Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Father's Day Adventure

Today is Father's Day, the day when we carefully place presents beneath the Father's Day Tree, eat the traditional holiday meal of cheeseburgers and fries, and pay homage to the best dad ever!

Ok, ok, we might exaggerate a little - but today did bring burgers, gifts, a screening of Finding Dory, and a lot of video games, so I think it was a fitting tribute.

But the even better celebration of the kids' fabulous father was last weekend when we hit the Utah Olympic Park for a full day of adventure.

My favorite moment of the day was when we were each suspended 30 feet off of the ground completing one of our six rotations on the ropes course. The kids posed for a very sweet and smiley photo and Steve remarked that it's a lot easier to get Ben to smile for a picture when he's wearing a harness.

Ben replied, "Yeah, we should do our next family pictures up here on the ropes course! This is way more like our family than our other stupid portraits!"

Well said, Ben. I'm so grateful for a family that adventures together!

Tubing down the ski jump hill. It was terrifying. And awesome. And terrifying.

Ropes Course #1 had a fun zip line end over the ski jumps. Ben shows off his unique zip line style.
Here are Ropes Courses #2 and #3. Ying and I stayed on #2 very happily...
...the other crazy people went up 20 more feet to harder obstacles!
It was hard, scary, very rewarding work. We were all very proud of ourselves and each other. And we were all sore the next day!

This gal was a ropes course maniac!
We finished the day with the Drop Tower. 65' doesn't look that high from the bottom but boy is it scary from the top!

It was a heck of a great day!

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