Lake Powell is my favorite place on earth!... well one of them.
We have gone almost every single year since I was a little kid... Now my whole family with all of our children go each August and it is something I look forward to all year! This year we had a blast! The kids all got new pets... Canyon's lizard was named lightning... I think Lila's was Thunder and I don't remember all the other kids. Tom helped them catch them on a rock across the lake from where we stayed, he swam back with them on his head to give to each of the kids. He is such a good dad! I will post pictures of it that Corbin took in part 2....
Olivia learned how to waterski....
She wanted me to be out in the water with her when she started I held on to the back of her to keep her steady... she did not need my help. I usually do this with the kids and they go a short distance and we try again and then they're done.... liv a love went forever!
she even crossed the wake on this first try!
we took a trip/hike up to the Indian Ruins.. the kids all thought it was pretty great. We hadn't been there for years... this was my moms first trip after having her foot amputated... she was such a great example for all the kids... she water skied, she hiked with us all and she swam across the lake.. She even took part in our first ever Survivor style races... we split into two teams... I think we ended up as the sparkley dragons named by cute little emme... It was so fun we relayed down the slide then across the cove and back, canoed around the cove and hiked up a mtn.... I hope it will be a new tradition!
Here the kids are at the ruins... all of us moms kept wondering how the Indian families kept their children from falling off the cliffs each day.. they lived pretty high up there!
Down inside the rock built homes.... it still smells like pee... oh the nostalgia!
Oh Tom... he likes to take pictures of himself on vacation!
The kids had such a good time playing with all their cousins.... fishing swimming, canoeing etc... I just love that white hair!
Oh man I am counting down the days until this August when we go again!!!
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