Scott and Sam are EAGLES NOW (scott earned his 15 months ago actually just didn't get the award) their Eagle award ceremony along with 4 of their friends were attended by around 100 people on the 12th of June, in our back yard. It was much like a wedding reception but on a smaller scale of course, it was a perfect day. It had been raining for days and days, Sat ended up being 80 degrees and just beautiful. The flowers and bushes were in full bloom, the grass is the greenest ever proud of my 5th a 6th Eagles! Scouting has been hard on their mother way to many ditches, mountains and tears I hope it was all worth it.
Sam started drivers education this week. My babies are growing up. Sam and Scott are now both 5 ft 11in. Scott isn't to thrilled, we knew it would happen from all the poison he has been on. Good thing he is buff, buffer than any of his bros at this age!
Sawyer turned 1 this month, Danielsoninlaw and Luke turned 32. Gpa Lee 86! He and Helen celebrated their 4th anniversary, still acting like newly weds! Danny in Brasil working on his internship, will be here for a few days in Aug then back to BYU for his last semester. Sadie is loving CO and working hard with Luke. Loving being around Janna and her niece and nephews.
Well almost time to leave again. Blackburn reunion is in a very few days. Lists are made, some packing done. Cedar Mountain is a beautiful place, the only place we vacationed as a child and that wasn't very often. Excited to be with my siblings their spouses, all grandkids and all the rest of those I love and miss. We pick up Sadie at the airport and Benji somewhere in Provo on the way. A few days after returning Sadie and I go on our big trip. Tickets bought, motels and hostels in place, traveling books bought with maps of course, my blow up pillow in my pile and lists made. I am a big list maker, makes packing a breeze!
It has been 4 years since we lost our niece Tera, Gary has remarried and the children are doing awesome and love Sidney. Two months since we lost Gayle. her Gary is coping as is the kids and grandkids they just all miss her so much. Gary came up for a few days this month. He is going with Jim, Sam and Gpa to Canada fishing iin Aug. It will be a great time for them all. They pick up gpa and Gary in Seattle at the airport as they will just be coming back from Bronson and head to Canada. My mom is coming back to visit in Aug. Scott and Sam have EFY in Aug. Sadie will come back with for the weekend the end of our trip.
We have had the most rain on record EVER! Things have not only been gloomy gloomy but GREEN GREEN and oh so beautiful. The garden has had a hard time getting a good start but the last few days the sun has begun to pretend it is summer and my personal flower/vege garden has broccoli ready to eat! About 30 plants came back from last year if anyone needs a plant to put in their over watered vege gardens.
Life is good, life is grand, life is short, be happy!