Thursday, September 12, 2013

The last of our Summer 13'

 This last part kinda goes backwards.
We actually just got back last weekend from our last trip to the coast this summer. We went on a camping trip with 3 other couples and their families to Sunset Bay. And of course I forgot our nice camera and we had no outlets so I have this one phone picture from the whole thing.
Ellie and Connor got to help work in the Dough Boy at the fair this year. It was "the best thing they did all summer." :)

Our good friends the Coffman's have a cabin up at Lake of the Woods and we love going up there and playing on their boat and tubes. We have so much fun with them. Always relaxing.

Just like every Summer, we soak up every minute we have with Daddy! I remember how truly blessed our little family is to have him home with us in the summers.
We got a pet. A quiena pig. Her name is Piper and they are all smitten.
Scott was in the community play of Les Miserables this summer. He loved the opportunity and he of course loves that play. It was actually a pretty amazing performance full of amazing local talent. We are so proud of him.

Connor started cub scouts and he loves it. Me, not so much...but we have a super gung ho Grandma who wants to help him get everything passed off so were good.

We went to our first Gems game this summer. They are our local baseball team and we had a blast. Connor even got to go out on the field and play a little game and he WON! 
Sawyer had fun too after he got over his paralyzing fear of "Tater" their lovable French fry mascot.

The worst part of our summer was that Auntie Julie, Uncle Jeremy and all our cousins moved away from Klamath Falls. On the up side, they moved to Bend (2 hours away) and it is probably one of the coolest towns in Oregon. We love to visit them and see all different parts of Bend.

These pictures are of an amazing water area right next to Julies house and one of our favorite parks there.
Scott is super amazing and ran an Olympic Triathlon!! He did really well on the swim (which was first) and started really well on the bike right after, but sadly blew a tire 6 miles in and since it was his first Tri he didn't have a repair kit.
 So instead of giving up, he just kept going and biked 19 miles on a popped tire. He was sad that it added an extra 45 minutes to his time but glad that he didn't quit.

More lake time.....

We are so sad to see it go but so happy it was such a good and memorable summer.

First half of our Summer 13'

We did so much this summer that I didn't blog at ALL! 
 So I am trying to get caught up on the pictures and details of some of the fun things we have been up to the last few months.
 (mostly for the far away family so major picture overload)
We lived at the lake this summer! Lots of friend, lots of fun, LOTS of swimming. 

This year was a friend birthday party year for our kids so all of May/June was a celebration every weekend.

We wore out our trampoline this summer. They kids were on it every day and most nights as well.

Ellie and I took a trip to California to see Uncle Garrett graduate college. It was a blast and such a fun girls trip for Ellie and I.
Ellie got to learn how to really scuba dive. She's a natural and Grandma Lynnie was thrilled about that.

We had an amazing Olsen family reunion and even got to have a girl cousin sleepover one night.

For my birthday a bunch of my friends and I went up to the lake and they surprised me with yummy treats. I kinda LOVE them.

Macie got to meet up with Grandma while she was on a dive rescue. She was more interested in pulling water skippers out of the lake and letting them jump around.
Forth of July parade was short and sweet but always fun.

 Oh yea, and Scott officiated a wedding renewal ceremony. So random.

Connor's Baptism

Connor was baptized on July 13th 2013. We were able to move it back a week so that we could do it when all the Olsen's were here for a family reunion. It went amazing!

 We asked his Aunt Niki to give a talk on Baptism and his Uncle Jeremy to give one on the Holy Ghost. Grandpa Olsen and Grandpa Mortenson said prayers and Grandma Pam played the piano. Most of his cousins and his sisters sang a song for everyone and Aunt Anne accompanied them on the piano.
They all did such an amazing job and really brought the spirit.
We are so proud of Connor. He really is an amazing kid and has such a sweet testimony.
 He tries so hard to be like a missionary.
On his baptism day he was given his own engraved set of scriptures from a Great Grandma (Nana) and a special tie tack from another Great Grandma (GiGi) and he treasures both.
He felt so loved and special.
In fact, Connor isn't a very emotional boy and rarely shares his emotions with others, but when he came out of the water and I was helping him get dressed I asked him what he was thinking and he said he just felt so warm. He mentioned it several times after that that evening.
We were so lucky to have Connor's friends come to support him and such a large group of family.
In true Connor style (he hates taking pictures) he made this face in EVERY group picture we took. I had no clue until I uploaded them all. grrrr
And this last picture I just love and had to put in.