Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Very memorable Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year Scott and I went on a 4 day golfing vacation to St. George and Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a little chilly; but we had a great time non the less.
I had to rent these warm up pants because I didn't have slacks that day and dress code did not allow jeans. But they did keep me warm.
This was a typical hole in Vegas. Your ball had to be able to "jump" over lots of rough edges and sometimes revines, before getting to the actual green and hole. Amazingly, I learned to do it! I even almost got a hole in one in Vegas. My ball came within an inch of the hole.

Eating our Thanksgiving dinner at the Hotel. I had Ham, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and pumpkin pie. Scott had turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes and pecan pie. VERY TASTY! So to cap it all....72 holes in 4 days! WOW!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Decorating Halloween Houses

Saturday afternoon all the family (except Austin and Shawnee) gathered to decorate Haunted Houses. Hannah did a great job on hers.
Owen was our only boy that seemed interested in makiing a house. Nice job Owen!
Brianne is really proud of her house.
Reagan and Kenidee made a great team. Jennifer was pleased that she didn't have to do any decorating this year. (just a few hot glue repairs first.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Avery Jenkins has arrived!

Avery was born Sunday morning. She was excited to come here, because she made it in about 3 1/3 hours. She was 7 lb. 2 oz. and 18 in.

Need less to say; we are proud grandparents...no matter how many little ones we get to join our family.
Kate was just fasinated by Avery's little toes. She kept unwrapping her blanket so she could get another look. Congrats to Erik and Kelli!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An afternoon with the Witches

Yesterday, a few of the Senate wives got together for lunch at DoDo's in Salt Lake City. Afterward some of us went to Gardner's Village to see the witches. Fun stuff.

These are only four of about 20 witches that are there. It was really crowded for a Wednesday afternoon, Next week is witches day out, where everyone comes dressed up as a witch. I can only imagine how crowded that will be.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A fun evening watching The Lion KIng!

Wednesday night, Scott and I went to see The Lion King in Salt Lake City! It was fantastic! The puppets (animals) were so clever and creative. I scrapbooked these pages and then erased my disc on my camera, so hopefully you can see the pictures well enough.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One last weekend before summer ends

Labor day weekend is our last hurray before summer ends. Our girls and their families went up to Bear Lake with us to enjoy the long weekend. Of course the most importandt item on the "to do List" was to mount this bad boy.
He really takes up most of the room like he owns it! Not sure I really am in love with it....but Scott is so that's what matters.
Monday; which was labor day, it ended up too cold for a beach day and day of getting wet, so we went to the local park while the guys golfed. Kenidee brought a friend with her. this is her and Kalli trying out all the climbing things.
The rock wall was fun for the boys to try their skills on. It was an enjoyable trip for us all; Except Scott who ended up with phenomonia and ended up taking a drive to Logan Sunday for medication and a doctors visit.

Friday, August 20, 2010

One last Kraft Kamp before school starts

Reagan and Hannah attended another week of Kamp with me and made some darling things. I love watching how independent they are at making their projects. Donna (the owner) is so patient with all the girls. Thanks, Donna for making our summer go by just a little faster.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A family reunion at Heber Valley Campground

This past weekend, the Jenkins had their annual campout. This year we went to Heber Valley campground, which is owned by the church. Everything was in perfect condition! There were lots of activities for the kids.
We all enjoyed a paddle boat ride on the lake. Canoes were available too for those that could handle them. They would have been much easier on the thighs than those paddle boats though.
Jacob brought a great game for everyone to enjoy. Chase the tails. If your rope tail got stepped on....you were out!
We ended up with the game "Minute to win it" Here Mark and Jay are doing the elephant march. They had to swing a tennis ball without touching the nylon on their head and hit bottles of water that were placed on the ground. I have never laughed so hard in a long time! Thanks to Barbara for all her hard work in making a great weekend for everyone.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A fun day at the Splash Park

Monday morning; Jolene had surgery on her hand. A sist needed to be removed. So I brought them all to my house that afternoon for a week of recovery. Addison Loved her bubble baths at Grandma's.
By Thursday; Jolene was feelling pretty good, so we ALL went to the Splash Pad in Riverdale for some water fun. Here Griffin and James are having a shoot out with water. (How is getting wetter?)
Brianne and Olivia loved the mushrooms. Kaycee and Addison did too, just not a picture of them.
Proof of Jolene's hand. She basically can;t get this wet for two weeks and 6 weeks after that, no lifting more than 5 pounds! Good luck Jo!

Friday, July 16, 2010

A QUICK visit to Eagle, Idaho

Last weekend, Scott and I drove up to Eagle, Idaho to visit Austin and Shawnee and take up some furniture for their new apartment.
If the furniture looks like you have seen it before; well you have! It's from our house. We also took up Austin's washer and dryer and a chest of drawers along with some misc. stuff.
They live in a great community that is quiet and somewhat "Park Cityish" and the only noise in their neighborhood is the fact that they live next to the Post Office.
Her is a picture of their duplex as we were leaving. Nice place! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and laundry and a GARAGE! It was a short but very enjoyable trip. Next time; golf will be the order of the day.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Placing rocks at Bear Lake

We ordered rocks so we could do some landscaping; and the guy dumped them right in the middle of our driveway!
Owen and Olivia (Irene's kids )had a little water fight while daddy and grandpa moved rocks.

It took ALL day, but we have the start of a wall and they also made stairs out of the rocks. They hardly made a dent in the huge rock pile though. This project just might take ALL summer long and then some.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kraft Kamp at the Hive!

This week; I signed up Reagan and Hannah to three days of making crafts at the scrapbooking store I go to in Brigham City. They have had a blast making all the things so far. Here, they are making coasters to hold their drinks on. Corkboard had to be applied as well as they were laminated before they took them home.
Here; Donna (the owner of the shop) is helping them to decide what fabric they what for their flip-flops. The end decision was....every color that was available! That way their flip-flops match every outfit!

Taking it totally serious!

Two happy girls; and the end results on the flip flops. Besides the funky shoes, they have made a travel game folder, a recipe book with no-cook recipes in them as well as their coasters. We still have one more day of Kamp; so we can't wait to see what's next!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The workings of a yard and playground at Bear Lake

We have gone 3 years without much of a yard at our cabin. Only dirt. We weren't sure if we wanted to be mowing grass and watering everytime we were there. But we did know that we were getting tired of the kids having no where to play but in the DIRT! So we are trying to improve that situation. First up; are slides, next swingset and firepit. Even though it was really wet and muddy last weekend; we couldn't keep the kids from trying out the slides.

I think we have the beginning of a winner!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A run at Bear Lake

This past Saturday June 12, Bear Lake held a Marathon, a half marathon and 10 K walk.
Jolene and Erik decided to run the half marathon. (13 miles) Jolene had been training since January and when her partners backed out; Erik stepped up to the plate and ran it with Jolene so she wouldn't be alone. The rain held out long enough for the race.

Here they are with only 2 miles to go. We were waiting at the Pickleville playhouse to see them.

Turning into the city park where the finish line was. It looks like Erik would win it ahead of Jolene, but he did let her finish the line ahead of him. (what a great big brother)

A few sore knees later; but so glad that they had done it! We were all proud of them too.