Saturday, September 6, 2014

Staycation Week

The second to last week of August we decided to drive up the canyon near our house and do a mini camp out with the boys. We didn't spend the night we just had a campfire and picnic lunch. The boys absolutely loved it. They ate lots of marshmallows but mostly just enjoyed playing in the dirt. 

That night we headed up to G.'s mom's house for her annual Dutch Oven night, its also morphed into my birthday dinner and I absolutely love it because it means I get a dutch oven pineapple upside down cake as my birthday cake. Its a win-win. My mother-in-law is an amazing chef and everything is incredible. We look forward to it every year. 

 The day after dutch over night my parents drove into town and we all met up at a condo/timeshare up in the mountains. The place was incredible and we had a wonderful time. It was the perfect vacation without driving super far. We made so many wonderful memories.

Tuesday we had the fantastic opportunity to tour a LDS temple. It was a absolutely perfect day and you could feel the spirit of God as you walked through the sacred halls/rooms. 

There is a wonderful park near where we stayed where the playground is on astro turf. I am someone who hates bark and other itchy things that normally get in your shoes at parks. I wish it was closer to our house so we could go all the time. Even with how high the play structure was Hodie would clim to the top all by himself. What a brave boy. Mr. B was more concerned with playing on the modern merry go round spinny thing that they had. He could have spun around all day. 

We probably went swimming twice a day everyday the whole week. And when the weather didn't permit the boys used the gigantic tub in the room to "swim." On the last day we had a huge double family get together at the waterpark with my family and G's family. The weather amazing. What a perfect last day at the waterpark. That Sunday (my actual birthday) it was back to business as usual and we spent the day unpacking and lamenting that our fun week had come to a close.

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