Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ultimate Road Trip!

Ryan and I were in need of a break from the usual routine. So we decided to take a road trip to see the Grand Canyon. We both have never been and figure now is as good a time as any. We started our trip Thursday night and drove four and a half hours to Salt Lake. We slept over at Ryan's friend Nate, and his wife, Becca's house. We began the main part of the trip Friday morning. We drove to Zion's National Park and spent four hours hiking,taking pictures, and just enjoying the beautiful fall scenery. That evening we drove to St. George and were really hungry. We at at none other than In-N-Out Burger! We were all starving and seriously scarfed our hamburgers! Ryan had a double double burger and we shared a second one. Ya we stuffed our selves, but it was worth it! That night we stayed with some friends of Nate and Becca's. Saturday morning we began the second leg of our crazy road trip. We drove four more hours to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was AMAZING! We spent a few hours taking in the amazing scenery and attempted to capture a million pictures. We again jumped in the car and drove two more hours to Page, Arizona. Ryan and Nate enjoyed a dip in the gorgeous Lake Powell ( I must plan a boat trip here with a boat house). We ate some delicious Mexican food, played some games, and passed out at the Days Inn. Sunday morning we went to church and left early to get a start on our six hour journey back to SLC. I begged Ryan to take a slight detour to Bryce Canyon National Park. At this point I think we were all a little sick of driving, but my husband loves me so much that we tacked on another hour to our journey. I figured that we had come this far and I wanted to see Bryce Canyon. It was worth it, even if Ryan was a little annoyed :). We arrived in SLC and surprised Ryan's parents! We left Monday afternoon to drive five more hours back to Boise. It was a fun trip and thanks to Nate and Becca for all the memories. Total driving mileage 1900......wooooo that is a lot of time spent in the car! Totally worth it! Enjoy all of the photos in no particular order.

Ryan sporting his In-N-Out hat and my sunglasses! He wore it everytime he was in the drivers seat.

Of course he made me wear it while I drove and everyone else slept :)

Becca and Nate at the Bryce Canyon. The last leg of our journey!
Yes they are still smiling :)


Bryce Canyon

Lake Powell and the boys jumping in!

here they go!!!!......

Ryan and me
North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Group shot at the Grand Canyon

Nate attempting the Karate Kid on top of a ledge (Becca did not like this idea)

In-N-Out Burger YUM!!!!!


Weeping Rock hike

We started the Road trip with Nate popping his stress ball! It was like a huge zit! Of course I enjoyed it :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch with the Zickgrafs

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, 72 degrees sunny, but really windy! We first drove out to Linder Farms, but there was so much dust blowing around that we decided to try another pumpkin patch. Ford was complaining of dust in his eyes and we were taking shelter behind a shed. Not quite the experience we were expecting. We jumped in the car and drove a few more miles to the Farmstead pumpkin patch. The kids got to pick out their pumpkins without so much dust flying around! Ryan joined us towards the end of the outing because he enjoyed the morning wakeboarding with a few guys from our ward. It was a fun day spent with the cutest darn family! Enjoy all of the photos.
Family photo! Aren't they adorable! :)

Ford and his buddy! Everytime Ford is with Ryan he plays non stop! This results in Ryan being exhausted from constantly running around (Ryan loves it though)

Could this little guy be any cuter! Easton is such a sweet little boy.

Ford and Izabel

Cindy carrying the kids pumpkins :) love you

Adam trying to find Ford a good pumpkin while packin' around baby Easton

Izabel found hers!

Ford found his too! He is just a little bit excited....ha ha