Sunday, October 1, 2017
Scotlyn started 9th grade this year at Skyline High School. Time really does go by faster as you get older. I can't believe how fast these last years have gone. In four short years, she'll be off to college and other adventures. Parker and Cooper are both still at Snake River Montessori School. Parker is going into 4th grade and Cooper is going into 3rd grade. Both boys love their school and look forward to going everyday. Cooper will continue to have Mrs. Gihring as his teacher, and Parker has moved into Upper Elementary and that means that Mrs. Neblett and I get to be his teachers. Both he and I are very excited for these next few years.
We happen to be very lucky to be living in Idaho Falls on August 21, 2017 for the total eclipse to be seen. We had many people join us for the breath taking event. Aunt Billie and Uncle Steve drove up from Tucson, Josh came up from Salt Lake City, my sis, Jason, and Georgia came from Elko, and we had the Carters, The Rubottoms, and the Stewarts also hanging with us. It was a spectacular sight to see and very memorable. We spent the weekend going to Farmer's Markets, Heise Hot Springs, a Mystery Escape Room, and having fun enjoying everyone's company.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
We borrowed my parents motorhome and took a road trip to Iowa to visit the family. Wendy and Russ are living back there for the summer and Jennifer also made plans to visit. We left Friday night, June 29 and drove to Bozeman, MT where we stayed the night in the Walmart parking lot. Saturday, we made a stop at Wall drug, had dinner, then continued on to a small rest area to get some sleep right before Sioux City, S. Dakota. On Sunday, we made a few stops at some historical sights before arriving at the farm around 5pm. Monday, July 3, Cheri, Jen, Scotlyn, Josie, Parker, Cooper, Wendy, Bonnie, CJ, and I went floating down the Winnebago River. The water was super mucky and pretty shallow. The kids all enjoyed it and had a great time. I did not know at the time, but there happened to be leeches in the pond water where we got out at then end. I was a little freaked out and paid Parker $10 to swim my tube back to the river part and I got out there. Tuesday was the 4th of July and we spend the day watching a parade in Scarville. The boys entered a tractor pull contest and Cooper won 3rd place. Scotlyn, Morgan, Madi, and Josie dressed up as country school girls and walked with Bonnie in the July Jubilee parade that was in Lake Mills. The rest of the week was spent with Matt working on his '66 Chevelle, helping David work on his Galaxy, shooting BB guns, lighting off fireworks, driving the golf cart and the 4 wheeler, helping grandma Wendy water the plants, going to the celebration of July Jubilee, more tractor pulls where Cooper won 3rd place again, fishing in a pond, catching lightning bugs, and playing with cousins. On our way home, we drove through the Badlands, fed prairie dogs peanuts, made a stop at Mount Rushmore, did a cave tour, and road an alpine slide. The whole trip was wonderful!