Treasured by Holly


Gone Wormin'

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Conference weekend = Enterprise! But in reality what weekend doesn't = Enterprise ;) We didn't know when we were going to head up so we left it up to the kids. Sleep over one night or two...of course they said two, so two it was. We spent Friday night getting an old stump from the side of the road and dragging it back to the swing set. During that adventure Bryce found an earth worm and after that the kids were occupied for quite some time. They couldn't get over the amount of "poop" that came out of that little worm....gross! Oh the minds of children!!!

After a thorough hand washing we all settled in to watch Tangled.  We all just love that movie and it was fun to share it with Mama and Papa J who had yet to see it. 

Saturday came with French Toast, Conference, and an Ice Cream at Marv's while the men were at their meeting. The kids would say the best part was the Mexican Pizza I made for dinner. I don't make it often and I don't know why that is. We all just love it and it's rare that there is a meal that every single family member loves. Or, is that just our family? Sunday was more of the same...good food, inspiring instruction, and lots of fun. Except one thing...we woke up to super cold weather...what?!?!?!

All in all it was a fun, relaxing weekend and we can never have too many of those!!!

New Campgrounds

Holly PitcherComment
(October 2nd 2010)

Upon learning of the new campgrounds up in Pine Valley we decided to take a picnic and go explore them. We were spending Conference weekend up in Enterprise and thought it would be a fun activity in between sessions. Let me tell you they are amazing! We were the only people there (until the very end) and it was so peaceful and relaxing. We let the kids explore and it was super cute to see Matai following the kids around. He is getting to the age where he can finally join in with some of the activities and he was so excited about that.

 After lunch we walked around the campground and did a bit of exploring. The new sites are just south of the Lake and it was fun to be able to see it from a different angle. Though as a Mom I would be a bit worried camping with that in the backyard.

As we were driving back to Enterprise we found some willow trees and decided it would be fun to make our own marshmallow sticks. That and I forgot to bring ours up. It was fun to see the boys out their working on their sticks or should I say Bryce working on the sticks. Either way they worked out great!

The next morning the kids woke up super early and headed straight outside! Who could blame was a beautiful day! They rode bikes, scooters and Matai and Bug played forever in a big pile of rocks.

After all the fun it was time for some breakfast and nothing tastes better than Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I received the recipe when we lived in Colorado and I have been addicted to them ever since. But somehow when cleaning up, the recipe must have been thrown out because I can't find it anywhere. I'm super bummed about it and have been searching for a recipe as good as that one to replace it! Anybody out there have one worth trying???