The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Brendan and Laurie Come to Visit

Nathan delivered precious cargo to Blanding  July 28, bringing Laurie and Brendan down to spend a week with us.  We are so happy to have them come.  The first night Ethan came over and they all ended up in the same bed.  I'm not sure how comfortable their sleep was.

We did quite a bit every day they were here. 
Steve took the kids fishing, we taught them how to play Kubb.

One afternoon we took a picnic and traveled down
through Montezuma Canyon.
Laurie made a baby quilt for  Isabella.

They even went crawdad fishing with hot dogs.  They came back with a lot, so Steve taught them how to cook the crawdads, and then we ate them...or at least some of us did!  They had a lot of fun catching them, however.

I helped Laurie design and make a baby quilt using  2.5 inch strips. First we picked out the fabrics and then she learned how to use a rotary blade to cut strips.  We tried tying it outside on the deck, but it was so bright -- we had to wear shades!
The finished quilt with the binding on!  This picture also shows
the beautiful sunflowers we grew this year by the garage.

I also took Laurie down to meet Autumn Evens. She is one of the young singles I go visiting teaching too. Autumn offered to let her ride one of the horses. Laurie was so happy about that.  I think it was her first time to ride a horse bareback.

 We invited their Lacy friends over for a sleepover on the new deck which was a lot of fun for all of them.

One night we had a neighborhood social while they were here and shot water rockets off in the orchard.  Everyone loved getting wet.

We took the kids back to Altamont with us Aug. 4th when we went up for Lawsyn's baby blessing. On the way up we stopped at the museum in Price and visited all the Dinosaurs!

Run, Laurie, Run!

It was a busy and fun week, and I think it was great for all of us to break away and have fun.
Nathan and Tammy drove over to Mt. Home Sat. night and stayed at the lodge at the foot of the hill where the Farnsworths live. Rob and Kathryn also stayed there.

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