Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday stroll

The Valley of the Giants is an amazing place that isn't too far from where we live. It's really only about 45 miles but with the drive is about an hour and a half to get there. I'd wanted to go for a couple years when I'd heard about it. Larry ands I wanted to take the kids for a short day hike this weekend but we still has so much stuff to get done around the house we just couldn't. So Larry thought we could do a little nature walk Sunday after church. So we went for it. It worked out great that our bishop and his family wanted to come too since they had been there before. It's really hard to find! There are literally no signs. They like it to be a secret I guess, and your on logging roads for a long time. It was so beautiful! It's a smallish redwood forest. The trail is pretty easy. Ruth did it no problem. It was a beautiful day to enjoy our Heavenly Father's creations! I'm so grateful for this beautiful earth! Also for my amazing family!

New fence= life skills

We have needed a new fence on this side of our yard since we moved in 11 years ago.  We've patched it and made it work long enough. Our neighbor approached us to go in half on one. We priced it and it was still too much so we priced doing it ourself. .. so our very nice neighbor paid 80% and we did all the labor. Larry worked building fence before his mission  (a few years ago). So we got it done and the kids learned a lot about digging holes, making it straight, mixing cement. ... they even helped put the slats in! It looks so nice! 

Setting the pool up!

The kids were so excited yesterday when Larry set the pool up! The get in a son as the hose is in. I guess that way they are numb when it's full. .. they played in it for hours! They got in right after they ate lunch and stayed in until I made them get out for dinner. Bbbrrrrrrrr! So ready for summer!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another mowing kid!

All our kids look forward to their tien to learn how to mow the grass. After the first year they cry and fight about it being their turn!  Makes me crazy but so glad to have one more join the ranks!