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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tonto Natural Bridge



One of the activities we wanted to do with everyone was a hike.  Tonto is really beautiful and a fairly easy hike, so we thought it would work.  It was a perfect day!
We gathered in the parking lot while everyone arrived and we figured out which trail we would take.





We were treated by seeing a wild herd of javelinas in the parking lot.  They had a few babies, too.


Grandma          Ben & Tessa,        Robbie, Emy & Brad,       Nicole, Taylor and Emma
Catherine, Noah and Ethan        Lindsay & Ivy           Nickie, Richard & Bennett                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                               




first stop... a little pool where the river meets the trail



the trees were all changing colors and it was beautiful!
it looked more like Fall than Winter, but it was amazing.


Taylor and Emma


This was one of the prettier spots




Richard and Bennett


Taylor, Nicole and Emma






Nickie, Richard and Bennett



We reached the bridge!




Brad, Emy & Robbie


Lindsay, Ivy and Wesley



Catherine checking out the cave


Ben and Tessa


Catherine, Noah, Ethan and Uncle Taylor


Grandma & Grandpa



Wesley and Grandma picking out souvenir rocks




another beautiful spot


crossing the river sometimes was a little tricky



it was a good thing we had lots of helpers!


hiking back up the trail 






someone was getting a little tired!


but Wesley cheered her up...


the bridge from the top...


 Yes, in spite of what the the bench says, Ben DID survive...




Monday, October 26, 2015

Wedding!

This past weekend we went to Utah along with Lindsay and Darren and their kids for the wedding of Darren's sister, Sara, and one of our missionaries, Jacob Olsen.  Last year Janet introduced the two of them to each other over Facebook and they liked each other!  We're so excited to have Jacob in the family and are so happy for the two of them.  They were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and we all had the most wonderful day.  Congratulations Jacob and Sara Olsen!







Wesley, Darren, Lindsay and Ivy        Jacob and Sara          Kevin, Danelle and David       



Jacob's family




groomsmen






Wesley was really enjoying his cake...