Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Monday, August 29, 2011

Silly Boys

Tanner and his buddy Blake swimming in the pool.  Hopefully they float:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More From the Mouth of Garret

In primary sharing time 2 weeks ago, they were teaching the kids about the Word of Wisdom. My friend told me that Garret raised his hand and said "My mom drinks caffeine at Costco". He's telling all my secrets.

We were on a family walk/bike ride the other day and Garret was tipping his hat to everyone that he rode by. How does a 4 year old learn to tip his hat?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christensen Family Pictures 2011

Whole Family


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 15, 2011

Utah Trip Day 5-7

On Monday we drove up to Heber Valley Camp. This is where we had our Christensen 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.

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


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 on the rope swing



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

Garret, Kirt, and I in the paddle boat

Grandma, Sienna and Grandpa canoeing

Trevor and Tanner in a canoe

Riley, Kari and Katie in a paddle boat

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Utah Trip Day 4

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. (Too bad we didn't take any pictures.)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Utah Trip Day 3

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.

Garret dancing at the concert in the Enloe's backyard.