Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Cabin "getaway"

After our sealing in Manti, Hayden's parents agreed to take on all the kids for the evening so we could go and stay at their cabin that evening.  Hayden had been working so long and hard previous to this time, that it was some MUCH needed down time.  The cabin doesn't have a shower, running water, or a toilet (it has a lovely out house, however).  But it does have the beauty of the mountains, and the stillness that a hectic life often craves.
The evening we got there, we just sat out on the porch and watched a storm roll in.  Beautiful.  Afterwards Hayden and I walked to overlook point and watched the valley lights come on in the little towns below after the sun had set.

The next morning we got up and went for a nice walk... two hours. This is one of my favorite things to do with Hayden.  We have done it ever since we were dating and he was going to the U.  Even four years later, we walk for 2 hours and never run out of things to say.  I love it.  The mountains of Fairview Canyon have alot of Aspen trees, and this is one of Hayden's favorite things to listen to when the breeze begins.  Thus the naming of our daughter: Aspen (well, my reason for the name was different from his)

While we were walking the rest of the family were preparing to come join us for a day.  Aspen had never been to the cabin so I was excited to see how she would react.  Hillarious.  She would crawl in the cabin, then out on the deck, then back in, then out again.  She wanted to climb the loft ladder that goes upstairs, and would throw a fit when I found a way to block the stairs.
Brenden LOVES the cabin.  I think he likes being able to drive the ATV's grandpa Frank brings up for him.  Between that, and the uniqueness of the cabin, its a winning combination for him.  He says that he wants to have a HOUSEBOAT at Lake Powell, and a cabin in Fairview Canyon when he grows up.  I love being there with Brenden because when I take the time to go on rides with him, we are able to talk like mother and teenage son aren't usually known to do.
Wade hung out with his cousin, Austin for most of the time... both, at the house in Ephraim, and at the cabin.  He went with us when we went for a long drive up to the top of the ridge and we took some pretty cool pictures. 
He ended up staying at the cabin for an extra day when the rest of us left on Sunday evening.  Hayden had to work, and I had to get ready for my teacher days back at school.  

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