Archive for July, 2009

DSC00813So, my cute little brother Mark was with us this trip. I have missed him the last few times down there. He has always loved to cliff jump. I am not sure if it is for the thrill or just to get a rise out of mo, but either way he loves it. This year he talked Colten into jumpingColten with him, which took all of 1 second to do. Chase on the other hand, is  still the cautious one and really had to think about it for a while before he  the plunge. Mark, Colten and Mike went several times but little Chaser worked himself up to two jumps and was good. I was proud of him, I have turned into a wimp in my older days. He had a blast and Colten is a natural at anything that scares a mother. Just to give you an idea about the height of the cliffs, Mark is 6′ 3″ so I am assuming they are at least 20 – 25 ft and that is big to me.

Colten, Kenzie and Chase at the RuinsWe made a day trip this July up to the Ruins in Forgotten Canyon at Lake Powell. The hike was a hot one! Kenzie was not happy about being there and was not in the mood to hike up the mountain in the heat. So, i was the lucky one who got to carry her all the way to the top.The boys on the pther hand, run up the mountain like little moutain goats. Colten could come here every visit to Lake Powell, it is one of his favorite places to see.

Kenzie was fun this time up here, she really liked it. She made me nervous always wanting to look over the edge and watch the boats below. She was “watchin for her daddy” which was WAY down there hiding in the trees with the boat. She was fun to watch go inside the ruins and at kenzie in the Ruinsone point told me she was staying in the house. There was a guy there who got a kick out of it. He told me that the rent was cheap and that I should take her up on it, there is no mortage.

It was fun to have all the cousins – or those who were with us- enjoy this trip together. They all got along really well.  I am sure more fun times will come in the future!The Cousins