Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Camping (again)

So we went on our second camping trip of the year over the weekend of June 24. This time we went with some friends and their families. It was so much fun! We went up to Spruces campground up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Saturday morning we went to Silver Lake for some fishing. There was still quite a bit of snow on the trail around the lake.

Saturday afternoon, a few of us hiked up to Donut Falls. The water was so high that we couldn't get as close as we usually can.

Donut Falls in the background. Trin opted out on going hiking. She's still just not into it.

Kevin was helping the kids with fire starting skills.

We won't mention what's happening here....


Kevin and I don't even own a dutch oven, but thanks to our friends, we learned some dutch oven cooking over the weekend! I think we need to invest in some now. :)

The kids definitely were worn out!


The weather was perfect during the day, and a little chilly at night. It was so nice to get away!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Neighborhood BBQ

Last year, we decided as a "circle" to host a neighborhood BBQ, and it was a lot of fun! We hoped to do it again in 2010, but never got around to it.

We've been talking about doing another one, and a few days ago we decided that this weekend would be a good time to do it. I think it was a great success!

Here are a few pics from the evening. We had 3 BBQ grills going, full of yummy food! I failed, however, to take a picture of all of the yummy salads/side dishes/desserts that everyone brought! They were delicious. Take my word for it!

The kids had a great time running around, having water fights, riding bikes, etc.

It was a great evening, and I'm so glad I have so many great friends and neighbors to spend time with!