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07/14

Utah: The Party…Part I

11:26 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Yes, we partied. ALL of the Edwards cousins (there are 9 right now) were there and we moms took the kids out all over…Bridal Veil Falls, J-dawgs, Antelope Island, Kangaroo Zoo…It just seemed there was always something going on, someone to play with, something good to eat…it was such a fun trip! We also did fun things with the rest of the family too…crab pot for Father’s Day dinner, walks, trampoline ¬†park, games, puzzles, stories…it even snowed on the mountains one of the days we were there! I was not prepared for cold weather but it was a nice change from 100 degree weather!

And I am tired so I will only put up our Father’s Day and trip to Provo. I really wanted to visit Provo and reminisce :) So I tried to stop at as many places as I could…but eventually we ran out of steam and just wanted to get home!

Jumping on the neighbor’s trampoline:

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Bridalveil Falls

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Creamery on 9th…it would be a sin to come to Provo and not get German Chocolate Crunch.

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I love the Provo Temple!

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07/14

Utah: The Drive

6:58 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

Wow…just realized how many typos were in this thing…oops. Fixed now…hopefully!

At the beginning of the summer I looked at my calendar and realized that there was pretty much one week out of the whole summer where I didn’t have some sort of photo event or other thing going on and it was the same week Shaun was supposed to be at scout camp so I decided I would hop in the car and head out to Utah. This was the first time I had attempted this by myself so I was a little nervous. When we usually go to Utah we just want the drive over so we stop as few times as possible but this time I figured I could go at my own pace and we made lots of stops! I tried to stop at most view points and vistas and also at rest stops or parks…and I really think the trip was more enjoyable! It did end up taking about 2 hours longer!!! But oh well..joy in the journey right? :)

Here are some pictures from our drive:

View point at Donner Lake:
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I asked someone if they could take a picture for us…the lake looks really nice :)

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Someone lost his second front tooth before we left! No more snaggle-tooth! YAY!

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Another view point outside of Sparks, NV…not sure what we were supposed to be looking at…at the bottom was someone’s house and a bunch of old tires.

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Stopping to clean up barf…the sky was really pretty though (and yes, I am stopped…not snapping pictures while driving…just in case anyone was wondering…)

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Dallin looking happy after not being covered in barf. I am pretty sure he just gagged himself with his hand. (again, not actually driving here)

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A park in Battle Mountain:

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An awesome park in Wendover full of lots of old toys…who misses the merry-go-round?!

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Playing in the salt flats:

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And then we ended up at grandma and grandpa’s!! Everything went well and we were safe…such a blessing!

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07/14

Ada’s Birthday!

10:06 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

I know this was last month…but we are only a couple days into July so last month wasn’t all that long ago! Plus, I kind of want to go in order so if I ever make another blog book I don’t confuse myself! I did make a blog book through Blurb last year and it comprised 3 or 4 years so it got pretty thick…but I love it! I think Blurb did a great job printing the photos and binding the book! I was pretty happy with it.

Back to Ada, she turned 4, as you can see in a post below, and we had a Frozen party! A Frozen party on a 100 degree June day :)¬†With it being summer and the characters in the movie trying to bring back summer I decided we’d do a Bringing back Summer in Arendelle theme, and I think it turned out to be a fun day! We made some snow slime, shot snowballs out of the trees with our water squirters, and thawed ice cubes full of jewels. As long as there are friends and sweets involved, Ada is pretty easy to please, so she was happy :) She is already talking about her 5th birthday!

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