Monday, September 22, 2008

Blackhawk... again!

Sorry, I know you're probably sick of hearing about Blackhawk and you probably think that's all I ever do. But, this is my third time going to this summer. The first time was with my ward, the second time was labor day with Brad's family, and this time was with Brad's family as well. Brad and I drove up friday night right after he got off work and met his parents up there. We had pancakes for dinner with DELICIOUS homemade rasberry jam that we all scarfed down! Then, Brad built a fire and we just sat around it. It was a beautiful night and the stars are always so pretty up there. The next morning, we rolled out of bed and were just lazy. While breakfast was being made, Brad and I went on a walk around the loop. It was GEORGEOUS!!! The leaves are changing colors up there and words can't describe how pretty it is up there. It is searously breathtaking. Then, after a delicious breakfast, it started raining off and on so we waited till it stopped and dried so we could go cut wood. That was the point of this trip. Was to get wood for the winter. While we were waiting for it to dry, we played games. Then, it dried up and we headed to get wood. The best part was the drive and seeing all the pretty leaves! After getting the wood, Laraine (brad's mom) and I read our Twilight books and Brad did homework. Then I took a nice little nap:) Then we got dinner ready and had BT's (we had no lettuce) and they were yummy! Then, we played more games! Then we made another fire and brad and i had s'mores! Then, Kim and Dave (Brad's sister and her husband) and their 3 girls suprised us and came to join the fun! They were originally supposed to come, but they had lots to get done! Then we all just hung out! We were glad to have them there! The next day we woke up and had another yummy breakfast! Then brad and i went on another walk around the loop. Then we took tons of cute pictures of his cute nieces. Then his other sister and brother in law, Traci and Jethro and their 2 little girls came up just in time for dinner! After dinner, we all just sat in the trailor NOT wanting to go home. I still don't want to be here! You would all understand if you've ever been there. It's AMAZING! I'm having some serious Blackhawk withdrawls! I miss it. But, we'll be going back soon!!! Thanks, Brad and Sheen's for the great time!:) Here are some pictures from the event!

Brad took this picture on our morning walk
Here is David, (Brad's dad) cutting down a tree to get wood
Here's my buff man carrying the wood to the truck ;)
Here is me "helping" notice no wood!:)
Sorry Laraine! This is Brad's cute mom loading the wood into the truck!

Playing golf! Sorry the picture is dark...
Ashlie, Alyssa and Amanda, Brad's cute nieces!
Me! I like how the sun is shining on my back... :)
Me and Brad!
CUTE Panina. The newest addition to Brad's family! She's 1 month and cute as ever.

On our way out the canyon. I was SO SO SO sad to leave. But it was so fun and i LOVED it!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor day weekend: Heber Valley Camp and Black Hawk

Heber Valley Camp
This was the best Labor Day i've ever had!. It was full of nonstop camping! First, on Friday, Krista, Sadie and i headed up to Heber Valley Camp for a Sundberg family reunion. It was beautiful up there. I had heard a lot about it, but never been there. It was nice to have cabins to sleep in and bunk beds. This is my kind of camping. After getting everything settled, we made dinner. Then we took the kids, Halle, Gray, Easton and Keagan on a walk. We saw some deer and the kids loved it. Then, the kids wanted to sing some songs, so, beind the girls camp experts that we are (my mom, liz, ashley and myself) we started to remember some songs we sang. One of the songs we remebered was "The Princess Pat" the kids LOVED it and we had to sing it a few times. Then we made a fire and sang it more. The next day we went on a hike with everyone and hiked all the way to the top of the mountain. The kids loved it! We then relaxed and waited for all the guys to get back from golfing. Then my uncle Kent cooked delicious TURKEY BURGERS. Yum Yum:). then we had dutch oven sticky buns and made s'mores. I had the brilliant idea (thanks to Brad) to tell shelly to bring reeses to have with our s'mores! We had to put the fire out by 8:00, but being the rebels that we are, kept it going. A missionary came and we got in trouble and had to put it out. So, since we were freezing and didn't want to go to bed yet, we went into one of the cabins and played cards. The next morning we woke up to my mom's sourdough pancakes! Then i got ready to leave so i could get home to head to blackhawk with brad. Everyone else went to the confidence course. Here are a few pictures from the event.

Gray singing "The Princess Pat"
Halle, JoJo, Krista and Gray singing "The Princess Pat"

Me, Julie and Keagan hiking

Gray, Easton and Halle. Best buds.
Gray and Halle
Ashley and Easton

I got home from heber valley on saturday and took a shower and got ready to go to blackhawk. Brad's mom's side of the family goes here every Fathers day and Labor day. They've been going for about 30 years. brad and i headed up there around 12:00. We got there and the first thing we did was go see our tree and take a picture! i LOVE it:). Then, we hung out in the camper for a while and talked with his family. Then, we went on a hike and we had no idea where we were for a while! Then we came back and got brad's niece alyssa and went to devil's kitchen. It was sweet! Then we got back in time for dinner and we had yummy hamburgers and corn on the cob. Then brad and i cut wood and made a fire. We roasted marshmellows and had s'mores with reeses of course! Then the wind started blowing really hard so we hurried and put everything away before it blew away. Then, sunday morning we had a delicious breakfast. Pancakes and eggs and ham. The Sheen's don't mess around. After breakfast, we went on a hike with brad's brother jeff and his daugher stevie and brad's niece amanda and their cousins kayla and emily. We went to where they want to build a cabin it's called "the cabin site" it was a fun hike. then, when we got back we watched the little kids launch water baloons! They loved it. Stevie, Amanda and Kayla loved being the targets. Then we just relaxed and got ready to eat dinner. Laraine made delicous chicken! and we had carrots and fruit! then we had dutch oven pupmkin cobler and choclote and cherry cobler. yummy! it started getting windy so we were all hanging out in the camper. then, we looked outside and the clouds were rolling down the mountain. it looked like smoke, it was crazy! we all had to go out and watch it! it was freezing! that night it rained and hailed all night long! Good thing we were in the camper! I loved this camping trip, it was amazing! More pictures:).

Our tree! It's still there and still going strong!
This is a much better picture than we took last time. and i LOVE brad's shirt!

Launching water baloons!

Farmer brad
My postcard picture

It's amazing up there!

Cute couple! ;)
Us by old faithful
Brad, Alyssa and I and devils kitchen
Alyssa and I

by the camp fire!
the crazy sweet stormsleeping beauty