Saturday, July 23, 2011

Guess Who is 15!

Lauren had her birthday party early this year because her birthday in on a Sunday and the next day she leaves for EFY for a week. I can't believe that my "baby" is fifteen years old! Where has that time flown to?

Lauren wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting,
so that's what she got.

Look at all those cute kids. They came over and had a BBQ (hotdogs, chips, relish tray, soda) played outside, and then tried (unsuccessfully) to watch a movie.

They must have had a good time because days later I was finding Skittles behind things in the front room.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brett's Engaged!

Brett is engaged to Brighton Fielding from Scappoose, Oregon. They are getting married in the Portland Oregon temple on September 2, 2011. They'll have a reception that night in Oregon and an Open House here in New York on September 9th.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Albany New York Stake YW Camp 2011

YW Camp was Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1, 2011. I went as a Second Year Level Leader and Lauren is a Third Year camper this year. It was the best week weather wise that I've ever had attending YW camp. The days were sunny (except Tuesday for a little bit), on the cool side, and the temperatures were great for sleeping. It was fantastic!

Here is the only shot of Lauren and I together, and I didn't even have it taken. I'm glad someone else thought of it.

The girls were able to go kayaking on Seneca Lake. The day the Second Year and Third Year Level girls went it was windy and choppy, but all made it back safely - even though a few capsized.

There was archery and trap shooting at camp this year. The girls really enjoyed it.

We went hiking up Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca, NY. It was beautiful. There were approximately 600 stairs in the first part of the hike. Fortunately it was cool, so we didn't get too hot.

After hiking at Buttermilk Falls we drove to Robert H. Treman State Park where the girls could go swimming. It was an amazing natural swimming hole with a deep end that had a diving board and roped off swimming areas.

Here's Lauren with Michele and Jenny.
Just look at those happy faces!