Camping With the Neighbors
Last weekend 6/18 we had a lot of fun. We went camping with the kids next door. We drove up the canyon and found a nice place to set up the tents. Then we went for a drive to try to find some old silver mines. The road was blocked by the snow so we went for a hike instead. Then we enjoyed smores over the campfire. We are really glad our friends were able to come camping with us.
Being silly on the hike
Hanging out with our friends around the camp fire
We started our summer by vacationing with Kira's parents. We went camping at Quail Lake. We had a great time boating and hiking. Aliya was able to get up on the wake board her first try ever! I am so excited to go boating again now we have two cute little wake boarders.
We had a lot of success with wake boarding. Everyone on the trip was able to get up even grandpa!
Grandpa wake boarding!
Hanging out in the boat!
This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary in July. Joey decided to surprise me and celebrate it a little early. He made all the plans and reservations, packed my bags secretly, and pretended like we had a company breakfast to attend. Instead of actually going to the breakfast his parents dropped us off at the airport. I had no idea where he would be taking me. Finally he confessed and informed me we were actually going to Boston and New York City for the next 7 days. The first time we have ever left the kids for more than a day or two. We had such a great time, but started to really miss the kids after just a few days.
Our morning jog in Boston, Massachusetts
We got to see Mary Poppins on Broadway
New York is a very crazy and busy town. I think I had culture shock for the first few days because I couldn't see why anyone would willingly go to such a crazy city. But after a day or two I started to warm up to it. We had a great time exploring all the historic sites, museums, and Broadway. Up till now I have never really liked cheesecake. New York really does have good cheesecake, I couldn't get enough.
New York City Sky Scrapers
Statue of Liberty
On our tour of Liberty Island we ran into a very nice park ranger who gave us tickets to get into the museum. It was really cool to go inside and see how she was made. We also got to go up the 10 stories making up the base of the statue and see her up close.
We had a great time on my surprise vacation,
Happy 10th Anniversary!