Thursday, July 17, 2008

Carter's Swim Lessons

Carter has finished and passed his level one swim lessons. Yeah!!!!!! He took level one last summer and was set to take them a second time last summer when he refused to keep going. We let him make that choice last year and were a little apprehensive about this year. This year has been a completely different story. He has been excited to be there every night and just since last week when we were allowed to watch to this week he has made huge improvements. Here is some of the action at his last lesson.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Enjoying our Mountains...

We've been back for a couple of weeks now and have been making it a point to remind ourselves why we love where we live. Hiking around Price Lake.

Hiking the Boone Fork Trail

Playing at Papa's.

Fishing and canoeing at Papa's

Climbing along the parkway.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another Hiatt Road Trip

Right after school we took off for our Summer road trip. We drove down to Kingsport and spent the night with Amy's folks before hitting one of the bigger driving days to Belleville, Illinois just outside of St. Louis where Amy's Godparents live. Next it was off to Mizzou to spend some time visiting with Russ's aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Amy and kids with Aunt Elaine and Uncle Wayne

Lunch with cousins, aunts, and uncles in downtown Kansas City.

Down on the farm in Kansas

Next it was off to Colorado and Utah to visit more family and friends.

A typical morning on the road with the Hiatts somewhere across Kansas, quickly followed by the picture below.

A hike to Rainbow Lake above Frisco, Colorado.

Hiking with our friend Hannah and her son Kai above the Reudi Resevoir and the Frying Pan River.

Our morning in Arches National Park on the way to Grandma Coates' house.

Grandma Coates and Chooch.

Our train ride on the Front Runner from Ogden to Salt Lake City.

Nana and Carter in front of the Front Runner. Carter and Nanna also had an exciting day out at the movies to go see Kung Fu Panda.

Hill Air Force Base Aircraft Museum.

Uncle Ryan and Chooch on our hike up Malan's Peak overlooking Ogden.

Our hike up Mt. Royal in Frisco the second time.

The kids with cousins Ethan and Ellie at the Denver Childrens Museum.

Carter and Gracen at the Great Arch the gateway home for us.