Friday, June 25, 2010

Liberty Park

Yesterday I took the kids to Liberty Park in Salt Lake City for a day of fun. We had a picnic lunch, played in the water, and rode the rides. Afterwards we went to the library and then later had ice cream for a summer treat. It was a really fun day hanging out with the kids.

I love summer!

It was a hoot to see Blake on the flying chairs. Abby and I watched him gripping tightly, head down and with a red face the whole ride. We really thought he was going to throw up. But when he got off he said, "That was the most awesome ride ever!" I would have guessed he hated it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day

This Father's Day really felt more like a Mother's Day to me. Clint got to be home with us "all" day. No meetings, not even one. He came to church with us, came home with us, and that evening we went for a wonderful walk. I miss our Sunday walks together, it's our family thing.

The day started with a yummy breakfast for Clint and then gifts from everyone. I think we all could agree that the best gift came from Blake. I had forgotten about it since he made it while in school and it had been tucked away since that last day of school. But Blake remembered and he proudly brought it out for Clint. It's a giant "dad" colored beautifully by Blake with a picture of the two of them taped on the front. I loved it and so did Clint. It really made us all smile.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

1st Piano Recital

Saturday Macy participated in her first piano recital. She has been taking lessons since this last October and has a new found love in the piano. Lucky for us, her lessons are so convenient. Her teacher lives one street away and each week Macy will either walk or ride her bike on over there. She is a very responsible young lady.
We are so proud of you Macy!

This is the Place Park

Friday we spent the day at This is the Place Park. Clint came along with us and we all had a wonderful time visiting the little buildings and seeing how the pioneers lived. The kids played pioneer games, did some laundry, walked on stilts, panned for gold, traded the gold into the bank for a prize, rode the trains and ponies, visited the petting area, and had a school lesson. It really was a wonderful day and even better that Clint was able to spend it with us.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

St. George Trip

Over the weekend we had the chance to get together with Clint's side of the family in St. George. One of the brothers were blessing their twins and the whole family made the trek to be there with them on their special day. With the twins, the grand kids now total 24 on the Udy side!
Macy and Abby holding the twins

Despite the temperatures being in the 100's, we really had a nice break and vacation from the daily routines of life. Swimming, shopping, being with family, tours, and trips to the park was how we spent our weekend. We even got to see Clint's parents who are serving their mission in that area. It was so nice to be able to see them in action and get to hear some amazing stories as well.
Clint and Abby with "Sister Udy"

And what are the chances that my sister-in-law, Lindsey, and I would be wearing the exact same shirt on one of the days?!


Every year the city holds a Geocaching contest during Pony Express Days. Our friends invited us to this years event and we had a blast. The kids have found a new passion in geocaching and treat it as one big treasure hunt.

The next day after the event, they hold a drawing for all those who completed the hunt. Our family made out pretty well and out of six in the family, four of us won something. We are now the proud owners of an Eagle Mountain t-shirt, a water bottle, a coupon for a free haircut and a $30 gift certificate to Bajio! Yumm :)

This is a yearly tradition we look forward to every June.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tour Guide

In the past, Clint has given a tour of the Salt Lake City Cemetery and has shown others where 12 of our past prophets have been buried. He was asked by our ward's mutual group to give the youth this same tour. I was fortunate enough (thanks Dulcie) to tag along and see Clint in his new role as tour guide.

It really was special to walk around the cemetery and come along the headstones of our prophets who have since passed. At each headstone Clint would tell a story about the prophet or ask the youth if they had a special story to share about the prophet. I was touched to hear the testimonies of others and their tender feelings towards our past leaders.

Towards the end we came upon a headstone and as I read the inscription I immediately got tears in my eyes. It was President Hinckley's headstone. Oh how I loved him and loved to hear him speak. I am so grateful I was able to be there that night and to see, hear and feel of the greatness of those who have gone before us and have helped to pave the way.

Thanks for the wonderful tour Clint!

Memorial Day

Monday Clint actually had the day off and was "home!" It was so nice to have him around and without any distractions.

We spent the morning shopping for flowers and for lunch invited some friends over for a bar-b-que. We all had some good laughs mainly at Russ' expense. :)

Later that afternoon the city had a free carnival for families and we headed over to that to enjoy some games, prizes and popcorn.

That evening we headed over to our friends house for dinner, smores' and some more good laughs. Thanks Sarah for the bike ride and entertainment; I wish I had a picture of you on your bike!

In all it was a wonderful Memorial Day spent with good friends and family.