Sunday, July 27, 2008

The pinkie

As promised, here is a pic of the pinkie. It was dislocated and broken just under the knuckle. My hand also had a spiral brake about an inch lower than the pinkie brake. Crazy. The second picture is right after the ER visit. I have a pic of the blue cast but my camera isn't cooperating, hopefully I will get a pic up soon.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Visiting Cousins

This weekend our family took a trip to SLC for cousin Cade's wedding reception. I don't have any pictures of the cute couple (oops) but after the reception we visited with Aunt Jenn and fam. Here are some cute pics!

Gray thought Garrett's room was pretty cool. He has a full-sized drum set as well as a guitar and other fun stuff; John of course thought he needed to try out the drums first.

We ended up at Grandma and Grandpa Jenkins in Ephraim. John thought it would be nice to mow the lawn but didn't have any shoes to do the job, so he borrowed Graps. Now that is sexy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So, I am a little worried about my obsessive son Gray. He has to have order even with his toys; footballs in one compartment (the chair), animals and 4-wheeler in another. I think he justifies the 4-wheeler in with the animals because he runs them over with it. Notice how he has all of his animals in a row reading his book. I would like to say that I don't know where he gets this but obviously I do. Or we all can just pretend that it's from John.

He sure is cute though!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hey everyone!
We had family pictures back in February, but I am posting them for our friends who we don't get to see nearly enough. I'm also including Layla's blessing day to show off her dress. If it still fit I would put her in it everyday.

Layla Kate and her Papa's

Here are some up-dated pics of Gray and Layla

Best Buds!

This summer we have been busy with family reunions. Both John and I have big extended families so when we get together, it is quite the event. The Mickelsen reunion was June 12-15 at Accord Lakes. It is an annual event where we camp, play games, and spend time together. There were exactly 100 people who attended this year.

Below is a picture of Gray playing in the man-made camp sandbox digging for "gold" (really coins) and bobbing for apples.

The "Kendall Kampout" was June 19-22 up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is a lot like the Mickelsen campout. My favorite part is the camp fire at night when we all sing songs and visit. John is so lucky to be so close to 2nd and even 3rd cousins. There were probably 250 people this year, rough estimate. We are truly blessed to belong to our families.

The pictures don't really show the magnitude of the camp-outs, but John and I forgot the camera most of the time. I wish I had taken more pictures up Cottonwood Canyon because it was beautiful. Next time maybe.

I recently broke my pinky and hand playing spoons at our monthly girls night out. I am in the process of getting the picture so I can show you all the nice dislocated finger. I have only 2 weeks left until my cast comes off and I am counting.

Also this Summer, my Dad headed up a Veterans Memorial Monument at the Redmond park. It took months of planning and hard labor. He had two large monuments made, one in honor of soldiers, and one in honor of those who lost their lives. The second monument is only a helmet, boots, and a gun, propped on each other. Also, there are flags for all of the different units, like army, navy, ect., POW, and the American flag. They built a large rock wall around the monuments with a cement path inside. I am really proud of him.