Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Camping Fun

We went camping with Sunny and Randy up in the big horns!!  It was so beautiful and the kids loved being up in the mountains!!  We had so much fun.  We went for a hike and went fishing and played in the dirt and saw lots moose.  I have only seen one moose in my life and on this trip we saw 5!!  Our family always has so much fun in the outdoors.  We love camping with the Merritts!!  The kids had so much fun together!!! Its always alot of work to get ready to go camping but its always worth it.  Its so beautiful and calming!!  There is no doubt in my mind that God created such a beautiful place, and we are so fortunate to be able to experience it!!!

Brystol all ready for camping

Dad and Tagg sitting by the campfire

Kash Tagg Kate Kali

Beautiful Kori

Brystol and mom

Jake Tagg and Kash catching a fish

Randy and Kash

The girls were wore out!!  Miss Kori taking a snooze.

Brystol Joining her.

Some moose we saw

Jake and Kate

The dreaded 5K

The day after we got back from Utah we woke up and ran in a 5K!!  We ran it with our friends Sunny and Randy.  Randy and Jake ran in the 10K and me Sunny and the kids ran the 5K.  We were about halfway through the race and were going up a big hill and the kids were in the stroller.  We were most of the way up the hill and the stroller started to tip backwards so I tried to keep it from falling and the kids from getting hurt.  Needless to say the kids didn't get hurt but I ended up getting stitches in my lip and my face was scratched up and my hand was ground down pretty good.

Later that day we had a bunch of friends over for a BBQ and fireworks so it ended up being a fun day.

Cute kids before the race

Jakes Race

Jake had his Logan Peak Trail run that is 28 miles in the mountains of Logan Utah.  He trained hard and was ready to kill it!!  But the day before the race they sent out an email saying the trail was to dangerous to go the whole way so they were going to cut it short. Then on the race morning they announced that the race had to be cut down to just 11 miles.  There was so much snow up there that it was not accessible to the runners.
Many were disappointed and Jake wished it wasn't cut down but had a positive attitude about it and was going to just run as hard as he could!!  I went to the starting line and watched him start and then went back to my aunts house to pick up the kids, and then me and the kids came back to see him finish.  Jakes parents came to see him race too.  We were sitting at the finish line watching some of the runners coming in and they had blood and gashes all over their legs.  The last couple miles of the trail were snowy and alot of people were slipping!!  Finally Jake came in and he looked so good.  He is such an inspiration to me!!  I don't know how he can push himself so hard!!  He loves to mountain run!

Getting ready to run

Look at my hot man

Setting off

Almost finished

Done...(Hes behind the lady) time: 2:49:33

Utah Trip

We always have so much fun when we go down to Utah!!  The kids love going to see grandmas and grandpas and cousins.  We started off this trip to Utah in Logan!!  Jake had a race up there so we visited Great Grandma and Grandpa Stephens and also Aunt Chris and Uncle Rick!!  We had so much fun up there.  We visited the heritage center to see grandpas workshop.  He let the kids pick out a toy that he carved himself!!  The kids loved it

Then we went to Utah county to see G & G Leetham and G&G Stephens.  The kids just love love love visiting grandmas and Grandpas.  We had alot of fun bowling, swimming, jumping, horse riding and playing with cousins.



Great Grandpa Stephens workshop

Riding horses with Grandpa Stephens

Bowling with Grandma Leetham

Swimming with cousins

Silly Tagg

Beautiful Kate

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Brystols Blessing

This past weekend we had Brystols blessing!!  It was such a good blessing and Jake did a good job giving it to her.  We had so many family and friends come in for the weekend and share in this wonderful experience!!  Brystol is very blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!!  Her blessing dress was mine and her great Grannie Ellis made it for me when i was blessed.  It was so fun to see her being blessed in it!!  She looked so beautiful and peaceful!  Jake blessed that she would be a happy influence to the people she come in contact with and that she will find a husband she can get married in the temple with!! She is already such a happy baby and we would not be the same family without her!!

Our cute family, Kate Brystol me Tagg and Jake

Linds Brystol and Jake

Already posing for the camera

Such a beautiful face


Her precious little feet