A week from today I'll be headed to Ghana for two weeks on a medical mission, followed by one thing after another from then until the end of July. I'm sure I won't be doing much blogging or much of anything really, other than just trying to keep my head above water. I thought I'd quickly catch up the blog on some of our most recent happenings.
|Of all the manly things my husband does, things like this are the most attractive to me- playing 10+ rounds of Princess Candyland with his daughter.|
It was an amazing week despite the snow and freezing temperatures that we had to brave for a good part of the time. My children were resilient and strong, and they made me one proud momma. I was especially proud of my Camden, who on the first day pulled the handcart 9 long miles by my side, along extremely difficult and rocky terrain. Most of the grown men couldn't pull more than a mile or two before they had to stop and rest, and my little Camden pulled right along side me the entire day. It chokes me up to think of how my little boy was such a man that day.
My amazing children trekked 28 miles over 4 days, with the two oldest walking almost the entire way.
|One of the leaders, whose job was to set the pace, let Lauren ride along on his horse. It was the highlight of the trip for her. She asked me to tie her bandana around her neck like a "real cowgirl."|
|My little Lauren's birthday party with three of her little buddies.|
|A group of friends and I ran the Sawtooth Relay in early June- 62 miles from Stanley to Ketchum, along the breath-taking Sawtooth Mountain Range.|
|My little Calista turned 2. As we sang her the "Happy Birthday" song, she shushed us the entire time.|
|My little Luke graduated from kindergarten. That kid... I have a feeling I'm in big trouble when he hits his teens.|
|As much as Dennis loves how much Calista is a daddy's girl, it gets a little frustrating for him when he can't even use the restroom without her wailing outside the door. These two have a very sweet and special bond.|
And last but not least, I have to share a quick funny from Luke. On one of the days during the trek when it was particularly cold, with a constant downpour of rain and snow, I sat in the tent with the kids trying to pass the time. I took turns asking them what their ideal Saturday would be. Camden said he would want a breakfast of eggs and toast, followed by a trip to the toy store. In the afternoon he would have a friend over, and then he would end the day with a family movie night.
I asked Luke next and he said simply, "I'd rob a bank." Then he corrected himself. "Well first, I guess I'd tie up the policeman and then rob the bank. Then I'd spend all the money on Pokemon cards." Oh my goodness... should I be worried???