Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pfifferhorn with the scouts

Darren got to work with the scouts for a while in our ward.  He went when they hiked the Phifferhorn.  I heard it was a cold night but some of the boys slept in hammocks... brrr... And I think one boy fell in the lake.  brrr... but they made it to the top.  I plan to make it to the top one day.    

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Millhollow with Tyler and Ella

When I was younger I got to attend Millhollow.  It was amazing.  I have a lot of memories of that place.  Then 10 years ago I got the opportunity to go to Millhollow as a teacher.  I took some of my special needs students.  It was a great experience for them and me.  Then the opportunity arose for me to go as a parent/teacher with my own kids.  Thrilled!  I jumped on it!  This place is just as magical as it was for me almost 30 years ago.  It was neat to have students from Tyler and Ella's school with me. We ENJOYED hikes.... well, at least I enjoyed every one of them, but the kids might have told you differently.  The cafeteria was a hit.  Camp counselors are fantastic.  Boondoggle is a must.  

I would recommend Millhollow to anyone.  I am looking forward to going up again in 2017. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

City of Rocks w/ Rees family

June 9-12... vacation to City of Rocks in Malta Idaho.  We were invited by some neighbors to go and loved it.... but we always love going to City.  I have pictures of me there as a kid!

This year was a winner for family.  Tyler and Ella made it to the top of Bath Rock this time.  A little rock climbing with no ropes.  Its just a class 5 climb so you dont need ropes, but it is still pretty high off the ground.  City of Rocks is amazing.  Everywhere you look is amazing.  We had beautiful sunsets every night.  

 We spent one day in Castlerock next door.  The river by the picnic table was delightful for the kids after they had been climbing all day.  We headed over to Practice Rock and everyone got a few good chances to climb.  Even Abby.  Her first climb.  She made it to the top and I was so proud!

On our way home we stopped in Logan to visit Grandma and Grandpa.  They had coordinated with the organist to have Tyler play postlude.  It is pretty neat to try out different organs.  They are all so different.  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tyler's 3rd piano recital

Tyler has loved music since he was very little.  This is his third recital  he has played in.  He played Moonlight sonata.  He had to use is music because there were a few measures he didn't quiet have memorized.  I was so proud of him.  His amazing teacher Mrs. Marilyn Wilkinson gives points for how much they practice and for how many pieces they pass off.  She also gives points for memorizing.  He has won 1st prize every year so far.  I am glad he enjoys it.  

 We had ice cream at Leatherbys after.  Abby thinks she is old enough to have her own ice cream.  She doesn't want to share anymore.  Poor Darren... waiting (in vain) for a turn at his ice cream!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Photos of my parents

I found these pictures on my computer the other day from a project we did for our parents several years back.  So fun to look through these and see how similar my siblings and nieces and nephews look to my parents.  And fun to see my parents so young!