Friday, July 27, 2007

This Summer

I enjoyed Girls Camp last week with Jessi :) The boys have been drying a lot of food for camp and only have the jerky left to do.

I've been busier this summer than I have been since we moved away from Oregon. It's been one thing after another. We started with the canoe trip June 8th-11th. Then there was the camporee June 14th-16th, and Youth Conference 22nd-23rd. Mom and Dad came for Stephen's and Shane's ordinations (Priest and Deacon, respectively) June 29th-July 3rd, and the boys had a campout the 6th and 7th. The four younger kids and I went to my mom-in-law's the 10th-13th, Stan and all the kids went on the ward campout the 13th and 14th, and then there was Girls Camp the 17th-20th. Which brings us to this week. The last Summer thing is the boy's hike next week...then Jessi will start volleyball with the homeschool team in Bozeman on August 13th. That is officially a Fall thing. What a crazy summer.

(And these were only the overnight stuff!)

Monday, July 16, 2007


Jessica, Jacob, Sarah, Joseph and I went to my mother-in-law's last week. They had cousins from Tucson, Arizona, and all over Washington there to play with. Stephen and Shane had to stay home and work. It went pretty well even though there was 15 grandkids and 3-4 adults staying at a 700 square foot house with one bathroom (that had just been remodeled and had no door--just a sheet hanging). There are 3 acres for the kids to have room to play.

This week Jessi is going to Girl's Camp for the first time. She is very excited :) I will go on Thursday night and bring home girls on Friday.

Stephen, Shane and I went shopping today to buy them some hiking boots. They are busy preparing to go on a 40 mile hike at the end of the month. They will need to get used to the new boots and break them in for the next two weeks (before the hike). We also have to dry meats and fruit and get their food ready to be on the trail for 5 days in a row.

And somewhere in between transporting kids and helping them get ready for the next activity, I need to start preparing for the next school year :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

A Picture to look at...

Here's a picture of Stan on my friend, Jennifer's, blog.