Thursday, July 14, 2011

Granite Flats

We lucked out last Thursday when Jeff and I decided to be spontaneous and drive up to try to get a spot at Granite Flats to camp. Sure enough we found a spot, but unfortunately you have to have your camper to reserve it which we DID NOT have because it is a 30 foot trailer and let's be honest.....SO, they did say we could have me stand there while he went home to get it.....that is what I did. I got some bug spray from the camp host and there I sat. It was awesome. Beautiful, a little cool, rainy in the evenings, hiking up to Silver Lake, playing cards, eating smores and banana boats, and just hanging out. I am now addicted to Granite Flats because it is so close and you are completely in the mountains. The boys caught a snake which was very cool, we hung by the fire and got eaten alive by mosquitos, and even watched a couple of movies :) I would camp every weekend if I didn't have to come home and clean everything up.........

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July

We continue the tradition on July 4th of getting up and heading down to the Freedom Festival Parade in Provo. It has gotten so out of control with people and finding a place, that the last two years Logan and his friend Ryan head down the night before for spots and sleep over. It sure makes it easier for us as we stroll in around 8:30! This year was the same with fabulous seats from our son. The parade itself isn't the best but it is keeping to tradition that makes it for me! After the parade, we headed up to the 40th annual candy drop, bbq, and water fight at my aunt's house. I enjoy this so much because it is a tradition that we did when I was a little girl and it continues to go strong! I don't get to see my mom's sisters and brothers and their kids very often so it is always so fun to eat some yummy food, watch Uncle Val and Irvin act out the latest event for the year from the top window of the house while throwing a mix of candy and water from up high. The kids squeal as they get drenched and fill up their baggies with goodies. Immediately after the water fight started. This is no small water fight. The longer you "hide" from getting wet the worse it becomes. Ice water is mixed and thrown on innocent people including me! You don't leave with a dry spot anywhere on your body! We all came home very exhausted. The day ended with the annual culdesac of fire with our neighbors throwing an assortment of fireworks! It was fun to watch Garrett take charge of our large package of fireworks and watched him burn through $50. Lovely! It was another wonderful year of making memories.