We spent Monday with Erin, Brian, Ellie, and my mom in Cache Valley. It was really overcast and rainy all day so we spent the afternoon playing Ticket to Ride (which is one of my favorite games, even though I'm horrible at it) while the kids napped. It finally cleared up in the evening so we went for a short hike up Green Canyon. It was a little chilly, but really pretty. The cloud cover made for great picture taking and you can probably tell that I've been messing around with some of these pictures. I'm a little embarrassed to post photos I've manipulated since my friend Natalie always takes the most amazing pictures, so don't judge my very amateur work!
Jeff and Brian, with the "help" of Max and Ellie, where throwing Frisbees in the campground. Jeff plays ultimate Frisbee with some guys he met in our last ward when the weather is good. It was always a common past time in Logan and makes me think of students throwing Frisbees across the quad in between classes. As we were coming over the mountain into Cache County Jeff and I were talking about how Logan still feels like home to both of us. I'm not sure if we would move back right now if we were given the chance, but we sure miss it sometimes. College was such a wonderful and fun time for both of us and we often talk about how glad we were to be able to have those single years before we got married.
Here's Jeff, Max, and my mom. Max was walking between them holding both of their hands on the way back. We were very lucky to have my mom live with us for about a year and Max has a special relationship with her because of this. I love watching them together and I'm so glad that he has kept that closeness to her even though she doesn't live with us anymore.
I am trying to make sure that I end up in the blog periodically, which is hard since I'm the one who is usually taking the pictures and when I do end up in the picture I don't like the way I look. This isn't really an exception to this, but I figure I need to get over that, because I love seeing pictures of my friends/family on their blogs. So here you go, a picture of our little family.
I love this picture of Emily. It makes me think of an Old Testament woman. She looks so cute all bundled up and peaking out of her blankets.
I was trying to get a picture of Max and Ellie looking at the flowers. Of course Max looked at the flowers for about one second and then was running all over the place. Ellie, on the other hand, wanted to take the time to really study and touch the flowers. She is so different in personality from Max, which is one of the reasons that I am glad that they are such good friends. (That is when Max isn't hitting her.)