Friday, April 23, 2010

The Green Goblins

Last weekend we bought goofy matching bandanas, packed our car full of gear and kids, and headed to Southern Utah.

The kids LOVED Goblin Valley and couldn't get enough of playing hide and seek and climbing the weird rock formations.
We also did some hiking in the slot canyons...
Here Brett is probably proclaiming that he is "the King of the Echo People!"
Ashley and Jill, either one of you can come pick up your daughter at your earliest convenience.
Here Max and I are rejoicing that we made it through the night without being eaten by a puma. Brett may or may not have forgotten the tent poles so we camped out under the stars. On a dinner platter-like tarp in open view of the pumas. Luckily we were spared. I did keep a watchful eye on the crew both nights. And according to Brett, my "imagination left nothing to my imagination." I was ready to bearhandedly kill our predators. I'm tough like that.
Izzy enjoyed being toted around and the day after hiking refused to let Brett put her down. Also, she quite likes the paparazzi, "Take my picture!"
Me and my bird legs. If you saw Intervention the other night you'd think I might need one but don't worry, I have plenty of meat in the middle!
Little hiker man. Please don't grow up Quinner-I so love you the size you are!
These two had pink eye but it didn't stop them. They hiked like champs and Anna was our tour guide through the canyon. Apparently she's been there many, many times.
Me and my Sweetheart. Don't be jealous Brett.

If Anna were on Survivor I think she'd win.
My five most favorite people in all the world. Thanks for a great Spring Break y'all! Brett, I appreciate your planning, life is always an adventure with you and I so enjoy the ride (if only we could find the trailmarkers!) :)


Bre said...

Where are your hubcap hats?
Wendy you look great!

Blackburns said...

That looks like so much fun and I love the green bandanas. I went to Goblin Valley once and I would love to go back. It is a great place to spend a spring break.

Rich and Tyra said...

Looks like fun! I would have been scared to sleep out under the stars like that....Way to go!!!

Kenton and Haylee said...

How fun! I've always wanted to go to Goblin Valley. This year all camping and most all vacations are out for us. I wouldn't dare attempt it!

Smith Family said...

Hey... so fun. I hope you don't mind my peeking at this! I think that is awesome that you don't let having little kids slow you down and use that as an excuse to not go out and have a fun adventure like that!

Jessica G. said...

We loved Goblin Valley! And what? You didn't reenact the famous scenes from Galaxy Quest?

Chambers Family said...

So fun,I love camping with kids. Quinn sure was fun yesterday! Thanks for letting him come play:) Love the bandanas!!