Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hiking the Colorado Mountains

We went on one of the trails near our campsite. It was almost a mile and it was a lot of fun. The kids liked it and there were great views for pictures so I included some good ones.

Colby and the kids. This is early on in the hike.

I took a turn with the kids. Jayden found a walking stick.

We tried for a family picture but Jayden didn't like the sun in his eyes and Kylie wasn't going to cooperate, so this is the best one.

Our bro-in-law Kevin and Colby's Sis, Martilyn. Baby Rachel is so adorable!

We were on the hike and as you can see, Jayden and Colby hid behind the trees and then jumped out and screamed like Lions to scare us. I saw them before but Kylie jumped pretty good then continued to be a lion for awhile after.

Had to put this one in. This is his, I know it all and am the best, look. He is pretty much the best!

Martilyn and the backside of Colby.

Thought this was tender of Kevin holding hands with his little girl and Colby playing with Kylie and Jayden. Super Dads!

There were markers along the hike so you could tell how far you had gone. This marker was at the end of the hike and Jayden kept mumbling that he was tired as he leaned against it.

A little bit better turnout of a family picture. Wish we looked better, but what should I expect on the "morning after" a good campout.

A cute picture with Colby Jumping in.

Summer camping trip

So Martilyn, Kevin, Colby and I have talked about camping all summer long. I was hesitant because of the young kids but finally we decided to do it before the summer is over. We went to Meuller State Park and it was so cool! We had a great site and there was a lot of walking/hiking trails. The kids went crazy and helped gather firewood and just plain got dirty! I have to also note that we did not eat very healthy, can you when camping?

Martilyn and Rachel.

Me and the kids. They were playing with the rocks under the tent.
I hope you can see how dirty she is in this picture! She was in heaven.

Colby loading "stuff" back to the car.
Kylie, Jayden and Baby Rachel. Martilyn is a better Mom (look how clean and put together Rachel is :)

I don't know how this pic happened. They look so posed! It is so cute. They are getting so big!

Andrews Family Reunion

Every other year we have a big Andrews reunion in the summer. Since we have been in West Virginia the last three years we have been missing out on seeing family. It was such a fun reunion. We went to the Ute Stampede, played games in Grandpa and Grandma'a backyard and had the traditional talent show and auction. I was not very good again at getting my camera out and Mark was doing a great job but here are a few I got.

My cousins Jessica and baby Brinlee with Kristine and baby Ashley.

Jayden playing with some of the cousins.

This is the traditional sack race. The boy in the middle in the Gonzaga shirt is my nephew, Christopher. That is Justin's little boy.

Me and my bro Justin.

Colby and I enjoying the races (in the shade).

My Dad on the left, Chris in the middle and my Mom on the right. It was a relay race where you had to take a Lifesaver and transfer it from one toothpick to the next. I was laughing so hard I could hardly do it and finally had to cheat!

I want to thank Melvin and Catherine's family for their hard work and making it a great time together!

Time with Grandpa Andersen

I was not very good at taking pictures while we were visiting in Logan, but I did get some good ones of the kids with their Grandpa Andersen.

Jayden is telling Grandpa, I love you. Kylie is trying to sign it as well.

Jayden feeding cows with Grandpa. He would just sit there as still as possible and had so much fun. I am grateful Grandpa didn't mind him tagging along.

Tony's Grove

On our way to visit family this summer we drive through Logan Canyon and decided to stop at Tony's Grove. It was so beautiful. With all the rain and snow that they had it had just opened up a few days before. We couldn't walk around it because there was still so much snow.

We go for exercise for the kids since they are in the car all day and look who is getting a ride :)

Me and the kids on the bridge to get to the South end.

A picture of Colby with the kids. It shows how much snow was still there. The kids LOVED making snowballs in July.

I put this picture in because as soon as Colby did this, Kylie wanted to be Queen of the rock as well.

Our queen of the rock. Just like her Dad!