Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Days!!!

Loving Summer 2011.  Our good friends the Madsens came back to Vegas for a few days.  We met up with them at their Motel and swam for a couple days.  I'm so sad we didn't get a picture with them, but we sure love them to death and was so happy we got to see them.  
 I love love these pictures of my little Koda, What a little man, doing what he should.....Getting Dirty.
The following pictures are a nightly scene in the summer hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa Shaheens.

                                                          Miss Pretty Tia
                                    Don't ask me why this picure won't straighten up.....what the?????
                                                      Cousins Posing..................

OH how we love the summer.....

Red Cliffs Hike with Family and Friends

Girls Camp.....Camp Kolob
Russ and I had the opportunity to help out a couple days at girls camp this year.  We had a great time.  We could only be there a couple days but it sure was worth it.  We went up with the fourth years for their hike.  The Picture below is from the hike.  It was an amazing experience with some amazing people.

Zions National Park
The Narrows

On the tram with Grandpa and Grandma
Starting up the Narrows trail.

Grandma is such a trooper, she was leading the way for the kids.  They went up just a little way but loved it.  We are definately going back before the summer is over.  But this time with Russ.

You can't go to zions with out hitting Pizza Noodle.....

Fourth of July..........Vegas Style
 We have never been here for the Fourth, it was a first and a pretty good one.  We started with the parade, and I truly think the reason it was so good was because the weather was amazing........
We went with our good friends Brynley, Caeson, Becca and Marley Nelson.  We had a super fun day. 

Later that evening, we went on a hike up Redrock, ate KFC and had a neighborhood firework show.  It was a super Fourth of July.  We are greatful for a super dad that works hard for us and our freedom.  

Monday, July 11, 2011

Camp Kolob....Zions Narrows Hike

All I can say is our WHOLE family loves loves loves the mountains.  This past trip was to Kolob Res.  What a beautiful place.  The kids could ride their four wheelers all over.......we could see them for miles. The Res was right by our camp site so they could go canoe in their boat anytime and we could see them safely yet eagerly work their arms to death.......

     Russ picked up the new boat just prior to the trip and boy did they love it.    It was hilarious actually.

Me and my boyfriend......

Dani, Wade and the kids joined us, the cousins had a their own secret camp just up from us.  It was stashed with sticks they had carved and candy hidden all over the place.

Good friends:  applies to above and below picts.

Russ teaching Koda the eye skills when shooting a gun......

My mom and dad met us up there one morning and we drove over to Zions and hiked the Narrows.  This is the most amazing fun hike in the world.  SERIOUSLY you have to try it.  The kids were amazing.  We can't wait to go back.

A superb few days.....Great Memories...............

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Madi's Baptism

Congratulations Madison!!
We are so proud of you.  What a wonderful day. 
Thank you to all the wonderful family members and friends that came and made this 
such a superb day with Madi.

About a year ago we challenged Madi to read the Book Of Mormon before she is baptised.  Well she did it.  The day before
her baptism she finished it.  WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. 
How many of you read the BOOK of MORMON by the age of 8?

She has been an excellent example to all of us.  We love you Madison.