Saturday, April 25, 2009

Current Events

We've been fighting with Emily for the past months about the scraggly state of her hair. It was a battle every morning to get it combed, and she would never wear a pony tail or anything to help keep it neat. She finally made the decision to get it cut, so I immediately called the beauty college and made an appointment. We had about 8-10 inches cut off, and she looks cute with her new bob. The girl that cut her hair was really excited when Emily said that she could keep her hair and use it for a "coloring" experiment.

Last weekend we worked on the boys' hiking merit badge. They have to do 5 ten-mile hikes, and one 20-mile hike! This was their 3rd 10-miler. We started at our apartment, and did a "exploring Rexburg" tour. Emily got tired after about 4 miles, so she and I walked about another mile back to our home while the guys kept hiking. The weather was beautiful and we all had a good time. Erik got a giant blister on the bottom of one foot, but other than a few other small blisters, that was the only mishap on the trip.

My sister invited us over for Easter dinner. We had a delicious meal, then a big egg hunt for the kids. To make it fair, the kids all divided up the eggs so that they each got the same amount... they are such good kids!!! Then we played a fun word game we made up using Scrabble tiles. I especially enjoyed it because I won!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Conference Weekend

Emily took this while playing with my cell phone.  
We had the opportunity to go to Salt Lake for General Conference.  Tony was in a choir that sang during the Priesthood session on Saturday night.  My Mom and Dad came down for the weekend, and Dad was able to take my boys (and my brother) to the Priesthood session.  It sounded like they had a good time!  Meanwhile the ladies went shopping at the big IKEA store, and went out for dinner.  On Sunday morning, I got to go to conference with my parents and my sister-in-law.  It was a wonderful experience!!!    My brother was good enough to let us all stay at his home, and we had a good time visiting with his family also.  It was a good weekend!