Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NP 2013. we are talking august now people. thank you, thank you.

I'm not putting comments.
Because I feel like the pics speak for themselves.
Newport is one of the very best places and one of the trips i look forward to the most each year.
and this year proved to be one of the best year's yet. (maybe because we had two rooms at he marriot this time, maybe not). (i actually think the real reason is because of the addition of hayley... great addition/babysitter).

powell. this was june.

powell this year should be worth mentioning because powell is always one of the best trips of the year. i love riding around in the boat, the food we eat, that we camp, staying up late talking and playing my favorite games (catch phrase and mafia, duh) and spending time with the fam. oh and cait and sloth. and the helm's ward family.

it really is so fun. every year.
oh unless you get a bug the makes you throw up a couple times a day.

that was this year.

it's just not as much fun riding on a boat in the heat when you are trying not to barf over the side.
and it's so stupid when you have to crawl out of your tent in the middle of the night to throw up.
and when you cant stay up to play games or enjoy the food that tastes so good there. (ugh, ok, i ate it anyway. fully knowing what the consequences would be).
and then you get no relief or ability to hydrate yourself because... you're still  in lake powell. and it's 130 degrees. UGH.

next year will be perf. cant wait.
(everyone thought for sure i was pregs). (except cand). (and i wasnt).

btw... matthew schuller (wrecking ball) and jacquie lee (i put a spell on you) just blew my mind on the voice. omg, you guys.

san fran over memorial. thats right. 6 months ago.

The trip that happened in May, like two weeks before J left on his mission... 5 days after he graduated from high school... the kid, you guys. the best kind of egg.

this was a fun little trip. it was just us 3 and the parents.
if you know jer or have ever tried to travel with him, you would know that he is boring as crap because he READS the ENTIRE time you are in the car or at the hotel. so you either keep him extremely busy... or you join him.
I've tried both. and this trip we forced him to read with us instead of by himself. so we brought a book that we knew he'd love and (since I was already 100 pages in) we made him catch up REALLY, REALLY fast.
then I read the rest of the book out loud. and when i got sick of reading jer would read because you CANT just STOP in the middle of the book. duh.

Killing Kennedy. Great read - i'd recommend it to anyone. well, maybe not anyone. but i loved the entire thing.

it was a fun trip and fun spending time with this one since we didnt get much jer time before he left...since he was just trying to finish high school and be a senior.

MTC day. Went to Sammy's right before. Mm. He didn't eat much. And he never doesn't eat much.

our mission boys

we have three missionaries out right now and get three missionary letters every monday. i really do look forward to mondays just for this reason. i love hearing from them and about their lives right now. they are good boys. and we miss them lots. and i think we'll miss them even more after the first time my car gets stuck in the snow and the first time we have to shovel our never-ending driveway by ourselves (by we i mean zach)......

i think i'll miss missionary mondays when they are all home one day.

unless you are related to me, you dont care and you shouldnt, but if you want to read the rock boys letters, we post them for the fam on a blog: http://rockelders.blogspot.com/