Friday, August 29, 2014

one of our last days of hours and hours at the park with friends

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


The school was having a surplus sale and I got 3 desks, 3 preschool tables, a huge map and 12 chairs for $14. It was fun to repaint them all. 


Spending one last day at the splash park before school starts

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Garen had fun at last nights pack meeting out at arrowhead springs. He passed off a bunch of stuff, cooked hot dogs and got some awards. I learned about scouts since this will be my new calling. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Family Cabin Camping

We had a fantastic 3 days together as a family up in the middle of nowhere.  No cell service, no power, just us as a family.  Here are the highlights of the trip:
-Loved the cute little cabin we stayed in, the kids loved the bunk beds and the little fridge and stove made 3 days of meals so much easier
-Playing endless board games and card games
-yummy tin foil dinners
-lots of roasted marshmallows
-Playing the say one word, build a story game while sitting under the stars
-Our beautiful 2 mile hike up to a little hidden gem lake
-Our hike to crystal lake over little bridges and a lake so clear and waterfalls shooting out of the middle of the mountain.  That was my favorite place.
-Sitting on the little porch in the morning reading a book
-spotting all kids of animals, most of them just walking around our cabin.  We saw a coyote, a fox, a moose, lots of deer, a snake, lots of ground squirrels and fun birds and luckily no bears.
-Naming the plants that we saw everywhere "poop sticks" because that is what they looked like
-Sophie playing on the river bank throws a stick in the water and says "oh no why did you jump in" then throwing another stick after it says "go save your brother"
-hours of Everett perfectly happy throwing rocks in the water
-Maddie and Sophie driving the truck
-Being surrounded by some of Heavenly Father's most beautiful creations.