Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gorge Pictures

Finally, I am posting pictures. Enjoy.

Grandma and Audree helping set up camp

Zachary's favorite waverunner. We got it up to 50 mph and did some nice donuts.
Boozer at the Red Canyon Lodge woofing down a Lunker
Had to throw one of these in just to make Heffer jealous. I now know that the fatter you get the bigger the spray.

This tree was hit by lightning. Zachary was re-enacting the moment.

This is the view from the Red Canyon overlook. If you look closely you can see the boat and the two jetskiis. If you really look closely you can see that Chubbs is riding the wakeboard.

Dieter in the Dawes hammock which was the toy of choice for all the kids.

The two water-monkeys.

Jaxon's first wakeboarding adventure.

Chubbs asked "Did I get any air?" after this run.

A happy grandma with 3 of her crew.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Gorge

Just thought I'd share some pictures from the Gorge, especially for the Jeff/Diane family who weren't able to attend. We had a great time. Wednesday was the travel day. It always takes a little longer the more kids we keep bringing into the family (especially when we have to run to Wal-Mart for a stroller). Thursday we had our normal morning and afternoon runs. Jaxon was the star of the day getting up on the wakeboard as the youngest Hunt in family history to do so. Friday was another day of skiing combined with a minor monsoon at camp. Mom stole the show on this day as she took her infamous ride on the tube with Ethan dunking them both. It is said the shouts could be heard in Vernal and are actually still echoing throughout Flaming Gorge canyon. Marianne bravely took another turn on the tube later. This time it was solo and successful. Saturday was breakfast at the Lodge and the trip back home where the white Durango defied all odds and rode about 30 miles on mere gas fumes. It was a great trip and definitely worth the 600 mile drive (or in Steph's case the 2,180 mile round trip).

Pictures too be posted tomorrow when our internet connections wakes up...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Claire's Birthday

Hey Hunt Clan,

Here's a movie of Claire's Birthday Cake/Blowing out the candles. Enjoy!
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Babies first steps

Last year we were wondering if Texas even celebrated the 4th of July. We had spent almost the entire month of July between Oregon and Utah so we really didn't know. We just figured they celebrated Texas Independence Day. Well, we found out that they do with a serious bang.

I was put in charge of fireworks just to make sure we didn't end up with a bunch of flowers and smoke bombs. During last year's New Years Eve celebration in our neighborhood, we found out that not only are all fireworks legal in Texas, but they are also encouraged. The trick is to not go to Walmart or Kroger for the fireworks because they only sell sparklers and snaps. I went to one of the big firework stands to make sure I got the best. Needless to say I spent my allotted $20 in cash and then some by buying several large bottle rockets, roman candles, and a big ol' round thing that shot off 96 shots into the air (good thing the guy didn't give me a receipt so Diane will never know how much that one cost).

We were invited over to a friends house (the Cole's) and had barbecue and fireworks. It was a fun time lighting them off. It was even more fun given that the Cole's neighbors probably spent a great deal more on their fireworks since they had a better firework show than most cities put on in the Salt Lake valley. The kids all enjoyed the loud and bright fireworks, except for Emma who is deathly afraid of them. She spent the whole time cowering in the house trying to cover her ears so she couldn't hear them.

This past week, James also made the transition from baby to toddler by taking his first real steps. He is walking now and can put together enough steps in a row to walk from one side of a room to another. Here is a video of some of his first steps.

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And here are a couple more pictures from our 4th of July celebration.












Now hopefully Rhett (aka Grandpa Hunt) will get off my back for not posting to the family blog.