This day was filled with a tremendous amount of driving. We first drove drove north to pick up tanks to scuba dive and drove to a place Puako, for our first dive, it was very nice. We then went back and refilled our tanks and drove to a place called "Point of Refuge". It is where commoners who did something against the King's rules would have to run to, swim to and then jump the fence to be safe, all before the kings men caught you and killed you. The dive was very cool. We then drove 60 miles to South Point, the southern most point of the United States. The cliffs were amazing, the water as blue as anyone could imagine. The wind was blowing about 35-40 miles an hour. We went to see the site, well the girls did, Michael and I went to find more cliffs to jump off of. The pictures don't show how high it really was. We then went out to the southern most point and it was unbelievable. We were ready to build our house and never come home *We would miss you a little bit*. We then drove back to Kona for dinner at Quinn's, a seafood dive. We all ordered fish and chips and it was awesome, I'm not a big fish person, but it was great, it was made out of ono. Great fish!. Then to Walmart for more food for the condo and for rootbeer floats. Started at 7 am got home at 8:30 pm. We love Hawaii or we love to be away together, I Love You Linda! We do miss our kids!
Well, it is day four and that is when I start missing my kids. I know they are fine without me but I like to think they can't survive unless I am home. Jordan even made it to Albertsons and used the coupon right, bought the Peanut butter for my buy price and saved $100.00. I am truly obsessed with my shopping bargains. We are having a wonderful time and I am so amazed at the beauty of this island. I do wonder why all the different vegetation is where it is. Heavenly Father's master plan never ceases to amaze and humble me. I went snorkeling and it was spectacular. I felt like I was part of Planet Earth. Yesterday we drove around the top of the island and stopped in Hilo for Tropical Dreams which had been reccommended for "great ice cream" they had closed so we tried Wilson's by the Bay. It was delicious. I love ice cream and cold treats. I think the 45 year wait to visit Hawaii was worth the wait but I now have to figure out how to come again. It is beautiful but nothing beats a week at Leo Carrillo with my kids. We drove down Banynan Drive and actually saw a Banyan tree planted by Mr. Leo Carrillo in 1933. They were the coolest trees and humongous. They looked like they were ready to pull up their roots and walk somewhere. The top picture is Marc jumping off a wooden bridge. I was a little nervous but once a boy always a boy. Alohaaa
I want to just sneak under the radar so no one notices how good my life is right now. First of all Young Woman's Camp was just amazing. A week of appreciating the beauty not only of nature but of the amazing group of people at Big Meadow. I loved sharing the week with so many girls but also the leaders who have dedicated their lives to building the kingdom. I estimate that with 60 adults attending (not factoring the weeks of work before hand) that the salary for the staff at camp is -priceless! No mastercard commercial could do justice to all the things that were purchased and then lovingly made to hopefully produce a memory in a girl's heart that will then put a deposit in her testimony bank. I can't even begin to name all the people who brought tears to my eyes as I watched them serve. I only hope that I can continue to serve my Heavenly Father and share what I have been given. I had the greatest youth to work with, Nichole Henderson, Macy Schafer, Emma Luthi, Marissa Wagner, and Whitney Barry. The organization of the church will go forward in the capable hand s of the Lord's youth. I loved being at camp with my Marc. He worked at week at keeping me focused. I love, love , love him.
Second our cute grandson is sweet,sweet,sweet. He is a calm baby and that is such a blessing to have that personality in a family. I pray he can bring so many more blessings into Nicole's home.
And third, I am in Hawaii-nope needs no explanation.
Just got back from a wonderful Young Men's Camp. I had the opportuntiy to spend the whole week with Logan. Mason spent the week out and about on a 25 mile hike. Logan and I had a busy, busy week which included swim check in 60 degree water,rock climbing, archery, bike riding(or bike-carrying, because it was so tough),Waterdogs(jumping in the lake at 6 am), building and racing a raft, fishing, frisbee golf(Mason low score), fire building, hatchet throw, caber toss(Logan longest throw) and then the mile swim at 5 am, in fact Logan and I did it twice, another that afternoon. Food was great and firesides were tremendous. The highlight of the week was our hike, it was a 12 mile hike for us. It was a 3200 foot elevation rise in 5 miles, with 3 false tops. (Meaning 3 times you got to the top of a mountain and you thought it was the top only to find out you needed to go higher) Our group traveled the 12 miles in 5 hours, pretty quick. Would have been faster if not for me! Tough getting old! I really enjoy Young Men's Camp, especially since I get to spend it with my own terrific sons.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Two Men Conquer the Mountain
Sun-kissed and oh so happy at Leo Carillo! Our Easter tradition for 20 years and we couldn't be in a better place. Life is all about family and I feel so blessed to have the children and husband that I have.
Jordan at Bass Lake
He thinks he's pretty awesome...
Dad and his other boys
Coach Urmston pumping up the boys before they break two Area records.
Nicole and Courtney
Happy Birthday to Harry Potter! Candice threw a great bash for Harry's birthday - We should llive at Hogwarts.