomcat riding! Go Spencer and Talmage on the tomcat!
I enjoyed a calm ride on the tomcat with all of my children.
Crazy Talmage, Leia, Ammon and Gabe had a fun ride together.
Grandma provided the kids with swords that they enjoyed battling with every chance they got.

We all enjoyed each others company playing games, eating dutch-oven cooking and Grandpa's fried eggs, boating, beach playing, campfire story telling, etc. Thanks Mom and Dad for another fun family trip.

Time Away!

Last week Spencer and I enjoyed a rare get-away with just the two of us. We were able to go to a beautiful resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We loved every minute of our fun vacation, and we're so grateful for generous grandparents who watched our kids while we were gone.
Our favorite activity of the trip was scuba diving. We both got scuba certified when we were in college, but we haven't been since we were married. We were able to do two dives on this trip and it was awesome! We saw beautiful sea life, coral, and we were so excited when we saw a sea turtle.
The all-inclusive resort had many fun activities we could participate in for free, so we took full advantage of that and stayed busy the whole trip. We enjoyed horse-back riding, kayaking, paddle-boat riding, hobie cat sailing, yoga/pilates classing (just me), swimming, and relaxing.

Some flamingos lived right outside our hotel room and we enjoyed watching them every time we passed. Leia loves flamingos so we took several photos of them.
We enjoyed eating all kinds of yummy food on our trip. This photo was taken in their Tepanyaki restaurant where I caught the shrimp with my mouth that Spencer had them throw at me. We loved this trip we had together. We will enjoy these memories forever.