Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lake Williams

This summer we bought a camping RV and left it at an RV park at Lake Williams.  It is a beautiful lake out past Cheney.  It is mostly a fishing lake, and they stock it with fish, but there were a few ski and wake board boats too.  It has a nice restaurant (the chef is supposedly famous), a small store, a beach and docks to leave our boat in the water and a swimming area with a slide.

The lake was almost always nice and smooth
Our RV
The kids sleep in the back.  Kate and Garret always fight over who gets to sleep on the bunk bed.

Breakfast in the RV
Playing card games at the picnic table.
Roasting marshmallows for s'mores.

 Tubing, knee boarding and wake boarding.

 Garret got a fishing pole for his birthday and he and his dad went fishing off the docks.

 The kids loved the slide!

Riding in the boat.

Friday, August 30, 2013

4th annual Labor Day Camping Trip at Camp Naborlee

We went camping over Labor Day with the Clark and Skidmore family.  The Longhurst family also joined us for Saturday and Sunday (we were there Friday-Monday).   We spent lots of time at the beach and boating, eating and playing games.
 When we got there, Garret must have been really tired because he curled up on our cooler and feel asleep.
Katie perfecting her wakeboarding.  She thinks she is better than me now.
 Tanner learned to solomon ski.  He was awesome.
 Playing Werewolves
  On Sunday afternoon we went to the historical Fort Spokane.  Shane and Garret wearing uniforms that the soldiers at Fort Spokane wore.  
 Garret in jail at the Fort.
One of the guides at the Fort showed us a bunch of different furs.
Nap time!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Silverwood 2013

If the kids read 600 minutes in the spring, they can earn free tickets to the amusement park Silverwood. We always seem to get to the end of the summer and have still not managed to find a time to get there.  This year, we had one day left that we could work it in to our schedules and Kirt couldn't go so I took the kids myself.  We had lots of fun.  Garret was so brave and went on most of the roller coasts and tons of rides.  We also had lots of fun at the water park even though it wasn't very warm.

 The 1st ride Garret and I went on was the Panic Plunge.  It goes slowly way up in the air and the drops straight down in a free fall for about 5 seconds.  It scared me to death and I was afraid that I had ruined Garret for the whole day and that he would be too scared to go on anything else, but he loved it.

 Katie and Tanner went on this new ride called the Spin Cycle.  They have been watching commercials about it all year and were so excited to go on it.  I think they are crazy.

 I made everyone go on the Dumbo ride.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bonnie Lake Campout and High Adventure

Bonnie Lake Campout with the Deacons, June 21st and 22nd.  Reese Strom, Max Clark, Adain Lowe, and Tanner

 High Adventure 2013 August 19-23.  Since Tanner was already done with his eagle (and probably because his dad was the YM president) they let him go on the high adventure with the teachers and priests even though he was only 13.  They went rock climbing and rappelling, shooting, canoeing down the Spokane River (one of the YM deleted all the pictures of canoeing off of our camera), hiking at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, and boating on Williams lake.

 Max Clark, Richard Hawkins, Jeremy Percival, Joe Hawkins, Alex Poulsen, Tanner, Nathan Braas