Sunday, January 26, 2014
August 21, 2013
September 3, 2013
Tal and Leah started school on August 21st while Abi didn't start until September 3rd. So to mark our last blast of summer we drove up to Rexburg Rapids for a day of water fun in the sun. Abi brought her friend Aubrey and Walker came to play as well. Aunt Lisa, drove up when she got off work early and we made a fun day of it.
August 20, 2013
Aug 15-18 2013
Tendoy is a magical place for our family. We look forward to our trip every year and talk about our memories of it often. This year we decided to branch out a little and try out some new activities on our Tendoy trip to make it even more of a vacation.
We borrowed and cobbled together a truck trailer, bikes and 4-wheelers to take up to Tendoy on our adventure. Every other year we sped right on by Gilmore and Meadow Lake but this year we took the scenic detour. Gilmore is a ghost town of an old mining town. Kris remembers visiting with his uncleWynn and brother Eric when he was a teen. Back then they walked in and around exploring the buildings. But now they are all signed and fenced off, probably for our safety as most of them were crumbling away. We drove through but didn't take any pictures. Then we took the steep twisty road up to Meadow Lake for a picnic and a little fishing.
August 7-11, 2013
Friday, January 3, 2014
Abi thoroughly enjoyed her first year of Girl's Camp. Our ward, the Kearney 3rd ward, YW and Leaders departed bright and early Tuesday morning for a week of fun at Blacktail / Ririe Reservoir. The girls camped in relative luxury, sleeping on cots, cooking on camp stoves, showering, and even getting to watch Johnny Lingo in Julie Perez's air-conditioned trailer. Their theme was "An 8 Cow Woman" and had these fun hoodies made for them. I helped out with their value hike presenting on setting goals, the cow who jumped over the moon. Kris went up the afternoon of their shooting activity on Thursday to help out then camped over through testimony meeting Friday Night and taking down on Saturday. She came back tired and a little stinky but with many fond memories of camp and the relationships she built with the YW and leaders.
Julie, Michelle, Caty, Maddie, Riley, ?, Autumn, LJ, Hali, Calli and Abi.
Showing off on their hike at Cress Creek.