Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christensen Family Pictures 2011

Whole Family
Grandkids
Original Christensens
Grandma and Grandpa
Cindy, Sam, Nicole, Megan, Brooke, Travis
Kirt, Emily, Tanner, Katie, Garret
Kari, Cayden, Trevor, Riley (Dave couldn't make it)
Marci, Brad, Bryson, Sienna, Davis, Evan
Tami, Ben, Mason, Camden, Avery
Aaron, Kim, Jayna
Brett, Kristie
Lindsey, Kyle
Lacey, Mark

Monday, August 22, 2011

Utah trip

We went to Utah this August to see some friends and for the Christensen family reunion. Here's what we did day by day. We drove down all in one day Thursday August 11th. That is such a long drive. Thank goodness for electronics.

Friday










On Friday we went to Temple Square. We took a tour of the conference center and went to the the visitors center and the Tabernacle. The we went down to the gateway Mall and had lunch. Tanner and I did some school shopping while Kirt took Katie and Garret down to play in the sprinkler pad.

Friday Night






We got together with some old friends, the Willis family. When we lived in Provo, Steve Willis was the Bishop that Kirt served in the Bishopric with. We went to the Provo Beach Club and did the ropes coarse. The kids loved it. Then we went to the park and caught up with the doings of the Willis Family. It was great to see them

Saturday

Digging for dinosaur bones


The kids swam at the hotel pool this morning while Kirt worked a little. You think that they would have had enough of swimming, but they don't seem to be able to get enough. Then we went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. We went through the museum and watched an awesome 3D movie about paleontologists. After the movie we went to visit the Enloe's. They moved from Spokane to Alpine last summer. We went to the Pizza Pie Cafe for dinner (this is managed by our friend Kory Holding). Then we went and visited the Beckwith family. The kids love their animals. They have chickens, goats, a cat, a dog, etc. Then we went back to the Enloe's. They were having an outdoor concert in their backyard. A few of the band members are in their ward. They have been doing the concert in their backyard for years, so when the Enloe's moved in they band asked if they could keep doing it there.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday

Sunday we went to church with the Peterson family. Kirt has done some works projects with Joel Peterson. They live in Saratoga Springs. After church we went to dinner with the Tolley family. Kirt went to high school with Travis Tolley. Travis and Stephanie were some of our 1st friends after we got married. They live in Sandy. It is fun to see them and catch up on their lives.

Monday-Wednesday

These are the cabins we stayed in
Playing volleyball
The kids loved starting fires
Garret and Davis waiting for their turn on the rope swing
Playing games
Cindy did a treasure hunt and the kids are all gathered around the treasure they just found
Cousins
Davis, Garret and Camden
Minute to Win it game. You had to pick up the paper bags with your mouth without any part of your body but your feet touching the ground.
Katie couldn't quite do it. She kept putting her hands on the ground.
For one of the Minute to Win it games we used 4 pedometers and the kids would run as fast as they could to see who could get the most steps in 1 minute. Mason was the grand winner.
Another Minute to Win it game. You had a bounce a ping pong on the table and try and get it to land in the cup that was floating in a bowl of water.
In this Minute to Win it game, you had to blow up the balloon and then try and blow the cups over with the air in the balloon.
Challenge course-you had to get your whole group through the web without touching the rope.
Challenge course-you had to climb up the telephone poll, slide across the tight rope and then go down the zip line. Katie was so funny when she was doing this. She kept saying "I don't want to do this, I don't want to do this," but she just kept doing it and never stopped.
Katie climbing up the poll
Sliding across the tight rope.
Tanner climbing up the poll.
Sliding across the tight rope. It was about 30 feet in the air.
Tanner going down the zip line.

Garret on the rope swing. He didn't want to go very high so we just pushed him like he was on a playground swing. The rest of us were pulled really high by a bunch of our group pulling our rope. Then when we got to the tree, we let go and flew.
Me
Katie
Tanner
Challenge course-we had to figure out how to get out into the middle of this circle to get some water without touching the ground.
Challenge course-there were 2 wires attached to 2 trees. The wires kept getting further and further apart and you had to lean on your partner and try and keep from falling off the wires. This is Tanner and Cayden
Katie and Sienna
Me, Garret and Kirt in the paddle boat
Grandma, Sienna and Grandpa canoeing
Trevor and Tanner in a canoe
Riley, Kari and Katie in a paddle boat

On Monday we drove up to Heber Valley Camp. This is where we had our family reunion. Everyone was able to make it except Dave. We had so much fun there. We went canoeing, played volleyball, did some challenge courses, played tons of games (the favorites were Minute to Win it and Werewolves), ate and visited. The kids had a blast with their cousins.