We did have time for summer activities, starting with Youth Conference. On Friday afternoon we went to the Brigham City Temple for baptisms for the dead. Paul was able to perform confirmations. It was a nice spiritual activity for the leaders as well as the youth. This was followed by a BBQ and testimony meeting in the back yard of our Young Men's president with a beautiful view of the mountains. The next morning we had a swimming (and sliding) party at Downata Hot Springs in Idaho. It was also a lot of fun.
|Kamary with her friend Valerie|
|This was a downpour just before I was finished mowing|
|Why does she always have her mouth open?|
|Andrea playing at the county fair|
|The rest of us hanging around so we could hear her play|
and the USU Alumni Band for their Sunday evening concerts. The music was hard and the only practice they had was a couple of hours before the concerts.
|At least we could see her when she stood up|
Our big family activity for the summer was a day at Bear Lake. It was the Saturday before school started and there were a lot of people there, but it was a lot of fun - and the water was just right.
|Alyssa ready for a swim|
|Brynlie and Lauren play in the sand|
|That air mattress isn't big enough for four kids!|
|Kohler buries Hanna in the sand|
|Grandma reads in the shade|
|So does Mom|
|Why sit in the shade if I can get a sunburn?|
|Jason, master of the BBQ|
|Why would Kamary be reading on a day like this?|
|What a FLIRT!|
The water was shallow for a long way out. Beyond that, there were three floating trampolines. Hanna decided to investigate. She can swim, but not that well. She made it, but was too tired to swim back so she got a ride with someone on a jet ski. She remembers when she "almost drowned".
|Hanna recovering after her swim and grandma providing shade|
|Oh, to be young again!|
And finally, a photo we couldn't resist.
|Does he belong in our family?|
We have been waiting for technology training, so decided to attend BYU Education Week where there will be several classes on technology in the church. We decided to have the experience as a separate post.