Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wolf Creek Adventures

We just got back from our holiday in Northern Utah. We went to Eden with the family for a week. We stayed in the Wolf Creek resort which is by the Pineview reservoir up Ogden canyon. The area has a beautiful European feel to it. We had a brilliant time jet skiing on the reservoir, playing tennis, eating, golfing, visiting museums, eating, horse riding, more eating and playing at the pool. We even did some eating.

If you thought Nadal v. Federer was an intense final, you should've seen Baz v. Dave. Dave eventually became the victor, winning 6-3; but what Baz didn't tell Dave was that he actually plays left-handed.

Grandad earned a new name on holiday. He has officially become "a miserable old git." But when he wasn't having his gittish moments he did what he does best -- entertain the kids.

Lauren loves being by the seaside. She got her dad's skin, bless her.

Ryan learned 2 new skills while tubing: 1 - a triple somersault, 2 - holding your breath under water for extensive periods of time.

He learned both skills the hard way.

Addy eventually found enough courage to ride the wave runners. Once she conquered her fear, she loved it.

The result of a family picture on a wave runner.

The gang takes refuge in the shade.

Wouldn't you be knackered after a hot day in the sun?

Outing to the Hill Aerospace Museum

The kids were real air cadets. It was a hot day but they survived.

Ryan stands by the Atom bomb. He's famous for leaving his own explosions...

After a whiny day, we tried to launch Addy into space, but unfortunately the ejector seat wouldn't work.

Baz took Britt to heaven and back on our 9th wedding anniversary, by standing by the fastest plane in the world.

Here's Britt after a 2-hour ride on "Amos."

We spent our last day visiting the dinosaur park.

Addy believed the dinosaurs behind the fence were real. It's a good job Carson was there to protect her.

It's amazing what you find in the ground if you have a brush in your hand. The kids became junior David Attenbroughs (famous zoologist).

Lauren has a stand-off with a dinosaur. We think she'd win!

A daddy-daughter moment

A mummy-daughter moment


Dave and Kristin said...

Your pics turned out so cute! And amen to the eating! How did we ever get any activties in! I'll be working off those pounds for a while, but it sure was yummy!

Marci Bigler said...

Your kids are DARLING! I'm so glad you found our blog! Looks like things are going well for your family!

The Edwards Family said...

What a fun vacation!!! I'm a bit jealous of all your fun activities.

kmmathews said...

Cute pics - Addy has obviously spent this summer in the sun - he hair looks 2 shades lighter than a couple months ago!

crackie said...

Hey Brittany - I just found your blog by looking at other blogs from people in the ward. Does that make me a nosy neighbor? :)I have to say that every time I drive past your house I look at your hanging flowers and love them - very pretty. Oh - and I thought the toaster for your birthday was classic!

The Stancliff Family said...

Barry I know that Leeds won't be making a run at the BPL any time soon, but what's with the Arsenal kit? Looks like you guys are having a great summer! -Steve

the fell family said...

A bit late for us but it looks as if you all had a great time. miss ya all