Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Thankgiving From Zion National Park!

 For Thanksgiving this year we got to go and stay in St. George. The first day the kids went swimming in the heated outdoor pool at the clubhouse and the grownups got to relax after the long drive down. Jacque found us a really nice place to stay. This is just the view from the front entrance. Off to the side is the master suite and then there were three more spacious rooms upstairs. The favorite spot for the younger kids though was the tiny playroom under the stairs. It has an armchair (just like the big ones) to relax in and a table and chairs to play games at. 
 At one point I looked over and what did I see, every person with their electronic device, 2 ipads, 2 ipods, an iphone and a laptop. At least Kevin was actually doing homework at one point:)
 We had a very nice and yummy Thanksgiving dinner with all the usual fixings. We have a tradition of going around the table and taking turns saying the things that we are thankful for. Some of the things that we are thankful for are:
 Family
Food
The Gospel
Scriptures
Books
Video Games
Our Home
Our Job
Our Health
 Our spouses
Our vacation
Stuffed Animals
Real Animals- Cali the cat and Remy the dog

We have much to be thankful for! It was a great day!

The rest of the photos are from our hike/drive through Zion National Park the day after Thanksgiving. Scott had never been there so it was fun for us to go and see the park through his eyes (camera).









 This is the tunnel through the mountain and a photo through one of the windows cut out of the mountain. It is a really neat drive! I always wish we could stop and take in the view for more than a few seconds though. This photo was just lucky timing!

I love my superheroes! Aren't they great!


The second part of the park (the Kolob area) we saw on our way out of town. It was just our family. I was really bummed the day before because James went on a longer, more strenuous hike (not the tourist area stuff we were doing) with Don and Shane and therefore missed being in most of the photos. I really wanted some pictures with all of us. 
This very nice man towards the end of our drive offered to take our family photo, it was so very nice and just what I needed! Something to definitely be grateful for!

1 comment:

Kristie said...

What a great family picture, Sara!! I love Zion, and wish the bus would slow down too, you just have to see so much of the park through the windows and it's disappointing (not to mention, the pictures aren't half as good through a dirty window). I loved reading the other posts too. Your family is wonderful! Love you so much!