Monday, August 16, 2010

The Final Wedding Celebration

Brett's family threw a fabulous wedding celebration in their backyard. We enjoyed having the chance to get to know Brett's family a little better and meet many of their friends.

We were impressed with the decorations and the wonderful people!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Backyard Picnic Open House

The picnic theme continued for the Idaho open house celebrating Sariah's and Brett's wedding. It was held in August in our backyard. It was a smashing success thanks to the efforts of many friends and family members. My sister, Margy, and daughters, Cami and Elly, helped with the amazing decorations.

Jim decorated the pool with floating flowers and worked in the yard for hours all summer to create a beautiful setting for the event.

Several wonderful friends spent lots of time in the kitchen keeping food on the table.

The weather couldn't have been better. We'd had evening storms a couple of days before and for several days afterwards. What a blessing! Brett and Sariah seemed pleased.

We enjoyed visiting with each and every one of the about fifty guests.

We parents couldn't be happier.

After the open house, we watched Sariah and Brett open their gifts.

Great gifts for a great couple after one exhausting but totally fulfilling day.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


We returned home after the wedding festivities on Sunday. I left for Girls Camp the following Tues., July 27, to fulfill my calling as ward camp director. It proved to be a great way to unwind! I loved every minute of my stay with those young women and their leaders at Camp EE-DA-HOW. Our ward young women president, Becky, and I slept and hung out comfortably in the camper. We were responsible for the first year girls who were so well behaved! It was a week filled with activity.

Each level produced and then performed a skit from a bag of objects. Ours was pink.

We had a party on the lake. (I couldn't help but notice the beautiful wildflowers as I made my way to the lake.)

Some danced and some of the brave ones swam. It was a cool evening!

There were crafts.

We participated in a service activity for the camp.

I discovered more flowers in the process that needed to be photographed.

I was awestruck by the beauty of the place!

We ate some delicious meals prepared by our camp cook, Cathy, and friends.

We played,

wrote letters to servicemen,

learned about the gospel and loving one another,

survived a "grueling" obstacle course,

studied scriptures,

and played in the lake to our hearts content.

I will forever hold fond memories of Camp EE-DA- HOW!