So I know I have been a slacker on here but, we have been playing and having way to much fun this summer like always!
To start the summer off we took our annual trip to Lake Powell with our friends, The Leonards, Hillams, Nelsons, Joy, Petersons, and Latimers. Most of us stay in a single wide trailor and all have our own rooms. We play in the water most of the day so it is mainly to eat and sleep. But we are comfortable with it, we just call it LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR! We drove to Rainbow Bridge and and viewed the bridge and where the pioneers came over with their handcarts. We hiked up Mokey Canyon and found frogs and rolled down the big hill. It is always a GREAT time.
Next I had Youth Conference with the Youth in the Ward. Since my calling in Young Womens we have a great time. We started off with a service Project, ate pizza and got rained on. Then we headed to the Bishops cabin for a fireside and some hiking and fun. We then headed to Heber canyon at the churches cabins where we played volleyball, canoeing (watching the bishop and randy fall in), had a youth dance and ropes course followed by a spiritual testimony mtg. It was a great time.
Then in July we took off and did our annual Bear Lake trip again with our friends. It was Us, Leonards, Hillams, Nelsons, Petersons and Liz & Connor. We had a fun time letting the kids play in the water, riding the wienie, Visiting the Heaps at their cabin, Eating good Raspberries shakes and fighting the crowds at the beach for our beach spots.
I Love playing softball like I do every year this year I broke my thumb pitching, and let me tell you it is so hard to do anything without a thumb. Hard to do my hair fix anything, play anything. Just hard, so I had to leave a stick with a bandage over it for 5-6 weeks. Just barely getting to use it now.
Over the 24th me and my parents and Jacqie and Elam went camping over to Willow Lake up Ferron mountain. Where I skunked my dad in catching fish like I always do. My mom took us on a fun 4-wheeler trip to visit a bunch of ponds and see some beautiful scenary. We fished at Willow, Ferron, blue lake and 2 other ones.
On Aug. 7-9 We took off and headed to Bozeman Montana for the Bridgewater family Reunion. It is Mark's grandma Jeans side. It was a quick trip but they only have it every 3 years and we didn't want to miss it. Plus grandma Jean had been sick so we wanted to make sure everything was ok with her. It was good to see some family we haven't seen in awhile. Plus it was good to see Marks parents. We stayed at the motel with the 90 ft. slide and of course that is all the kids wanted to do is swim. We shopped and went out to eat at some good restaurants.
Every year we go up hunting over Boulder Mountain for the archery hunt. We left on wed. the 12th hoping for a fun time, but on our way I stopped to pick up Jacqie and her trailor with her Durango. We were leaving Huntington and just by Lawarence turn off the trailor started bouncing so I slowed down, then it started swaying so I tried to speed up then it was doing it worse so I hit my brakes and the trailor was swaying harder and took us into the guard rail so I over corrected and went into the other lane, Luckily there was no other traffic, I over corrected again and the trailor wrapped around the durango so I over corrected it again and the tire popped on the trailor and I thought we were going to roll. I could see a diesel coming so I was praying not to let us roll and him to stop so he didn't run into us. But I put the front end of the durango into the guard rail and we just came to a complete stop. I was the scarriest thing I have ever went through and thorough all that my family was behind me in our truck and camper watching all of it. So I am thankful for Prayer, The guard rail (We would've been in a 30 ft. ravine), and no oncoming traffic, or else it would've been uglier than it was. But Jacqies traior was totalled and damage of course was done to her durango.
On a good note though, we had a fun and relaxing day up in Boulder, My dad got a 2 point opening day. Me and my grandpa Potts hiked up Green lake and Deer lake to enjoy some good fishing, where I caught a good 2 pounder and another fish, but skunked out my grandpa. We used our float tube for the first time up Lower bounds and I didn't catch anything there but had a good time. We left our trailor up there since Mark didn't get anything and he went back up a couple days later. Where he supposedly missed the big 4 point, but ended up settling with a 2 point. We just use the meat for jerky anyway. But it is something Mark looks forward to every year, and so do we!
So I hope all of you had a great summer with your friends and family, Because I know we sure did!