Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Blessing in Rexburg

This weekend we were able to go to Rexburg for my little nephew's baby blessing. It was fun to be with all our family and have the excitement of a brand new little baby. Congrats to Jason and Cheryll and their brand new baby boy. This weekend made me so excited to have our own baby... now we really can't wait!!

Proud Parents!

The new family, the grandparents, and the great-grandparents.

My Daddy and his momma.... too much alike... too cute!

Grandpa Funk and Daniel (Daniel and Daniel)

The Jensen side of the sisters (minus Dorothy!!)

Cheryll's little sisters Erin Faye and Tiffany. While the grown ups were busy fawning over the baby and taking pictures some of the kids got bored. Thanks to the immense amount of rain that was coming down in Rexburg on Sunday there was a plentiful amount of snails!! I didn't know that we had snails that big around here... but the little girls found them... a whole lot of them!!!
So like I said earlier, some of the kids got bored... including me and Stewart. This church was a fun one though... it had poles, and we had a camera ;) I didn't post our pole dancing pictures (I'll save those for when I need some serious blackmail :) just kidding. But we did have a little bit of fun. With my hilarious little brother as our photographer we had our own little photo shoot. Between Jon and Stewart, we had some pretty good laughs and a lot of fun!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Girls Camp

So Girls Camp was a few weeks ago and being a young Womens leader I had the opportunity to go. It was a good week full of hiking, swimming and singing camp songs (over and over again :) The other really good thing about camp was that Stewart was able to go with us. We needed a good priesthood leader and he was able to go for a few days. I really enjoyed having him there and I think everyone else did too!

One of the girls' favorite things to do was hear all of the leaders "love" stories. This one (told by brother Madson) seemed to go on for a looonngg time... well he did spend 3 years chasing his wife :)
On our hike we seemed to split into two groups... the ones who walked incredibly fast and the rest of us who walked at a human pace. I was one of the human ones (of course) but it was actually fun to see the girls who enjoyed the hike. This is Lacie Teske, the bishop's daughter. She was soo cute on the hike. She just loved to find and hold little bugs or plants along the way.

While we were at camp we worked on a humanitarian aid project making baby hats to take to the hospital. During our certifying and "singing" times Stewart just picked up a hat in progress and started working away. It was cute to see him in the rocking chair knitting a baby hat. When he was done he was so proud!

Working hard....
A masterpiece!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

More of the Little Things...

Life is full of the little things. Big or small, the good things in life really start to add up and make you see how lucky you really are! During my short break between semesters of school a lot of good little things have happened. I am truly blessed and glad to be able to have such a great life!

On the Sunday we went to Hazelton for Blair & Lanae Gerratt's mission farewell we went out to Dietrich afterwards. We took the hidden valley route and ran into a stampede!! I always have to take pictures when we get caught in the middle of people moving animals... The freak inside me finds it terribly exciting! This was even more exciting considering we were in the middle of nowhere and the scenery was starting to all look the same... so this really made me excited :)

Our first cherry tomato from our little plant on the porch. I'm surprised they are still growing! My flowers are fried since the sun beats down on them from 12 to dark! We still have tons of these little bugers growing!!

So this isn't really a small thing... it's kinda like the topper of my summer. Stewart planned a surprise for me a few weekends ago, and I couldn't figure out what he was up to (but don't think I didn't try my hardest :) Since we don't plan on taking a real vacation anytime soon and school is soon to start again, my wonderful husband thought it would be nice to just get away from our house for a night. He always talked about just spending a night together in a hotel here in Twin to give us the feeling of a vacation. Well we stoped at Wendy's first to get some dinner then we went on our vacation!! I was totally surprised when he pulled into the parking lot of the red Lion Hotel! There were flowers and sparkling cider waiting in the room for me! It was a great surprise and it even felt like we were on a real vacation!!