The crazy weather continues.
Halle and Josh’s Come Follow Me lesson. The Cupstoration. It was adorable.
3rd of July fireworks in Vista Ridge. We invited the Bohns over to BBQ with us and watch the show. It’s a horrible picture, but a GREAT night. This year we got Torpedo snappers instead of just the regular ones. They were powerful! One exploded and burnt Blake’s arm, and a lady stepped on an unpopped one and about had a heart attack wehn it exploded under her foor. On the 4th, the kids and Rusty went to the ward pancake breakfast while I slept in (That’s my favorite 4th of July tradition). then that evening we went to Secret Life of Pets 2 at the Cinnebar and ordered dinner. On the way home we stopped by Waneka Lake to watch the fireworks. The lightening storm that was going on was just as good as the actual fireworks!
One Saturday we did our annual paddle boarding trip to Union Reservoir with the Rowberry’s. We had like 5 kids on one Paddle Board and they were having all kinds of fun. We had a kayak too, and Rusty went out to take some pics. He had his phone in a waterproof bag. Well, the wind kicked up and a mini storm blew in. The kids got a little nervous and a few of them jumped into Rusty’s Kayak, which capsized. Since the waves were really rolling, the phone sank straight to the bottom. Never to be seen again. So you’ll have to imagine all the darling pictures of the kids doing front flips off the paddle board. Sad day.
And my favorite July event: Sunday picnic at the Ft Collins Temple. Our Primary Presidency challenged all the kids to keep a picture of the temple in their room, to index a few names on FamilySearch if they were old enough, and to go and touch the temple and make a promise they would go there someday. We forgot that the temple grounds would be closed on Sunday. Poor little Luke stood at the iron fence and cried and said, “I can’t touch the temple, and so now the temple will never touch my heart.” We improvised and all touched the temple sign. Technically, it is part of the temple. We all got to share memories of our favorite temple experiences and the teens told the little ones what it was like to do Baptisms for the Dead. I shared a great quote I had read on the churchofjesuschrist.org website. It says, “The covenants and ordinances of the endowment bless us right now with power, protection, and purpose and help us become what God wants us to become.”