|Preparing to leave for High Adventure early in the morning....|
|Dock at the Ranger Station in Hell's Canyon.|
|Stephen leading out in the front of the boat....|
|Samuel is wearing the hat with the bridge up.|
|Stephen at the cooking station.|
|Samuel watching his dad play horseshoes with Br. Shumway.|
|Samuel's birthday surprise.|
|Samuel floating in the water.|
|Samuel guiding and rowing the boat....|
with his Gilligan's Island look.
|Crusin' down the Salmon River/Snake...|
|A hot birthday cake made out of peach/cherry |
cobbler...melted the candles.
|Horseshoes with Bishop Mitchell.|
|Relaxation caught by Br. Shumway.|
|Samuel sporting the "pirate" look.|
|Heading for the daily dousing in the river.|
|Water fighting on the river.|
|Stephen was the "long" thrower.|
|Beware the water bucket.....|
|Camping on the sand.|
|Preparing for take-off.|
|Filling the tank for the journey.|
|Emeri's cake and cupcakes....|
|At the Zoo Entrance.|
|Climbing the Trees.|
|Playing on the "Monkey Bars"....|
I went to La Huerta Mercado in downtown Kent and purchased a Tres Leche Cake for her birthday. I also purchased a pizza from Costco and made some Mac-n-Cheese. Emeri seemed to be pretty happy with her card with gummy bears and $10 and a CD player that played 3 discs of Disney music. It was a toy that Liz bought a long time ago and finally felt that Emeri was old enough to play with it. She loved it.
Thursday I made it to Deseret Industries with a truck load of stuff. Liz and Jenna have been helping me "thin down" and "dejunk". I also am trying to find homes for the "valuable" stuff that we have that we don't need any more, such as the wedding linen and decor. Sr. Jung came by that night and brought some gifts by for Ben & Carli and Sarah & Michael. She also came upstairs and saw some of the wedding lights etc and took some of it off my hands. Hopefully they'll come back and get more.
Thursday was also Samuel's 16th birthday but he wasn't here to celebrate it so we planned on a party for Sunday.
Friday, I went to work early in the morning as Ben was getting ready for work. He was to have a tour of the Boeing facility by Br. Rob Welch in hopes of getting an internship next year. He has also been working for a lady from BPD who needed a deck replaced at her house. He was gone early in the morning for his construction job and then he would go and teach dance lessons or go right to the home where he worked on the deck. Carli would go to the studio to teach lessons and then meet up with Ben at the house where he was working.
Friday Carli had the day off and Rebekah did too, so they decided to go to Dash Point and the Beach for the day. The kids had a great time and Rebekah got burnt before she had to go to work at the temple.
|Playing in the sand at Dash Point.|
Saturday Stephen needed to sleep in and I needed to water the yard. Ben went to finish up on the deck that he started and he was able to get some pictures of the work he did. It really looked nice. When he got home, Rebekah had some water balloons and they filled them up for a water balloon fight in the backyard. Ben was the quickest and the hardest thrower but the little boys had lots of fun and the little girls did a lot of squealing.
|Preparing for battle.|
|Jenna switched out for Kathleen in the family shot.|