Friday, July 27, 2012


We had a great time camping, swimming, kayaking, eating and being with awesome friends. It was perfect. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth

Happy Independence Day everyone!

What a miraculous and momentous moment in history we celebrate. The Declaration of Independence is a beautiful and inspired document. I am grateful for the beliefs and freedoms that our nation was founded on.

I am not feeling well today so we just had a small family picnic in our backyard to celebrate. Despite the grill's antics, Mark cooked up some delicious burgers. Alyssa and Abby were very excited about the picnic food, which only partially spoiled their dinners. You can see Alyssa in one of the pictures trying to eat a potato puff without using her hands. She was trying to push it into her mouth using the blanket. Abby was always trying to get the corn back, trying to steal it from Alyssa or me.

It was perfectly pleasant by night for the fireworks. The day had cooled off, the breeze was blowing and Mark and I were the only ones out by the course watching the fireworks.

Happy 4th!


While Alyssa, Abigail and I were in Utah, Mark attended Stake Youth Conference along with 120 youth and 30 other leaders. He had a great time. I will leave any attempts to recap his adventure to him...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Alyssa, Abigail and I had a great trip to Utah while Mark went to Nauvoo with the stake youth conference.