Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Subway

Today I went on the most amazing adventure. I went and hiked the Subway at Zions. Oh my goodness, It was fantastic! I went with my brother in law and some people from his ward. There were about 12 of us in all. It is a 9.5 mile hike. It took us 7 hours to complete it. There was this part during the hike where you have to travel through water, I knew about this before hand and I also knew that the water was going to be REALLY cold. So I was mentally prepared for what was awaiting me...however my body was not. It was SO cold, words cannot even begin to express it. My body went into shocked mode. All I could think about was getting to the other side and getting out. I was working so hard on swimming, except my whole body went numb almost instantly. It was serioulsy the coolest thing ever.  Then I had to repel down a mountain about 10 feet. I have never repeled. I did very good for my 1st time. Then we were inside this beautiful area. I have never seen this part of Zions before. I can not express how great the whole trip was.
I feel so blessed to have been able to go out and hike that beautiful hike. It was so amazing. Matt stayed home and watch the kids so I could go. I can not wait to do it again and I can not wait to do all the other great hikes around here also. I have a feeling me and the family are going to be doing a lot of hiking in the future.
If you would like to see pictures of the Subway go here

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Inside Mickey's house

The "R" in California at California Adventure
Us with the Mad Hatter and Alice
Oh No! My family is in Jail!
My beautiful family

We had so much fun! All the kids acted very good. Hailey and Davin were great. I was a little worried about how they might handle the trip, and they handle it great. Matt had a good time which in my mind was so very important cause if he did not enjoy himself he might not be up for and excited about the next vacation. We are already planing out our next Disneyland trip. We also went and spent a few hours at Newport Beach. That was a fun also. The water was too cold to really go swimming but the weather was beautiful. The kids enjoyed running away from the waves as they chased them up the shore. Hailey was chasing around the birds. It was very amusing to watch her running down the beach trying to catch up to the birds. We tried to make a video of it but the batteries died before we could get it. Go figure. I was happy they lasted right up till the end. Now we are home and it's time to unpack! I do not like putting anything away. I'm thankful for our Trip. It was very needed and we had blast.