Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cub Camp and then Scout Camp

 We volunteered to help at Cub Scout Day camp again this year.

Henry was put in charge of sling shots or wrist rockets as they were labeled.
 Sophia and her friend were in charge of teaching Marbles.  They didn't have an adult to help them out and they were able to handle this class for three days of teaching 8-10 year olds the fine art of playing marbles.
 Ian was a den chief which just means he got to go around with a group of young scouts and act as an assistant den leader.

Molly played at the Tot lot and I spent the three days making pancakes on the camp stove out in the 107+ degree weather each day. It was pretty miserable but we all made it!

The very next week Ian headed out to scout camp.

He spent a week out in the wilderness with this group of boys.

While Ian was away we tried to find ways to entertain ourselves.  We loaded our bikes onto the car one day and headed to the nearby BMX bike park.

 Sophia's bike had a flat tire and we forgot to bring the pump so they had to take turns on Henry's bike.

 Molly gave it a good try. It was hard and she fell a lot.

 We also decided a trip to Menchie's was in order.  Everyone needs frozen yogurt on Hot Summer days.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Molly gets a hair cut

 Molly gave herself bangs last year and it had taken a looooong time to grow them out.

This year she decided to take a big chunk off of the back so I ended up having to trim it all into a bob.

It actually turned out really cute!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Lego Detective's Office

 Henry has been dreaming of getting a HUGE lego set for years. He has been talking about and wanting this particular modular building for a really long time. He finally earned enough money to buy the set. He even found a used but complete set on Brick Link and decided to give it a try.
 He almost lost his mind waiting for it to finally arrive once he had placed the order.
 He really wanted to make a time lapse video of him building it but after about a half hour of building realized this was not a quick build and gave up on that.
 Hard to believe this set took a whole afternoon and into the next day to build. My boys usually whip sets together so quickly. This obviously is a much more complicated set with lots of details inside and out.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Woman's Conference BYU

 My Dad's Christmas gift to my mom was a trip to Provo to attend Woman's Conference and have all her daughters and daughter in law attend with her.  So we all flew into Salt Lake City from Arizona, Southern California, North Carolina and Sacramento.
 We took this picture when we got into Salt Lake city and realized later that we had posed in front of the food court. Silly us!
 We walked around Temple Square enjoying the beautiful flowers
 Joseph Smith Building was lovely.

 Got a good look at Temple Square from up at the top of the Joseph Smith Building.

 Took a tour of the Beehive house.

 Even went into the tabernacle and assembly hall.

 We got to say in Helaman Halls for a few nights. Lovely dorm rooms. I can't even imagine living like that again. How do college students do it?

 We did get some ice cream from the creamery.
 We were almost always too late to get close seats so always sat up in the nosebleed section of the Marriot center.

 I ran into my old roommate Jennifer Olsen now Lyman.
 Saw this stack of blankets as artwork in the art museum and thought of Julie.
 Alumni building at night.
 Minerva Teichert Book of mormon paintings were on exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art.

 Waited in lines to get into the classes we wanted to attend.

 Lots and lots of ladies here to see Elder Gary E. Stevenson speak to the whole group. We were so late to find seats we had to see behind him. So we ended up getting to read his talk off the prompters.
 This is what Heritage Halls looks like now. Certainly different that when I lived here my first year at BYU.
 Went to see the new Provo City Center temple.  Parking is underground.

 Back to Salt Lake to take a tour of the Conference center before heading to the airport

 And a quick tour of the Church History museum.

As we flew home I heard my mom say.  "Well, that was fun. But I don't need to do that again." I think getting to hang out with my sisters and my mom was fun. Woman's conference was alright. Some of the classes we attended were not that exciting and we were not able to get into some of the classes we wanted to go to.  It was a nice few days but not something I need to do on a regular yearly basis.