Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our Summer Vacation: part 1

Three short weeks ago we set off on an adventure. After a cross county flight and two quick days in Las Vegas, we headed to southern Utah for some quality mountain time. We were lucky enough to have Matt's parents, brother and family, and cousin Jared join us on Cedar Mountain for a week of fun at the cabin.

Grandma and Grandpa Riley with the grandkids.
Grandpa Riley is a FIRST RATE story teller. It is hard to know what is true or not, but he can keep the kids attention better than anyone I know! Being on vacation with Matt's mom is TRULY a dream vacation for me. She took the kids on walks & hikes, read them stories, gave them their nightly bath and put them to bed. I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law!

Matt and Mason at Bryce Canyon

Matt and Bart (his bro) on the Bristlecone Pine Loop hike at Bryce Canyon

First family picture since the birth of Melissa.
The kids were total troopers on this hike. they walked almost the entire way. And we discovered that Melissa loves hiking about as much as she loves everything else. She looked around for the first few minutes and then nodded off to sleep for the duration.

Bart, Megan, Sydney and Alexander Lyman
We were so glad to have Matt's bro and his family with us this year. We don't get to see them very often, so it was great to spend some time together. The kids got along famously and had such fun together!

to be continued...

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