Friday, May 29, 2009

Pack Meeting on Mt. Diablo

Marched up Mt. Diablo

Received Awards

Andres "bridged" over to the Boy Scouts"

Teemaree and Andres Capener

And then we strode back down again!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's easier to post when somebody asks for someone specific

Here they are together!


She's in the middle by her cousin

Back from the hike

You have to watch out for those broken legs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Traditions - What Keeps Us Friends

The annual breakfast of the Clayton Valley 1st ward has gone on ever since we moved here and when Michele March (nee Nausin) was asked she remembers it from her childhood. It's a nice day to meet with friends and friends of friends and reconnect in an easy way. We can also meet different members of the family we might not run into during every day life.

Nothing better than a little physical activity to notice your friends.

Discovery - the essence of life.

Saying hello and how are you doing.

It's really good to say hello. Janelle was young when I first saw her at these breakfasts, now she brings her own children.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Just thinkg ahead.....from before

It's that time of year again when I'm thinking about Girls Camp. The first year I went to this Stake Camp was quite an eye opener! Pam thinks anything to do with camping is not hard.

This is an awesome picture because you go up to the top of the world and get to look around at all the different lakes up there. This happens to be Rucker Lake and that 'rock' you see the left of Lindsay's face is actually the 'rock' we swim to from the dock on the right of her face to earn our swimming bead.

Ah two intrepid campers! This was just after a hike and I'll probably never catch them tired again.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Congratulations to Kayla!

Aren't these kids cute! It's amazing watching them grow up and go to college. There was a time I imagined being a mom of little kids forever. I couldn't see it end. Now they are all leaving and starting their own lives! Grandma - just call me Nona I'd love it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What do you do with your friends - for 15 years?

Go Camping every Mother's day!!!!
You find out new things about your buddys. Did you know Teemaree and Lisa love those math puzzles? I think I'll try one out.

You watch their kids grow up and new ones join in.

Way fun to see the babies as adults!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Talking today with Laura as we walked around the streets, I realized again how much the lives of those who come into my life change, enhance, and alter it around. Especially my own family.
I was talking about Michael and how as a little boy we never came to church late because he was always saying, "Are we late, are we late mom?" He motivated us to be on time. Nathan came home from Kindergarten and said that Sam played soccer and he wanted to too. So Jeffrey became an assistant coach to a sport he had never played or practiced. I'm not sure if he had even watched an entire game or not. But we definitely came to embrace the game as an entire family. Nate was the magnet that included the kids together. Rebekah cared how something looked and can make any place more organized and prettier. She knows people and how they are doing. She is loyal to her friends and they love her back. She has always made me strive to do better.
Andrew has the art of subtly moving people. He has an agenda and quietly but firmly makes it happen. He wanted a prize basketball team and got deacons from other wards to come and I had mothers calling to thank me (right like it was even my idea) for Andrew getting their boys to come to activities. He is usually surrounded by good friends who are doing good things. We all fall in line and love doing it. Matthew is the force of nature. Life happens at a more exciting pace when he is in the house. Matt makes you think about life and where you stand in it. He has no fear and boldly goes where no one else has thought of. My lovely Rachel is one of the sweetest nicest friends to me, her siblings, and associates at school. People feel good when they are with her. Of course middle school is around the corner, then we'll see what her real talents are.

Then the ultimate in personality, physical, spiritual, and mind stimulus changes is Jeffrey. My life is so intertwined and woven with him it is hard to remember what I originally thought when I was single. It's when I'm with different siblings who have vastly different outlooks on life that I see how spouses have such a huge roll in who you really are. There isn't one part of my life that hasn't been enhanced because Jeffrey is part of it. Proud to be Mrs. Jeffrey Adams

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rebekah wondered if she'd be bored....

2 Happy Girls

Jennie and Rebekah walking at April 2009 BYU Graduation- A really good day.