Sunday, June 17, 2012

swimming + more swimming + the zoo!

more painting in the morning {shocker... i know} then after lunch my family and i headed to Veterans pool down in Provo {one of my families ALL time favorite pools, just cause of the awesome slides!}

Quincey is a better swimmer than me. no, im serious! she just got finished with swimming lessons and she is now considered the little fish of the family. and how cute is she in those goggles!

yes, Malia and i tanned basically the entire afternoon. since really, that's our greatest talent.

after being at the pool all day and getting slightly burned, i went home, took a bath {cause that's way more relaxing than a shower} and hung out with my girlfriends!

Cailey Marriott invited me and Hannah swimming at her grandmas! i was basically in Hawaii. i have never been to a better pool that is just in someone's backyard! water-slide, waterfall, shallow end, 12 feet deep end, + a little island right in the middle! it was divine. my dream backyard

jumping off the top of the waterfall was definitely scary at first {i'm no daredevil and i have a serious fear of water} but it was crazy fun! Hannah even did a flip off of the waterfall!

we also went and got Luke who came swimming with us as well!

this sign is great

after swimming all day again on Friday i went to dinner with my family, then hung out with some girlfriends again playing games and eating food!

Saturday afternoon my family and i {and Kelly, Laura, G&G} went up to the Hogle Zoo!

i haven't been to the zoo in Utah since kindergarten! we had so much fun looking at all the animals. and of course all of the typical jokes were said, like "oh hey Marcus that monkey looks so much like you!" and "Kylie look this is where we picked you up 8 years ago, the monkey cage!"

some of my favorite animals

:: the mama and baby elephant ::
:: the giraffe. AKA, Melman from Madagascar ::
:: the rhino. i swear, i was 2 feet away. he was huge ::
:: the gorilla. he just sat there and sat there. basically posing for all the pictures. ::

yes, i chased that rooster around. me and my 5 inch heels chased that rooster until he hated my guts

the gorilla statue. what a manly gorilla 

and we definitely took a ride on that train which seems to me like it's definitely been there since kindergarten! rickety and old i tell you. and actually decently fast for being so ancient

i work 2 days this week, then i am off to Youth Conference with my parents and Malia. we are headed up Payson canyon Thursday-Saturday. i'm actually excited; i know it may be hard to believe, but i actually am pretty fond of camping! so i am up for the adventure

happy Sunday, and a happy fathers day to ALL fathers and grandfathers out there! i definitely appreciate mine, and i hate to break the news to all of you, but mine is the VERY best. the best of the best. i love him so much! he is such an example to me and i don't know what i would do without him. i am so much like him {my mom says it scares her how much we're alike} and i don't know what i would do without him in my life! love you dad


  1. What a fun weekend!
    You're so gorgeous!

  2. looks like you had an amazing time! you are soo gorgeous, and the pictures were too cute! (: new follower!


  3. Fun! Your hair looks super cute in your Saturday pictures!