Sunday, September 28, 2008

Back to School

Jayden and I are both back to school and getting into the swing of things. I admit, I was a little overwhelmed my first week but I think I'm getting the hang of it. The most challenging class is Psychology but it may end up my favorite. It's like old hat for Jayden. He's such a smarty pants! It's kind of sad when your 13 year old son knows more than you do. But he can't cook!!!

Camping at Jubilee Lake got cold at night. Shawnte's staying warm.

Cameron's looking pretty intimidating

Shawnte' lookin' good!

Don't mess with Mama!

Koda's in time-out

We had a fun time camping with Shawnte', Cameron and Koda a couple of weeks ago. They snuck up on Thursday to Jubilee Lake and John and I arrived Friday evening...just in time for dinner. They made an awesome dish with hamburger and was I hungry. (Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "she's always hungry")'s true, I know. Saturday morning we got up early and I fixed a scrumptious breakfast with link sausage, eggs and fried potatoes with peppers and onions. I'm sure the potatoes were nummy. Before Cameron and I could dish up, Koda jumped up and knocked my pan of spuds in the dirt. I almost cussed - but I restrained myself. I mean, look at those eyes? I had to settle for a time-out...I love you Koda! Later, John took Cam & Shawnte' fishing on the canoe while I stayed back with Koda and did some reading (my favorite past-time). I went out with John later to do some fishing and it didn't start off so well. He had 11 nice sized trout on the stringer (the biggest one was Cam's) and when he went to add a 12th, the stringer slipped out of his hand. We were sick as we watched all those fish sink to the bottom of the lake. There was some cussin' this time, but it wasn't me:) I told John we could not go back to camp without replacing those fish so...we fished until our hands hurt. Needless to say, we had a successful haul. The evenings were pretty cold and there was a full moon so we didn't do much star gazing but it was wonderful being up there in God's country eating junk food and sleeping in the tent. Sunday, after packing up John and I went out fishing for a couple more hours and caught some beautiful trout. On the way out we stopped off and did some target shooting. I was pretty good with the shotgun...I hit all my targets. The pistol whooped me though! Thanks for a wonderful weekend Cameron and Shawnte'. We loved it.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sienna's Day

I'm not sure Sienna realizes what a great day we/she had. Most of our family drove over for her blessing. We arrived in Moscow Saturday evening - just in time for Sarah's delicious pot roast and my favorite...spinach! Who serves that any more? I loved it! Thanks Sarah. Sunday we attended Sacrament and witnessed a beautiful blessing pronounced by her daddy, Josten. The spirit was very strong. We then spent the afternoon visiting and playing with our grandchildren, eating a scrumptious lunch and engorging ourselves on Grandpa's homemade root beer. What a blessing our family is. I get weepy just thinking about how grateful I am to have been threaded into this family. As always, it was hard to say goodbye.