Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Well it has been 31 years of a wonderful life with my wonderful husband! We have six amazing kids and three even more amazing grandchildren! There have definitely been more good times than bad times and we are more in love than ever! For the last few years we have taken turns planning our anniversary "get-away". This year was Bart's turn and he planned a great trip to Flaming Gorge and a raft trip down the Green River. We stayed at Red Canyon Lodge. The following morning we got up and went to breakfast at Flaming Gorge Restaurant. We were leaving the restaurant and Bart asked me to drive, which is a little nontypical, but as I was going to get in the driver's side I heard "Hi Grandma". In the black van parked next to us was Parker, Christine, Tegan, Jackson, and Josh. I was sooo surprised! At first I thought how sweet to drive so far to come see us. Then I realized Bart was in on it and they were going on the raft trip with us. I was elated! How fun would this be. Anyway, we were blessed with the perfect day on the river and the little boys had a ball. They were very good the whole way. At one point Joshy got a little tired and wanted to go back! We explained we could only go one way on the river! Following are some pix of the great couple of days:

This is a view at one of the Red Canyon overlooks

This is the view from the front porch of our little cabin at Red Canyon Lodge. When we first pulled up there was a deer right in front!

This is in front of the dam (duh). A guy on a Harley was kind enough to take this!

The crew at the end of the rafting adventure

Getting ready to go
We are on our way. Notice Josh helping with the oar!
Stopped a couple of times to do a little fishing

On one stop Jackson happened to fall into the only cactus on the trail! We should have stayed in the boat!

Joshy enjoying some cookies, mostly the frosting!

More fishing

The cute girls

Tegan and her famous snake grass necklaces - Jackson really wanted one!

Of course we had to throw a few rocks into the river