Friday, November 6, 2009

Birthday Campout - Aug. 14 - 16, 2009

We wanted to go camping one last time before school started. We went to Wasatch State Park in Midway, which has been a family favorite as we were growing up. This time we got David to come along and bring his trailer too. It was fun to have him there he always keeps us laughing. On Friday night we drove up to Park City for a little shopping. We ended up buying some warm clothes, because I didn't realize that it was suppose to be cold and I hadn't packed for the weather. We also got some new school clothes. Nathan, Scott and I have birthdays that are four days apart. My family gets together for a birthday dinner each month to celebrated those birthdays that occurred during the month, so we invited Mark and Scott's family up on Saturday to have a dutch oven lunch together.

That morning we woke up to rain and a big loud hail storm. We almost called and canceled our lunch but we decided to make the best of it. We put up some tarps over the tables and try to cook our dutch oven in the rain. We made a poncho for Jacob out of a garbage bag. There was no hood on it though, so we made a hood out of press and seal wrap. We just pressed it onto his head and it sealed the rain out! It worked really well and he wore it for quite a long time. It quit raining just in time for lunch and we managed to cook an awesome meal. We also went to the pond and went fishing with all of the family. It was really fun. The next day Mark and I went fly fishing on the Provo river. I didn't catch anything, but I did have a great time! It was such a fun birthday weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This is the place - Aug. 13, 2009

August is always crazy getting ready for school. We took a day off before school started and went to This is the Place. Shelly didn't get to go with us last year and so we made sure to plan it so she could go this year. We only got to go for about 4 hours again this year. You really need a full day to do it all. We didn't get to do everything, but we tried some new things this year. We love to go there and even though we went last year the kid still loved it. It is a place that we could go every year!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aaron & Jeanette's Wedding

On Aug. 11 our nephew Aaron married Jeanette in the Salt Lake temple. It was such a beautiful ceremony and a great reminder of the covenants that we make with each other in the temple. We are so excited for them. They are a cute couple.

Family Support

While I was gone at girl's camp our awesome family helped to take care of the kids. Grandma Gerry, Shelly, Nathan, and Grandma Linda helped Mark out with the kids while he was at work and while he was sleeping. Jacob always loves having sleepovers at "Shelly's house." They happened to be repaving the road and Jacob loved watching the trucks! Shelly took the kids to the BYU Museum of art for the Walter Wick display that was awesome. I am sad that I missed it. Shelly also took the kids for us on Aug. 11 when we went to Aaron & Jeanette's wedding. She took them swimming and then we meet up with them on the way home from Salt Lake at Thanksgiving Point at the Dinosaur Museum. We love all of our family and all of the help that they give to us!