Monday, August 9, 2010

Lake Powell

With the Miles clan we get to go to Lake Powell in May and August every summer. I love it because they are very different trips. In May, we pretty much have the lake to ourselves, but the water is freezing so I always have to give myself a little pep talk to get in the water. In August, however, the water is warm and I am constantly getting in just to cool off from the hot sun. We had a great August trip, but we did get a few of our typical May thunderstorms.


Mikey still loves pushing people in... thanks Uncle "Tog" for being a good victim

Todd & Taylor

Chris & Whitney

I love how Mikey got his little plastic shovel and went out to help the guys did holes for our anchors. Always the helper.

Max loved the sand. Not sure if he ended up wearing more or eating more.

Taylor & Kenna


Teresa, Ashton, & Camie got in this really great mud fight.

I loved how every time I tried to get a picture, they would smile for two seconds before more mud was thrown.

My sand turtle. Mikey helped me gather all the shells.

The kids had a blast dragging & tubing

Surfer Girls

Karen & I had this brilliant idea to try double surfing with the two of us. We figured that if we could get up with a little kid on the board with us then we should be able to get up with two adults too... it only worked in theory, but we had a great time failing.

We divide up our meals on vacation. This was mine & Karen's dinner that I think has been one of our best so far. We grilled everything. There was steak & chicken (marinated in my mom's best marinade), grilled pineapple, asparagus, salad, & homemade regular & sweet potato fries with ultimate dipping sauce. Followed up with homemade snicker doodles & chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

helping our neighbors get their houseboat unstuck after the storm

Camie & Dad

Lil loved her bucket

Johnn made his own mud bath

Mikey was a little shy with the water at first, but by the end of the trip, we couldn't keep him out. He thought running through the water was really fun.

Becky & Lil

Teresa had this fun project for the kids to make plaster molds of their footprints

the kiddos



Becky and Matt said...

I love ALL of the pictures. They were so fun to look at and you really are such a great photographer. It was so fun...I want to already go back!

Alli grins said...

Go surfer girl! You rock, Moes! I LOVE the plaster footprint mold idea and that Michael wanted to help dig for the anchor! Hilarious mud fight pictures. Amazing dinner! It looks like such a fun trip:-)

Lisa said...

Like always, great pictures Monica! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I'm sad we weren't able to go. There is always next year right!