Lake Powell, gotta love it.
Rhett celebrated an uneasy birthday for him while we were camping up in Idaho with our good friends Holly and Aaron Gough. Aaron had his birthday that weekend, too. It was camping birthday madness, I tell you. This glitter-tastic poster and some tree streamers were the best little surprise I could come up with out in the sticks while sharing a tent with the birthday boy. Frankly, it was hard to keep it hidden. And I had to wander off into the forest to apply the glitter, which was very difficult in the wind, by the way.
Rhett's coolest birthday present of all time:
Meet the RhettSki, the newest member of our family.
I found this sweet little baby on KSL. The flourescent streaks with purple accents make it especially hardcore.
Rhett surfing at Lake Powell
Me 1.37 seconds before falling while attempting to surf.
Meet Aaron and Holly Gough! A stunning couple if you ask me.
And there's my twin bro, Nate, flexing in the background.
Like this sweet boat? It's for sale and it's beautiful! I think it would make an excellent stocking-stuffer for that special someone on your list.
Aaron, below, surfing well. He and Holly put the rest of us to shame.
My studly younger brothers: Dallin and HEED (aka Josh). No need to explain where Heed's nickname came from. It's like an orange on a toothpick.
Below, Daddy D, aka THE CAP'N, showing off his mad air-chair skills.
Ever tried this boys? It's wicked hard. And my dad is a master.
Rhett, Nate, and Venessa on the Super Screamer... and it really is.
Best water slide of all time courtesy of ambitious boys with shovels:
They had a generator hooked up to a water pump carrying water to the top of the slide, then they rode a body board down and went shooting off the massive mound of dirt they had piled up as a jump at the bottom. They got terrifying amounts of air. These are strangers, by the way. They said they have a video of it on youtube, which they shouted to us from the shore. Heck if I heard what they said.
And my favorite part of Powell '08: THE CRACK.
I don't know how we found this place or if we could ever find it again in the future, but it was AMAZING. The pictures don't even capture it.
Nat & Rhett, Sarah and Mom