Monday, February 18, 2008

Dunns Come To Town

Our best buddies from California, Dane and Allie Dunn, came to Utah for our annual snowmobile trip. However, we didn't get to do it last year seeing how I was 9 months pregnant. Allie came alone to visit Nathan two weeks after he was born. The kids also were looking forward to the visit so they could play with Autumn and Carson. Autumn is exactly two months, to the day, older than Gracie and Carson is four weeks older than Tyler. Gracie kept telling everyone that her cousins were coming to town. They might as well be since Allie is like my sister.
This year we decided to go to Strawberry Reservoir for snowmobing. We certainly were not lacking in the snow department. In fact, it was a little too much snow. We got the snowmobiles stuck a few times because of all the powder. We finally decided it was just not possible to go anywhere off the main trail.
Many thanks to my niece Kiera for taking on the frightening task of watching all five children for the day. Marty and I have decided we better give her a break for a while or she will disown us as family.
The four of us on our way out the door.
The rental shop also had gear you could use. I saw these snazzy little
coats and knew it was a picture moment (I think I have seen that exact
coat in my mother's closet). When you include the head socks and scarfs,
we look like some seriously sexy Arab women.

All geared up and ready to go.
Dane, Allie, Katrina, Marty

The girls looking pretty while watching the boys dig out
the snowmobile buried in 5 feet of powder!

The boys taking a quick break after their hard work.

Marty, trying to read the map to get back, but it was
halfway covered in snow.

Katrina and Marty standing at the top of the mountain.
It was a beautiful day "total bluebird" as we learned from Jeremy.
However, it was rather windy, but nothing like what was to come a week later.

This is a yield sign on the side of the road. There was so much
snow up there you could only see a couple inches of the top.

Allie & I sitting on top of a giant pile of snow.

Me, reinacting a graceful fall which occured moments earlier while
running down the giant hill we were just sitting on.


The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

Hi. Sorry to be nosy but I read your comment on the Benich's blog and I am the one you were asking about printing your blog. You can click on my name and go to my blog. On the side of my blog I have a link to Blogs2Books. If you click on it, it will walk you through what you need to do to print it all out. I have printed mine and I love it. It doesn't print the background or anything that is not from a post but it is definitely a great way to journal and have a hard copy too. It also prints all your comments (I think that part is optional). Hope this helps.

K&L said...

How FUN! I read your Blizzard post and about fell out of my chair with recurring anxiety attacks... that was such a rotten day! Thanks for commenting, I've been meaning to get your blog address... Hooray! xoxoLindsay

The Gardner Family said...

This looks like you guys had so much fun. I can't believe that sign, its completely covered. Wow. We have gotten so much snow this year. Summer and tennis sounds good to me. Glad you got to enjoy it.

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

I would imagine that you could save your blog to a disk and take it to a print shop. The website should be able to help you with that. If not, you can email them and they can help you figure it out.
I printed mine from our home printer (I got a nice one for Christmas) then just slipped them into page protectors and put them in a three ring binder. Nothing too fancy. Maybe a print shop could actually bind it for you. I'm not sure though. Good luck.