Lake Powell 2013

Ladies and gentlemen... Welcome to Lake Powell 2013.

First things first... Annual mohawks.
This was the first year Roy skipped out on the tradition.  He had a job to return home to.  Sometimes it makes me a little sad that we have to be real grownups now.  RIP Roy's Summer Mohawk.

This year the Smith family joined us for our trip.  Brian and my dad met as young men while serving missions in California for the LDS church.  Despite time, distance, and my dad's lack of Facebook skills (ha) they are still friends.  I love this family-they are so fun!

Oops, just realized Amy's eyes are closed.  But at least she's got that gorgeous smile!

The Smiths introduced us to a little game called Spike Ball!  And oh, Lake Powell will never be the same.

This game is normally played on the sand, but what can I say... it's hot, and we are are innovative people.  Every single person got in on this game.  In the houseboat throughout the day you'd hear the tell-tale crashing overhead, meaning that there was some serious Spike Ball going on.

It was such a hit, we decided to replace our annual Talentless Show with a Spike Ball tournament.  It was very intense.  I practiced for hours, but didn't make it to the finals.  It's okay, I have a feeling I'll have a chance to redeem myself next year.  :-)

By Lake Powell Camden was mostly over his traumatic teething in Utah.  Well mostly... 
{drool drool drool}

He discovered his tongue, which was funny...

And he was overall just a total goofball.   

Having Camden on the boat wasn't as stressful as I'd anticipated.  He actually took great naps in his little downstairs room.  I'm sure the motion of the boat rocking in the water helped with that.  Plus there was a small army of people dedicated to protecting, watching, and entertaining this lil' troublemaker.  There was no way he was going to crawl off the back of the boat with so many people constantly loving on him.

Roy and I love having our wedding anniversary at Lake Powell every year; we are forced to get creative - making an already exceptional day even more spectacular.  This year we had a romantic dinner, just the two of us on the top deck.  We even had servers bring up our dinner for us ;-).

Our decorations.  When life gives you lemons... 

By now Camden was great in the water.  We had a life jacket for him, but only used it once.  When it was on he was pretty much like the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka.

We had other flotation devices that allowed for a little more movement.

 I went wakeboarding three times, I think.  Considering we spent ten days on the lake, that isn't much.  Still, I was satisfied.  I've got more fun things to do now, like play in the mud.


Mason and his friends {Danny and Matt} helping with dinner.  As always, Mom kept us all well fed.

This guy loved crawling around the beach, but he always went straight for the stickers, like they were cotton candy or something.

The jetski-pulled slide made a comeback this year.

One of Cam's favorite pastimes: chillin' in a bucket.  {My, what a large bellybutton you have.}

And eating.  Always eating!

Jameson and his fiancĂ© came out for the last few days.  We are so excited for these guys to get hitched!

 And Roy is so excited for Camden to start walking.  He was walking him everywhere {and still is}.

Thanks for another great year, Lake Powell.


  1. Camden is freaking adorable! i LOVE the pic of him cheesin it in the mud!

    1. Ha- thanks Audrey! Your little guy is also freaking adorable!