Monday, May 30, 2011

We had a lovely memorial day weekend despite the cold, rainy, cloudy weather. Mitzi and family plus Kelsey, Chase and his roommate came home. So we had eight adults and two children which is a perfect size crowd. That evening they had smores around the fire pit plus some great visiting till 11:30. Sunday,after church we enjoyed our traditional Sunday dinner then we all crashed. We had the perfect family home evening. We sat around the kitchen table and ate candy popcorn, then went around and everyone shared their favorite scripture or thought. Remember if you have teenagers...the key is feed them while it's going on, make it short, and involve everyone as much as possible. We hit the cemeteries then watched, "Forever Strong" an uplifting true story. That night they yelled and laughed playing "Rage" till midnight while I crashed at 9:30. I woke up at 4:00, read, walked outside for 45 minutes then we all ate at the Moore ward breakfast. Everyone did a lot of shooting and four wheeling all day. Now they've all returned home. It sure is fun when the family gets together!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

We had a memorable weekend. Keaton decided he wanted to go to the Twin Falls temple since he'd never been there, to prepare for his mission so we realized that it was a pretty central location for all our family so we invited everyone. Jory was at women's conference and Travis had baseball games(he's the coach) but everyone else was able to make it. Friday night we all kind of did our own thing for supper then most of the in-laws baby sat(they were super good sports!) so the siblings could support Keaton and we had all nine children in the temple at once. We were thrilled that Christy was able to come and Kelsey and Brynn(oldest grandchild) also did baptisms. Meanwhile back at the hotel the grandkids never tired of swimming. When we got home many swam till midnight. Later in our room do you think we could sleep! NO Finally at 2:00 we turned on the t.v. for about an hour then we tossed and turned the rest of the night. Sat. morning lots more swimming then we all got our own fast food and hit Shoshone Falls. This area is all pretty new to us and it was spectacular! The wind was short of a tornado Friday but we really lucked out on Sat. with gorgeous weather. This was the most priceless mother's day gift I could even imagine. Thanks to my wonderful family for one of the highlights in my life!!!!