Sunday, June 8, 2014


  Wow, it has been a long time since we have posted! Let's see what has been going on. We go on weekend hikes all the time. Unless Baby G has kept us up a lot of the week, then we take lots of naps during the weekend, and do chores. Baby G loves to hike. He loves the wind in his hair and looking around at everything.

 On the easier hikes he relaxes in his stroller just like this picture below.

On the more difficult unpaved hikes we strap him into his carrier. Mom or Dad will be his mountain goat like this picture.
  On Mothers Day weekend we went up to Idaho to visit our families. It was wonderful! On the way up we visited Grandpa Eugene and Grandma Arley. Baby G sat on Grandpa's lap and just chatted to him for a good ten minutes. Here is a picture of the two.
Grandpa and Baby G.
When we went up to Idaho Becca was able to take a four generation photo. It was really neat because Becca had never spent a Mothers Day with her Grandma Barb before.

Here is a picture of all of them on the couch at Becca's mom's house.

   Baby G loves his Grammie. We were at Grandma Barb's apartment when Baby G and Grammie tried to sneak off back to Grammie's house. No one even noticed he just kept chatting happily to her, and didn't protest at all.

  Next our adventures took us to Wyoming and Colorado during Memorial day weekend. We had fun visiting Edwin, Jen, and all the nieces and nephews in Wyoming. We got to go to The Sinks. Which is a part of a river that flows under ground at one point comes up at another, and then flows back down under the mountain again. 

Here is a picture that helps to explain a little. 

 Another neat piece of knowledge is that this river flows south to north not north to south like most others. In this photo the water is flowing from the right, and going under the limestone to the left.
Daniel and Edwin also went on a beautiful hike while we visited. Becca and Jen stayed home with the kids playing games. When Edwin and Daniel came home we noticed some scratches on Daniel. Apparently in his glee to be hiking with his brother he had run ahead a little ways. When he turned around to see how Edwin was doing he tripped on a rock, and super manned into the dirt. He was pretty scuffed up. A few days later the top of his left foot bruised and swelled up. It still didn't deter this mountain man, but I think he learned his lesson. Don't run and not look where your going.

  We finally made it to Colorado and enjoyed our time with all the family there. Daniel got to go on a hike with Dad, Ben, and Rohan. 

                                   Here is a picture of them at the top of Horsetooth.

  We also were able to visit with Kevin, Leonora and their girls. Baby Clara, who is 3 months old, is adorable. We all went to the Raptors Sanctuary on Memorial day, except Dad and Mom, they started heading back to Idaho. Here is a picture of a bald eagle that was wounded and stays at the sanctuary as an ambassador for the wild life park.
Here is a picture of the bald eagle checking out Daniel.
  Daniel didn't look good enough to eat so we were all able to get home safe and sound. Sadly we had to go home to Utah, but we had lots of fun! Thank you to all the family who put up with us for our vacation. We enjoyed it a lot and loved being able to introduce Baby G to more of his family. 

   This weekend we were able to celebrate a big achievement of a friend of ours. Rudy, is an old roommates of Daniel's, and Daniel was able to ordain him to the priesthood as an Elder in our church. Which means he can now have some pretty amazing opportunities to serve more in the church. Here is a picture after a little lunch we had at Rudy's place.
We are really proud of Rudy and all of his hard work. He has been a great example to us of being diligent with growing our testimonies of Jesus Christ. Congratulations Rudy!

 Hopefully we will keep the blog more current, but we love all of you. Next adventure is a Ragnar for Daniel with some of his family members, and some of his Stucki relatives, and celebrating the fourth of July in Idaho with even more family members to meet. Have a great summer everyone!

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