Sunday, August 30, 2009
This past Saturday Christopher and his scout troop hiked to Table Mountain in the Tetons. Table Mountain sits at 11,600 feet and provides a great view of the Teton Mountain Range. The hike starts at the Teton Canyon trail head and goes up through Huckleberry Canyon. The 12 mile round trip offers great views of alpine forest, high mountain meadows, jagged peaks, dozens of varieties of wild flowers, and expansive valleys. We had a great time.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Each Wednesday during the summer the city hosts a concert in the old Rexburg Tabernacle. This past week Synchopation, a quartet Cindy sings in, performed. Jenna was asked to participate and she sang a solo and a duet with Cindy. Her solo was an Italian aria she has been learning and will sing for her BYUI auditions in just a couple of weeks. Both she and Cindy sang beautifully and they received lots of compliments and requests to perform again.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Christopher had his first live taste of contact football this past week with the Grid Kid opening jamboree. They played 5 mini games and Christopher had one solo tackle. This is his first year playing and while he is a bit behind he is making lots of new friends and he enjoys the contact. When he gets into the game he plays linebacker or defensive end. Isaac mostly liked climbing on the blocking dummies and Emrie was happy to follow Isaac around. Christopher has his first official game this week.
Friday, August 21, 2009
One of our favorite hikes is into Union Falls an 18 mile round trip with a view of the spectacular Union Falls, the tallest in Yellowstone, and the real treat -- swimming in Scout Falls. We think Scout Falls is the perfect swimming hole, it's temperature is warm, the depth is about 9 feet, there are rocks to jump from, and you can climb up under the falls for the perfect back massage. We enjoyed a warm day, some huckleberry picking along the way, a flat tire, which delayed our drive out just enough to see the perfect sunset on Indian Lake, and a closing dinner at Big Juds in Ashton.
We were joined on this adventure by Kevin, Deena and our good friends Brian and Spencer Memmott and Brett and Brayden Sampson.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We had a great birthday celebration for our fabulous 4 year old Isaac. And, he finally got his biggest birthday wish -- his own set of drums. For the past year plus, we have contemplated how to keep our drummer happy and after many broken wooden spoons and lots of dents in pans and pan lids we decided now was a good time. We had to ignore the fact that the box said for ages 6 and older. We decided it must be okay since he is bigger than most six year olds anyway.
He loves his new set and has to show everyone who comes over his drums and he even plays for them. He also received a couple of toy motorcycles from Matthew, some Lego nights from Christopher, and candy from Jenna.
Happy birthday Isaac!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Near Meadow Lake is the old ghost town of Gilmore an old mining community that was active from 1870 until World War I in the early 1900s. The old ghost town and vicinity has dozens of old buildings, cabins, and mines. It was a fun place to explore, especially for Christopher our resident historian in training.