Sunday, April 20, 2014


The girls' second beanie boo gift of the day (happiness brought to you by Lisa).    
Original happiness brought to you by the Easter bunny (my sister is a terrible parent).  
At least the girls are loved by Santa, the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy.  

When Marla mentioned that the fam was spending Easter at the beach I immediately jumped on board, as did Lisa.  The beach is the perfect location for just about any occasion.  It was an ideal beach day.  

Derrick, Hilary, and their little beanie boo Mina met up with us too.  
Seaside Easter's are contagious.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Butterfly Jungle at the Safari Park

“Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end.” - Haruki Murakami 

“And to me also, who appreciate life, the butterflies, and soap-bubbles, and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche 

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -Maya Angelou

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." -Rabindranath Tagore

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." -Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Page 7- Face canyon kayak

The shuttle to Face canyon was COLD!  
Extra layers and some ingenuity are a must.  
(Stupid people must suffer.) 

Raya and Kevin were taking one last look at the map before we started out.  

We kayaked from 10-4, stopping only briefly two times.  
It isn't your arms or shoulders that need a break, it is your legs.  

Eric had a surprise in his kayak for Raya and I, a glass of vino tinto.  
Love it.  

This weeping wall was incredible.  From one of the mineral deposits was a constant stream of water.  

I think the funniest part of the day was when we asked Candice (our shuttle guide both days) about the things that Henry was telling us about how Native Americans will die if they eat snake and how white people will eat people if they are hungry, she just shrugged her shoulders and nodded her head in total agreement.  

Lake Powell from space.  

I love this picture of the big sister being annoyed with the little sister.  
Some things just never change.  
The pictures and videos say more than these words, but this trip to Page was unforgettable.  
A big thanks to Raya, Josh, Kevin, and Eric for making it nonpareil.