Monday, August 18, 2008

Cowboy Up!

What a great evening! We drove to Birdseye to spend the evening with the Daybell's. The kids spent time playing with the dogs, pigeons, and horses. Payton even tried to rope a calf, and he did it! He thinks that he is pretty cool now. He told me that he maybe wants to be a cowboy now instead of a golfer.
Taylor was quite the impressive rider. She really knows what she is doing. She moved those cattle like a pro. I think that she would live with the Daybell's if I would let her. Baylee was a bit timid at first, but after a little while she was riding around the arena by herself. Kelsea liked to ride, but she really liked loading the steers in the chute and releasing them. Payton was really excited and was determined to rope a steer, which he did! Man is he cool, just ask him. I think that the hat tells the whole story.

It was nice of the Daybell's to have us up. Our kids are about the same age, and my kids really enjoyed having our own little rodeo. I think that the kids are worn out. I know that I am. Who needs Disneyland when this much fun is just 35 minutes away?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Timp Cave

I really do not know what has gotten into me. For the third time in four weeks I planned a hike early on a Saturday morning. This time I planned a trip up to Timp Cave. I really hoped that we could get a lot of people in the family to go, but everyone is so busy this late in the summer. Stacy (my sister and hiking partner), Baylee, Kelsea, Payton, and myself ended up leaving around 7:00am to head up American Fork Canyon. It had been years since I had hiked to the cave, and it was the first time for everyone else that was with me. As usual we had a blast. I was so proud of my kids, and Stacy, for making it all the way up...with minimal whining. I forgot how steep the canyon is, but it sure was beautiful.
The kids were so excited when we entered the cave. Kelsea kept looking for the cougar or bear that she just knew was living there. Baylee thought that the cave formations were beautiful. Payton was very curious. I think that he may of set a occicial cave record for the number of times he hit his head on the rocks. I just was glad that we got out of there with no stitches needed. Stacy was just glad that she bought a sweatshirt at the gift shop before the hike.
We topped off the morning with the long hike down, followed by lunch at the Training Table. Nothing like "cheese fries" to cure the aches and pains of a long hike.

I can't wait to do it all again.

I Really Dislike the Delete Button

Okay, I think that I have finally calmed down enough to write a little. Darn delete button on the digital camera. As you can see this is the first post in a couple of weeks. We have done a lot of fun things, things that I had pictures of, but the darn delete button almost caused me to lose my cool, okay, I did lose my cool but I am okay now.
Two weeks ago, we hiked the Y again. This time Stacy and I took Baylee, Kelsea, Becky, and Sydnee. We had a great time and even ran into the BYU football as they descended from the Y. It was pretty neat, but you will have to take my word from it because I pushed the darn delete button.
Later that same day I took Payton, who was extremely disgusted that he was left home from the hike, up to Hobble Creek Golf Course. We had a great time hitting balls on the range. The kid even has good form. After hitting balls we went to the clubhouse and had a plate of fries. Again we had a blast. It was a beautiful day, and I intended to show off the pictures, but the darn delete button. I think that I am actually calmed down enough to try to post some other things. Hopefully the darn idiot with the camera will not push the wrong button again.