A few weeks ago I was babysitting and Sawyer and Maggie said they wanted to do one more fun thing before school started. So I thought for a little bit about what we could do and then it clicked... We could go on a hike and have a picnic. We went and hiked the waterfall just off of Wasatch Blvd. You park at the bottom of a neighborhood and you have to first walk up through the neighborhood to get to the trail head and we saw 2 deer in the neighborhood on the way there. They made me nervous but I managed to keep my cool until one of them started following us up the trail. Maggie was getting mad at me and told me I was going too fast but that deer freaked me out so I wanted to get away from it as soon as possible. Luckily Sawyer is brave and told me to relax. Haha! Everyone walked the whole way without one complaint, even Ellie! I was surprised because it's kind of a steep hike for her little legs but she did it all with a smile. Maggie wore her swimsuit because she wanted to play in the water but with just one toe in the water she realized it was not going to happen. Sawyer and Maggie climbed up the rocks to get a closer look at the waterfall. A good time was had by all and it was a great way to end the summer together!
A few weekends ago Ely and I went to Jack Johnson to do one last thing together before he left on his mission. We had a ton of fun and of course couldn't resist taking a few goofy pictures while we were there. Ely left September 3 to serve in the Charleston West Virgina mission. He is having a blast and doing great! I miss him a ton but I am so happy that he made the decision to go!
Last weekend my best friend Kirstin's dad Jon ran the Wasatch 100 for the 10th time (If you aren't very quick that is 1000 miles). Her mom Mary, Kirstin and I were there the whole way to support him. Every so often there are check points that they stop at to grab something to eat and change clothes or shoes and then they are back on the way. Jon did great and finished in about 26 hours. They had a big celebration for him and he got a ring because not many people can do this even once, let alone 10 times! It was a lot of fun and Kirstin and I had a great time being together all weekend!