Sunday, November 15, 2009

Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout!!

My handsome eagle scout is enjoying his new calling as Deacon's Quorum Advisor and Assistant Scout Master. He gets to go with the boys on a campout at least once a month! Lucky!!! I keep telling him he is going to get his fill of camping and won't want to take me anymore...maybe I'll secretly stow away on their next trip!

This weeked he went with the boys on an overnight backpacking trip to the "Coke Ovens" down south by Coolidge somewhere. I thought they were some sort of natural rock formation or something until he brought these pictures home. They are some sort of really cool, man-made stone ovens that the early settlers used to smelt down metal ore during the mining days! Wow, super neat. Maybe JM will take me down there sometime! The ovens were big enough that all the leaders and boys could lay out and sleep inside of one, which was serendipitous considering the freakish, atypical, Arizona rain they got!

Self photo shot!

The Coke Ovens! Wow, so random, but super cool!! Who knew they were out there in the middle of the desert!!

JM with his boys! Aren't they so cute!! They look tired with their heavy packs!!

Playing in the mud!

JM introduced Geo-Caching to all the boys and leaders! It was the boy's first time trying it out, and they LOVED it! They were lucky enough to find all four of the caches they set out to find! What a fun activity! Seriously, it is such a good time! JM enjoyed teaching the boys how!

The beautiful desert after the rain! We are so blessed!!

Honey, I am so proud of your gentle leadership and example to the boys. Way to be an Eagle Scout! I am excited to have you pass on your determination and knowledge on to our future sons (and daughters!). XOXO Love you.

Nieces and Nephews, special blessings

Thank you for your patience with me. I haven't posted in ages.

As I ponder the Lord's plan for me, I can't help but feel blessed by my handsome little nephew Kody and my two beautiful nieces Chanel and Eden! Although I live miles away from all three...through the magic of technology, it has been a joy watching them learn and grow. Jake and Lacey's little Kody is learning new words and is so cute being a big brother to the new little sister he loves. And baby Eden is so beautiful.

Kody doing a hat dance for us!

Tiny little Eden!

Jes and Tony's little Chanel is learning words and has started walking!! Wow, time sure flies. Seems like it was only yesterday that I was holding her tiny newborn self!!

Chanel's new born self.......and......

Here She Is Now!!! What a little cutie!!

I love this one! Jes, she looks so much like you!!

So thank you Jake, Lacey, Jes, and Tony for giving me little neices and nephews to oogle over!! Sure love you guys!!