Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eating my way around town: part 4

This wasn't necessarily one of the places I was dying to try, but we tried Lucy's Pizzeria last night. Tristan can sometimes get 1/2 off coupons, so we decided to give it a try. It's the old Pizza Hut building by Fred Meyer. You may have heard the commercial "If it ain't Lucy's-forget about it!"
I give it 2 out of 5 stars. Wasn't that impressed. It was a thin crust-New York syle pizza. It was about $15-17 for an 18 inch. A little more than we like to pay for pizza (probably wasn't even worth the 1/2 off either) The kids didn't love, we didn't love it. We would much rather have Papa Murphy's or Manginis and bake it at home. I guess we like a thicker crust and more toppings.
On the upside, our server was really nice. Probably wouldn't go back though. Don't let me discourage you if you love that kind of pizza. Maybe you would like it. Or maybe not :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Yellowstone Trip

Photobucket Tristan and his brother decided we should do a babysitting exchange so we could go to Yellowstone without the kids. At first, I was a little hesistant. I'm without kids! We should go somewhere more exotic. But, I have to say we could see a lot more without tired little ones. I much more appreciate how amazing Yellowstone is as an adult. It has every kind of landscape and terrain possible.

Makes me want to go to the Caribbean again!

Photobucket We learned quickly that taking the off roads were definetly worth it. Except this one was a little boring, until we saw this guy right next to the road. Tristan dared me to take a picture when we got next to it. I squinted my eyes, held my breath and took this picture:



Petrified tree.


Lower falls. We hiked down to take a closer look.
Photobucket West Thumb part of Yellowstone Lake.

Photobucket A little geyser right next to the water.

It's amazing that every geyser is different. It was nice not to just do the loop to Old Faithful and have all the kids be tired out. It's pretty freaky to think that all of this is so close to where we live. I guess we now know how we are going to go down in the end!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wasting time

  • T got stung by a bee for the second time in two weeks and probably the 5th or 6th time in his life. Last week his arm was swollen. Today his whole back and tummy got red with white bumps, his tummy hurt, his eyes were starting to puff up.
  • Apparantly, I didn't hide my panic good enough because B started freaking out and wondering if his brother was going to die. Good reminder that even he can really drive you nuts, he is still my baby and I would be devastated if anything happened to him.
  • I've had an MSN e-mail account ever since I got married 10 1/2 years ago. It started getting way too many junk e-mails, so I got a gmail account which I love. But I kept the msn one to give out to non-people. But I got a virus and had weird e-mails going out. So, I decided to just delete the account and create a new gmail one for junk mail. But I can't even get the msn one to open so I can delete it. Grrrr. And apparantly once you do hit delete, if you log in sometime in the next 270 days your account will be reactivated.
  • Scouting is a really good calling for most of it, but the other part makes me want to pull my hair out. Nuff said.
  • I went shopping with the in-laws this past weekend in SLC. Shopped hard. Got some cute stuff and good deals.
  • Been considering going private on the blog again. Maybe I will sleep on it. Things will look up in the morning. But then it is Monday and I have to mow the lawn and do laundry etc. etc.
  • I will probably regret this post in the morning when I'm fresh.
  • Love-

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Family Reunion

This year the reunion on my side was at the Heber Valley Camp. My parents were in charge, and when told us it was at a girls camp, I was picturing a place that could hold one stake at a time. Nooo- this one is huge that has several different campsites to choose from. Several stakes could be there at once. I heard 2200 people could sleep there at one time. Volunteer couple missionaries run the place.
They have several challenge courses, a lake complete with kayaks etc., sandboxes for little kids. etc. etc. They thought of everything. We had two cabins that had 16 bunks each. Our pavillion had two sinks and two fridges. There was also an ice machine nearby. That is my kind of camping.

Here is the sinking ship we are trying to escape from at the challenge course.

Here these cousins are trying to get away from the burning building.
They had a huge swing that I kind of freaked out about doing. It was pretty fun.




Here is the view from one the hike.

The inside of our cabin.
Our familia by the lake.
Girl C chatting up with her cousin from down south.
Cool cousins.



If you are in need of a place for a family reunion, I would definetly recommend this place. I think it was only about $125 for all us to stay the night. It had a really neat spirit about it. This was President Hinckley's vision. Thanks for the great time my family!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Photo purge

My kids sometimes have the super power of glowing- what does your kids have?
She just also might melt daddy's heart by wearing this t-shirt!
Our annual trip to Lava Hot Springs with some friends. Good times!