A Year 

This time last year we were in the process of a grand adventure.  The “Move” to Idaho from Zion.  I will admit it was not an easy decision to pick up and leave family, friends and a home we loved.  All we knew was it was right.  Everythig in my mind, heart and soul led me to believe it was time for change.  So here we are a year later.  I can say without a doubt that those promptings were absolutely right.  So much has happened this past year.  Gratitude for many blessings and our new life here.  

This past week we finally took a break.  We celebrated Pioneer Day here in Idaho Falls.  BBQ and an outdoor movie made for a fun night.  I got a little crazy Tuesday and cleaned the house top to bottom.  I think I did everything twice.  Kids were murmuring.  We went to the Temple Friday.  

The kids wanted to start Friday Night Cinema for the rest of the Summer.  We had the first one this weekend with Iron Man.  It is so fun watching the movies outside under the stars.  The weather has been really nice.  Usually we are 5-10 degrees cooler than Zion.  I will not complain about that!  

Yesterday we got up early and took the four wheelers out to the dunes with some friends.  It was our first time since college out there and we had a blast.  Definitely want to do that again.  Keith has been wanting to buy some dirt bikes so Saturday after we got home the boys went motorcycle shopping.  He didn’t buy any yet, but he is wanting to bad.  There literally is no where to store them right now.  We really need to get this Barn and everything else done here at the Homestead so we can clear out the garage.  We need extra storage so bad it is crazy.  Our Garage and Food Storage runneth over.  

I have been packing all evening for our annual girl’s trip.  Mandy, Sara and I plus our daughters are headed to Boston and the Cape this week.  We have some school shopping to do, some sight seeing, beach time and a few dōTERRA classes to teach.  So we will be going hard and having fun.  My daughter has been bouncing off the walls she is so excited.  Flight time is at 8 am and we will meet up with the others in SLC at 9 and then arrive in Boston at 6 pm.  It is going to be an awesome week.  

Survived

Another Girl’s Camp in the books.  Year 2017 will be remembered for a variety of experiences.  Here are a few that I will treasure.  Being offered as Tribute from our ward to join the Expert Panel for Questions from the girls, the incident at the archery range where I was banned and the ensuing petition, almost flashlight vigil and the Justice4Angie message.  It really wasn’t my fault, but it was insanely crazy.  Loved the water fight with the super soakers and shooting the chipmunks with the water guns.  The testimonies by firelight and the time with these strong  young women.  Loved our movie night and hearing them giggling late into the night.  The hike, the morning trail runs, the clear nights and beautiful stars.  I loved it all.  

Unique Wonderful

This wonderful is unavoidable to those around you, it draws admiration and awe, it brightens the room and makes us smile, laugh and want to hug you.  Why do you have this beautiful gift?  It is because God loves you and didn’t want you to be lost in the crowd.  

Girl’s Camp 2017

Girl’s Camp

So very excited.  So much fun planned, then more fun, then even more.  The girls are going to be begging for the fun to stop.  My first time at this Camp so if you don’t hear from me it is most likely lack of signal.  Epic memories forthcoming!  ♥️

Update….YW are so excited to.  I am not sure we can get much done in class.  Too much energy.  

Birthday Party 

Well it was fun!  Keith and his helpers were totally awesome last night as the Master Chefs.  I feel bad they were pretty much trapped doing the BBQ all evening.  They worked hard, very hard.  We made a ton of fries but they were gone pretty fast.  Thank goodness for all the chips.  The grilled corn on the cob was very popular, we had 200 corn on the cob prepared.  We ran out of ribs so ended up doing a bunch of burgers and hot dogs for the late comers and we ran out of lemons for the lemonade so glad for all the soda that people brought.  I did get ribs, lemonade and corn on the cob so I was very happy.  Keith’s dad made the ice cream.  We didn’t even come close to meeting the ice cream demand but there was a lot of cake and desserts.  I loved that neighbors, friends and church peeps all came out.  It was just fun having everyone bring their camp chairs and hang out on a beautiful July Idaho evening.