Thursday, July 31, 2008

One special day in July

After the craziness that was June we decided to get away for the fourth of July weekend- It was three days off for both of us. So we went on a geocaching adventure up the Coronado Trail in Eastern Arizona. A night with LandD, one night of camping and a night with MLT's in their new home. No fireworks as we were in our tent early trying to keep warm near Hannagan Meadow. We were hot and we froze and got rained on as we found over 30 geocaches.
A Blue Dog trying to find his way across a cattle guard near Big Lake.

At the trout hatchery with MLT's family

catching crawdads and chiggers before the thunderstorms started.


it didn't compare to the 18th of July, when we spent the morning in the temple.

Followed by lunch at Golden Corral with the inlaws and outlaws. We did miss out on the CostCo Cake they had at the BBQ and swim party that night (they didn't even save us a piece). But we were there for the best part - watching Madders make faces at herself in the mirrors in the temple.

One crazy week in June

Monday - an unshower at Itchiban's for the bride to be and a few special relatives

Tuesday - temple session with one of the groom's friends

Wednesday - temple session with the bride

Thursday - pick up one B at the airport and our other B baptism that evening

All seven g'kids together with great grandma.

Friday - Shredding beef for the wedding - temple with Bri and Scott - setting up
for the reception

Taxi that hairball made specially for the reception.

Saturday - early morning wedding shoot before the heat was too intense. Temple wedding with lots of family -thanks to all who came, Lunch at Pacific Rim --Sushi, Dim Sum, Mongolian BBQ-- and then home for the reception.

All but one for a quick family pic with our newest member.

Thanks to the MLT's who were there to help set up and serve the food, and all the other's who helped us get ready for this special day.

June in Atlanta

Stone Mountain

The boiled peanut man. We had to stop and try some fresh hot boiled peanuts as this seemed to be the thing to do when in Georgia.

Georgia Aquarium

Appalachian Trail - we hiked the trail (well a portion of it, a really small portion)

Brasstown Bald - the highest point in Georgia - we made the climb from the parking lot up. What you can see from the top - North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina then of course there are all the trees. You literally can't see the forest for the trees in the entire state that we visited.