Monday, July 11, 2011

July week 2

Holy cow!! What a great week.  WARNING...this might be a long post.
We started out the week with the West Jordan parade.  Since Jon,Colby, and Colton were walking in it, it was just Ashlee, Connor, and me to watch.  So I went down at 7:30 to get our seats because this parade route fills up really quick.  It was much better waiting for the parade to start with 2 kids instead of 4.  We had some breakfast and did snaps to waste time.  The parade was fun, and it was fun to see my kids in it. 

Ashlee and Connor waiting for the parade to start.  We had Julie and Neffy join us for the parade. 

We then went to my moms house for a BBQ.  The kids had fun playing with their cousin doing snaps and crackling balls and just playing outside in the rain.  We ate and then we were off to Sugarhouse park for the bands and fireworks.  I don't think I ever would have gone but we won tickets this year to the best seat in the house from RC Willey's.  The first two bands were not wonderful but the kids were having a great time.  The band that we went for was Ryan Schupe and the Rubberband.  This concert was awesome.  He played for an hour and a half.  It was great.  Ashlee was really excited because she got a t-shirt and a Frisbee from Ryan.  After Ryan it was time for the fireworks.  They were fantastic and went for 30 minutes.  It was great. 
If you have never seen Ryan Schupe and the Rubberband live I would totally suggest it.  I saw him live the first time at PTA Convention last year, and it was amazing.  This one at Sugarhouse was even better.  If you want to see one of my kids favorite songs here is the link.
After the fireworks were over at 10:40pm and we were back to our car, we have the word that I hate the most...TRAFFIC!!  I'm usually really good at being able to get out and fast but this was totally insane.  The cars were not moving.  We finally made really good progress at 11:00p.m.  We got home at about 11:30 and then I had to do the thing that I totally had put off.  Pack for Girls Camp.  I kept thinking that I would have time but never did.  So by the time I got packed and had all of the food ready I got to bed at 2:30 a.m. 
The wonderful alarm went off at 5a.m.  I got up and started packing the trailer and truck next door.  We left at 7:45 and made it to Heber Valley Camp.  We got unpacked a little and we were off.  We went to the ampitheather for a meeting with the missionaries.  The first thing they say to us is there was a bear in our camp right next door to our cabin and he ate their lunch.  It scared the leaders but the girls were thinking it was cute.  I kept telling them that his paws are bigger than your head, and anything bigger than your head is scary.  Here is the cute picture of our bear. 
So next we took the girls to Legacy Lake.  What a beautiful place.  When we got there it was beautiful blue skies with puffy clouds, but when we left the clouds were dark.  Here are great pictures from the lake.

Notice the clouds!
  We had a great rest of the day with dinner and skits. 
Then the rain started.  It rained most of the night.  When we woke up the next morning it was gone, and beautiful.  We had the morning to do a couple of things together then after lunch we were headed to the ropes course.  I had to help with a station in the ropes course so I kept telling the leaders to make Ashlee do the high course.  She had no trouble at all doing it.  It is a 20 (I think) foot pole you have to climb, then you side step 20 feet on a wire to the place where you zip line down.  I kept thinking Ashlee you have to do this.  You will feel so good about yourself if you do it, not knowing that I would end up doing it in the end.  Here are some great pictures of Ashlee doing it.  I will get mine up as soon as I get them. 


Here is a link to her video.  I was so proud of her.

The next day was just our relaxing day.  We had the Bishopric coming up and we had to make dinner.  This was also our skit night.  The girls did their skit for the Bishop, then the leaders did their skit, then the Bishopric did their skit.  We had a great time.  Later that night the Stake put on a Knight Hike.  It was a wonderful experience.  The girls really enjoyed it.  We then went back to the cabin for our testimony meeting.  What a great week at camp.  I'm so exhausted though. 

I learned when I got home that Jon had taken the boys swimming and roast marshmallows.  They also had a great week. 

We ended the week going to the baptism of Jaiden.  What a great day that we spent with them. 
So this was our week this week.  I will post videos and pictures later. 


Lesia said...

I have pictures of you on the rope course. I think the pole is closer to 40 feet up..It was a great camp!!

Teresa said...

Sweet! I think I might need to see those pictures. I was scared out of my mind up there. I agree...I think it was like 40 feet but I really had no idea!

EMILY =) said...

That bear is ADORABLE! I wish we would have had a bear at girls came way back when we went!!! I bet your girls are nice and stay in there beds at night!.?! Hehehe;)

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