Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spencer Adventures!

The phrase "never a dull moment" was certainly the case for our family this past summer! In addition to taking in all the joys of motherhood and pregnancy, I also became a "world traveler!" My adventures comprised of several road trips to Phoenix,a visit to Tombstone, AZ, a trip to Houston, Austin, New Braunfels, TX, San Antonio, Provo, UT, Salt Lake City, Logan, UT, Pocatello, ID, a "pre- new baby get away" Hawaiian expedition, and finally our move out to Fayetteville, Arkansas! Woosh! Yes, I said "move." Several months of "preparation packing" in Tucson made travling and taking care of a 1yr. old possible! In addition, I finally decided to be daring and cut my hair short! Overall, I'd say a positive change. Not my favorite "look" pregnant, but it was a fun change nonetheless! I also have to pat myself on the back for keeping up my work-out throughout my pregnancy... a goal I was hoping to reach! The trick will be getting back into my exercise routine "post-baby." Hello New Year's resolutions, right?! Enjoy some of our favorite pix from Summer 2009!

The highlight of the "Hawaiian Get-Away" was swimming near this water fall in Waimea Valley Park. Hawaii, August 2009

Yes, I waited in line 45min. with the other tourists to get the famous Hawaiian shaved ice...complete with pinto beans!

The Dole Plantation on O'ahu is GORGEOUS...Free yummy smells!

The Beautiful Laie Temple

Touring the Polynesian Cultural Center- 7 1/2 months pregnant with baby Grady.

"Experiencing" the Polynesian Cultrual Center...not as easy as it looks!

Exploring the shops along Waikiki Beach on O'ahu

Our first day...It was SO nice to relax and have dinner on the beach after traveling!

Paying our respects to "Duke"... the King of surfing! Not that I'm going to do any on this trip with my huge belly!

Our "Get Away" Destination... The Manoa Surf Rider Hotel

A catamaran adventure of the Na Pali Coast! Pretty ruggid ride..those waves are huge!

Na Pali Coast, Kauai

Lumaha'i Beach on Kauai's North Shore

Beautiful Tunnels Beach! It rained but of course Jared still enjoyed the snorkeling.

Cliff Jumping and a Rope Swinging in the "back woods" of Kauai

This is a fun spot to play in Kauai...This was a short hike off from a dirt road

Gluth Family Reunion, June 2009, Sea World in San Antonio, TX

Splashing Around!

Shamu Show... it was a full house!

The Sea Lions were the BEST... pretty funny!

All the "Gluth cousins" Lots of little princes...only one princess!

The Spencer Fam. in Bear Lake. It was GREAT having my twinster and her kiddos along!
July 2009

Partners in Crime, Ryan and cousin Davis. Jumping on the trampoline in Smithfield, UT

The water at Bear Lake was beautiful...a little chilly, but it felt great!

Proceed with caution... baby inside tummy! "Hold on Grady!"

Ryan was hoping to take a spin on the tube with cousins!

He's a natural! Fun times with Jared's fam. in Utah.

Jared's Dad, Randy, in his element for the Pioneer Day extraviganza!

Have to love the petting zoo! Believe it or not, this was the hottest day of the entire summer! Perfect for being 7 months pregnant!

Visiting Jared's Hometown of Pocatello, ID for some Pioneer Day Fun! 7/09