Monday, August 24, 2009

An Amazing Wall!

Yesterday we went and visited my Grandma Darrington in Brigham City. She has the most amazing Pedigree wall I have ever seen. It has her entire posterity, including dates of birth, marriages, death, etc. and there is a picture with each person. Each person is numbered in the order that they were added to the family, whether by birth or marriage. Grandma gave each of the children a certificate with their name and number - it was really special! I'm so happy that she has such an amazing wall of rememberance! (I tried to capture pictures of it as best I could.)

First Day of School

What can I say, it's that time of year again and I think we were all excited for school to start. We had a great summer, but the kids are ready to be back in school and mom is ready for that school schedule again . . . I think?

Fourth Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Park City

Last week we went up to Park City and stayed at the Marriott Summit Watch with my mom. I came up earlier in the day and we walked Main Street with the kids then went to the park. Jason came after work and we had dinner in the room then went swimming. After the kids went to bed, we watched a movie with my mom. Jason went to work in the morning and I stayed with my mom until early afternoon. We had a great time! Thanks Mom!

YW Girls' Camp 2009

I'm so very grateful to my sweet Bishop for giving me clearance to attend Girls' Camp 32 weeks pregnant. I had the greatest time and loved getting to know all of the girls better. What a great group of youth we have in our ward!!!!! Not to mention, I love all the leaders!!!

We went to Heber Valley Camp and it is really nice. (A great place for a prego lady!) The first night was quite eventful in my cabin. We had two girls throwing up and a critter getting into people's stuff. Aside from getting no sleep that night, the rest of the week was great!

Our Ward's pavilion

My Cabin with our awesome "Peeps" flag. We had the best cabin, for sure! ;)

Mariah Foster, Liz Ring, Nicole Foster, Carissa Gossard, Kaitlyn Taylor, and Whitney Winsor

Crazy Hair Day! The girls decided to have fun with my hair; Liz and Cassidy did a fabulous job with the faux-hawk - I looked pretty dreadful as you can see!

Service Project - We transported a bunch of bark up a trail to the area it needed to be and we also hauled old trees up a path to be taken out of camp. It was really hot, but the girls did a great job!

This was a spaghetti dinner where we had the girls all tied together - Team work?!

The skits were great, but I must say, my cabin ROCKED! Their skit was SO funny! Props to Caitlin Helpworth for being the funniest of the day!

Good Ol' Snipe Hunting - and yes, Kim Wright had never been - giggle, giggle! We took full advantage :)

We ended camp with a really nice testimony meeting on Thursday night with our Bishopric. It was pouring rain, so instead of being around the campfire we were in the pavilion - what a blessing we had the pavilion.

I'm so grateful to Jason and both of our moms for helping out with the kids while I was gone. I could not have done it without all of them. I have the best family in the world and the greatest calling!

"My life is good . . . Real good!"
(Nacho Libre)

Reeder Family Reunion

On August 15, Jason's extended family (on his Mom's side) had their annual Reeder Reunion in Ogden. I woke up that morning feeling SO sick and couldn't keep anything down, so Jason took all of the kids and went to the reunion without me. They had a great time and I was REALLY bummed that I didn't get to go up and see everyone (I LOVE the Reeders!).

On their way home, they stopped and visited Jason's Grandma Barker who was just recently moved to an Alzheimer's unit in the Nursing home. She has early stages of Dementia and is getting much better care. The kids had a blast playing with her and the other patients in the common area (I wish I had pictures, but sweet Jason was too busy with all the kids to worry about pictures.)

I really missed the family while they were gone, but it was nice to be sick in a quiet house. (It was still VERY miserable though!!!)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pinedale Wyoming Family Vacation

We had the opportunity to go up to my sister-in-law's cabin, with the Barker Family, in Pinedale Wyoming and we had such a great time. Half the family stayed in her Dad's cabin and Jason's brother's family (Ben) and we stayed in her uncle's cabin a few minutes walk away. Here's some pictures of the fun.

Isabelle and Brianna going tubing behind the wave runner

Jason's mom bought shirts for all of the grandkids and had each child put their handprint on everyone's shirt. It was a lot of fun and they turned out adorable.

Corbyn, Alex, Brianna, and Madisyn

What a great trip!!