This grand gremlin's decided that this was the summer to make candlesticks with Papa Dick. So when the Lester girls were here, they all made them and then we took a turn afterwards. What fun the kids had designing and using the lathe with Papa!
My parents are celebrating 50 years together and we thought it would be fun to have a party! Cheryl and her family came and we hosted 40-50 of my parents closest and best friends. What a great example they are to me and my family. I love you mom and dad...here's to 50 more!
So this is the view of my parents house when they were driving away. Thinking that it would NOT be there when they returned. A very scary time. So glad that my sister Cheryl and her family were here to help!
What a great vacation - altogether going to Phoenix for Evan's soccer tournament. We did not completely melt in the heat, but it was a record breaking 113 degrees for most of the week. We held our own, but did not get passed the semi-finals. As you can see from the pictures....its takes a village to survive these tournaments - especially in the heat! We have set our sights for a return next year.....this time in Hawaii!
(PS - we won the 2013 State Cup Tournament and are bound for the Farr West Tournament in Honolulu Hawaii in June!)
"...The Lord isn't asking us to load up a handcart; He's asking us to fortify our faith. He isn't asking us to walk across a continent; He's asking us to walk across the street to visit our neighbor. He isn't asking us to give all of our worldly possessions to build a temple; He's asking us to give of our means and our time despite the pressures of modern living to continue to build temples and then to attend regularly the temples already built. He isn't asking us to die a martyr's death; He's asking us to live a disciples life." M. Russell Ballard