My brother James and sister-in-law Allison were able to come visit us last weekend from Texas. It was so SO fun to have them here and everyone was sad to see them leave. All the little kids were trying to figure out how to get them to stay and all of us adults were trying to think of ways to get James fired so he would have a good reason to leave Texas. We were happy we were at least able to see them for a few days.
We went to St. George for a few days to get away. I know, who goes to St. George in the summer to get away. It was really fun though and we had a blast even though we had 17 of us in a 2 bedroom house (that includes 6 young kids).
We went to see "The Little Mermaid" at Tuacahn. I love that place. It is such an awesome setting outside against the red rocks. It brings back so many memories from my childhood. The play was AWESOME! I really thought they did an excellent job. Too bad it started at 9:00 PM and didn't end until almost 12:00. Poor Shawn was so good for how tired he was.
Natalie and Shawn heading up to the theatre
Hanging out before the show
All the girls in the group
The next day we went into Zions National Park. Shawn's highlight of the day was taking the bus through the park. You can see by his pose how serious this was. He thought he was big stuff.
Hiking up to the narrows.
Some of the gang up at the narrowsTiff and me with out cute little hiking faces. :)
James and J.P. thought it would be fun to bring a raft and go down the stream/river. It was fun until a ranger told us it was illegal and we could get a fine. Oh well, it was fun idea.
James trying to dry off since he fell into the river. I didn't realize that was what he was doing so he did not appreciate when I poured water on his neck trying to cool him off. ;)The day that James and Allison left we headed to a picnic in the park. James was playing hide and seek with the kids. If you look closely you can see all the boys hiding behind the rock and James acting like he can't figure out where they all went. Even very much enjoyed the bark at the park. Whatever makes him happy, right?Allison, James, and meQuality time with cousin Natalie