I know you are dying to know what's been going on with this group. We've been pretty busy and mostly really happy with all we've been up to since our vacation. Here's a few or a lot of pictures so you can be caught up quickly. Btw, the facial hair is not mother approved, but I pick my battles.
We got home from vacation on a Monday, and the next day was girls camp. Things were such that I was only up for the afternoons and part of the evenings. We have such!!! Great!!! Young women!!! Another sweet slice of summer.
One evening while Steve was in China and Laura was putting the baby down, Jack came out while Dave and I were working on the yard. This little guy does like to skinny off his clothes and on a hot June night this grandma saw nothing wrong with that idea. He found a pair of garden gloves and put them on his feet. I wanted to snap a picture so I told him to smile- so he did. This picture makes me so happy!
Our niece Stephanie has been staying with us while she has a job, and a b-o-y-f-r-i-e-n-d in Utah county. Sooo! We got to be a tiny bit in the know for the official proposal. It was sooo cool!! Spencer will be a great addition to the big family
Fires have been crazy this summer. Earlier in June there was a fire across the valley from us, but right before the 4th we had one by us. It was really fast and people up in Alpine had to evacuate. Everything turned out ok- (after many prayers) (infact at stadium of fire, the prayer offered there was humble and submissive and very much pleading for help-- the next few days it rained and helped the fire situation. AWESOME!!!)
The ship my dad was on during WW2 has recently been docked near my sisters home in California- near Long Beach. Not much had been interesting to my dad but when he heard about the ship he was really impressed. The family all tried to get down to orange county for a special day on the ship for the veterans. It was to be on July 4. All my sibs, except Krista and I made it down. We had thought there was no way for Dad with his limited mobility to get on the ship but it turned out that he did! He was also interviewed for the news. Mom said she was sure being there brought things back to my Dads mind that were pretty powerful. I was so glad he got to go.
A few years ago I made a deal with the boys. If they happen to mess up during part of the sacrament at church they needed to know it was not the end of the world, so I told them we'd go to cafe rio if it ever happened just to soften the experience. We never go on Sunday FYI. Anyway we got to get a rio therapy in July. Rios strawberry lemonade is the bomb