Monday, September 8, 2008

Sun Valley 2008

Sun Valley has to be one of the most beautiful places ever! It is so peaceful and quiet - and we love being there. The Checketts invited us to go up along with Grandma and Grandpa Thompson for some good ol' relaxing fun. This year some of the highlights included the bike rides, floating pine cones, finding some really big sticks, mother deer and two fawns out front, Sam and Meigan "spying" on everybody, a big fort, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, shopping, staying up late and laughing 'til our stomachs hurt, and of course lots of candy and good food.

Of course, we had one incident. Ted took the kids on a mountain bike trail and they had a great time, until Sam came cruising down a steep hill and crashed at the bottom.

We took these pictures just after getting him cleaned up. Sadly, it looked worse the next day, but he was a good sport and is still excited about going riding next year.

Thanks for a great trip Scott and Liese! We love you!

P.S. The pictures taken of all of us were taken by Liese - she managed conveniently to cut herself out of the pictures! Grandpa, I need a copy that has EVERYONE in it!!!

Has it really been 15 years??

Ted and I celebrated our fifteenth anniversary just a few days ago. We spent the evening at a great restaurant, had some yummy dessert, and then we came home to a surprise. Emma and the kids had decorated the kitchen with streamers and they each had wrapped up some treasures for us. When we came in we could smell freshly made cookies and they all yelled "surprise!" The treasures we received included fuse beads that said "love" and heart shapes, a few homemade bracelets, and a few of the younger kids' favorite toys.

Happy anniversary babe. Here's to 50 more!

The Wolf Badge

Lincoln just received his Wolf Badge in scouting - what a great night! The night included a stream, an award, s'mores, a fire, a dead fish....what more could an 8-year-old ask for? Here he is pinning the mother's award on me, and then receiving his own. Way to go Linc!