Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer Snapshots

BYE BYE CHAPARRAL . . . HELLO LOVE!

The day we said goodbye to the Chaparral was a torrential downpour.

The first time I meet my new boyfriend . . .


Bye bye Chappy! We'll miss you, but luckily we get to see you at Powell!

Avery decided to dump a big puddle of water off the boat cover and on to me.

LAKE MEAD



Lawn bowling with Papa Mac and Val.

Look at that expert form . . .

CONVERTING THE MALIBU SEATING

Dad and I in our make-shift shade.

When we got the Malibu there were two captains chairs but we decided to convert the seating into wrap-around seating, so Dad and I got to work.
First, we stripped out the whole left side of the boat . . .

Then we stood on our heads for a while . . .

And now, whala, roomy, wrap-around seating!

THURSDAYS


Our appointed day to explore Salt Lake.



MISSION CALL TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA!

I opened my mission call on the lake, unfortunately in our excitement to get to the lake to open the call we forgot the camera . . . but it looked a little like this . . .


HANSEN FAMILY REUNION AT THE BAUCOM'S RANCH


Wiffle-ball tournament



Dad and Homer
Chillin' on the porch

Papa Mac, Val and Emily on the "Alligator"


FLAMING GORGE


The Red-Hot-Chili-Pepper on our Forth of July camping trip . . . randomly, I couldn't find anymore pictures from this trip.


LAKE POWELL . . . A LITTLE BIT OF PARADISE


The kids, and Dad, Cliff jumping

Avery surfing

Watching the firework show from the tramp

Our shaving rock this year was brilliant, plenty of room to shave with a nice place to layout afterwards.


Superman




FIRST ANNUAL HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY!

To celebrate the great wizard's birthday (July 31) this year we decided to throw a party.

During dinner, which consisted of:

-House Elf Pies
-Butterbeer
-Dragon's Blood
-Herbology platter
-Cockroach clusters
-Licorice wands
-Chocolate wands
-Acid pops
-Treacle Tart


We played trivia games.

Then we held a Triwizard Tournament to see which school could create the best dragon . . .
Hogwarts students Emilee, Cate, Kirsten, and Nate Pope with their dragon.

Durmstrang students Nate, Carl, Carly, and Rachael with their dragon.

And Beauxbatons students Sarah, Luna Lovegood (me), Professor Umbridge (Avery), and Belatrix (Danielle) with our dragon.

We all had a wicked time and Harry even made an appearance . . .

And became Carl's date for the movie.


JACKSON LAKE

I love skiing with this backdrop! Jackson is truly heaven on earth, and we were lucky enough to have our cousin Brit come with us this time! The water was a toasty 61F (except for our 45F polar bear swim) but the air was a little chillier than usual this year.


Leek's Marina pizza night with the Carabines

Morning hike up Signal Mountain, the boys were too lazy to wake up and come with us.

Nate and Brit with the Grand Teton

The boys tipping trees on our hike to Hidden Falls

Avery and I after our hike to Hidden Falls




On our last night at Jackson the Tetons got a frosting of snow . . .

The boys weren't too excited that I wanted to walk the String Lake trail before we headed home, they said that their faces were numb . . .

The Red-Hot-Chili-Pepper and the Grand Teton . . .

DID I MENTION BOATING?

I got a few from the London crew out on the boat, Emilee, Laura and Kaitlyn, it took all summer but we finally made it!

3 comments:

Bethany said...

Looks like you had a great summer, Kenzie! Love the Jackson sunset picture. Wish I could have gone boating on Saturday but hope to see you soon!

Scottie and Kristie said...

What an awesome summer McKenzie! A 18 months will go by fast. By the time you get home in the spring, you'll be ready to ski the snow and the water! :-) What good timing girl!!!

Tami said...

What a great Summer! It makes me sad it is over so quickly!