Saturday, June 12, 2010


Yipee ... we have Brooke, Steven and Gage with us!
Caci & Jace get here tonight and Trevor arrives from the Ukraine on Monday night.
... all together again ...
the girls went for a run yesterday morning and every one of them plopped, exhausted on the ground as they stumbled in the front door.

Gage's 1st swim

Sunday, June 6, 2010

sunday thought

Sunday afternoon ...
Bry's in Texas with the Calls for his cousin's Eagle Court
so it's been just Dad & the girls.
Today when the sacrament hymn started and the priests realized there was no bread ...
the drama unfolded. I have to admit I was distracted.
I watched as the YM pres zipped out to find bread,
then found my thoughts wandering to where he would find it ~ the freezer? the closest member? the family with lots of kids who probably brought bread?
Finally I let go of my secular thoughts and listened as our organist played, and played some more. When he switched to "I Need Thee Every Hour" I found myself completely in tune and grateful for the prolonged sacrament service. This week it took an extra several minutes for me to do what I should do every week. Ponder on the Atonement.
This week I'm grateful for forgotten bread.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keyhole Canyon Adventure

While Denalee was in Dallas, we went out to Keyhole Canyon on a Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful day. We had a great time climbing around on the granite cliffs photographing Native American rock art.

We spotted several Chuckwalla lizards and Bryan decided to try to catch this one.

SUCCESS!! We were so proud of Bryan. Catching a lizard with your bare hands takes concentration and nerves of steel.

Our girls are always ready to pose for a beauty shot!
This is a photo of me climbing up to photo some petroglyphs.

A cool petroglyph of a Lizard.