Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We went camping again!

For Father's Day weekend we went camping again.  We stayed at Honeyman State Park near Florence. It is more like camping in the mountains even though it is at the coast.  You can't get to the beach from the campground but we did bike down to the day use area and walk around Cleawox Lake.

Honeyman is a HUGE campground with hundreds of sites.  It wasn't full though.  We had fun hiking around and watching people canoe and play in the lake.

Saturday night we had a nice fire and cooked hot dogs.  Sunday we went to church in Florence again.  Some people remembered us from last time.  The Fathers each got a big cookie that the young women had made. (Our ward young women were also in charge of the Father's Day present.  We bought cans of soda and individual packets of nuts and the girls tied them together with a tag that read "I''m nuts about you pop!"  apparently they were a hit).  We came back home after church and got to talk to our kids and grandsons on skype for Father's day.  It was a great weekend.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Trip to Utah

The first of June we got to go back to Utah for the weekend.  The first thing we did was go to the zoo.  The little boys loved it and we also got to see the bird show which was awesome!  We wanted to see the polar bear because the new exhibits were open, but we went in the afternoon and she was tired and they had put her away.  We will have to see her next time.  It was a really good day and kind of hot for us Oregonians who haven't had anything higher than 80 degrees so far.
The main reason we were there was for Matthew's blessing.  It was a great day to see family and spend time together.  We did miss some of you though.

It was a great weekend, but it went way too fast!  The next time we will get to go will be October when we all welcome Elder Daniel home!  We will get to stay a week that time!