Sunday, May 12, 2013
2 Snow days
2 times we've moved houses--hopefully we'll only do this once more...this year!
3 kids with the stomach flu...Twice!
3 music concerts for the kids
3 times I have heard one of my children use the term "wicked".
3 somewhat unexpectedly emotional parent teacher conferences where I got to read stories entitled things like, "The time I had to leave my best friend"
4 lighthouses we've seen
4 known people in our branch (besides us) who have lived in Wyoming at one point :o)
4 baptisms for kids in our branch, including Brinly!!
5 new pairs of waterproof boots (Mom just needs some now!)
5 teeth lost (Including THREE by Jordan! He hadn't lost any before we moved!)
5 birthdays and holidays celebrated
10 trips to Sand Beach which the kids LOVE
22 kids in primary today
35 days of bad weather--we do seem to have turned a corner and spring is looking beautiful!
50 times the kids were able to walk to school (approximately)
1003920392 times someone has said something about missing someone in Wyoming!
It's been a long, short, good, hard, crazy, busy two months. I can see things are starting to fall into place and our lives should be getting a little more stable!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
So we moved...to Maine!
While it has been very difficult to leave behind so many good people in Wyoming, we do feel very blessed. The kids are in good schools and are starting to feel settled. We have a roof over our heads. The landscape is different, but very beautiful. There are many friendly and nice people here, including some I'm sure we haven't met yet. Trevor is learning lots and really liking his job. We're looking forward to the new opportunities and adventures living in a new place will bring.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The kids had their Christmas program this week. They did a great!
Abby (8), Brinly (7), Jordan (6)
We also visited Santa last weekend at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. They have a huge holiday day once a year with lots of activities. There are so many people and it's crazy, but the kids really like it.
Posted by Trish at 8:50 AM
Monday, July 9, 2012
This summer was our year to host the family reunion for Trevor's side of the family. We had a GREAT time! We rented a cabin in Island Park, ID so we could all stay together. It is really a pretty area.
The first day, we went to the Rexburg temple to do some family name sealings. The temple is so beautiful and it was a great experience to do temple work for some of Trevor's dad's family members.
My kids were fascinated by these new baby deer. They were born the day before we got there and the kids weren't able to touch them, but they sure liked watching them.
The next morning, part of our group went golfing. The rest of us had some fun around the cabin. We painted faces and nails and went for a walk. Brenda also brought some t-shirts that the kids decorated. They were totally into this and it was fun to see what they drew on their shirts.
We also drove to a place called Warm River Springs and the kids and some adults went swimming. I'm not sure how "warm" it was, but they had fun. It was a really pretty place.
Anyone who knows Trevor's family knows they're huge Wyoming Cowboys fans. In the months leading up to the reunion, I sewed pajama pants in UW colors for all the grandkids. I with I had gotten a picture of them together. They were super cute running around every night in their "brown and gold" p.j.'s.
On Sunday we got everything loaded up and went to church in Island Park. It was a very interesting experience. They have two buildings that were packed, so the overflow sat on the lawn where the meeting was broadcast. I thought it would take the whole meeting to pass the sacrament, but they had a very efficient system. It was funny to see the guys who brought reclining lawn chairs and blankets to lay (sleep) on during the meeting. We drove back through Yellowstone and saw some bison, elk, a moose, and a grizzly bear.
All in all, we had a great time...although I can't say I'm sad that will be awhile before we host again! Thanks for everyone who came and helped out. We really appreciate all you did!
Posted by Trish at 10:44 AM