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Almost home from Colorado

Lindsey has spent the last two weeks wake boarding, kayaking, going to youth conference with her cousin (a trek in Wyoming along the pioneer Mormon trail), fishing, riding behind the boat on various floating objects, and visiting friends and family.R and R.
Christopher has been doing almost as many things, but since he's six years younger, he's spent a lot of time with the younger cousins instead.
The weather has been kind of cold lately, and the boat broke down for a while, but they've still managed to get a lot of lake time in.
Here's Grandma cooking up one of her specialties, smothered burritos, which we enjoy every time we go there. This was the menu on Father's Day when Kelly's two sisters and their families joined everyone at their home.
Here's Kelly's dad, Grandpa, kicking back on Father's Day.
The kids will be going to Waterworld tomorrow in Denver, and the new friends Lindsey made from youth conference are having a little going away party for her tomorrow night. They'll be home in three days!


Aubrey Michelle said…
I can't wait to play on the lake! It looks like they had a marvelous time.
Internecipes said…
What a great experience for Lindsey. I did a Pioneer Trek when I was a teen and it was for sure a huge testimony and faith builder and an experience I will never forget. I hope my children will someday get to do one as well.

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