Saturday, June 27, 2009

FUN IN THE RAIN

YESTERDAY WAS A GREAT DAY! WE HAD SO MUCH FUN. ON OUR WAY BACK FROM SODA SPRINGS, WE HAD TO STOP IN POCATELLO AND DROP OFF THOSE SILLY LIFE JACKETS AND OARS @ THE ISU OUTDOOR CENTER. IT STARTED TO HAIL AND RAIN LIKE CRAZY AS WE GOT INTO POKY. THERE WAS ABOUT 6 INCHES OF STANDING RAIN AND THE PUDDLES WERE HUGE.




SO WE GOT CLOSER TO IDAHO FALLS, IT STARTED TO CLEAR UP. WHEN WE GOT TO IDAHO FALLS, WE DECIDED WE WOULD GO HIT SOME BALLS AT THE DRIVING RANGE. BY THE TIME WE GOT THERE, THE CLOUDS HAD MOVED IN AND IT STARTED TO RAIN & HAIL AGAIN. WE WERE STUCK AT THE GOLF COURSE UNTIL IT CLEARED UP A LITTLE.


AFTER ALL THAT RAIN, THE FRONT OF OUR APARTMENT COMPLEX LAWN WAS FLOODED. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH CHENA TO GET HER IN THE WATER. SHE IS GETTING MUCH BETTER. SHE LOVED IT. WE HAD A FUN 45 MINUTES PLAYING IN THE PUDDLE.



JUNE HAPPENINGS

JUNE STARTED OUT WITH BLITZ WEEK AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE. IT WAS JUNE 8-12, A WEEK LONG SEWING AND COOKING DAY CAMPS FOR ABOUT 75 4H KIDS. THEY MADE QUICK BREADS, HURRY UP MEALS, ZIPPERED HOODIES AND PJ PANTS. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, WE HAD A FASHION SHOW FOR THE THE KIDS THAT HAD MADE A SEWING PROJECT THEY WANTED TO MODEL. THEY WERE SO CUTE AND THEIR PROJECTS TURNED OUT SO NICE.


JUNE 16, MY BOSS, DEANNA AND I WENT TO THE CANNERY TO CAN 108 #10 CANS OF AIR. WE MADE TIN CAN STOVES @ 4H CAMP. I HAD NEVER BEEN TO THE CANNERY AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. IT WENT SO QUICKLY AND WE WERE IN & OUT IN NO TIME. WE WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK FOR SOME CANNING FUN.

JUNE 17-19 WAS 4H CAMP IN ALPINE, WY. WE WENT WITH BANNOCK (POCATELLO) COUNTY. WE HAD ABOUT 92 KIDS & 20 ADULTS. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO 4H CAMP SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER AND I WAS SO EXCITED TO GET TO GO BACK. IT LOOKED THE SAME. REALLY NOTHING HAD CHANGED.

ON THURSDAY, WE SPENT MOST OF THE DAY IN WORKSHOPS. WE HAD TIN FOIL COOKING, TIN CANS STOVES, RIFLE & ARCHERY, AND A HIKE WITH ICE CREAM. I HELPED WITH TIN FOIL COOKING. IT WAS A LOT HARDER THAN I THOUGHT. THEY DIDN'T TURN OUT VERY WELL, THEY WERE BURNT ON ONE SIDE AND RAW ON THE OTHER. BUT THE KIDS LIKED THEM AND DIDN'T COMPLAIN.

THAT NIGHT WE HAD A DANCE. WE JUST GOT AN AMAZING SOUND SYSTEM AT WORK AND DEANNA & I WERE THE BEST DJ'S EVER. THE KIDS HAD A BLAST AND ONLY A FEW OF MY SONG THEY DIDN'T LIKE. AFTER ALL THOSE HOURS, I WAS ABLE TO TAKE MOST OF LAST WEEK OFF. I ♥ MY JOB!!!!

ON MONDAY, JUNE 22, MY SISTER LISA CAME TO IDAHO FALLS TO PICK CHENA & I UP FOR AN ADVENTURE (LITTLE DID WE KNOW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN). WE WERE DROPPING OFF SOME LIFE JACKETS AND OARS FOR MY PARENTS & OTHER TO USE AT CEDAR BADGE. WE WERE SUPPOSE TO MEET ANOTHER COUPLE IN ALPINE, WY TO DROP OFF THE STUFF. WE GOT TO ALPINE ABOUT 8 PM. AFTER 3 1/2 HRS OF DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR THEM AND MAKING A TON OF PHONE CALLS, WE LEARED THEY WERE NOT STAYING IN ALPINE THAT NIGHT. FRUSTRATED & UPSET, WE LEFT THEM AT THE PARENTS TRUCK. THEY HAD HIKED UP TO LOWER PALISADES LAKE AND LEFT THE TRUCK IN THE PARKING LOT. AFTER WE DROPPED THEM OFF @ 11:30 PM, WE WENT BACK TO SODA SPRINGS FOR THE NIGHT. CHENA WAS GOING TO STAY WITH LISA FOR THE WEEK WHILE BRAD & I WERE IN SLC.

ON TUESDAY, JUNE 23, BRAD & I LEFT FOR SLC. BRAD HAD WORK TRAINING FOR A FEW DAYS. TUESDAY AFTERNOON, WE WENT TO SPANISH OAKS GOLF COURSE TO DO A LITTLE GOLFING. I'M THE BEST GOLF CART DRIVER EVER. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE BRAD AROUND. HERE ARE FEW PICTURES.

AFTER WE WENT GOLFING, WE STOPPED BY GRANDPA BRADFORD'S HOUSE TO PICK UP ON ORGAN HE GOT FOR BRAD. IT IS BALDWIN FUN MACHINE. HE HAS ALREADY STARTED TO PLAY IT.

ON WEDNESDAY, WE WENT TO THE THE OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN TEMPLE WITH DAVE & MIQUELYN. THEY LIVE RIGHT BY THE TEMPLE. THERE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL FEELING INSIDE THE TEMPLES. I ♥ GOING THERE. I FORGOT MY CAMERA, SO I COPIED THIS PICTURE FROM LDS.ORG

Oquirrh Mountain Utah

ON THURSDAY, WE WENT BACK TO SODA SPRINGS TO PICK UP CHENA. BRAD LOVES A NEW ADVENTURE SO WE TOOK THE SCENIC ROUTE HOME. WE STOPPED IN LOGAN FOR DINNER @ CENTER STREET GRILL. I ♥ THAT PLACE! THEY HAVE THE BEST WRAPS EVER! THEN WE DROVE THROUGH LOGAN CANYON AND THROUGH BEAR LAKE. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT DAY/NIGHT. WE STOPPED IN GARDEN CITY FOR THOSE FAMOUS RASPBERRY SHAKES. THEY WERE DELICIOUS!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fishing

We have been doing some fishing lately and have taken some good pictures. I am also a proud owner of the Ugly Stick fishing pole. It works really great. I haven't caught anything with it yet, but I will. We went fishing at Palisades Dam on Saturday and had a great time. Chena loved playing in the water. She ran circles with her mouth open. It was cute, so we took a little video.

video

Chena hiding in the weeds


The lake we were fishing on

On our way home, we came around a corner and saw some deer on the road. We pulled over and saw a baby deer about 20 ft off the road. We got out and took some pictures. The deer was probably born the day before. It was still in a ball and wasn't walking.


Brad had today off and I had to work so he took Chena and went fishing. They went to lots of different places but didn't have any luck. He took some good pictures so here are a few.