Thursday, July 26, 2007

Grandma & Granpa Bacon come for a visit!

Hey Grandpa!!

The Boys

We Love you Grandma!!

Grandma & Grandpa Bacon came to visit us on July 6th for a week. They had a time share in Park City where we got to stay for the whole week! They had an indoor swimming pool that was lots of fun and a fun balcony to watch the sunset. We ate at the Bacon's favorite restaurant, Subway & Pizza Hut and cooked a lot at home. Surprisingly the boys slept really well, Marcus slept in a sleeping bag that he thought was great and so "big boyish". Jon would commute from Draper which made for a long day but it was nice to have him around at night and that he could have time to visit with his parents.

Grandma & Grandpa Bacon took us for a ride on the Heber Creeper Train when they came to visit. Grandpa Bacon loves trains just as much, if not more, then Marcus.

Then we went to lunch at Dairy Keen home of the Train Burger!
What a fun day, thanks Grandma & Grandpa Bacon

Fireworks at Thanksgiving Point

We had a wonderful family outing to see the fireworks. We layed out on a blanket on the grass and waited for the fireworks. Dad bought Marcus some glow rings and they had fun spinning them around. Marcus and Seth loved the fireworks. Marcus would say WOW after each one and Seth's eyes were as big as golf balls.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

4th of July at Bear Lake

I know what you are thinking ...where is the lake? that is exactly what I was thinking when we spent most of the day in the swimming pool by Bear Lake! Jon and Marcus did take a quick dip before we left for home. We went up with our neighbors who have a cabin up on the hill overlooking the lake - of course I didn't get a picture of that. The water that comes into the lake is naturally filtered and the lake has the look of the ocean in a tropical island. It was beautiful, we had a ton of fun. Thanks Tim & Kim!!
Wow!! Someone teach Michelle how to use a camera.
Oh, ya! You try taking a picture holding a screaming baby!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July 24th, Pioneer Day in Utah

July 24, Pioneer Day is a Utah state holiday. On this day we celebrate the pioneers' settling in Salt Lake.

The 24th is a huge holiday for Utahns, even bigger than July 4th. There are more parades and fireworks displays during the Days of 47 celebrations than on the earlier holiday in the month celebrating the country's independence.

In 1847, a group of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, headed out on a journey across the land with covered wagons and handcarts, determined to make a life in the west. They began the journey because they were suffering religious persecution where they were living in Nauvoo, Illinois. It is said that as Brigham Young gazed out on the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, he proclaimed "This is the Place".

To make it through their first, most critical winter, they immediately planted crops so they could survive the winter, since they were all alone with no supplies or established trade route. They were inundated by a plague of crickets which started eating the crops and threatened their survival. But just when hope seemed gone, the seagulls swarmed in and ate the crickets. It was proclaimed that the miracle was an act of God, and the seagull was designated the state bird.

The Mormon Pioneers, who originally named the area we now know as Utah, "Deseret", but the name was changed when they joined with the other states in the union and the state was officially named Utah.


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandpa!!

In case you didn't get the message:
We hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for all you give to us. We love you tons!!
Jon, Michelle, Marcus & Seth