Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Fun

Daniel, Rachel, Alex, Lauryn, her friend Zach and I took a trip to see some of the family. My mom met us in Caldwell, Idaho the night before. We rented two rooms, thinking people would actually sleep...should have rented the pool as that is where most of the night was spent.
Next morning we woke up to rain.....a little disapointed but nonetheless undaunted, we met up with uncle Steve and family in Boise, then caravanned to Cascade.
After unpacking and staking out our bedrooms in the large house Kristen found, we drove to Gold Fork Hot Springs. Uncle Paul and some of his family were staying at his place in McCall, which was close by---so they met us there. Five pools ranging from cool to 'too hot baby' lots of laughter and a little mischief provided by the Skeens.
Friday it was still raining, (I loved it). However, Uncle Steve managed to round up several willing participants to brave the chill and take a ride in the boat. I'm not sure, but I think Steve took the boat out at least four times that day.
Saturday, yes it was still raining, but we heard a rumor it was going to clear. Again, Steve had several willing participants to brave the chill. While they were out skiing I decided I couldn't leave the lake without a quick dip in the lake.My quick jaunt turned into an hour of swimming. The water wasn't too cold after getting used to it and the sun made an appearance about halfway through.
Grandma Skeen made a fabulous zuchinni/sausage dish, Teri made a killer beef brisket, Kristen and Kevin brought their wii to entertain and the cute babies kept us all vying for their attention.
Sincere thanks to Steve and Teri for inviting us on memorable vacation.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oh A Hiking We Will Go . . . .

Several of us tree-hugging, granola women decided to create our own little trekker club. We leave at about 6:00 am on Saturday and go hiking. We've completed four hikes thus far. I never knew Utah had such beautiful, pristine forests. We've encountered mud, swift-running rivers and some rain---which I think makes it more stunning.
I just wish I were in better shape...this last hike was a tiny bit easier...but I've got a long ways to go.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

YEAH LO---we knew you could!

Isnt she lovely
Isnt she wonderfull
Isnt she precious
Still less than ninteen years-old
I never thought through love there would be
A daughter as lovely as she

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angels best
Gosh, Im so happy
That I was heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through mortals He gave life to one
Isn't she lovely, Lauryn Susannah

Friday, May 8, 2009

My oldest grandaughter, Cait turned eight on April 20th, and was baptized, by her dad, last Saturday. We drove to Hyde Park to attend. Cait was adorable and I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is such a sweet, kind, helpful young lady.

We had a nice lunch at Erin and Ryan's house and enjoyed a nice visit.

Lo, Rach, Erin

Cait and Alex

Monday, May 4, 2009


Almost a year went by and I almost forgot I'd bought a ticket. I only went because my friend Angela thinks I'm not a lot of fun and wants me to live a little. So, blah, blah, blah . . . . . got ready and went hoping I'd have an inconspicious seat where I could get some shut-eye.
BOY!!!! Did I ever stay awake! I even rummaged through my purse, retrieved my contacts, and successfully placed them in my eyes (without a mirror), so I could see the production clearly.

Monday, April 13, 2009

L'EGGacy of My Life

These are some of my kids, grandkids, relatives, spouses, significant others and friends.
Just know, there's a lot of us and we're LOUD!

Ha, ha, funny play on words. That's what my lesson for Young Women's was about I gave them all a plastic egg filled with candy and a quote about the Legacy we have as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I thought I was so clever and funny I just had to use it again to describe my wonderful family and friends. We had a fab Easter dinner, great conversation, lots of laughter and, although not everyone shares my religious beliefs, I felt the spirit of our Savior looking upon us with love.