Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Monday, June 27, 2011

Trek







Kirt and I had the privilege of going on Trek with the youth in our stake last week. We left Monday morning and drove buses down near the Tri-Cities. We got there and set up camp and did pioneer dancing that night. Tuesday we got up and Trekked about 6 1/2 miles. It was really hot. We did the hard rope pull that day. We pulled all 29 of our wagons up a very steep hill. Unfortunately our bodies were not used to the heat and we had about 30 people that day have problems with dehydration. We camped that night on the top of a hill with no shade and no running water. It was miserable. Wednesday we got up and walked another 6 1/2 miles. We did the "Sweet Water" crossing. After that we walked across some very rough terrain. We went back to the main camp that night because it had shade and running water and we had more sick people. I'm so glad we did. It felt so good to wash my feet and hands with running water. Plus that night it was so windy that I think our tents would have blow away if we had camped on the top of the hill where we had planned to camp that night. Thursday we got up and trekked 10 miles. It was still so windy that the dusk was blowing everywhere and we were covered in it. We did the women's pull where the women pull the handcarts without the mens help. We had a testimony meeting that night. Friday we got up and cleaned up camp. The kids had a solo experience where they wrote in their journals and read letters from their parents. Then we got to go home. I am so grateful for the pioneers and all they sacrificed. I am also so grateful for all of our modern conveniences. A warm shower has never felt so good.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cute Photo's of Garret

Riding the elephant outside the White Elephant store
Garret loves to fall asleep in any warm spot. Here he is sleeping out back on the pool cover.
Brushing his teeth with his goggles on. We all do this, right?
One Sunday morning Tanner was very bored and he decided to draw on Garret's face.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cute Photo's of Katie

Riding the elephant at the White Elephant store.
Katie and Tanner have been playing in a tennis league this summer.

Playing around with the umbrella.

Katie was a butterfly for her school play.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Garret's recent doings

Kirt always jokingly tells Garret that if he doesn't obey he is going to give him a wedgie. The other night when Kirt was tucking Garret in Garret told Kirt that he had a secret. When Kirt leaned in to hear the secret Garret said "I actually kind of like wedgies." Now Kirt gives them to Garret when he does stuff well.


I was watching Nixon and Sadie last week and Sadie was being a little fussy. I was trying to get a few things done, so I asked Garret to dance for Sadie because it was keeping her happy. After he had danced for her for a few minutes he said "I'm done, I retire."

Everytime there is music with a dancing beat playing anywhere in the house, Garret immediately starts dancing and tearing his shirt off. I thinks he thinks that he is Billy Idol. He cannot seem to dance with his shirt on. I don't know why he thinks that dancing and taking your shirt off go hand in hand. I definitely don't take mine off when I dance:) (Thank goodness, right?)

Katie's Dance Recital



Katie's friend Allison

Katie had her dance recital yesterday. She loved her jazz number. Her class wore glow in the dark bracelets on their wrists and ankles and danced the beginning and end of the dance in the dark. Thanks Miss Michelle for another awesome year of dance!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Camping at Naborlee

The water was 70 feet lower than normal. This area is usually covered in water.

Cleaning the camp.
Katie was reading one of the Diary of a Wimpy kids books and read the whole time.
Roasting marshmellows.

We went camping over Memorial Day at camp Naborlee which is where our stake goes to girls camp every year. The Clark family came with us. We got to camp for free if we helped clean up the camp.