Monday, July 07, 2008

Favorite spot for the Fourth...

Beautiful Flaming Gorge!


Sophie and Sage remember how much fun they had last year at this time, look how much they've grown. This year was just as great. The weather was nice not so hot, water was refreshing- cold at first, until you get used to it, the girls loved sleeping in a tent the boys liked having their own tent, dutch oven dinners and our favorite dutch oven dessert, tin-foil dinners, & S'mores were to die for food is always better in the mountains! Playing games around the campfire, tubing, waterskiing, and enjoying the fireworks over the lake. Such fun-filled days, we hardly wanted to leave. Paul got around well with his injured knee ya, I was worried at first, he didn't even bring his brace the boys were a big help, and we were grateful at how kind and helpful others were. As soon as we pulled up to our spot on the dock to unload the boat, the boater next to us helped us dock and instantly grabbed some of our heaviest supplies and hiked it up to our camping spot, not knowing how much he was really helping. It's the little things that mean so much! Paul did suffer a bit at night- allergies and asthma hit him hard, but he's a trooper and never complains, even when we all could ski but him. Next year baby! We had a delightful time!



Josh driving the boat, supervised by mom & dad


Sophie and Sage both wanted to ski after watching the rest of us. Wow, it won't be long I'm sure, but it freaks me out picturing them out there on their own at this age, watching them tube is scary enough, for me. They love it!

Happy 4th of July!

5 comments:

The Boyacks said...

What a fun tradition that you have. Some time we would love to go with you, it is absolutely beautiful! Looks like everyone had a good time!

emiflute said...

Seriously, my favorite memoeries of water were made with your family at Flamming Gorge! Do you remember when you and Paul taught Leslie and I to water ski. I have missed doing that again every summer since then. David and I vow to get a boat one day and be just like all the cool people who have one. In my mind that's the only way to spend the fourth of July. Are you going again anytime soon? :D

Crystal's Digipages said...

Sounds fun! Your pictures are great! Josh is such a little man, he's so cute and responsible. I agree, the last time we went with you guys was a blast as well!

Kelli said...

thats the down falls of having older sibs, they think they should/could/can do what they do. hehe S&S are so cute in red.

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Wow, you guys look liked you had the time of your life. I let Madelyn on a tube when she was almost three. The tube was a little flat and Daddy was on it with her, consequently as soon as the boat started, they got pulled right under water! I yelled STOP! immediately and the came right back up as soon as we stopped. Madelyn was a little traumatized, but she was okay. That taught us a lesson! Hopefully your girls have better guides. You guys have way more experience than Dave and I.