Thursday, May 20, 2010

Moab in May

6 years ago Amber and I went down to Moab with Spence and Camille for 1 month (the month of May) to do a rotation.  Loved it there.  We had adventures every Saturday and some on the weekday evenings.

Here is a book we just had printed of our trip this year.  It was mighty pleasant!  Fun sleeping in a tent with that many kids ;)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baptism Day

We totally failed to put this on earlier, so here goes. Despite the cold and drizzly weather, May Day (May 1) was a warm and wonderful day for our family. Spencer was visibly excited all week for this day to come. He played it down pretty well at times though. That morning, I think he wanted to get his mind off the anxiety of the baptism which would take place at 12:30. He convinced daddy to take him to get a small basketball so that he could hit more of his shots on our hoop.

We were blessed to have much of our family attend, even Grandma Kimber (from Grouse Creek), Miriam (from Oregon) and Sharon Allen (from Florida). Tina gave a wonderful talk on the Holy Ghost and Sydney mesmerized us with her violin solo. It was a really special experience, and we are proud of Spencer's example to his brothers and sister. Spence was funny... as he came out of the water he loudly proclaimed, "that was cold". He really was glowing with joy that entire day.

Spence has a strong testimony and is not afraid to share it. He bore a nice testimony on Sunday, explaining that he was fasting for the first time. He recounted the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after fasting for 40 days.

Spence, we know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. The Book of Mormon contains the fulness of His gospel, and God's authority to perform sacred ordinances is on the earth for us to commit ourselves to Him.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Finally Posting Video- only 1 year late

In April 2009 I went down the middle fork of the salmon river in Idaho. Amber and I did this trip in 2001 and had a wonderful time. This trip was a blitz trip in 3 days (floating 25 miles each day). Jeff Lee is the man behind the camera and narrator. I simply edited the video and posted it. Thanks to Brent Lee, I have been blessed to float this river about 8 times. I love it. Enjoy