Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lake Powell ... Changes my life!

Now I can't say that getting to Lake Powell was a great event. It turns out that Chad got an ear infection on Monday, and Adam and I went to the doctor on Tuesday for chest colds. But STILL, we were determined to go! We drove down on Wednesday night and stayed in the Marriott (Thanks to Marn and Erik!) and enjoyed a great nights sleep. We had two wonderful days boating with my two sisters and friends. We also had a great opp to see some of our "besties" from Page. We had to cut the trip short, because of the passing of my uncle (Which was a good passing ... terminal cancer ... late seventies ... it was his time), however regardless of coming home early for the funeral, we were grateful to get home and rest.

Now you ask ... why would Lake Powell be a life changer? I have been vacationing at Lake Powell since I was about 8 years old. The serenity, the beauty, the 80 degree beautiful blue water, and the experiences. When you get away from everything and can just relax and enjoy yourself, you find that you can focus on the more important things of life. Living in Page was also such a life changing experience for me. (Page is the resort town of Glen Canyon Dam, which makes Lake Powell) We met the most incredible people and gained life long friendships. They are simple, wonderful people, who are not judgmental and they don't let the world get in the way of what is important. WHAT A FABULOUS trip to remind me again, of what life is all about!

OH, I forgot to post about that awesome photography shoot giveaway! Can you believe that I won?? Click here to see our awesome family picts! Can't wait to display them in our house!


Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Glad you had a few moments of relaxation!

Your family pics are amazing! I love them and your boys are just too cute!

Heather said...

Glad you had a great time! We miss you guys over here. Sorry to hear about your uncle, but glad it was time. And such cute photos...love the one of you and Chad where you're looking at the camera--stunning.

Courtney Walsh said...

This is the kind of thing I want for our kids...to vacation in the same place for years and years...so they really get to know that spot!! We haven't found our beautiful place yet, but we're hunting! Sounds like yours is just perfect!

Jaimie said...

I love those family pictures! They turned out great. I'm sad we missed you guys in Page! We were there about a week before you. W & I stayed with my aunt mike & deb, and we watched a 20 yr old home video of all of us at the lake! It was a crack up. I guess they sent one to your parents, have you seen it?