Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beginning of summer: part deux

Our family from the east end of the country came to visit us at different times for the first few weeks of June. Grandpa George was here to be a part of Matthew's baptism and then Jonathan's brother, Ben, and his wife, Leah, and boys, Duncan and Donovan came to spend a week with us. Ben's family and our family went to Bear Lake in the northern Utah/southern Idaho region. It rained 1.7 inches every day for two days in a row! And it was cold!! We decided to do some other non-beachy things like investigate a local stalactite cave in the region called Minnetonka Cave. My children have been there several times and are sick of it but they had a good time anyway. On the last day the sky cleared for awhile and we went to the beach for a couple hours. On the way home we hit the Great Salt Lake on Antelope Island. The stink was terrible and the bugs horrible! I can say I've been to the Great Salt Lake and now I never have to go again. But you really do float in the water because of the high salinity.

Beginning of summer

To start our summer off, Matthew our youngest was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think the whole thing was lost on him. Some of our kids when they were baptized got the idea and importance of it and some didn't and he was a didn't. However, as they grow up and mature a little they come to realize the idea and importance of it.