Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Camping Yankee Meadows 2015

Another successful camping trip with the O'Connor family. Kids had fun and wish we could have stayed another day but Mom loves a shower too much! We went fishing, rode the 4-wheeler, played a few games, went snipe hunting, kids rode bikes, and all the other thing you do camping! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday Baby Bear!

My baby turned 4. Wait what?? How did that happen? Some days Jerik wakes up grumpy…. But not this day! He rolled over in my bed and Branson happened to be in the room so he said, “Happy Birthday Jerik!” Half asleep he started rolling all over the bed smiling. He was spoiled rotten by friends and family. We had a friend party at Sienna Hills Park. He invited 8 of his little friends and they all came. Good thing we had Klaira, Joelle, Branson, and Maycie to help. We played ring around the rosies in the splash pad, duck duck goose, red rover, played with chalk, opened presents and had treats. Jerik is not a big dessert guy and didn’t want anything. Finally he agreed to swedish fish, gummy bears, sour worms, and skittles. His friends in attendance were Olivia, Teagan, Ethan, Addie, Channing, Kennedy, Luke, and Lily. 

High School Reunion

They have a couple turtles and of course the kids LOVED that! Maycie needs a pet for sure! 

My cute friends from High School and I got together for a pool party. We all live here but Sarah, however we don’t get together until she flies in from Florida. Anyway we swam for a few hours and caught up with each other, plus talked about the good old days. We had friendship pictures in 8th and 9th grade so we tried to re-create those with hands on hips! We were missing a few from the original group picture. Love these cute girls!  (L to R: Me, Sarah Hutchins, Lydia Chipman, Katie Bundy, Shaunelle Bundy) 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day 7

Day 7 was a pretty special day… mostly for me but I hope will mean a lot to my whole family one day. We headed out early in the morning and first stopped to see the kid’s Great, Great, Grandma Luana Halversen in Brigham City. She is such a good person and an inspiration to everyone that meets her. How can you not be at the age of 102? Grandpa Halversen met us there for the visit. 

Next we headed to Hyde Park. Growing up this was hands down my favorite place to go! My Grandparents, 2 sets of Great Grandparents, aunts & uncles, and cousins all within 2 blocks of each other. Henry Ashcoft was one of the settlers from 1860. He was my Great, Great, Great Grandpa so I was literately related to more than half of the town. There are a million good memories and fun times I had there. Unfortunately everyone had moved away and a few people passed away. It has been really important to me that my kids understand their heritage and experience that place too. I hope they never forget this day. We showed them the plaque at Lee Park, where all the family used to live, and went to the cemetery. I printed off from familysearch.org 7 generations back from the kids. We took that to the cemetery and found as many headstones we could from the list. Surprisingly the kids really enjoyed that! Grandma used to take Zach and I to El Sol since no one else liked it. That meant we had to go there for lunch! After that we went to Logan Temple grounds and the kids ran around the super steep grass hill. Next was an ice cream cone from Gossner’s Dairy Farm. And lastly was to see Kristin and Jake’s new house. 

My Great Grandma Reeder's swing. Kids absolutely loved this backyard, I think as much as I did!

Great Great Grandma Florence's old house

Day 5 & 6

Day 5 we headed to Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Ashcroft’s house. We walked down to a really fun brand new park they have when we first got there. Afterwards the kids had such a good time playing with the same toys I played with at Grandma’s when I was a little girl!! Then we headed to Pizza Pie CafĂ©. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, these two are the best! That night AJ and Grandpa Larry took the kids to see Tomorrowland. Grandma Sue and I went shopping! It was so fun and we may or may not have gotten twinner shirts. J

 Day 6 was up Farmington Canyon again! Kids loved it and it was great exercise. You can see The Great Salt Lake and I swear half of Utah. After that we went to a splash pad for a picnic. That night we walked Lagoon Trail and found some new animal friends. 

We were laughing at this cute picture of Maycie laying behind Jerik so it looked like he had a braid. They were laughing hysterical at something and it was so cute!

Maycie named this cute girl cupcake

We noticed a sign the next day that said "DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS." Oooops!

Day 3 & 4

Day 3 was spent at Aunt JoAnne’s house for a family dinner. I believe the count was 22 of us. And special Mom got zero pictures. We had tacos and walked to the park. Love this family we have!
Day 4 was a much anticipated one! We headed first thing in the morning for Boondocks. There is everything under the sun to entertain for the whole day. No crowds, and a seriously perfect day. Miniature golf, bumper boats, go karts, rookie track, batting cage, bowling alley, arcade, laser tag, mini bowling, etc.