Saturday, July 11, 2009

Berryessa Memorial Day 2009
Slip-n-Slide Skimboarding Party
Santa Clara

Apparently Katie has done this before!

Big Tall Lauren driving my Safari....I know she is coveting
my you can't have it!
Drew and no I don't know what he is doing! It's Drew!
Anything is possible.

Brady landing after his slide

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Big Tall Lauren learning skimming moves

Konner sliding

Brookie girl makes a crash landing

Kyle, Sheree and Taylor Marie watching!

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Brookie Girl and Big Tall Lauren

Big Tall Lauren and Konner

Drew crashing

Taylor Marie skimming

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Scout Camp 2009
Thunder Ridge Scout Camp
Cedar Canyon
Santa Clara 5th Ward

Dean is certain he is old enough he doesn't have to go on Scout Camps
anymore....unfortunately, he's the Second Counselor in the
Bishopric and well...he went.

Yup....a flat tire on the trailer on the way to camp.
Dean had just had a flat tire driving home from Cedar the
same week. He was on the freeway at freeway speed and it
blew on his truck. He pulled off safely, and all was well.
Thank I'm sure he wasn't too excited to
be doing another tire repair between Cedar and St. George.

Three of the scouts.
Pono Basso (l to r), Mitch Seely, and DJ Whitehead
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Brook's Graduation

May 22, 2009

Brook graduated from Snow Canyon High School. She will attend Dixie State College next fall. This is a picture of her playing percussion for the last time in her high school years. Most likely her last time ever. She is the girl in green on the front row of the percussion section.

Brookie girl and her mother at graduation. They graduated at 8am...does it show.

Brookie girl and her father.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

April 2009

Brady was voted Most Preferred Sophomore 2009. Notice the award he received. I believe it is supposed to resemble an Oscar Award. It is pretty much a Barbie doll with her hair cut short, sprayed gold and has a sash on. He was honored.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Carlsbad Beach, California 2009

We went to South Carlsbad Beach for spring break. We had a large group just from our family: Dean, Trudy, Erin, Shiloh, Asher, Drew, Alix, Katie, Brook, Brady, and a family friend Jacob Graf.

We stayed three nights. We were with three other families: The Lindsey's, The Cox's, and The Hillstead's. Total of about 27 people. We ate and played together. This is a picture of a little trip we took to San Diego to visit the tide pools at low tide. There were fun ocean creatures to see in their natural habitat.

Kyle, Sheree, Konner, and Taylor Marie didn't go because they were packing and closing on their new home. LeRand didn't got because he couldn't get time off work. Everybody else from our family was there though.

This is the Naval Cemetery in San Diego, California. It was huge and this is just a very small portion of the cemetery.

These are lovely pictures wouldn't you say. Brook, Brady, and Katie are playing with canned whipping cream. We had leftover cream and the children, of course, came up with a game. They would put a blob in the palm of their hand, hit their arm while swinging it and the cream would fly in the air. Their goal was to get the cream in their mouth. Sometimes it even worked. All the kids at camp played until the cream was gone.

We took three cars because we needed to take so much equipment. Dean and I drove the truck and Drew and the teenagers drove my van, and Erin and Alix took the babies and all their gear which was almost as much gear as all the rest of us needed. Erin and Alix did stay at a hotel about a mile away...a good idea for a two month old and a one and three quarter year old.

Anyway...the teenage car decided they needed to wear bandanas. This is case you couldn't tell.

Katie doing her best pirate impression...Rrrrr...notice the pirate's eyes not quite lining up.

This is Alix and Asher...this is the morning of our trip...that is why Alix is smiling. Riding as shotgun in the car with two small children is always an adventure.

The teenager van got to Barstow before we did on the way down...they were occupying their time doing yoga and horsing around.

This is a toy they played with on the beach. It's called the human rubber band. The people across from each pull back and it catapults the other two across from each other. MaryAnn Lindsey made this and the kids want me to make one for them. They really didn't have fun. It looked like they were faking it though, but it really does send them flying.

Grandpa Dean blowing bubbles with Shiloh.

While waiting in Barstow, Brook found an old friend she needed to share a secret with. Look at how intently Bob is listening to her.

Erin at the beach...ummmm, you need to rub the sunscreen in a bit more for it to work.

Katie and Drew flexing their wetsuits. This is just before they ate it in the ocean and found a very large rock garden.

Yes Drew.....I'm sure Katie will say you have big muscles if you hold the pose long enough.

This is me (Trudy) holding sleeping Asher at the tide pools.