Friday, July 10, 2009

A Memory

I know it has been forever since I have blogged. You probably have wondered what is going on or maybe not.

Life continues to be crazy especially with Summer and a family of 4 teenagers. We are always going. We had a great Fourth of July. I can't think of a better way than to spend it with my kids going to parades, watching fireworks, making homemade ice cream and playing games.

This last week we had the chance to go somewhere, just Mike and I and the two younger kids. We ended up in SLC for one night, a real fast trip with no time to do much but we did take time to go to Camp Williams Swimming Pool while Mike was at his meeting at Camp Williams.

Have you ever walked in somewhere or gone somewhere and you have so many memories flood your memory that it is just crazy?? That is how it was as I entered that swimming pool. This place has SO many memories for me and all of my kids. We used to go swimming three to four times a week at this pool because it only cost us $1 a person and it is huge with grass all around it.
I remember taking my kids when they were just learning how to swim out to the pool after Mike got off of work. I remember playing and throwing kids in the pool. I remember so many birthday parties for my kids at this pool. I remember sharing this great experience with so many of my great friends. I can see me there with them and their kids playing, visiting and swimming. I remember a couple of times inviting all of my great friends in my ward to meet us out there and swim. What a party!!! There was probably about 60 people or more that traveled out to go swimming and eat and play together. I have shared this place and so many memories with so many people that I just had all of these great memories plow through my mind. Man, I wish I had more pictures of it.

I am so thankful for my memories of loved ones, great cherished friends and family. These are things that can never be taken away from me even when my kids move out and are gone I will always cherish these great memories with my husband, kids and so many others.

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love visits to old haunts. The ghosts are usually friendly :)

Andrea said...

That sounds really great. Glad you guys are having a good summer!

Kristy said...

It's funny how places will do that to you. Maybe I'll blog about casinos...it's not what you think I promise...I think I will.

Sherrie said...

WOw! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The memories made are the greatest.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I have memories like that...certain smells bring back floods of memories, too. The smell of fresh picked strawberries, the scent of a certain cologne, spices, a flower, or even damp woodsy smells bring me back...oh, memories!
:~D

susette said...

I agree with you 100% on the fact that our memories can never be taken from us. Sometimes when life gets hard or moves us in directions we aren't ready for we can fall back on those fond moments with our families.

Kathy B! said...

Memories are a beautiful thing. To be treasured for their honesty and imagination. But mostly for being a snapshot into a moment in time.

Heatherlyn said...

I can certainly relate. In fact, my brothers and I swam at a pool like that all the time when we were kids. I wonder if memories involving chlorinated water are more vivid than others?

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Such a cute post! I love swimming and pool memories, especially baby's first time in the pool...so cute!

Angel said...

Sounds like a great place. It is always special to get to revisit an old favorite place. :-)

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Sounds like a wonderful getaway. Glad you got to spend some time with the hubby.

I'm getting more and more grateful for the pictures, as my memory is fading.

Kristin

Kristi T. said...

There were many great memories created there. I remember many of them with your little kids. It is funny how something can do that to you. Thanks for sharing those memories with me.