Thursday, October 17, 2013

Party in Park City!

It's been almost two weeks since we were in Park City.  It was kind of a last minute trip...and we were so glad we went. I think it is my favorite time of year to go.  Whenever we come up this time of year, the week seems the same.  The first half of our week is warm and sunny, hitting up to 80F.  By the end of the week it is full on winter and sooooo cold! 

We stopped in Ogden on the way to Park City to have lunch at Sonora Grill with my cousin Emily and her lovely family.  (They own and run the restaurant.)  After a delicious lunch, we loaded into the car with full belly's and headed to Park City together.  The hills were so beautiful (The Hills are Alive....) that we told the kids they HAD to do some sort of outdoor "hike" if they wanted to swim at the condo.  My cousin also documented the "hike" here.  She has some great pictures, especially the scarecrow with they pumpkin breasts.  How could I have missed that one?  This little walking path leads to a beautiful, historical barn where we happened to take our family pictures last year.   Every October, different groups decorate scarecrows that are displayed all along the way.  It is fun to see what people come up with! 

Rachel (Emily's oldest) and Sophie (My youngest)

 Lucy and the princess scarecrow?

Annie and Rapunzel

Go kids!  Get out all of your energy before we head to a swanky restaurant!  

Luke and the ski patrol

Annie couldn't decide on a favorite. 

Michael really gets into roll playing. 

The boys... (Joshua and James didn't come until a few days later.)

The girls  

You can't tell here, but not only do these guys look dorky with their tucked in shirts and hiked up pants, but they have straw in their mouth.  He and Lucy couldn't stop pretending they were "country folk".  They were seriously cracking me up. 

The barn has some great trees to climb. 

Rachel and Luke


Lucy, Annie and Michael 


"Catch me, Dad!"  (Luke)

And Michael...

As you can see, we take hiking pretty seriously.  

I love this picture.  

It would not have been right to leave without getting a shot of Rachel doing the "Annie Pose" with Annie.  
  (So sad, as you can see, Annie is sort of over the pose.  She kind of figured out we were all laughing about it this past summer, and that was the end.)  I think Rachel looks pretty fabulous.  

I can't remember...Emily, did you get a better picture of the entire crew?  I don't have ONE normal picture.  Oh, well.  It's disco-crow, nothing too serious about that anyway.  Rachel and Sophie seem to have it down. 

I am definitely the "short" one with this crew.  Emily's husband, Steve, back there has to be at least like 6'5"  I am guessing?  He is taller than Ryan.  Emily is right up there too.  No fair. 

One last picture of these dorks, I meant goofs!  

From our wonderful jaunt down scarecrow lane, we headed to Vinto Pizza for dinner (at Steve's suggestion) and it was so tasty.  FINALLY, we got back to the condo and the kids went swimming before these guys had to head back home.  We were so glad they made the trip down for the evening to play.  What a great day- great food AND great company.  

One last picture of the kids outside Sonora Grill in downtown Ogden.  This picture was the best of everyone...

Everyone that is, except for Adam.  
So here is a picture of just Adam...looking cute all by his lonesome!  

 Hope everyone is enjoying their Fall!  Happy Fall Friday!~

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