Thursday, July 29, 2010

Little Getaway

We had a great weekend with friends and family!  Our trip started off by visiting our friends, Megan and Jeremy.  Megan and I were roommates at Ricks College our freshman year.  (And no, it was not BYU-I then, so I will write its proper name for the proper date.)  It's been 4 years since we've seen them. It's funny how Megan and I have had similar events happen in our lives--like missions and twins. Good thing no one has held Jeremy up by gunpoint (Right?) Lee and had a great time visiting them. They had to get up early the next morning and I hope they felt somewhat rested.  We didn't go to sleep till after 1 am....

We spent the night (well, we slept a couple of hours) at their house and then left at 4:30 Saturday morning.  We headed to Oklahoma for Katie's baptism, my brother Darrell's oldest daughter.  Darrell and Stacie and family are there while Darrell is going to school for his PhD at OSU.  We live fairly close to them and haven't visited them enough.  And Mike, thanks for the GREAT pictures!!! 
July 24 2010 Baptism for Katie Bartholomew, with Darrell

My dad and nephew Eric
July 24 2010 Baptism Grandpa B and Eric

The always lovely Stacie...Darrell's better half!
July 24 2010 Baptism Stacie Lisa

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Haley helping.  Clark just saw this picture and asked: "Why didn't I get to help?"
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Family time with Darrell and Stacie and everyone else!
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July 24 2010 hanging out Alyssa

I am so glad you stayed longer Deborah!
July 24 2010 hanging out Deborah

Such squeezable cheeks Elden!!!
July 24 2010 hanging out Elden (3)

July 24 2010 hanging out Elden

July 24 2010 hanging out

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That afternoon we tagged along to the stake Pioneer Day pig pickin'.  YUM & FUN!
July 24 2010 Pioneer Day

July 24 2010 Pioneer Day slide

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July 24 2010 Pioneer Day Haley

July 24 2010 Pioneer Day Clark

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July 24 2010 Pioneer Celebration Shanna Elden

July 24 2010 Pioneer Celebration Makenzie Elden Jessica

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That night we celebrated Clark's birthday.  We thought it would be fun to do with so many cousins around.  Two of my sisters and their families were there--if you hadn't guessed from the pictures, along with my parents.  There were 29 of us! Clark requested a Lego cake.
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I love this picture of Clark.  What a sweet, energetic and loving boy you are Clark!!!
July 24 2010 zParty! Clark

It was fun to be with Lena on her actual birthday.  Which of course we celebrated too!
July 24 2010 zParty! Lena

Katie, the girl of the day, got to join in the celebration with opening a belated birthday present.
July 24 2010 zParty! Katie

July 24 2010 zParty! Lee Elden

A few weeks ago we FINALLY made an FHE chart. Once a week we get together with our family for a special night which includes...well, the picture can tell all! (Mom, how much can I bill you for product placement?)
July 22 2010 FHE Chart

Last Monday for Family Home Evening we talked about pioneers and Lee shared a couple of stories about his great-great-grandpa Robertson. One little story was when they traveled from St. Louis to Utah they hooked the container of milk/cream to the wagon and by the end of the day with all the movement, it had turned into butter.
July 22 2010 Pioneer Day Wagons

Clark had a very fun 7th birthday.  And of course it was a Lego filled birthday.  He got Legos from us and then later that morning spent his birthday money from Grandparents Robertson/Bartholomew and Great-Grandma Lena on MORE Legos!  He was one happy little boy. Two of his friends came and played that afternoon. I took some pictures but accidentally deleted them.  I was not very happy!

Just the normal things have been going on...swimming, shopping with five kids, buying school supplies, family bike rides, finding a snake in our toilet.  You know, the same old, same old.  Now that it's the end of the week, enjoy the weekend! By the way, the bit about the snake and the toilet never happened.  Stuff like that never happens to us! And Mom B, Clark loves the flashlight!

7 comments:

andyandsteph said...

So I thought the snake thing really happened and right after I read that sentence I was telling Andy about it and then I read down a little farther - you totally got me :) I wish we could've come to Katie's baptism! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time :) I love all of the pictures. Keep the fun updates coming!

Melissa S. said...

Awesome cake! I just don't know how you fed 29 with that!!!!
Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Lois said...

I love the picture of Haley by the water - very deep!

Lois said...

Looks like you had an awesome trip!

Lois said...

"Why didn't I get to help?" - too funny!! Happy birthday Clark!!

Caldwells said...

Your kids are so cute! I can't wait to meet Elden. I love how all your kids smile for you when taking a picture even when they are little.

Kelly said...

I'm so behind on your blog! It looks like you guys are having lots of fun. I love hearing your stories and seeing pictures of your family :)