Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bear Lake

Our yearly trip to Bear Lake. We love going and are so excited to return. Next year it will be at a new cabin, and we are so thrilled to be able to choose whatever time we get to go. Here are Adam and Rachael in the snad.

Jacob with his sand bowl.

Nathan and his buckets of water.

Every year we blow up a lot of things and transport them by bungee cord on a trailer. I know this isn't very sturdy and someday we are going to lose a couple.
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Nate Graduates

This would be three down one to go. Nathan graduated from Kindergarten, and we were thrilled. He sang songs for us and then grabbed his diploma. The most exciting part--both sets of grandparents were there. Adam, true to form, stole the camera and snapped some of his own shots. Guess it kept him busy.

Nathan looking thrilled to sing.

The official paper.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Coming Clean

Getting lost on our way to the obstacle course, was an obstacle. We finally made it to the right one, only to sit in the sun for a few hours.
From sun to snow, from hot to cold, look at what we do when we're bored. That's right this was our snow-day. Bubble blowing contests, dance-offs, craft fun. Oh and did I mention the big bouncy ball incident?! No? Well you'll just have to ask Val and Raschelle about that one.
Our wonderful skit, that we gave an encore presentation of. Yes Girl's Camp was a wonderful experience, and we all hope to share in quite a few more. I was grateful to make a wonderful friend. Jamie and I had a blast, and are so thrilled to continue to have these callings and whip these girls into shape next year. So come prepared ladies!!

Counting Carbs.

What? you ask. Jennie is on a diet?! Yeah right, only if I could somehow cut out lima beans and add ice cream as a staple. Quick question though, how do you store a year supply of ice cream? In truth we are counting carbs, because Adam was diagnosed with diabetes.

Warning signs: Cranky, tired, wets everything--okay really what a normal four-year-old does, and we did have some divine intervention. We were very blessed and caught it early. Dave and I were up at Primary Children's for a long three days. Very educational, very good food.

To date Adam is doing great. He was able to go to Diabetes Camp, which if asked, he would be glad to tell you all about it. Every time he has a shot (3-6 times a day) he sings a song. So far he only has one song he sings--"So you had a bad day" but apparently it does wonders for that needle going in. We haven't hit school yet (next year) so that will be quite another adventure for us. I do have to say, I am so grateful for all the support, concern, and love we felt while we were up there. Our other children were completely taken care of, and our wonderful friends even brought in a couple of dinners. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunk and DUNK!!!

Jacob set the example for us this year. He turned eight and chose to be baptized. That's something I really strive for, is to make sure they realize this is a choice, and they are the only ones that can make it. I'm so grateful he chose to join us. Of course his favorite part was getting his own scriptures, hymn book, and scripture cover all in blue. When we went to get Jacob's things Nate was with me. He made sure they had everything there in green, and sure enough they did. He wondered why I just didn't buy those things for him now, as they might run out. I assured him there would be plenty on our next trip back.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nate turned 6. I can't believe my children are still growing!! I keep telling them to stop, but as usual they never listen. We combined birthday celebrations with Dave. They both wanted the same cake, and I wouldn't be surprised if they both shared presents as well. Nate's big one was a huge bucket of play-doh. Exactly what he asked for.
I finally created the perfect Christmas tree. It is the highlight of my Chirstmas decor. I'm thrilled to be able to present it to you in all its glory. Most of the ornaments are one of a kind. This is proof that in our house, I'm definitely the bigger fan. Sorry Dave!!

The tree

Check out those silver stars

And the ribbon is just magnificient
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