Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And They're Off...

Have a great day guys! Kindergarten doesn't start until next week, so Henry will have to wait for his "First Day of School Front Porch" photo.

Back to School Feast

I was inspired by a fellow blogger to hold a "Back-to-School Feast". I thought it would be a fun and special way to kick off the new school year. What I really love is the idea of having a family theme. Nathan and I have been discussing ways we can get our kids to show and feel more love and support for each other and also to see how important being a member of a family really is. So, I chose Unity for this year's theme. This school year we'll work on being a team - "All for one and one for all!"

The Menu:
Herb-Crusted Pork Loin
Peggy's Cheesy Potatoes
Too Much Chocolate Bundt Cake
Shirley Temples

The feast was a success. The kids appreciated the extra attention given to starting school. They were already excited anyway - this just made it better!

Bear Lake

We finished off the summer with a bang. The Bishop and his family invited us out for a fun weekend at Bear Lake. What a blast! We enjoyed the beach.......

..............and the boat.

This was our kids' first experience on a ski boat.

Rachel was the only one brave enough to try the knee board.

Bishop tried his best to make Nathan and Leslie take a spill.


Gillian and Rachel got bumped off as well.

But it was all good, because it was time for a swim break.

Mark, Nathan & Leslie

We also enjoyed famous Bear Lake raspberry shakes and the HUGE Old Ephriam 28" pizza.

Other things we didn't enjoy so much were ICE cold showers, sunburns and a little rain as we tried to pack up. We were also disappointed to never hear one of Bishop's "Rocco and the Dudemeister" stories - we were promised! It was really fun spending time with the Dixons and getting to know them better. Thanks for sharing your weekend guys!