Tuesday, April 29, 2008

St George picture overload

This is the first installment in my posting of the St George pictures. We travelled down there last weekend for a cycling festival. But Blogger is being stupid and won't let me load anymore pictures :( So, I guess this is a teaser. It may be hard to believe that there are more pictures to come. What can I say? I love my camera!
The kids decorated a poster for their dads so they could cheer them on at the finish line.
G was very worried that the wind was blowing down the balloon arch at the finish line. She and her cousins spent an hour trying to make the balloons stand up against gale-force winds. It was a losing battle, but so fun to watch the kids try and solve a problem.

I told Bryn to smile. What a goof!
Daddy gets a congratulatory hug from Bryn. He finished his ride through the canyon in just over 4 hours. He survived 1000s of feet of elevation gain (and loss) and winds measured at 60 miles per hour.
Goofing off in the grass.
G and Daddy waiting for Uncle Matt to come in.
Uncle Matt finished about 3 hours later. He did the century ride (100 miles). This picture shows him trying to cross the finish line, but it was so windy that the balloons wouldn't stand up. I also like the cheesy grandma papparazzi trying to take his picture. hahaha
Real men wear spandex.
As you can probably tell, we had a blast. But I'm ready for another vacation. A real vacation where we actually have time to relax and stuff. And mommy gets to shop. I didn't hit one store the whole weekend.

9 comments:

Julia said...

Riding in the wind is miserable! What a fun trip though. I need to ride my bike more. You have quite the active family...all this running and biking.

I love the worried G picture. Kids get so concerned about things, it's funny.

Christie said...

You'd think we'd be skinny with all the calorie-burnin' we've got going on, huh. Must be genetics . . .

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

My best friends' name is Bryn! I love that. Sounds like a great trip! It looks so beautiful there...

I would LOVE help on setting up my Nike+ runs. My email is ruhiyyihrose (at) hotmail.com Thank you!

Heather Keele said...

Real men do wear spandex! My dad was really into cycling and on a team and everything for a while. Not only did he wear the spandex, but he also shaved his legs (I guess cyclists do that so if they fall the hair on their legs won't make any road rash and cuts worse, right?). We used to tease him, but I think only really secure guys can pull off the cyclist look!

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Your girls are so cute!

carrie said...

I love the pictures....and can't wait to see more!! I love St George so much, and I can't wait to go back there again. It just makes me happy there.... I don't know why. :o)

The Gatherum Family said...

I too love St. George but how about the WEATHER HERE the last couple of days...sigh...but don't worry, today is gonna be 50 degrees. WHAT? Spring in Utah I guess. I love all the pics. I also LOVED your crotch post. STILL LAUGHING!!!

Lynita said...

Looks like so much fun! Personally I love Ben's Super Grover shirt! I hope you get a real vacation soon!

Tiburon said...

Looks like fun! I didn't know you were going down for a bike ride!

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