Sunday, July 20, 2008

Island Lake

Last weekend Derek's Dad was meeting his Scout troop in the Unitas. We decided to tag along. It was lots of fun! Derek's brother Brad came and also his sister Rachael. We got a bit side tracked on our hike in which resulted in us getting to camp later than we had planned. We went fishing, though the mosquitos where terrible. Derek has been irritated that "OFF" doesn't really keep the mosquitos OFF of him. Such false advertising!!! There was a beautiful, bright, full moon on Friday night which was gorgeous and lit up the entire area. Brad taught us some constellations (though they were hard to see with such a bright moon) and we finished off the night around the campfire.

Mike in his self made tent. . . Still has the boy scout in him!!!

Rachael in her bivie (spelling?). This was Rachy's first backpack! She did so good!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

Our 4th of July was so great. Derek and I went 4-wheeling all day and then met up with my family in the mountains for a cookout. Dad came up in the morning for awhile 4-wheeling to show us a beautiful lake called Forest Lake. It was quite the trail up with boulders everywhere. It was so awesome! After our cookout we went and watched the Midway fireworks with the Kohlers.

The scenery behind Forest Lake. It was absolutely beautiful!!!

Derek at Forest Lake

Life without Mt. Dew. . . unheard of. I think Derek's Mansion in Heaven will be lined with Mt. Dew fountains. . . .AHHH!

Oh, aren't they cute!!!


Charlee took over Aunt Holly's duty of picking wild flowers.

Dads way of living rough. . . a chain saw to cut the wood?

Jen, Mara, Cael, Lance, Eden. . . . Ready to ride!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Lowes Come to Utah

Heather and J.J. are in Utah for their annual 4th of July reunion with the Lowe family. They came up to Heber on Sunday for a visit with all of us. Jen & Lance, Dale & Ann, and Mel & Brock also came up to Mom & Dad's for dinner. It was way fun to all be together. . . we can't wait for Powell!!!

Fischer and Derek (Derek is known as "Big Guy" in Fischer's vocab)

Playing Nintendo. . . don't you love Maxwell's face. . . so intense.

Cinderella (Reiss) & Snow White (Charlee). Don't they look beautiful. Good Job on the dresses Mom!!!

Lookin good mom!

Eden LOVES yogert!!!

Gorgeous Heather and her Sweet Hannah girl.

Me and Hannah

A normal look for Derek. . . when you see Derek like this it means "DO NOT BOTHER ME!"

We also celebrated Charlee and Drew turning 4 years old. Their moms made their cakes. . . they both looked so cute!!!

Cannon. . . the little mischievous man!!!