It started out with a bang! We picked the kids up from school early...or at least we tried to. Courtney was not happy about going away for the weekend. She wanted to stay behind and go to the Salem Hills High School basketball game. I actually had to go into the lunch room and find her because she ignored the note to come out. We almost had a little scene! So after that, we got on the road and made our way to Oxford, Idaho (about 3 hours away). Our friend Shaun knew of a great cabin to rent that would hold us all! We are quite a crowd too - between the 5 couples we have 18 kids! This cabin is nestled on the hillside all alone with fields and fields to snowmobile in. The cabin had 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, kitchen and 2 sitting areas in addition to a giant loft area- it was 3 levels in all. We had plenty of room for everyone to play, read, nap, eat, visit or do whatever! We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends that we enjoy spending time with. On Valentines Day we set the kids up with pizza and a movie projected on the wall and off the adults went to Downata Hot Springs for their "Steak & Soak" special- it was so fun! The funny thing was, some of us ladies didn't bring our swimming suits, but no problem because they rent them. Sick I said - NO WAY! But guess what...I rented and so did my friends. We didn't like our suits, but we still had fun and thank goodness it was dark! What a fun weekend! We had an awsome time - hopefully we will make this a new tradition! And so it begins...Courtney is happy! Matt is happy to go!
So is Alec!
Our posterity - at least 12 of them!
Jelene, Mike, Zack & Emily eating some soup.
Shaun & Candy
The Ken Man.
Jelene & Mike - we are so tired! Fakers! No really!
The Ken man playing in the snow with the kids.
I am Mike -
I think this is Jacklyn - what a good-lookin' girl and sled!
My baby turned 5 today! I can't believe it has been five years. Is it okay to have some baby weight still on? Ha - the sad thing is, I lost it all and have gained it back! Matthew is such a great little boy - I call him my "Happiness" because he truly is such a happy little boy. He is very funny and has a wonderful sense of humor, even at age 5. He has a great imagination and in content to play with his Transformers (latest craze for him) or Bakugan balls (weird to me since my other kids didn't ever get into that stuff) for long periods of time. He loves to watch those same shows on TV too. He loves to snuggle and read books with me too. We did the cake and ice cream thing with the family on his birthday and he wants to go to "Jumpin' Jacks" with his best friend Joseph this week. Happy Birthday my little Matty boy! Snow day at preschool! A few day's before Matt's Birthday! Matthew & Trey on Matt's Birthday!
I have lived my whole life in Salem, Utah (with an exception of a couple of years in Spanish Fork plus, I don't really count the 9 months I lived at BYU in 1986) I love this beautiful community and my dear friends and family that live so near. It is a wonderful place to rear our children! I have been married to Tim for 23 years and we have 3 great kids. Courtney 16, Alec 11, and Matthew 6.