Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday rolled around and we finished our shopping for Thanksgiving. We were hoping to meet up with Jess, Sean, and the kids earlier but with the way things worked out we didn't get to see them until the evening. They joined us for dinner and then we headed out to Monkey Bizness. We had so much fun! It was great to be able to play too. That's what I love about Monkey Bizness, they don't care that the adults play.
Tay, Jared, and Jake coming down the big slide
Everyone arrived around 3:00 and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Jess made amazing rolls and a tasty salad as well as putting together a veggie tray and Julie made the pies. Sean made awesome gravy from what I understand. I'm sure I would have loved it too if I actually liked gravy. Thanks everyone for helping to make our Thanksgiving dinner great!
This was Jacob's last "first holiday" It was fun watching him eat his first Thanksgiving Dinner.
Me with two of my SUPER CUTE nieces (Tayler and Rylee) I just love them to death.
The next milestone was really a milestone that I had to allow him to overcome. His first haircut. I loved his hair. I refused to cut it. I said I would not cut it until his first birthday. Well, I came to the realization that his hair was really long. So when Jared got home from Park City we cut his hair. I was so sad but I did it. I cried afterward because I thought he looked silly with such short hair. But everyone else loves it. So I guess majority rules. He is just a cute kid anyway.
We are anxiously awaiting more milestones. Its hard to believe that in only 12 days he will be 1. CRAZY! Where does the time go?
~Love To All~
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Our gang before the trunk or treat
Our little Ferb (Can you tell his pants are purple?)
Our car eating "Jeremy"
Our happy little Phineas with Perry on Halloween night
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
~Love To All~
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Every year the 5th graders go on an educational camping trip. This year I got to go because we had 3 of our students go and my boss didn't want to be stuck with a certain difficult student the entire trip. So I went along. I was a little nervous after I said yes because I knew nothing of this camp. "Camp Cheley?" I thought. I didn't even know where it was. I found out it was up near Estes Park and its a for real summer camp that houses 400-500 kids ages 9-18 for 2, 4 week sessions.
Day One: We boarded the bus and headed up. We got to camp, hiked up a HUGE hill to get to our cabin, unpacked, and went back down for Orientation. Then we ate our sack lunches and began the activities. Our first class was 2 hrs of Orienteering. After that we hiked up Mt. Cathedral. Yep, I hiked up a mountain pushing one of students the whole way. I literally pushed her up the mountain. But she was so glad she made it to the top.
Day Two: We went to Rocky Mtn. National Park. The weather was great and the park was beautiful! Then we went back to camp, ate lunch and began the rest of our afternoon. We hiked down to a beaver pond. Then the kids got to do a ropes course. Then that night we went out with our students to do a night walk. Each student had to walk back up the trail alone in the dark back to the lodge. We walked with 2 of our 3 students. We were so proud that they each did it. The sky was beautiful and I had never seen so many stars or the Milky Way before.
Day Three: We woke up and packed our bags. We cleaned up the cabins and headed down for breakfast. After breakfast we headed out to our last adventure. McGregor Ranch is a ranch that is now a museum used to teach how people lived during the late 1800's-early 1900's. It was beautiful out there. After the ranch we went back to camp, ate lunch, loaded up the buses again, and headed for home. I couldn't wait to get back home.
It was a wonderful experience. When I reached the top of the mountain I almost cried. It was such an accomplishment for me and all I could think was that I wished Jared was there to do it with me. I was able to see the beauty that Heavenly Father created for us and be a part of it. When I saw hundreds of thousands of stars at night dotting the sky mixed with the Milky Way I thought about returning to live with my Heavenly Father. I thought if being a forever family and being so grateful that I was sealed to my wonderful husband in the temple. My boss will probably never know how wonderful the trip was for but I am so thankful that she asked me to go.
Here are a few pictures from the trip.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
If you haven't taken a trip to the mountains yet. DO IT NOW and enjoy the beauty our Heavenly Father has give us.
~Love To All~