Sun Valley has a special place in my heart. Sam and I figured that we have been there 9 times in the last 11 years. We usually go each July for the Utah Bar Conference. What I love about Sun Valley is that we always do the same things, eat at the same places, and see the same people.
The first evening there is always a BBQ/opening social put on by the Bar.
Sammie and her little friend Halle stole rolls from the BBQ to feed the ducks. It isn't obvious is it?
Here are the kids feeding the ducks:
I had my first "celebrity" moment when this cute girl named Jenn came up and told me she reads my blog. I've done this to other people so this made my day.
The highlight of the first evening for my kids is the ice-skating. Sam literally drags them around the rink until his back is ready to give out. I get to sit on the side and laugh at him.
As the week goes on, we do a lot of bike riding:
We even take one long ride to Hailey, ID where the little ones ride in the trailer. They look pretty squished but they both fell asleep within minutes.
Luke was a trooper and rode on a "tag-a-long" bike on the back of mine. The picture of the two of us on that bike is too heinous for me to post so you get this one of us looking at the scenery.
We also did a lot of swimming (notice the matching trunks--what can I say, I have a problem):
Luke loved showing off his skills from swimming lessons:
Here he is with his little girlfriend Halle. I love this picture:
My kids always get out and warm themselves on the cement. Do you remember doing that?
Once again, I love this trip because while Sam is doing this:
I'm doing this with my friend Brandi:
This group of young men were in the pool right in front of us. They kept yelling to Ryan "Hey Gordo!"
Here is my little "Gordo" (translation: fatty) in his swimsuit. Rude huh?
They may have been referring to me. I'm praying they were talking about Ryan.