Friday, September 5, 2008


This past week we took a family vacation to Washington. It was a blast! It is the first real vacation we took since we got married (by real vacation I mean that we actually went somewhere else besides Utah). We did a lot of things, and did a lot of driving.
On Saturday we went to my cousin Linsey's wedding in Utah. From Utah we went to Hagerman (a small town in between Twin Falls and Boise) where we spent the night at Caleb's brother's house and met up with Caleb's parents. We drove up to Washington with them. It was so nice because Brayden loved driving in Grandpa's big "BRRMBRRM"/ truck, and it saved us A LOT of money in gas. It was a long drive but Brayden did awesome. He loved sitting next to Grandma and watching his animal movie over and over. We got to Sara's house (Caleb's sister) late on Sunday night. The next day we got some supplies and went to Ross Lake camping for a few days. Ross Lake is a lake Caleb's family always camped at when Caleb was younger. It is beautiful, and Caleb has always wanted to take me there.

Here is a picture of Brayden sleeping on the way down to Utah. I thought that he looked so adorable holding his tonka truck, I just had to snap a picture.

At Ross Lake it was pretty chilly and raining off and on so we weren't able to play in the water. Except Caleb and Sara did get brave and jumped in to wash their hair and get a little clean. But they didn't stay in too long. BRRRRR! The weather didn't stop our fun though. We went for a hike, drove around in the boat, and played on the beach.
We also had a little adventure while driving around in the boat on our last day there. We were in the middle of the lake heading towards a a water fall when all of the sudden Sara and Caleb's mom could smell something hot. Caleb immediatly stopped the boat (in the middle of the lake) and we heard poping sounds coming from the engine. When he went to investigate we could see smoke coming from the engine. Not a good sign! The engine had seized up on us, and we were in the middle of this huge, remote lake with nobody else around. After a couple of minutes of Caleb and Sara trying to paddle us to shore and us not getting anywhere. We were all getting a little worried when Caleb's mom decided to say a prayer. Right after the prayer Caleb's dad had a great idea. He made a sail from an extra blanket we took in case it got cold and the oars. The sail worked great. It only took us an hour to get almost to our camp sight. When we were just about to camp, our neighbor, a really nice guy who was camping close by saw us and came out to pull us back into shore with his boat. And because you have to boat into your camp sight, he also spent the rest of the day pulling our boat with all of our gear and taking us to the launch sight so we could go home. It's kind of funny now but at the time I don't think I've been that scared in a long time. Here we were stuck in the middle of a huge lake, with no one around, and no extra supplies like food, and diapers. Thank goodness for the gift of prayer! Becuase of that prayer everything worked out, and we were just fine.
Here is a picture of Ross Lake from our camp sight. It is such a beautiful lake!
Caleb and Brayden are finding good rocks to throw into the water. Brayden loved camping! He got to be outside almost 24 hours straight. Definalty a little boy's dream come true.
I don't have anymore pictures because our camera was acting up. I have to get copies from Caleb's mom, but I can still tell about the rest of the trip...
On Friday we went crabbing. I think that this was my favorite part of the whole trip. It was sfun to be out on the ocean in Caleb's dad's fishing boat and getting to watch Dan (our brother-in-law) pull up the baskets full of crab. It was even fun after getting to eat our yummy catch!
Saturday we went shopping at a huge outlet mall! I told Caleb that it is a good thing that we don't live any where near a shopping center like that one or we would be in trouble. Then Alex (our nephew) got baptized on Saturday night. We were so happy that we were able to be their Alex's special day.
On Sunday we went to church with Sara and Dan, and got to see Alex recieve the Holy Ghost. It was kind of fun too because a lot of people knew Caleb from when he was a little boy, and Caleb was able to show off Brayden to some old family friends.
We came home Monday...
As you can see we had an amazing trip! It was so nice to get away and was fun to see Sara and her family.


The Moore Family said...

Glad you guys had fun! Sounds like a great trip, and now you have a great story to give on the power of prayer!! That would be so scary!! Glad you guys are home safe and sound, and I bet Caleb had a blast seeing family!!
(Brayden is all ready for the road trip to Arizona!!)

The Four Moores said...

Sounds like you had alot of fun! It is about time you two got to go on a trip. You deserved IT after 4 1/2 years of marrage to finaly go on vacation! We can't wait for ya'll to come see us! Love ya lots