Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Geode Hunting - Memorial Day

We had a plan for our Memorial Day a few weeks in advance. Liam had been wanting to go geode hunting for a few months, so we set it in stone (ha).  From what we could tell, it would take 90 minutes for us to drive to Dugway's geode beds.  We also thought the beds would be rich with geodes.  And don't forget we thought this would be soooo fun!

We estimated wrong on all of the above.  BUT, we did have a full day of family time together.  And that was a nice bonus.

So, it took 3 hours for us to get to the geode beds.  LOTS of dirt and gravel roads along the old Pony Express.  Gorgeous sites all around... blue skies, billowing clouds, glorious mountains.  I took a lot of photos out the windows - including the sun roof.  Here's one example.

We arrived and there were only a few other crazy people parked out there digging in the dirt.  We walked right past their claimed spots and did a little hiking...

Did a little exploring....

Did a little digging...

Did some posing...

And ultimately got skunked on finding any geodes...

Dad had to bribe Liam with purchasing geodes online to get him to stop digging.  (A week later he cracked 12 mail order rocks.  Dad even got out a black light to have another perspective on their cool white insides!)

On the way back we bumped along the dirt and gravel road.  We took a potty break at the Pony Express Post and took a look around.

And did some more posing....

We all got back into the car for a long ride home.  And I took a few more photos...

The rest of Memorial Day

After we got back from our Geode tour... we went home to change, grabbed some meat at Harmon's, then went to Grandma and Grandpa Peterson's house in Daybreak.  We had a nice dinner fresh off the grill and here is what unfolded from there.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wyatt and Liam

Drew took this photo of our cute boys tonight at the park behind Grandma and Grandpa Peterson's house.  They were running around like crazy men for about an hour.  It's so nice to have beautiful weather and a beautiful place to enjoy it!

Thanks, Mom, for sitting on the bench with me to chat while we watched all the action!  It was a lovely way to spend the evening.

Thanks, Uncle Drew, for taking these photos!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Liam's First TKD Tournament

 SO PROUD!  He even wore his medals to church the next day.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Prepped and Ready

Look who got their blue sticker stripe on Saturday! He's ready to do his form for the tournament this weekend!!!!!!! GO LIAM!