Shaver Lake 2012

Shaver Lake is always one of the high lights of our summer. We have been going since Hyrum was 1, so thats 8 years now. This year was a little different without Kaley there. She always loved the time with all the family. We counted on her to bring DVD's , games and she was always reading the latest good book! It is fun to go back to somewhere you all spent time together and think back on the memories. But, it is also hard to look around at everyone and know that someone is missing. It was so good of Jeffery to join us. It would have been even harder without him there. The kids loved the time spent with all the cousins. It is such a blessing to be able to make special memories together.


Oasis of the Seas

So the last few times I have tried to load pictures I've had problems. Now I am behind and need to catch up on all our fun summer trips! Mike and I have been looking forward to our cruise without the kids for about 9 months. It was everything we hoped for. We were on the biggest cruise ship in the world and it was amazing! An outdoor boardwalk, lots of shopping, 2 wave maker pools for surfing, zip line, mini golf, arcades, lots of pools, great entertainment and food any hour of the day! We had Mike's best friend from high school, Nick, and his wife Kristin go with us. So much fun reconnecting with them. It was nice to have another girl around! We stopped at a private island in Haiti and spent the day lounging and swimming. In Jamaica we toured a plantation and saw Dunns River Falls. A beautiful waterfall that ends on the beach. We also went to the ancient ruins of Tulum at our stop in Cozumel. So amazing, and a view overlooking the ocean. I could go on and on about all the new experiences and fun we had but I mostly want to say that I recommend all couples take the time to get away from the kids!!!! We needed that time together away from lifes distractions. A time to relax, regroup and come home ready to be a better parent and spouse. Loved it!