Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saint George

Last week we went to Saint George for spring brake. Our friends, and it seems like half of our ward, always go to there the week of spring brake. We have always felt left out and depressed at home in the cold. This year we were determined to go somewhere. We hooked up with a friend who let us use her beautiful vacation home for almost nothing. It was so comfortable with a kitchen and heated pool. We had a fantastic time and stayed from Saturday to Saturday. Usually after a week of vacation I am ready to come home, but I think we could have stayed another week.

I had no idea there were so many fun things to do in Saint George. We really enjoyed our time at Snow Canyon State Park. I think next time we go we will plan to spend even more time there. It will be better as the kids get a little bigger too. It was fun to take pictures. Note the new individual pictures of the kids on the side bar.

Merle made these cute matching hats for the girls in our family so we had to take a girl picture while we were all wearing them.

Cara is our little climber. She always has been. Yes that little speck is her coming down from the top of that rock. Caleb will go exploring with her persuasion, but she has the brave heart.

These are petrified sand dunes. Very cool and great for the kids to climb on. Nerve wracking for me to watch.

We also really enjoyed the park on "Dixie Hill". It was awesome to overlook the city. The kids weren't scared at all. I wish they would have been because my heart was in my toes for them.

There is a place by "Dixie Hill" called the narrows. (Not to be confused with the narrows in Zions.) It is a long split in these giant boulders. Josh went through it with Caleb and Cara. People we AMAZED when he got to the top that he fit. He said that he couldn't believe he still had a shirt on it was so tight and that there was scarcely room to turn his head. These pictures are dark, but it gives you the idea.

Look close to see Josh and the kids in both pictures.

We also really enjoyed the city parks. They have an awesome parks and recreation web site where you can sort the parks by their amenities. There are many parks with splash pads and there are also lots of new parks with great equipment. We spent some time park hopping which is something the kids and I always enjoy. We had an awesome time!

One of the highlights for Josh and I was seeing old friends. We don't have pictures, but I must mention the great time we had with Jenny and Todd, fantastic friends who moved to Cedar City. We stayed up until 4 AM visiting with them the night they came. Time just flew. We also loved seeing Debra and Squire. Debra and her cute kids joined us on three different occasions for our outings which was so fun. Also we saw my cousin Josh and his outstanding wife Sheridan. We have kids almost the same age and they loved playing together. Sheridan was even kind enough to take our kids for a few hours one day while Josh and I went shopping. We are blessed to know such great people!


neil said...

I thought there was an orphan baby left on the trail. I hope you picked her up on your way by. Looked like great fun. LUV YA'

Cathie said...

What fun! I am a little jealous - today we wolk up to 4 inches of fresh SNOW! What?!? It's the end of Aprl. St. George/Southern Utah really is AWESOME!

Erica said...

Great kids, great times, what more could you ask for? Thanks for updating your blog. Wanna do mine now? :)

Karlenn said...

Ben's dad lives there; we should try to do some of those things if we ever get down there to visit. You look ADORABLE; not at all like you just barely had a baby. And those hats are to die for. Soooo stinkin' cute.

Jennifer said...

So fun! And so jealous! We've only ever just passed through St. George. One of these days, we'll have to stop and hang out there for a few days.

Diane said...

It's fun to see all four of your kids in a picture together. Carrie, you look amazing! How do you do that so soon after having a baby? I love little Ali's names.