Thursday, October 16, 2014

A 10 Day Field-Trip

Nick, Sam and I went on a 10 day field-trip that involved 5 airplanes, driving in a van 4 days, physically touching 7 States and Washington D.C. and visiting with family.  When, where, why, and how, you ask?  Let me tell you....

When:  October 2nd to October 12th

Where:  Casper, Wyoming and Reedsport, Oregon

Why:  Sarah's wedding (my niece and cousin to my kids) and visiting family

How:  The kids and I started our journey from Manchester, NH...but due to events that happened in Chicago, IL (one of our lay-over stops), we were flown from Boston, MA to Denver, CO and then to Casper, WY.
  • We ended up sleeping over at the Denver airport on Oct 2nd and didn't arrive in Casper, WY until 3:10pm on Oct 3rd.
On Sunday, Oct 5th, my parents drove me and the kids from Casper, WY to Reedsport, OR.  This little jaunt ended on Wednesday, Oct 8th.

On Saturday, Oct 11th, my parents, again, drove me and the kids to a hotel and on Sunday, Oct 12th the kids and I were taken by shuttle to the Portland, OR airport.  We flew from OR to Dallas, TX, then to Reagan International Airport in Washington D.C. and our final flight took us to Manchester, NH.

Who did we see on our trip and what did we do?

We saw grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and had a a lot of fun.
We went to a museum in Casper, WY.  This museum was about the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail.  This museum was interactive - we got to feel what a wagon going through the river felt like, a stagecoach felt like and pulling a hand-cart felt like.  I think Nick really enjoyed the hand-cart.
We also went to the Pacific Ocean and Nick played in the water for 2 hours.

We are home safe and sound and had a wonderful time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

That was too fast...

September has come and gone in a blink of an eye.  So much happened this month:

  • Lessons
  • Birthdays - Scott, Nick, Sam, and 4 chickens.
  • Samantha's baptism
  • Library days
  • Meeting with the missionaries
  • Sick days
  • Colors changing on the trees
  • Cool days and nights
  • Dinner with new friends
Crazy how this year is flying by.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Scripture Sunday

The following scripture was read during one the talks during sacrament meeting this afternoon.   

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have not power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." ~ Helaman 5:12


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Samantha's Baptism

Today, Samantha was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 Nick and Sam prior to getting ready for the baptism

 L-R: Sister Mayle, Samantha, Sister Crook

Bishop Jones and Samantha

Tomorrow during Sacrament Meeting, Samantha will be confirmed and will officially be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Samantha is one happy girl :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Anniversay, Mom and Dad!

I am so thankful that 52 years ago you two feel in love on your blind date, got engaged on your second date and married 4 months later.  In those 52 years, you were parted by a war, moved several times, and raised 3 children.  From the three of us, you now have 7 grandchildren (3 that are married and one that is about to get married) and 4 great grandchildren.

Happy 52nd Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!  We love you so much!!! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scripture Sunday

'And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom;  that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.'  ~ Mosiah 2:17