On Cloud 9

August 26, 2011

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is the happiest place on earth, some may say its Disney Land but honestly nothing brings me more joy then a week in Lake Powell with my family!
This video explains it all..

Lake Powell Eleven from Adam DeVincent on Vimeo.

I look forward to our annual LAKE POWELL family trip all year long! It is always such a fun, relaxing vacation. We always get in late on Saturday night & sleep the first night at the
Marina Doc.
Bryce & Lincoln were on dish duty the first night we were there. Lincoln grabbed the last dish soaking in the water and said, "Oh good the last plate!" Then Bryce pointed out the large stack of dishes waiting to be washed on the counter and Lincoln said, "Ahhh.... NUTS"!
Sy, Gwen, Bain, Alisa, Brianne, LeGrand. Squished on the couch but still having a great time.
Sunday morning it was Brianne's BIRTHDAY! She turned 25 at Lake Powell this year. One of the BEST places I can think of to spend my big day. Pancakes for breakfast with whipped cream!
Although we are on a houseboat camping with 23 adults and 4 children for the week, does not mean we have anything less than AMAZING GOURMET FOOD. For birthday lunch we have ALOHA CHICKEN SALAD! It was delicious and beautiful.

We ate lots....
cooking ribs!

Gavin decided to play in the foot cleaning buckets instead of the lake 3 feet away! I guess whatever kept him busy and out of trouble.

Since it was Sunday we had a little Sacrament service in the evening. You can't beat church in your bathing suit!
Lincoln & Bryce had so much fun together. Here they are having a healthy snack. Don't let this fool you we had TONS of junk food but that's what vacations are all about!

Midnight "Margarita's" (virgin of COURSE) are always a must at Lake Powell. Anything cold to try to cool us off before we sleep helps. This year we had Strawberry & Pina Colada's.
First SKI run of the year for both Brianne & I. For some reason it is so much fun to get up and go for a ride together.
Taking turns in the water and cheering each other on.
Here we are eating our dinner outside on the rock.
Sy, Alisa, Heather, Jared, Carol-lyn, Brianne, John & I.

Can you believe we had a fire when it was still 100 degree's outside. I know we are crazy. But you can't go camping and not make SMORES.

I love LP it's the best place in the world, I can't wait to go back, Thanks Mom & Dad for taking us on another WONDERFUL Lake Powell trip. We all had such a great time and it always goes by way too fast.

July 10, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

We have been having so much fun in Utah since we got here, there has been lots of partying going on its hard to keep up with the blogging. but I will do my best to keep updating as much as possible!
We love being in Utah with our family, we've been swimming everyday, watching lots of movies and of course eating and staying up late! Im so happy I get to stay here to August, its going to be a great vacation!

One of my good friends Savannah got married and Im so happy I was able to attended her recpetion, everything was so beautiful. I love you Savy!

John was so excited cause he got to finally try the called to surf wave and he loved it. He keeps telling me we will have one of these in our back yard cause we are moving away from the ocean!! I can't say I would be opposed to the idea! :)


Mom, Bri, Breanna, John and I got to go to the Stadium of Fire and we had so much fun! David Archuleta and Brad Paisley were the singers this year and we were thrilled, they both put on an awesome show! We had a blast watching the jets, the ski divers, and of course the fire works!

I had so many awesome video's of the singing and fireworks but I can't up load them.. bummer I know but If you have ever been to the staduim of fire you know how awesome it is and if you never have been you NEED to go!!

Mom and dad always put on a wonderful 4th of July party and it was so fun this year! We love having everyone come over and eat and swim.

After dinner we went down to our friends the Lewis and we lit off fire works and watched an out door movie in there backyard, we had a blast!

My mom said it best.. "I love a Holiday where you can eat all you want and blow things up"!! Well that's what we did and we did a lot of it! I love the 4th of July its a wonderful holiday, I'm so grateful for all the men and women serving our country. We are truly blessed and I hope we can always remember that!

July 6, 2011

A cruise for 2.. YES please!!!

John and I have been so busy the last couple of months, that we decided we needed a vacation! As part of John's 30Th birthday and pre graduation present we booked a 7 day Carnival Cruise to Mexico! I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we had, It was so nice just to spend time with John and relax. I would suggest to anyone to take a cruise, I can't wait to go on another one!!!

This was our room, everyone told us to get the cheapest room so we did and we ended up with bunk beds.. it was actually really nice and we got windows which helped so much!

I could not get enough strawberry daiquiris, they are my favorite!

Mini golf was so super fun, the wind made it tricky to play but we still had an intense competition!

John loved the all you can eat lobster tail.. I've never seen him eat so fast! :)

We loved the fancy nights, getting dressed up, eating good food and having fun dances and shows to go to was amazing!


We had a great time in Cabo, we ate at a really yummy places and got a real Mexican burrito! It was delicious!

John wasn't super excited to get called up on stage for a magic show but he rocked it and he was the best guy up there!


We loved it here, the humidity was a little much for the both of us but the beaches and the ocean were so beautiful that we just playing in the water all day!

John loved the all you can eat soft served!

This was our last night fancy night on the cruise and we had a blast! It was a fun surprise to actually know some people on the cruise. Hyrum was in the same mission as John and they haven't seen each other in 9 years. So we had a great time playing games, relaxing and most of all catching up.

We had awesome waiters they put up with us all week!

OK this is a funny story... through out the whole cruise the dancers and singers put on a great shows for us, but everywhere we went John and I were getting complements on our beautiful dancing. This didn't just happen once it happened at least 5 or 6 times, people would come up to us the whole week telling us what a great job we did and asking us questions about how we got this job and if we liked it. Finally buy the 6Th time we just started taking the complements and making up answers.. anyway these are the actual dancers that we "looked" like! It was pretty funny!

We had an amazing week, it was awesome just to be able to spend time with John! We can't wait to go on another cruise.

Now we are in Utah for the summer continuing out our awesome vacation!!