Well, I haven't posted in several months, so I thought I'd better post an update on what's been happening in our lives.
July: We went to Girl's camp at the end of July and had a great time. This was an amazing year! I was First year certification leader, and I was also there as a stake young women's secretary. I was so impressed with the girls this year. We didn't have any problems. Everyone seemed to get along, and I didn't see any girls that didn't have a group that they fit in with. We had some really great speakers, and some really spiritual experiences. I even enjoyed the hikes. We had Grant Call on our hike, and I always enjoy being with him or Joanna in nature because they are both like going on a hike with a walking encyclopedia. I am amazed at the knowledge they have about all the things in the forest. I always learn a lot whenever the Calls are around.
This was one of the best year ever at camp! Thanks Debbie Davis and her presidency for making it all work!
August:Our Stake Youth Opening social was this month and WOW! We had a luau. there were tons of kids there. We had lots of activites, and a dance. The kids seemed to have a great time. It got a little hot and smelly with all the kids in the gym dancing, but it didn't seem to slow them down very much. It was great.
Sept: This month didn't have a whole lot of exciting things going on. Rachel is enjoying school. She loves her sign language class.
Oct: Our ward had an overnight youth conference in Prescott. Rob and I were asked to drive up, so we went and had a great time. We have some really good kids (and leaders) in our ward. I drove the 12-13 yr olds in my car, and it was fun to get to know them. There were some speakers, some activities, a service project, and a testimony meeting. It went really well. I know all the kids had a great time. It is amazing how being out in nature away from all the regular things in your life helps you to become more aware of the spirit.
All in all, the past few months have been busy, and fun. I am still watching Lexi which I love, and I get to see Kolsen and Callie pretty often which is great too. Kim even works close to our house, so I get to have her come visit me too. I love my family so much! I feel really blessed that all our girls, and their families have stayed close to home. I know that is a rare thing.