Thursday, June 30, 2011

some random pictures I forgot to post

this is a family picture we took at Dad's birthday party. It is one of our entire family and to think it all started because two people fell in love. WOW!!!

Here is a picture of Daryl, Alexis and Candis at the Taylorsville Days parade, it was a lot of fun.

Daryl's younger brother, Steve, made this walking stick for him. It is totally amazing. If you look closely you can see cravings of a old man in the wood. Daryl just loves it. I think its great as well.

Busy summer so far

During the April Conference weekend, Daryl's mission Quito Ecuador held a reunion. We were able to attend and I finally met his Mission President. This is a picture of Daryl with his mission president. It was so much fun to listen to the stories and the experiences through other eyes and realize how much a mission affected everyone's lifes. To hear the stories that Daryl has told me throughout our marriage from a different view was great. It just refirmed what a great, inspired man his mission president was.

I am the assistant camp director for the young women in our ward, which I absolutely love. It is a lot of work and worry but so much fun once you get to camp and see how much the girls are enjoying it. This year our theme was a Scout camp, we learn knots and had contests with that. We shot bows & arrows as well as BB guns. We went canoeing, make slides for our neckerchiefs and make a camp stove out of pop cans. the girls got a pocketknife and whistle and did leather work as well. We were only gone for 2 and one half days, so it was really busy but love. Luckily we got to sleep in a clubhouse at a park with grass so the rain wasn't that big of a deal. This picture is all of us at camp. Daryl, who has been involved in scouts for the past 30 years was able to go as well.

On June 4, 2011, Daryl's brothers and sister throw a surprise birthday party for their dad, Grant, who turned 80 on the 26th of June. We have been planning it all year and dad sure was surprised when he walked into the room as you can see.

Here is a picture of some of our family sitting around the table visiting while waiting for the program to start. We had au gratin potatoes, ham, lettuce salad with a roll for lunch. Then of course we had to have cake and ice cream. the program consisted of memories by dad's older brother, Gerald, thoughts from Judy and a slide presentation - pictures of his life and his children. Each family member made a scrapbook page to go into a book for him to cherish and look through. All in all I think it was a great time and Dad really appreciated it.