Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Snowstorm

We had a pretty fun spring snowstorm! We went sledding with the Lydens (Amy and Colby behind Tony) and Nolan (Tony' s friend) came also. This is my favorite time to sled...warm enough not to freeze...and snowy enough to have a lot of fun!

We found the sled at the Thrift Store!
Levi had a little sled that you can pull. He went down the hill with me pulling...wasn't TOO into that but loved hanging out.
You can see the snowfort behind Nolan and Tony. They had a massive snowball fight to go with the fort...it was awesome! Tony had a snow day at school. It was a great day.

Turner and I made a snowman. The snow was a little wet and the buttons/eyes/and mouth kept falling out. We had a lot of fun though.

Spring Break in AZ

We had so much fun going to Snowflake, AZ to visit the Johnson's (they moved back there about 6 months ago). The kids really missed their friends and I was intrigued to see this "Zion" or "Utopia" that I had heard so much about.

We pulled up after a 12 hour drive (the kids did great) to a beautiful house with a white picket fence. The city...err town...or even village has only about 5000 people. As I was trying to find the house in the dark the WIDE streets didn't help much. I couldn't see across to the other side to see what the street names were because of how wide the streets are! I guess they were big planners when they layed out the city :)

The little town was great. The best part about it was seeing our friends again. Below are some of the pictures we got along the way. Unfortunately I didn't get everything in the pictures but I am sure we will never forget our trip.

Levi and Ezra taking a bath. (This happened a lot because we had so much fun playing)
Cameo and I took all the kids on a hike that was a lot of fun. You wouldn't think about snow so much in AZ but in a couple of places we saw some of the white stuff. The ground was still a little muddy from all the snow melting and these are Jonah's and Turner's feet after sloshing around in the mud.

MUD MONSTERS! Tony and Granger.

Tony playing in the mud.

Cora is going for a new look.

Jonah and Turner being mud monsters too!

Levi and Ezra got along pretty well. They definitely had a lot of fun.

The kids found a "slide" and had to try it out.


Nothing like roasting marshmellow's at the end of a long day hiking.

We went to the Petrified National Forest. This was a really cool place. I had never really seen any petrified wood. The kids had fun and learned a lot.

It was super windy at the National Forest.

Tony, Turner, and Jonah are taking the pledge to be Junior Rangers. They got a cool badge and pin.

On the last day we just had some fun at the park. Levi loves slides.

Thanks for having us Johnson Fam! It was an awesome trip and can't wait until we get to hang out with you again. And yes...Snowflake is a little utopia. I think it is more the company than the actual town :) We had a blast!

5K Family Run

I am SOOOOO proud of my family for running a 5K together. It was Aurora Academy's (Tony's School) 1st annual 5k fun run. We got up early and headed down.

Levi getting ready in his stroller. (He slept most of the time.)
All the boys getting their game faces on! RAWR!

Tony looking quite determined.

After we got going and Tony, Turner, Derrick, and I running, we had a little mishap. Turner fell and scraped his knee about 1 block in. Good thing I decided to bring the double stroller! Turner jumped in with Levi and we were off. Derrick was in a little bit of a time crunch because he had to get to work so he and Tony took off while I pushed the stroller along. About 1 mile in, I realized that it is much more work pushing about 55lbs. in a stroller than running a 5k on a treadmill ;) Tony ended up running 2 miles without stopping! I was so impressed with his determination. He stopped then to get a drink at the water station and then kept on going. I was trying to catch up to them but both Derrick and Tony crossed the line before me. Turner ended up running the last 1/4 or 1/3 of a mile. I was very happy with his effort. This is definitely something we are going to do again.