Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

My mother's birthday is today. She's a slight woman of great resolve who stands by her principles. I've learned so much from her example - the importance of family, thinking only the best of people, not gossiping, love of gardening, popcorn in the evening...the list goes on and on. She let us learn and improve from our mistakes. We became better because we knew she expected better.

I am so grateful that this humble, quiet, woman is my mother. Words fail me as I try to sum up her influence in my life and the life of our family, but Mom has served as the constant, unchanging, rock in our world. We thank you. We love you.

The "pond"

Well, thought you'd get a kick out of the latest adventure. 30 years of flat greasewood and a high water table...hmmmm....would a pond work? I wouldn't mind some ducks and geese dropping by. So we're trying it. I should say Mike is 'tolerating' it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

COUSINS CAMP 2008: They wore us out!

The kids really kept us going! We had Hamblins, Kenningtons, Beattys and Braden's cousins, the Youngs from Kaysville. We're glad Tiffni came with Kurt because she took over when we were worn out (we need an afternoon nap to keep up with these kids). First order of business was to get the tie dying started, get the tents up, and start the bonfire. Hot dogs and smores for supper!
Mark your calendars: 18, 19, 20 of June for next year. "Out of this World Cousin's Camp" Lynn, this means your girls too!

Thursday afternoon getting aquainted.

The Tie Dye Shirts Final Product.

At the Desert - kids are the little white dots on the distant hills. They were real climbers.

The Garden Stepping Stones in Production

Marshmellow Launchers - the big hit!

Friday afternoon, making clay, baseball and sandpile. Girls made beadwork.

Happy Birthday Everyone!

Morning tour of Ft. Bridger

Handcarts and the Outpost

Tired kids at Fort Bridger