Monday, June 1, 2009

St. George (by Jason)

A few weeks ago we went down to St. George for our first family vacation with Darik in.... well a while. We rented a really nice condo in Sports Village. This place was so much better than a hotel. Two big bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining and living rooms. Two pools, basketball, tennis, racquetball, gym, mini-golf and beautiful weather made it so that we really didn't have to go far to have a good time. We ate at In-and Out, Cafe Rio, and Olive Garden while down there but spent most of our time having a great time @ the condo. We did go hiking up on the red cliffs one day, and that was way fun. Kristin was such a trooper hiking around with her prego-belly; she did great! Our kids could not get enough of the pool. The girls took to the water like pros, but little Luke never quite got comfortable with it and I still have his fingernail marks on the back of my neck. Lydia just loved jumping in from the sides and swimming wherever she wanted with her life jacket on. They wanted to be at the pool the whole time, so that was kind of tiring for their Mom and Dad but we still got plenty of R&R in too.
This was honestly one of the funnest trips that we've ever gone on and we can't wait to do it again. (and never in a hotel again)

All of the girls loved the wrap-around counter and mirror in the bathroom and turned it into their very own salon.


Emily said...

Aww how fun! And the action show of Luke creating those charming finger nail marks in the back of Jason's neck- oh so classic family memories!!! LOL

I am glad you had a graet time, it sure looks like it! I'm jealous! I want to go hiking in the desert and play in the pool!

Shelly Beth said...

Looks like so much fun! I love the pics of the kids at the red rocks! That sounds like such a good idea to rent a condo and not a hotel. We will have to remember that for future vacations!