Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Has Arrived!??!

Today starts another season of summer camps, as all the campers arrive for our disability camp at Lakeside, primary camp at wagon train, and junior/jr.high wilderness camp!  Lots of kids, lots of fun, and hopefully lots of opportunities for sharing the gospel with them.  Emma and Madison will attend horse camp next week and then we have family comming for much of July, and THEN 2 of my children will fly away for a few months with my parents to Montana and hang out with them and ride horses and camp!  Our summer is full of exciting things to come, hikes planned,swim team, swimming in the lake, fishing trips, beach time, races, family, Wednesday market booth, selling doTERRA, my photos up in our local coffee shop for the month of July, and camping!  We are hoping that all of you with 90+ degree weather will share or just send it all our way as we are getting of to...well no many of us feel summer has bypassed us and we have already started our fall.....We are all just a little ready for many days of sun! 
this is the project of revamping our sewer system at our home

this is after they were all done, but my yard is a little muddy!!  However the newly leveled yard down the hill will be awesome for future ballfield games!

Emma and I's view of Anchorage on the eve of our Triathlon.....Emma's first full tri that she did!

Our dog Mocha getting dressed up at a little "dog" party that a friend of ours put on for all her friends to bring their dogs to!  We all had a good time despite getting rained out!

This is why our sky has been looking like for the last 6 weeks.  While we have had a sunny day or two in there, it has mostly been cloudy, rainy and cold.

Sunrise at 5:30am....I had not been able to sleep and was working on the computer at 5am when I looked up and saw the sky getting all pink.  I decided to drive around and find a good place to watch the sun comming up and ended up down at Wagon Train and the lake nearby!  I was able to get some amazing pictures!

Was able to do the tile in the kitchen by myself since there was not anyone available to do it for me!  Chad did the tile cutting, but I scraped the linolium off and then put all the tile and grout in!!!  I am really happy with most of grout is starting to come out due to a little movement in a few of the tiles.....I don't know what I am going to do about it....but anyway it was ok for my first time!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Phoenix Arizona, April 18-22

On my trip to Arizona, I went there to sell doTERRA essential oils at a women's convention.  I had a wonderful time with my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the flowers, heat, and oh more heat!  It was 104 degrees all 5 days!!!  I know to some people that is overdoing it with the heat, but I was coming from temps in the mid 30's and 40's and a really long and cold winter, and it was just what I wanted!  To be warmed instantly when you walk out into the sun was refreshing and I soaked it up.  The first day I was there, my friend and I went to Olive Creek Mill and had lunch and sampled many fresh olives :)  definitely a highlight of the trip!  We also walked around the Desert Botanical Gardens entrance....but at 18 per person to get in we just observed from a distance! LOL The rest of our stay was spent setting up our booth and working it over the weekend.  While it was fun it was also a somewhat painful learning experience, and we probably won't be doing an Expo again.  We will do health fairs, and our local farmers markets and such, and our personal classes as they seem to be much more fulfilling and easier on the pocketbook! :)   

At Olive Creek Mill

One of the buildings that was being built next to the convention center, that looked to be covered entirely by copper!!  I am not sure that was the actual material they were using, but it looked like it, and if it was I can not imagine the expense of it!

The last morning that we were in Phoenix since I was up at 4am already taking one of my friends to the airport, my other friend and I decided to drive up one of the mountains around Phoenix to watch the sunrise.  It was such a wonderful experience even if it as early I was thankful to experience this with my friend and see God's creation at dawn!