Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 Emily got braces! She looks so cute and really grown up! I love her smile!

On Sunday after church we packed up and left for Lake Powell! We love this trip and had tons of fun.
We drove to Page, ate dinner and then headed to Antelope Point Marina and unloaded the boat etc.. onto the house boat. 

We slept on the boat Sunday night while everyone arrived at boat and then headed out early Monday morning for Cookie Jar to park for the week. 

We had tons of fun boating, swimming, water skiing,  wake boarding, surfing, tubing, knee boarding, body womping, cloud jumping, cliff jumping etc... Lots of fun, time in the sun, laughs, music, good food etc... It is SO much fun! 

The scenery at Lake Powell is amazing and unbelievable! It's so beautiful and stunning. I love the storms that roll in over the water, and we can see the wind, etc.. We were tied on tight to the shore, so the boat didn't budge during the big waves. 

We had 18 people total on the boat this year, 8 kid and the rest adults. It was a full boat, but tons of fun to all be together. We all got along and had a great time.

We LOVE Lake Powell and are so grateful for our time we spent on the lake. Yay for a wonderful trip!

Once we were home, unpacked etc.. We had Emily going to an awesome Volleyball camp, she learned lot of new skills and had tons of fun! 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We had a fun and busy 4th of July weekend! We started the weekend with a cousin playdate swap
Alli, Hannah & Lizzie came here to run in the sprinklers and Isaac went to Beccas house to play games all afternoon.
Later that night Joey & Gidget dug a big hole and went under the house! It was quite the production to get them out! Emily was nervous and scared that they were stuck forever! 

Saturday we took the ski boat to Jordanelle for a day on the lake. We had fun swimming, eating a picnic lunch and wake boarding etc... The water was cold, but it felt refreshing! 

We headed home for the Lake and got ready to go to Provo for the annual 4th of July Hawkins family party!  We had dinner, saw cousins, aunts, uncles etc... and then sat on the grass all evening waiting for the fireworks to start.
It's one of our favorite traditions of the year! 

Sunday we went to church and then came home and packed up to go to Eden, UT. Our friends the Keele family have a condo there and they invited us to stay there for a couple of days with them.
So we loaded up Danny's new fishing boat and headed to Pineview Reservoir. We spent 2 days with them and it was SO much fun!
We spent one full day at the lake kayaking, swimming , boating, fishing, building sand castles etc... it was a beautiful day and so pleasant for everyone. 

After a day at the lake we had dinner and then went swimming at the pool near their condo. The kids love to swim!
The 4th of July we went to the parade in Huntsville, and then enjoyed the other festivities in the city. It was a great, relaxing get away and so much fun to spend time with the Keele family.