Thursday, June 26, 2008

Girls Camp or Bust!

This morning started at 5:30 am for Brittany. She couldn't sleep, she was so excited about going to girls camp. Camp is up in the cool pines just north of Strawberry. It's called Camp LoMia. Brittany will be a "Baby Beehive", as they call it. Her first year at camp will be so fun.
We met at the stake center to put gear under the charter bus. Then inside to sing camp songs and get ready to load the bus for the 2 hour drive. Brittany found a seat with Heather Layton with Alyssa Pike right across the way. Everyone had on there big smiles and lots of energy.

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Every year they have different theme for camp. This year it is "Oh The Places You'll Go". (By Dr. Seuss) Each ward was given a book as there ward theme, ours is "Oh The Thinks You Can Think". With "Green" as there color. They all have matching p.j. bottoms and shirts. Nine girls and two leaders will be in the "addie" they will be sleeping in. Oh...the memories are flowing in of when I went up as a leader. Brittany will have the best time, I just know it.

A Present for Girls Camp!

I wanted to make a little something for Brittany for when she went to girls camp. Soooo, I enlisted a great friend that sews even greater, Vicky Arnold. She helped me pin and iron and sew together the cutest pillow case with a big "B" on it. Then the cozy blanket..."So Soft".

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I gave it to Brittany the night before she went to camp. Her smile was worth everything. I love ya Brittany...have fun at camp.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Steenhoek Mission Farewell

Here we are at the temple grounds of the Los Angeles Temple. Paul's parents were having their missionary farewell. All of his brothers and sisters were there with Families in tow.
Well...not all the family was there. Dan, the oldest brother was by himself. His family of 5 were unable to make it. Debra, a younger sister was there with only two children. Again, they couldn't make it. Other than that...this was the crowd we hung out with for two days.

On Saturday morning at 6 a.m. the kids who could did baptism's for the dead. It was Brittany's first time being able to go. Paul was able to do the baptism for both Brandon and Brittany. After that all the adults did a session in the temple. It was only 9:30 and a whole day ahead of us.

We next went to practice our singing for the Sacrament meeting program for Sunday. All the adults sang a song, Come thy fount of every blessing. All the kids sang, I hope they call me on a mission, and Love is spoken here.

After all the singing everyone jumped into cars and headed for In and Out Burgers. We ate at the park next to La Brea Tar Pits. Once done eating and running around we headed into the the museum. All the children loved it. The movies we watched, all the bones they saw and the smell of the tar pit outside...kept them all running from one place to the next.

As if that wasn't enough to do in one day. We went back to the temple apartments we were staying in, and changed into swim clothes for a swim party. Quite a few of the cousins were having birthday's and they wanted to have a party. So swimming it was, with a BBQ as well. I am not sure how many people we got into the small pool. But it did do the job of cooling everyone off.

Sunday morning was wonderful. Hank and Ada gave great talks. The music that was song sounded great. The breakfast buffet was FAB, the luncheon was filling as well. WE will all miss Grandma and Grandpa Steenhoek for the 18 months they will be gone in England serving the Lord. But we will be ever so grateful for all they have done for us, and they example they are to our family in every way!
We love you.

Just a side note...Thank you Heidi's mom, Connie for coming and helping Heidi to drive. We loved having you there...We love you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Painting is fun to do

So our little family has been busy. We have changed some things around the house. One is that we took out a wall and made our toy room bigger. So then we needed to paint the room. Here is a slide show of the fun we had. Note that Brandon was not there. He was very busy with the Teachers (the boys from church), they were on a 4 day campout. So he was busy having lots of fun too.

Next project is the color. We like the primer white...but let's add some color shall we.
Click to play primer paint job
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Court of Honor

Brandon's Court of Honor will be held on Saturday
JULY 19th, 2008 at 7pm.
It will be held in our
church building, 10 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd. Chandler. Fun Times. Please come.