Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Visiting Lisa Criddle

Lisa and I have been wanting to get together for a long time and haven't been able to find a time that works.  Cameron was going to be gone hunting, so I went over for a few days and we hung out.  It was so fun to catch up.  We went for 2 hikes, went to lunch, and just reminisced and laughed.  We called our friend Candice and did more reminiscing and laughing.  It was tons of fun!
 Hike 1
 So here is the small world story.  Lisa and I went down to St. George for Candice's wedding in 1999. We shared a hotel room.  We also shared the room with another girl that Lisa and Candice had roomed with when they were at Rick's.  I had never met her before.  When Lisa and I were talking, I asked Lisa what the girls name was that we roomed with because I didn't remember.  She said her name was Brenda Peine, and that her married name was Vernon.  I asked if there was anyway that she lived in Spokane now because I had met someone named Brenda Vernon at girls camp this last summer.  She said that she had moved to Spokane.  So I hung out with Brenda at girls camp and didn't even realize that we had met years ago at Candice's wedding.  Crazy. Here is us at the wedding.  We texted Candice to send us some pictures.  She sent this one and then a few more.
 This is Kirt and I the summer we got married.  We hung out with Candice a ton this summer.  We loved to go roller blading (well at least Candice and I did, not so sure about Kirt.)
 Candice and Sarah making my underwear quilt.

 Hike 2

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Garret got a chance to go play in a Special Olympic softball tournament with his friend Sam Javier down in Lewiston.  Sam's uncle is special needs and Sam and his family play softball with him and other special needs kids.  Sam's uncle didn't actually play in this tournament (he won Cold Play tickets and went to the concert instead), but the boys still had a great time playing softball with the special needs kids on the team.  They even won the tournament.
 Team photo
 They got to go swimming after the games.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Portland State

Out of the blue Portland State calls Tanner and wants to work out with him. So one of the assistant coaches, coach Kahil Fennell comes over to Spokane and Tanner and Kirt meet him at U-High at 9pm on a Friday night.  He watches Tanner work out for an hour and then a few days later, he came back with the head coach Barret Peery and they offered him a scholarship to play at Portland state. This recruiting stuff is so random.  (Another random comment, Fennell asked Tanner if he was OK playing with a bunch of black guys.)
 Barret Peery, Tanner, Garrick Phillips, Kahil Fernell

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Toria's weeding reception

My friend Amy's daughter Toria got married.  It was fun to see Amy's sister Sue at the reception too.
 Can't believe that Amy has a kid that is married. Seems like we just got married.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

First day of school 2017

My kids are all the oldest at their schools this year.  And yes I am shedding many tears sending Tanner off to his last 1st day of school while living under my roof.

 Katie is a 8th grader at Horizon Middle School

 Garret is a 5th grader at Chester Elementary. 

Tanner is a senior at University High School.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Get Air

We had to play one more day before school started.  We went to the trampoline park Get Air.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Grandma York's funeral

Kirt's grandma York died and he got to go down to Vernal for the funeral.  Lacey and Mark loaned him this blow up bed to sleep on.  They thought it was a single.  Turns out it was a crib sized blow up.  Kari made Kirt suck his thumb and sent me this picture.
 They didn't have the car Kirt rented so he got upgraded to a Corvette.
 Pictures from the graveside

 Connie, Rick, and Marilyn

 Kirt and all his siblings

Friday, September 1, 2017

Summer fun at the lake 2017

 Garret learning to wake surf

 The youth playing a game called The Weasel
The YM were in charge of cooking dinner
Youth boating day
More youth boating
 Wouldn't be the lake without card games
 Katie learning to wake surf
 Tanner showing off his muscles
 Jon, Nixon, Sadie and Ike spent the night with us at the lake. Michelle and Scarlett went home to sleep in their own beds. In the morning before they came back, we (along with Garret) went for a hike.  I tricked them and told them it wasn't far to the top of the mountain.  They made it even though it was steep and were glad they did because there was an awesome view of the lake from the top.