Sunday, October 19, 2008

Camping over Sterling's Birthday

All of our feet are surrounding a dinasoaur foot print that has been fossilized in the sand stone. It took us an hour to hike out to it, which we weren't expecting, so enjoy the picture!

Sterling's 5th Birthday!

I can't believe Sterling is 5. He's growing up so fast and it amazes me how grown up he acts somtimes. The day before his birthday, Brad took Sterling to Lagoon, just the two of them. Sterling rode on all of the scary rides including Wicked! I don't even think I have the stomach for all that, but he loved it. On his birthday, the 22nd, we packed up and drove outside of Vernal to stay at Red Fleet State Park for a few days. We had a picnic table birthday party and it was alot of fun in spite of the blasting wind. Sterling is pretty infatuated with Iron Man, as you can see from the pictures. Transporting the cake I made from our house to our campsite, 5 hours in the car....took alot of ingenuity, but it managed to keep. The rest of the time we swam at the lake, went to see dinasouar bones at Dinasoaur National Monument and took a tour of Flaming Gorge Dam on our way home. We had a good time. The best part was when we drove into Vernal on Sunday to go to sacrament meeting looking like vagabonds and reeking of campfire - fortunately the bishop was nice and no one offered to take us to a homeless shelter afterwards.

San Diego

Sunny San Diego

Brad and I got to go on an amazing trip to San Diego in August. Brad won airline tickets through X96, the local alternative rock radio station if you can believe it! To win the tickets you just had to send an email to the morning show crew and tell them why you deserved to win the tickets. Brad said he was being deployed to Afghanistan and wanted to take his wife on a trip before he left, and so he won!
Anyway, we stayed 3 nights and tried to pack in as much stuff as we could (including mid-day naps). We went to a bontanical garden, Sea World, The Gaslamp District, and spent alot of time at the beach and exploring the little beach towns. We loved Del Mar and Coronado Island. To celebrate our anniversary we went to Hotel Del Coronado and ate at 1500 Ocean which was practically right on the beach. We chose to eat outside and even though it got a little chilly, it was worth the view and ambience. We got a chance to see the San Diego temple during the day and at night - it was SO beautiful. Anyway, we had a great time. It was very romantic and we hope to get back there in the future.