Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 Years

I don't know how it is possible, but J and I have been married for 10 years and one month now (July 27). J and I were able to escape our little ones and spend a week away. We headed up north to Heber and used my parents' house as a bed and breakfast. We did lots of things that we had wanted to do. It was so much fun and the time went by so fast. Here is what we did (I will be linking to videos or posts that J put together of our trip as well) :

Friday, July 22:
We left in the afternoon and made our way up to Heber.

Saturday, July 23:
We got up pretty early and went on a hot air balloon ride in Park City. It was a lot of fun and as the pilot kept telling us what an adventure we were having. The rest of the day we relaxed, took a nap, and watched Harry Potter 7 part 1 for the first time.
Sunday, July 24:
This was more of a family day. Being Sunday we didn't want to be struck down for doing things we shouldn't. So we attended church with my Dad and got to listen to my brother Jim and his wife Crystal speak. After that we headed up to my sister's (Bonnie) house for Kruz's baby blessing. That evening we went over to Jim's house to roast pineapple over his fire pit.

Monday, July 25:
We got up and went to Deer Creek to kayak. It was a nice quiet morning on the lake and we got to see lots of fish jumping. Later that afternoon we floated down the Provo River in a kayak. That evening we had a BBQ with my family and did some fireworks to celebrate the 24th.

Tuesday, July 26:
We made the trek to Antelope Island to do some more kayaking. When we got there is was so quiet—no one was there. We thought it was odd and we soon discovered why it was so deserted. It WAS NASTY! The water was so briny and there were bugs swarming everywhere. Not to mention all the scary spiders that were EVERYWHERE. We almost didn't even get on the water but decided since we had come we had better give it a try. We didn't last too long (the water was like syrup) and then headed out of there. The rest of the day we rested and then went to Harry Potter 7 part 2 that evening.

Wednesday, July 27:
Our actual anniversary. We decided to go biking around Deer Creek reservoir on a trail called Provo/Jordan River Parkway. It was a nice ride with pretty views. We even got to see the Heber Creeper come by (the trail is just above the train tracks). After our ride and lunch we went kayaking again, this time at Jordanelle State Park Rock Cliff. We didn't get much time in because bad weather was moving and it got windy. After a quick trip to Kamas to say goodbye to Bonnie and Kruz, we got cleaned up and headed up to Daniel Summit to have dinner at the lodge. It was really nice and quiet up there and we got to see all the pretty flowers that were in bloom.
Thursday, July 28
After taking advantage of sleeping in one more time we packed up to head home. It was a very quick trip—or so it seemed to us.

While we were away, J's parents (Max and Mary) had our children. They had some adventures too. They played a couple of days and then the air conditioner went out at our rental house. It took a couple of day to get that fixed because it of course happened on the 24th holiday. The kids didn't seem to mind the sleepovers they had a grandma and grandpa's house, though. It made them feel like they were on vacation too. Thank you so much for watching our children so we could get away!


Tom and Juli said...

Looks like you two had a great time! You've inspired Tom and I to have a week long 10 year anniversary vacation.... in a little over 5 years. :)

Tom and Juli said...

er... I mean a little over 6 years. My pregnant brain prevents me from doing even the simplest math.

Keli W said...

Hey, I didn't know we got married the same year! How awesome is that! So glad you came walking with us the other was so fun to see you. Congrats on 10 fun years! Here's to many more!

The Cox Family said...

Glad you guys had a great time and I am jealous that you had someone to watch your kids for that long. I still can't believe you two have been married for 10 years! Congrats!