Utah Trip 2008 or The Weekend I Ate My Body Weight in Candy Bars

This is Bart’s family. A good looking group, yes?

This is where we went camping. This is Bart’s brother, Andrew, shooting soda bottles with a soda bottle rocket. . . thing.

We did camping sorts of things like sit around the campfire. Or, rather, if you look at me, you can tell I’m eating Andes Candies. You should definitely take Bart’s mom camping with you.

A nephew. Tell me that hair isn’t SO wasted on a boy.

A niece – she’s so hilarious, I want to die.

We went on a hike by some falls (if by hike you mean “walk thirty yards and have lunch” which I clearly do). Then some guys decided to kayak down the falls. It was quite awesome. No one died.

I would seriously take her home with me if I had more room in my suitcase.

Bart’s dad is a bit of a WWI scholar and he loves the poppies that grew in the European battlefields. So his daughter made up this quilt pattern and then gave it to him for Father’s Day. Aren’t you really impressed?

So, my CD has 195 images on it. I’m quite impressed that I restrained myself to a mere ten or so. Count your lucky stars. . .

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  • Reply David & Sammy June 19, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Except that is only 8 pictures! Yes I counted. Looks like a fun weekend! And the quilt is VERY impressive.

  • Reply heidikins June 19, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Yikes on the kayaking!! Hello cold! And wet! And probably sans candy bars! ;o)


  • Reply Miriam Higginson June 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Looks like fun times! (since I’m so into quilts now – loved the quilt picture!) Hope he appreciates all the work that went into it.

  • Reply amanda June 19, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    The poppies! Oh, the poppies! What a lovely family, all of you.

  • Reply chelon:) June 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    i love family reunions!! looks like lots of fun. 🙂 as far as the hair on that boy….oh my, he is a cutie!

  • Reply ashley June 19, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    That little girl looks good sitting on your lap, you should think about investing.

  • Reply TheMoncurs June 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    A. I like how it totally looks like that child is yours in that first picture

    B. I want to go somewhere where I, too, can wear a jacket without suffering heatstroke and immediate death

    C. The hair is definitely wasted

  • Reply Lara June 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I seriously can’t even comprehend that quilt!! That would take me YEARS of frustration and tears! AMAZING!

  • Reply Julie Beck June 19, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    How fun!!! I love this post because I LOVE pictures..hint, hint:) Especially of you! You are so dang cute! You look beautiful out there camping…is that allowed? I don’t think so. and those kids are darling!!!!! So, so fun!

  • Reply Melanie June 19, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    That quilt is amazing. Your sister in law did an excellent job.

  • Reply Monica June 19, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, the poppies! He made me love them too… I like pictures, so feel free to post more!

  • Reply Britt June 19, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I think you forgot to stop at the Brittish household to say hi!!

  • Reply Douglas Carl June 19, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Janssen, thanks for the great pictures, especially of the grandkids, although Spencer’s smile looks a little forced in the first picture.

  • Reply Nina G June 19, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Well, you’re starting to remind me of the girl in Nothing but Bonfires. Cute at all times, fun life and great photos. Way to go.

    I too love the quilt — and the entire T-B family.

  • Reply janet June 20, 2008 at 3:16 am

    that quilt is A-MA-ZING! Seriously, I adore it!

  • Reply Amanda. June 20, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Looks like a mighty
    fun time.

    Wahhh hooo!

  • Reply La Petite Chic June 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    All of those beautiful little blonde-haired children! So cute. Also, that quilt is gorgeous. I would love to see a close-up!

  • Reply Merrick June 21, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Great pictures! I just want to die, Clarin is so cute.

    Also, Megan did an AWESOME job on that quilt…I love it.

  • Reply Rhiannon June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    That quilt is gorgeous!

  • Reply Noelle June 23, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I am amazed at both the quilt and the kayaker. 🙂 Very amazing.

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