Friday, June 19, 2009

Swim Meet

Tonight was Lauren's first swim meet with the Dimple Dell Dolphins. She did awwwwsome! Luckily it was a beautiful warm night for us to make the big trek out to Magna. She swam the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. She placed in the top three on each one. We aren't sure of exact times and ribbons yet but the important thing is, she had fun. Practices haven't been too fun so tonight really made up for it. Way to go Lauren!

p.s. Parley was at Youth Conference so I was running the video camera and didn't get any pictures of her swimming. But this is her after with a smile on her face.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Girls Camp

Parley and I got to go up to hang out with the girls at their camp this year. It was at an awesome place called Reid Ranch. We got to stay in this really cool lodge with at least 20 rooms that slept 6 each with their own bathroom and shower. It wasn't really roughing it.

We did have a rough experience though. We were the first group up for the summer and the horses weren't use to people on them. I had a skittish horse who tried to run a couple of times, but being the rodeo queen that I am (not), I kept him under control. One of the other girls wasn't so lucky. She got bucked off and taken to Park City to the dr. Her dad met her there so we don't know what the diagnosis was but were thinking maybe a cracked rib or two. Poor Katherine. She was tough and said she'd go again if she wasn't in so much pain. She's the one in the big group shot with the white sunglasses on. What a trooper.

The road to the ranch was a little muddy in places. At one point with a cliff on one side and wet, slippery, red clay/mud to drive on, I was ready to get out and walk. Parley got us safely past it but I needed a STRONG drink by the time we got to the paved road. Parley suggested kindly that I might not want to take up a hobby of 4 wheeling up the side of mountains.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baptism Day

Taylor had a great baptism day. We had lots of friends and family come and support him. Thanks to y'all. He looks so grown-up and handsome.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Week

Here's more from Taylor's "birthday week." He had a friend party at the swimming pool and I think they all had a great time. I loved not having 10 loud boys in my house for 2 hours. They said the water was cold (I did not get in!), but it didn't seem to bother them too much. Taylor decided he was brave enough to try the high-dive for the first time!

Now he's looking forward to his baptism on Saturday. More pictures to come.
p.s. I put the first picture on because I love Josh's look in the background :)