Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Camping!

Warning: Picture OVERLOAD in this post!

After Asher came home from the hospital and everything was A-okay with him, we decided we needed to get the heck out of dodge. So, Saturday we (I) loaded up the van, and right after church Sunday we took off to go camping in Moab. Happy Father's Day! Who doesn't want to spend their day driving for 4 hours with 3 kids?

Actually, the drive wasn't bad. We got to Moab and set up camp just before a thunderstorm hit. We had dinner that night, then settled the kiddos in for bed. Adam and I listened to the rain and talked until we knew everyone was asleep; then he went to bed, and I attempted sleep. However, sleeping in a cot while almost 8 months pregnant is not an easy thing to do! I was up most of the night- yuck.

Monday we headed to Arches for a fun day of hiking- we did 3 miles that day. Above is Tay and Adam, taking a break while we hike the Park Avenue.

Tay and Jon playing on rocks

Look at that belly!

Tay and I on the hike to the Double Arches

Roasting marshmallows that night, after having a dinner of hot dogs and roasted corn. Yum!

I think I have a pic like this from all of my pregnancies! I love roasted marshmallows, and am quite the expert at roasting them.

Tuesday, more hiking at Arches. We did another 3 miles this day. As you can see, I wised up this day and wore my workout clothes. I was roasting to death hiking on Monday!

Lu Lu playing on rocks.

My pretty kids. This old cabin is near the trailhead for Delicate Arch (which we didn't hike to this time. A 3 mile strenuous hike is not my cup of tea while 8 months pregnant!).

Daddy, Ash, and Tay. I have a very similar pic to this when Jon was Asher's age!

Asher cheesing it up for the camera.

A pooped Jon, resting in the railing.

4-wheeling in the van! WHAT?! You don't take your van 4-wheeling? Well, we didn't plan on it. It's a long story, so I won't get into it. But it involves Mexican food (Fiesta Mexicana in Moab- yumm), a scenic drive trying to see Fisher Towers, a wrong turn, and poor planning on our part. We didn't make it back to camp until 10 pm!

We woke up early Wednesday and headed back home. It was a really fun trip- however I was very grateful for my bed when I came home! And I am glad this is my last pregnancy- camping next year will be much more comfortable!

Off topic- Asher saw his pediatrician today. In the last week he went form 8.28 Kilos to 8.75. Yay! Weight gain! I also had the pediatrician check out Jon. He's had a cough for several months now, but it's been worse since we left for Moab. Well, I'm glad I had him look at Jon! Turns out he has bronchitis- his oxygen is down, and there's some crackling in his right lung. He's on antibiotics now- and I feel like the worst parent ever making him hike so much in Moab! No wonder he was dragging so much and kept telling us he was sick. Oops! He thinks whenever someone coughs, they are sick, so we just ignored him. Poor guy! Hopefully he starts feeling better soon; he certainly isn't acting sick- he's been running around with Taylor all day.


  1. So fun! I really enjoyed all the great pictures. Sure love you guys and hope Asher continues to get and feel better!

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