We are so glad we got to go on the River Trip this year with our good friends from University. It was such a blast!! We drove down to ABQ and stayed the night with Brad and Lisa, then drove the rest of the way to the river house (near Lake Havasu). The boys did great on the drive - I think I got more grumpy than they did! It's probably because they got to watch all the movies :). Here are most of us on the dock ready to float down the river back to the house:
It was around 110 degrees (or more) every day, so the water felt SO good. We could hardly wait to jump in!! Parker and Landon were a little skeptical at first, but I think they enjoyed it in the end. Then we went boating:
It was so hot that each time someone switched out of the tubes, we all jumped in!
I got up on the wakeboard even though it's been years (woohoo!) but it's harder than I remembered! With that and tubing, my muscles were sore! Here's our family on the tube:
This was the tradition each afternoon - smoothies and lollipops (Brad brought a whole box of blow pops and the kids really loved him for that!). Smoothies tasted so good after being out on the water! This is the life:
Landon is getting so big these days:
Here's Parker, Brad and Ashley out in the little bay by the river. Parker spent so much time swimming here. He's getting really good! The boys had so much fun playing with Ashley. When we weren't outside, they were inside playing pretend games every second. It was quite the vacation for me and Scott :)
This sprinkler is awesome - the water shoots the hat up high and water goes all over. Fun!
It was so fun to see everybody's kids again. Eden and Dallin have both gotten so big!! Here's Heather taking pictures of Eden:
Landon fell in love with the jet ski's. At first he didn't really want to go, but once he got out there, he was totally addicted. Scott took him out and then he wanted to go again with me:
On our way home, we decided to stop in Las Vegas for lunch. The kids have never been there, so we wanted to show them some of our favorite (quick) things. We showed them the main strip and then parked at the Bellagio to show them the gardens:
And of course, the water show. We got there 15 min. before the first show of the day - perfect! We pulled out our packed lunch (classy, I know) and waited for the show:
They loved the pretend Eiffel Tower:
And REALLY loved the water:
Then we drove....and drove....and drove. Seriously, it felt like forever! It was well worth it, though. We had SO much fun with our friends and miss them a ton. We'll have to plan another reunion soon!
Just for Brad: "Do you have a brick?" I will never forget that laugh....so funny!