Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy 4th!

So we went to Utah for a week's vacation. We really enjoyed our time there. Especially because we got a lung full of fresh air. Hello, I didn't know we moved to hell! All of CA is on fire- our sky is orange and it's 113 outside today. No, really, I'm not kidding (much) when I say hell. It's naughty, I know.

So, grab a bowl of popcorn and a "naughty pop" (that's what we call caffeinated soada/pop that we love oh so much) and enjoy the tons of pics from our vacation.

The kids at Kangaroo Zoo- a jump playhouse

We went swimming twice- once at a cousin's house and once at the city rec center

Ashley in mid slide

Ainslee and my dad- Grampa Jo

Spencer and my dad. Okay, Spencer just kept jumping off the edge of the pool because he wanted to go swimming so bad. The boy has no fear.

Spencer and Andi shared the downstairs couch/bed. I swear they started off vertical and this is how they ended up. This is why we don't do the "shared bed" thing with the kids.

We went to the Thanksgiving Point Farm and the kids loved it. They did pony rides. Ashley and Ainslee were like pros- probably bored of it- but Andi was so scared at first she was shaking. But by the time we went around like 5 times she was laughing. And Spencer didn't know whether to laugh or cry. He was just very serious about it.

Here we are at the Cabela's "museum." I hate seeing myself on camera. I swear it adds a good 20 pounds. Oh wait, I'm preggers.

One of the highlights of the trip was roller skating. Okay, my dad, in the 70's was a roller skating king. No really, skating backwards, and with one leg out while in the squatting position, and with bell bottoms, and a perm. No, really, a perm.

We went to the Provo Parade on July 4th. Very cute, very cute.

I don't have any pictures but later in the afternoon, we went to Cory's uncle's house. A bunch of Cory's cousins and their families were there. It was really neat because we haven't seen some of them in a few years. We didn't stay long because we had other plans for a BBQ later that night. Spencer and Ainslee loved the sparklers.

Cory thinking he's oh-so-funny.

Andi decided she didn't love sparklers and was pretty freaked out.

Ashley wanted nothing to do with fireworks at all. She decided the trampoline was the place to be.


Lindsey said...

It was so fun to see you guys!

Ashby Family said...

What a cool idea to use scooters at the skate rink! And your is hotter and smokier than HELL! :)

PS - Did you see that Rachel changed her baby's need to change it on the 9th ward blog?!?

April said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I did think Cory's pic was funny- I even laughed out loud a little! We can't wait to see you soon!!

Marla said...

Hi Jessie & Cory!! We were so excited that you came to the BBQ (and mentioned us in your blog -- too cool!). We now have a blog at

We love you!!

-Sydney- said...

You're right, the air quality in California has gone downhill! Seriously, even when we were in Nevada we were choking on smoke. I can't believe how awful it is.

The Bentleys said...

oh my gosh.. your kids are getting so big! What a fun time in utah. I love the back round story about your dad. I wish he still had a perm. Linds said it was SO fun to see everyone!