A couple weeks ago we got to go here:
And we got to soak in stuff like this:

It takes my breath away, all that green.

There’s nothing like getting up to the mountains…especially when you live smack-dab in the middle of the desert. It’s like all the green quenches your thirst.

Lu soaked it in with me.

On top of all the green enjoyment we got to horseback ride:

We fished:

The kids did pranks to each other the whole time…boys against the girls.

I can’t believe this is the only picture I got of the whole ordeal:The boys are cleaning up the piles of salt and sugar they sprinkled all over the girls’ beds…and throughout their suitcases.

But the Moms got in the best prank of all when we went and drew mustaches and beards on each child’s face while they slept when we finally got around to heading to bed at 1 or 2 in the morning.

We got them so good and we were laughing SO hard. The only problem is we used really washable markers and they washed them off before we could get pictures.

We should have used those Sharpies after all. Darn!

We did the zipline:…and the electric swing:

We ate s’mores like they were going out of style:

But the best thing we got to soak in while we were up there were good friends. Love these guys.

The 21 kids:
The girls:
The boys:

And the parents:
Thanks a million you guys!

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  1. crisp.
    wonderful sensory photos…
    its like I could reach out and touch and smell… they look so right there.

  2. How Fun! Summer vacations are the best. I hope all is well. Looks like you have had a lot going on.

    Congrats on a 8 yr old and a 12 yr old Deacon. Wow!

  3. We don't know each other, but i've read your blog several times.
    I go to BYU-I and i'm taking a family history class with Marva Pothier, i can't remember how she said she was related to you or how she knew you, but i thought "what a crazy small world we live in".

  4. Wow! looks like a blast. I love the mountains and fishing and all that stuff. Hope I get to see you guys this summer if we come to AZ 🙂

  5. This was such a great time! So glad we could fit it in! We are looking forward to more fun times at Aspen Grove! Enjoy Bear Lake!

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