Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Carnival at Atlas Park

This evening was really fun. We decided on the spur of the moment to go to this carnival and take the girls. They have never been to anything like it.

It was fun to ride the ferris wheel with Hannah. I think she might have been slightly nervous, or more like curious. You can see it in the video, as she realizes how awesome the ferris wheel is. You can see it all on her face, from the time we start moving...

Hannah on the Ferris Wheel

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sometimes just one thing...

...can make you 10 times more cool than you really are. In my case, on this day a motorcycle did just that.

Luckily, Shane stopped recording just as I realized I was going too fast for the stop sign and skidded to a stop.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hannah's view of seagulls.

Hannah and I were having a talk on the bed and she was showing me how seagulls land in water (she was showing me how they do this by jumping straight up and landing on her bum on the bed).

"And then they splash in the the water, and go potty and [it] turns yellow"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

The rest of the trip

It's been so long since I went on a long road trip. And it's been so long since I was on a long road trip out west. Everything was beautiful and new.

We drove from Salt Lake City to Lava Hot Springs Idaho.

It was nice that Shane was driving. Minna and I shared the backseat with Hannah.

From the backseat I could see:
Large trucks



Pretty much the only things to do at Lava Hot Springs have to do with water.

We had a ton of fun with our Family. I just wish the reunion was a day longer, it would give me more time to get reacquainted with all my cousins. Not all of them were there and I still didn't even get to talk to some of them. Candice ended up posting a ton of photos of the reunion, go take a look. Be sure to scroll down and see the synchronized swimming routine video by our family.

Then back to Provo. One of the most fun things about the whole trip is when we went to "Jump On It" to entertain the little kids. Well needless to say Shane and I probably had more fun than they did.

It was also Sharalee's birthday while we were there. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

At the end of our trip we went up into the mountains with Tony and his wife Jocelyn.

It was very muddy

We were up very high. It was very beautiful.

The remainder of the trip was filled with no sleeping red-eye flights. No one felt like taking any photos, so we have none.

I ended up taking a jumpseat from Salt Lake to Vegas, then taking a jumpseat again from Vegas to JFK. That was the red-eye portion. Then I tried to go to work the next day. Around lunch time I actually went into a conference room and took a little nap.

It was a hard trip but family is always worth it.

The photo album is here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

In Utah, before the family reunion, we...

...fed ducks at a duck pond. You can see Jane trying to get in the water in the background. For her that was the whole point.

...took a walk up onto BYU campus.

...went up to Sundance, a very beautiful place.

...took a family photo.

...shane threw a bottle in the air for me to catch. I did not catch it. I was concentrating on taking the photo. Notice he is off the ground he threw it so hard.

...were told by Hannah that these are the flowers "for when mama gets married". She has already picked out flowers for her own wedding. I'm not sure how she learned that you pick flowers for a wedding at her age. We'll probably discuss the fact that mama is already married in the very near future.

...enjoyed the rain. Jane loves umbrellas. You can see her in the background of this photo. Shortly after this was taken we walked into the bike rental place and she knocked over a bike. I caught the bike with the umbrella between me and th bike. The bike was fine and Jane was fine, but the umbrella didn't make it.