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It's about learning how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CrAzY BuSy!!!

Life has been SO CrazY this's time to do an update!
My veggy garden and flower beds are feeling neglected. My yard looks pittiful. My house is in need of a major cleaning and I need some ME time. I would love to take a moment to go play in the pool with the kiddos, read a book, do some crafting, etc...etc...

it's ok that I haven't had time to do those things.
As I have been busy with other very worth while things. And other than spending more time with my kids and sweet grandbaby Jae, I wouldn't change a thing.

We celebrated Vic's parents 50th Anniversary with them
and pulled of a wonderful party that included friends and family from all over the US. Vic, Selena and I planned this party and took it 300 miles away to OKC. All of the family, both sides, siblings of Brenda and Roy, children and grandchildren and great granddaughter all made it to the party. with the Exception of one grandson and one grandaughter. Josh is in Cuba serving our country, and Brittany who lives in Idaho, expecting a baby too close to her due date to travel. We missed both of these kids, but we know their thoughts and hearts were with their grandparents. And they would have been there if the circustances were different.

Mom and Dad
Eric, Traci, and Vic

Vic giving a book to Mom and Dad
that covers and honors more than 50 years

Mom and Dad through the years

Selena made this awesome cake!!

Mom and Dad greeting life long friends.

We all had a great time visiting with family
and friends that we hadn't seen in years!!

The other thing that kept me so busy this summer is Girls Camp.
I'm the stake 4th year camp leader-and boy-o-boy that's a BIG job!!
But I LOVE every second of it!!

The 4th year girls (20 of them this year) go on a high adventure of sorts for a whole week. We go canoeing (didn't get pictures of that-boo!), we go caving, swim, crafting, games, we do a service project for the community that is close by. (This year we worked at a food bank. We worked in their gardens and cleaned a new warehouse they're building to expand the food bank.) We sleep in tents, and cook over open fire. We sing songs. We star gaze and just plain act silly.

This year it was SO hot, reaching the 100's all week!! And we weatherd a huge rain storm which dropped 3 inches of rain on us during the night. 2 of the 4 girls tents collapsed, the girls (10 of them) joined us leaders for about and hour and a half. When the lightening stopped, we put them on the bus to sleep through the rest of the night.The next morning this is what we faced....

It was great fun!! The girls worked so hard to get everything dried up and they even smiled, laughed and sang through it all!! What GREAT young women we have!!

Some Crafting time...

One of the two groups that went caving....

Definately a memory making week!!

So yes
a CrAzY BuSy Summer
But, I'd do it all over again.
It's so good to look back and see what I've accomplished.
Now off to other adventures....
Next week I'll post some pictures of the High Adventure that Vic and Cody went to this week...The Apostle Islands on Lake Superior

off to Rexburg to meet my yet unborn grandson...Kaleb!!!