Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer happenings

Summer is flying by & sadly my camera is not capturing very much of it.:( In fact for the past few weeks the camera has been AWOL. Today after searching in all the likely places that one of us would have stashed it I found it under the seat in the suburban! Miraculously it still works inspite of all the heat it has been exposed to out there.

 May 23rd was Briana's 11th birthday. It was also during a week of revival meetings & her party was delayed for a while. A couple days after her birthday her friend Abby & Abby's little brother Gabe were here for the day. I did a small party for her then, but no party is right unless Inez & Brit can be there. We did finally have a celebration for her at Brit's house.[I forgot to take the camera along :(]

 For about a month Briana went without glasses. Her eyes keep improving & the prescription from last August was just too strong. She was hoping he would tell her she doesn't need them anymore at all. But she still needs them just 4 steps of power less then they were 10 months ago! He said at the rate she is going she will not need them in a few more years. :) That will be different! She has had glasses since she was 2.

 Cole was delighted to have Gabe here for a whole day! He did not want to go take a nap because surely Gabe will go home while he sleeps. But Gabe was still here when he woke up much to his delight!
 Gabe playing with the John Deere toys. He loved anything John Deere. :)

Next Up.... Camping!
We rented a wonderful cabin up on the other side of the grand mesa for a weekend. It was wonderful to be up in the woods where everything is green. :) The mosquito's were plentiful which was nasty, but we enjoyed our weekend.

                                                       Outside the front door. :)
 The cabin was fully stocked, all we had to take was our food & clothes.
See that bob cat up there? There were lots of animal mounts in there & Sierra was not impressed!
 Look out he is armed & dangerous!

Sierra loved sitting in this box. I would toss all the shoes in there & soon she would toss them all back out & sit in it. :)

 Saturday we had grand plans to go fishing on the Vega Reservoir. Dale bought lures, new reels etc. and had the poles all ready to go. Well the tackle box was forgotten here at home. :( :( So much for that plan. He did take the canoe out & the children took turns riding in it.Cole was begging for a boat ride until he got in it & felt how tippy it was then he couldn't scramble out of there fast enough. :) Of course Ashlyn is still as fearless as ever & would probably have paddled the canoe around out there by herself is Dale would have let her.

The beginning of July Micah started going to work with Dale everyday. I miss not having him at home, but he is loving being able to work with his dad!
 Speaking of Micah, he is 13 now. On June 18 he became a teenager. :) Dale took him out to eat & shopping for his birthday. He was flying high by the time he got home. He got to choose what restaurant he wanted to go to. Naturally he wanted to go somewhere that served steak! He has loved steak ever since he was a little boy.:)

 On July 4th we found out we will be making a trip to Bonners Ferry ID this fall. Thanks to Sean & Kelly's engagement. :) We are all excited for them & can't wait for the wedding weekend to get here!