After spending Friday afternoon playing at my parents house, we all headed out for the Santaquin Rodeo. It was the first time for Tim, Taylor and Brycen and I think they were surprised at how much fun it was. The kids have been to rodeos before, but this was the first year that they were old enough to really watch what was going on and they were fascinated. For days after they both told me that they were going to be a cowboy when they grew up - Luke said he would try to stay on the jumping horse, and Ruby plans to ride her horse really fast. By the time the rodeo was over, we were all exhausted, but stayed to watch the fireworks before finally heading home for the night.
|Watching these babies during the National Anthem was so sweet|
|They loved the rodeo queens|
|Ruby clearly thought Josh was hysterical|
|Glow sticks for the win|
After a very short sleep, we rolled out and headed back to Santaquin for the parade. Of course a quick stop at Payson Market was required for parade donuts - not enough sugar in the candy and popsicles they hand out.
|Ada gets a little embarrassed when we scream for her on the clogging float|
But secretly I think she loves it!
|We were able to get a picture of Grandma and Grandpa with almost all of their grandkids,|
Just missing Jessica and Erika
|This was the first time we have all been together for a long time,|
I am definitely blessed to have all of these brothers
Our family has always loved to spend time in Santaquin Canyon - I think it started with my grandparents who loved nothing more than heading up the canyon for a "hamburger fry". Once my mom found out that all of the family would together, her top priority became to have a new family picture taken. The canyon was the perfect location - and it was beautiful. Jami had a tough job to coordinate a shoot a lot of small children and strong personalities but she is always amazing and I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out. While we waited our turn, I was glad that Tim thought to take some extra pictures - I love how happy we all look - must be the mountain influence.
|We all worked so hard to get across the river without getting wet,|
Which was funny because everyone ended up with their shoes off,
Standing in the middle of the stream.