June 26 - July 2
Monday: I did some errands in town in the afternoon, and stopped by to see Josh for a bit at his work at the golf course. He was planting seed on a new ladies teebox on #8. I love watching him work--he can do so many different things and it always amazes me at the vast amount of knowledge he has and skills he uses to make the golf course look so good! He took me on a drive in the mountains that evening in the jeep we purchased the previous week. We went up South Fork and over to Williams Lake and back. It was on the drive that we realized the clutch has a leak, and it ran out of fluid. Thankfully, there was a quart of oil in the car, so Josh used that to fill it up with so we could make it back home. What an adventure!
|Our Peonia plant only grew 2 flowers again this year.|
This was the second flower--about 1/3 of the size of the first bloom.
|It was so interesting how it grew flat on the grass! It was so heavy for the stem,|
it leaned way down, but then grew facing upwards!
|Here Josh is using the roller to compact the seeds into the dirt before adding|
peat moss over the top.
|What a pretty view on our drive!|
|Our new jeep on its initial mountain voyage|
Tuesday: I gave the boys haircuts. I finally convinced Kanyon to try a mohawk after months of suggesting it. I cut it as the style, much to his dismay, and told him to try it out for a week, and if he hated it, then we could cut it. But--he ended up liking it. He especially liked it when his friend Abby spiked it for him a few days later when he went to her house to play! ;)
Wednesday: The 4 boys had dentist appointments in Idaho Falls. I took them all, and they did some early school shopping, too. We went to Old Navy, Ross, and Walmart, and they were smart about their clothing choices. We stopped by KFC to eat dinner before heading home (which is where I finally took Kanyon's photo above of his new haircut).
Thursday: The YM/YW had a combined activity at Williams Lake. We had dinner, and played on the water. It was awesome! Since Josh and I both drove, we brought Kanyon with us, too.
|Using the inflatable canoe for the first time that was part of Jonah and Micah's|
birthday present last year.
|This was my favorite part--Kota tipped over, and all the boys out on the lake|
swarmed around him as he swam back to the dock. Such good friends!
|The canoe came with 3 seats, but we only inflated 2 for the trip, thinking|
that 3 teenagers couldn't fit in the boat. We were wrong! Payton rode even
though he didn't have a seat--next time we'll go with all 3!
|Kanyon trying kayaking for the first time.|
|He loved it!|
Friday: Kanyon's scout troop was in the 4th of July parade, but he was really reluctant all week about riding on the float. We thought he wouldn't be in the parade, but on Thursday night, he changed his mind and said he would. He had a good time, and I'm so glad he decided on participating! The twins came with me to watch, and it was fun to see their friends crowd around them and catch candy throughout the parade. On Friday night, we had our second family/friend BBQ of the summer. This time, the Oliversons, Lingers, and Hobbs came. Josh cooked us up some yummy burgers, the kiddos played in the yard, and the adults talked and played dominos on the deck. It was an enjoyable evening!
Saturday: The twins began hauling hay bales for Grandpa this week, taking turns driving from the field to the location where they dropped the bales off at. They're such good workers and helpers for Grandpa! They can now: mow, change irrigation pipe, haul hay bales, drive truck, and haul hay bales! On Saturday night, we went to the Demolition Derby at the fairgrounds. There were less cars than normal, but more herby derby cars! Also, the balloon bust was good this year, which was a first--usually it takes forever and there's fights, but this year, they kept it moving and it was exciting to watch.
Sunday: There were so many visitors at church, so I opted to not play the contest. I conceded and took treats to the Hobbs house that evening with Josh, and took treats to the Roseburoughs too.
|Ammon looked so handsome in his church outfit!|