Family camping trip

Yes, Echo went camping and survived! It will be a grand memory of when she actually enjoyed a camping trip. We hiked, swam, played in the dirt, made smores, and in the end she had fun without whining! She is a soft camper, but the great outdoors were kind to her this time and all is still well.

Cascade Lake

Such a pretty lake. Twas very coool to swim on a hot day. We also took a canoe and found some fun caves to explore!

Rock climbing

Casey l and the kids climbing up on the rocky hills.


Another Family Reunion

Tis the season of family reunions. Lots of of them when you have a big family. This pic is just the 7 of us on on Echo's side of the fam. No spouses or kids included. It is weird to see us not at tiny kids picking our noses. We are all older and taller. Look how much I take after my mom. I have her nose, cheek's, chin, forehead, and of course the girls all got the plumpy figures. Looking at old family photos of our relatives, from generations before us all the women were just as pudgy. On BOTH of my mom and dad's side. None of the girls in our family ever had a chance of getting the long, thin, lean genes. It is hopeless. Nope we look like our ancestors and there is nothing we can do about it but laugh. The next picture is the WHOLE family. Spouses and grand kids. You can say we own a lot of BMW in our fam. ( Big Mormon Wagon)

Buldging bicepts

Of course here is my husband showing off his muscles along with some of the boys. Aren't they such a handsome group!

These kids are related to me??

I new I had a lot of nieces and nephews, but holy cow put together it looks like I have more than 13 of them. I love the watermelon pic it is the perfect summer picture. & the baby is so dang cute! Don't worry there is no soda pop in it he picked it up before playing a game of kick the can. He is just too smart for his own britches