Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flagstaff was HEAVEN!!

I don't need to write too much today, because the pictures tell the story quite well. Going up to Flagstaff for a little "break" was just what we all needed!!! Kids and parents alike were refreshed and recharged! Will even turned to me while we were sitting on the couch at the Fox's and said, "I think we should just pick this house. This is our house now!" Well said Will!
Will loved the dress-up clothes and being outside. Here he is a "bat" flying around on the tramp.
Sarah loved finding slugs with Caleb and Aaron. They found and accidently "loved" a lot of slugs to death......
Can you find the bunny hidden in the flower garden??? Susan's flowers were gorgeous and actually, Kevin (their 18-year-old son) is the one who planted all the Dahlia's. He has even won a blue ribbon for his efforts.
This is such a great representation of Cassidy's and Lund's relationship. I was taking a picture of Cassidy all dressed up, and Lund jumped from behind and tried to tease her...

She didn't even miss a beat and just reached over and pinched him, while still posing for the picture!
Cassidy is the "maid" to Jenna (Aaron's daughter)
Here we are gathered for morning prayer!! Can you think of a more powerful feeling than being in the presence of all of these wonderful Spirits?
The grandkids knew where all the good toys were and they soon found the "Barbie cupboard". thanks for sharing all the secrets of the toys with my kiddos!

Cassidy was enamored by the flowers as well and grabbed my camera and took lots of pictures. This was my favorite.

And, oh my goodness, there was a BRAND NEW baby there!! Adalynn was only 2 days old!!! And the cutest little thing!! And Aaron's wife KellyAnne was there and she looked AMAZING! You would have never guessed she just had a baby a mere two days prior. Paul's wife, Robyn, was ready to have a baby any minute as well..

then, I tried to pose the boys for a photo op by the beautiful aspen trees. Just watch the series of pictures. Will was being sooo goofy!!

Oh well, I tried!
Then we went for a hike on one of my favorite trails. We used to go there often when we lived in Flagstaff and it was wrought with memories! Morgan showed the kids the cattails...

And then he demonstrated how you can use the cattails for tinder when making a fire. They were entralled and had to repeat the process countless times. Very fun for all of you who haven't had the chance.... the "down" feeling fluff is very fun to play with (and get in your sisters hair).

And I was reminising here because this used to be my "running trail". When we lived in Flagstaff, I used to run on this trail, and I even ran 8 miles once (my all-time high), and when I got to the end, I told Morgan to drive over and pick me up...... I was finished!! I don't think that I could even crawl 8 miles today...

Flagstaff was beautiful and the weather was spectacular!!!!

Look how green it is here due to all the monsoon rains ......

Oh, and we can't forget to find critters!! Sarah found countless grasshoppers ....

And Will wanted to take home EVERY rock and stick he found. I finally told him that he could only keep what he could hold. That limited his collection considerably...

And then Lund found a snake.......

It wasn't too big, so we weren't too worried. We did make him let it go in the forrest, even though he wanted to smuggle it home in his pocket.

And Cassidy decided to conquer her fear of heights and enjoyed a good climb...

Way to go Cassidy.. As she claimed, "Johnson women are Strong!"

Then the food!!!!!! Morgan and Andy Fox got together around the BBQ and made some award winning BBQ ribs............

..................Yummmmmmm..............

Jana dug in and loved EVERY bite!!!!!! She is soooo adorable!!! The kids just loved playing dress up, and computer games with Jana, and Sarah and Jana played "animals" for hours!!
Thank you Fox family for a weekend we won't soon forget~~~

6 comments:

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

WOW flagstaff and Heaven sound a lot alike. Celestial People, Celestial flowers and weather and food and friends and toys and hikes and prayes. We really wish we had been there -- but then it would have been too crowded... We are so blessed to have friends like the Foxes. Thanks for the Foxes and Gilbert JOhnsons for sharing this Sunday message with us. We love all involved.

Bonnie Hynes said...

Alright, Flastaff MIGHT be as fun as Boise....sometimes...not very often though! I miss you guys, and am jealous of your adventures with the Fox fam! I love Cassidy's pose without distraction! PERFECT!! Love you guys!

Jeremy and Ruth said...

I love the pic of your "running" pose! You could have fooled me, i thought you were in mid-stride! :) FUNN!!! COME VISIT US and we will have many fun times as well! you guys would love Logan, its beautiful here and there are so many fun things!!

Grandma LeSueur said...

Gorgeous photos! Beautiful family....looks like you guys had a really nice time.

Brennon & Amber Adams said...

Wow! What an awesome trip! Looks like you had a blast! Good job running 8 miles! That's awesome! It has been fun running in the mornings with you!

Tom & Lindsey said...

A little jog down memory lane. I forget how pretty Flagstaff is sometimes. Where is your new house? Have you been able to move in yet. We would love to see you.