Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 Family Pictures

 One of my favorite parts of our Staycation, had to be our family pictures!


They turned out amazing!
13 tiny kids and they were soooo good for the pictures.
(I think it helped that we promised a campout in our backyard that night to anyone who smiled!)

Krista's family

Josh's family

Jamie's family

Jordan's family

Krista's girls

 Josh's kids

Jamie's kids

Jordan's boys

Our big girls

Our middle girls

Our little girls

And our Boys

We  LOVE our family!!!!

July was full of lots of family visitors.  Sterling and Carol Sue were in town.

Bonnie and Dennis stayed with us for a week.  

Jamie and Jordan were also here for a week.  

Stacy and Pierce were in town for a couple of days, and we got to have them over for dinner.
So fun to see everyone!

On July 5th, Carissa got married in the Payson Temple

All Ric and Kathy's kids were able to be in the temple for the wedding!
Such a BEAUTIFUL family!

Carissa, Tanner and all her siblings

We took up hike at Silver Lake up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

It was so beautiful!

 We spent the afternoon at Classic water park
The Bigs

 The Middles


The Littles

1/2 our boys

Spent a fun afternoon at Thanksgiving Point Curiosity Museum

Huge Legos!

We are really enjoying our summer!!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2017 Staycation

This year, when Jordan and Jamie came into town, we decided to do a staycation, and just have fun in Salt Lake.  We started it off on Thursday evening with a picnic at a park near Grandma Cline's house.  She and Grandpa Birks joined us.

We went to her pool after the picnic. She is always so sweet to host our swimming parties!

Fun in the hot tub.

On Saturday, we met at the Lion House for lunch.

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All 23 of us were there, it was very yummy.

After lunch we went to Clark Planetarium 

I can't believe we've never been there before.

Very fun!

Friday night we met at Art Dye Park in American Fork to take family pictures.  It was the best family picture experience we have ever had.  All of the kids were great and the photographer made it so much fun.  

We promised any kids that smiled and cooperated with the photographer a sleepover in our backyard.
We had all 10 of the big kids

These were the first ones awake, so they were my kitchen help

We had breakfast out on the patio.

We met their parents at Black Ridge Reservoir in Herriman  for lunch and a swim.

The kids had a great time floating around the lake

and playing in the sand.

Sunday, we all went to our own wards and met at Temple Square afterwards.

After Temple Square, we went to our house and had a delicious dinner that Krista and Emily made.

Monday, we went to a park in Saratoga Springs to roast hot dogs and make s'mores.  Jamie and Merijane were in charge of dinner this night.  Grandpa Cline lives close by, so he joined us.


Oliver brought his little power wheel to ride around.

Jordan and Logan are at the very top!

After dinner, they had a concert in the park and we stayed for a while and the kids had fun dancing.

We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family.  Thanks everyone for making our staycation so much fun!