Monday, April 12, 2010


I love spring break ... I even love that the kids were out of school for a whole week! I was as ready for a break from school as the kids were. It's nice to be able to not feel rushed in the mornings or having to worry about getting kids (really just Dal) ready on time! I didn't get to sleep in much because Ciara still would wake up pretty dang early, even after sneaking some Benadryl one night. Yes ... she got the lid off of the bottle while I was packing for our vacation and I'm not sure how much actually got into her mouth but it must not have been too much. It looked as though most of it hit the floor, thankfully! I never cared to much for the flavor of Benadryl, Dimetapp was more my choice!!!

We decided to take a little vacation with some friends for spring break since we had not been on one for so long. It's been over a year and I can't even remember how long it's been since we've been on a fun trip! We knew we wanted some sunshine but didn't want to go too far; so we decided on southern Utah and found exactly what we wanted and needed!
And apparently you can't move pictures around on blogger right now so these are way out of order. And since it is being so fickle I am not going to fight adding anymore of them, but here are some of our pics of our little trip!
While we were there we also celebrated our 5 year anniversary! Happy 5th babe :)

We drove through Kolob National Park on the way home and decided that we will definitely need to go back to hike some of the trails there. The mountains are absolutely stunning!

Falls from the middle pools to the lower pools.

St. George Temple

We visited the Brigham Young home also, but I didn't take any pics.

We stopped at Cove Fort on our way down, it was very windy there but we had a good time going through the fort and learning about it!

This was our guide ... here he is showing the kids an old pioneer game and teaching the kids about eternal families. The kids got to keep the little toy and it kept them entertained through the rest of the drive down.

Inside Zion National Park at the upper Emerald Pools. The name upper made me think it would be at the top of the mountain, it was the upper pool of three different ones but still not near the top of the mountain.

This is the water running from the middle pool to the lower pool.

This is a fun little park in St. George. There are lots of the slick rocks to climb around on. More than once however we had to yell at Ciara to not run as she would take off to the edge not knowing that it was a cliff she was about to run off of. The girl has NO fear!!! She sure scares her mom though ;)

The Three Patriarchs in ZNP

3 Say Something:

Laurie said...

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun and had some nice warm weather. The kids are getting so big.

KrisJ said...

Awesome stuff! Im so glad you guys got to go on a fun trip! You guys definately deserved a trip!!

kathy said...

These are beautiful pics. I love them. It would surely make an interesting trip. I am surely glad that the kids found it interesting.