Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Our next big thing which ended up being the most spiritual experience of the trek for me was the river crossing. After having a little presentation from the missionaries while we all got ATTACKED by hundreds of mosquitoes, those of us that wanted to were able to cross the river. Those who didn't want to were able to cross a bridge with the handcarts. Now as Jen has mentioned, once we were called to be Ma and Pa, I really got into researching and learning a lot about these pioneers and by far the stories that touched me the most were the stories of the multiple river crossings done by the handcart companies. These people had barely enough clothes on to stay modest, let alone protect them from the bitter cold weather and they were asked to cross ice cold waters that were sometimes chin deep. Now even thought it was June, it had been raining all week so the current was strong and the water was colder than I expected it to be. I did have a funny moment though when I saw our friend Ned Knight line up to cross the river but when he saw Joe Ellis, a rather tall man, go in ahead of him and have the river come up to his chest, Ned immediately turned around and headed away from the river. It turned out he just wanted to cross without his backpack but it was pretty funny thinking he had wimped out. When I got in the river the rush of the cold temperature shook my whole body. It seriously was the coldest water I had felt since those early mourning showers in Brazil. I took a minute to steady myself and began to walk across. Now I had given Jen the camera so we could get a good photo opp out of this one but once I was in the water, all I could think about was those pioneers and I just wanted to take this time to thank Heavenly Father for giving me this wonderful experience.
The next mourning we woke up, packed up, had pancakes for breakfast and got on the buses to head home. When we got back to the stake center we found all of our stuff and headed back to my parents house for the best part of our trip, coming home to see the munchkin. He seemed exited to see us and my dad told me he had been walking around the whole house, even sticking his head under the bed, calling "Dad, Dad" that mourning.
Jen eating the dutch oven cake that was made for us on Friday because Matt and I didn't know how to use a dutch oven
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Getting to the pavilions by Martin's Cove
Putting one of girls in our cart that hurt her leg
Me and Matt leaving Martin's Cove
The rest are pictures of Martin's Cove
Where Martin's Company had their tents.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Taking a bathroom break.
During the square dance. (Jen's in the red sweatshirt with a black coat and blue skirt and Matt has a black coat on with white stripes) We're on the right side of the picure.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Matt finished his finals for this semester at the beginning of May. Now he will start working more and playing more.
Matt plays on a summer softball team. He started those games the Thursday after he finished his finals. The teams has 2 wins and 2 losses so far. Which we are happy with because it is better than last years record was. He has a game every Thursday.
Also Matt and I are getting ready to go on the Trek with the youth in our ward. We will be the Ma and Pa of a family. We're both really excited to go. Everyone keeps telling us we should take Skylar with us on the Trek, but I don't think that would go very well, so he's going to spend 3 and a half days with Matt's parents. They will have lots of fun too!!
Then at the beginning of July Matt starts the one summer class he is taking. It's a five week class 4 nights a week. So he will be plenty busy in the month of July. So those are the happenings right now. I'll do better at the updating.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Lately Skylar likes to do two basic things. The first thing is clean up the messes he makes with our dust buster. Of course this is a good thing. So first he makes the mess, which is very easy for him to do. Then he'll go get the dust buster and bring it to me and say "help" and point to the on button. Before I turn it on I have to make sure that nothing is on the floor that could get sucked up that shouldn't be. The main problem with Sky and his dust buster is that he doesn't want to turn it off. He just wants to keep it running even if he isn't cleaning anything. The dust buster is only a little smaller than Skylar so it's very cute watching him carry it.
Now on to his 2nd favorite thing to do. This is watch hockey. For those of you that don't know my husband, he is a sports fanatic. In other words he loves all sports including hockey. So Sky has picked this up from him. Apparently Skylar's favorite sport is hockey because as soon as we walk in the door Sky starts saying "hoc, hoc". He'll either grab the play station remotes or point to the T.V. He doesn't usually care which way he can see it as long as he can. He also likes to play hockey. He will grab two of his plastic golf clubs and a ball then come give one to me and say "hoc". He does pretty good considering he's not even two yet.
The above picture is Sky relaxing watching hockey.