Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day Plunge

Heather and her sister-in-law Wendy have started an annual event.  We got to join in the festivities this year.  Luckily, I was excused from the obligatory plunge since I recently had a baby.

Isn't he such a handsome baby?  I love his little cowboy boot socks.  Time will tell if he likes cowboy stuff as much as his daddy did as a kid.

Before The Plunge, we all gathered in the picnic area and had a barbecue.  Terral and Jaymon decided the trees were begging to be climbed.

Then, of course, one of the trees became a challenge course.  Quite a few people got in on the action.
Ethan got a little Grandma time in while Terral played around and I ate.  Uncle Chris is making Ethan's squish face even squishier in this picture.
Finally it was time for the hike!  Ethan eventually fell asleep, but he started out quite alert.  Terral said it was so fun to see him take it all in.

Here we are coming upon the plunge spot.  It was a little colder than we had hoped it would be (more than 10 degrees colder than our previous trip to St. George), but everyone was glad that the sun came out to play.
I wasn't quite fast enough to catch Chris's plunge, but  I love the shaft of sunlight lighting his splash.

Coby and Chaco trying to rescue Chris

Jaymon about to take the plunge



Terral doing a flip

Kade copying ; )

Ethan and I still nice and dry

The following is my favorite picture.  I was trying to get the steam rising off of Terral and McKade's shoulders, but I ended up getting almost all of the siblings quietly warming up their freezing bodies.  It's too bad Erin was just out of the frame.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  Crazy, I know. :)  I enjoyed the hike and soaking in the sun whenever it was available.  After the last plunge, the sun quickly went behind the cliffs and the temperature dropped.  Our hike out was a lot faster than the hike in.

We were pretty glad to get out of the cliffs' shadow and make the drive home to a nice warm bath.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, i love your blog! I miss you guys! Keep updating cuz i love it!

    I hope all is well!


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