Friday, September 14, 2007

Eagle Project

Matthew did his Eagle project last Saturday. The project was to prepare an area at the Veterans Administration for display of a Viet Nam war Huey helicopter. Matthew did a great job planning and organizing the project. About 30 boys and adults helped with the project and we were able to complete the project in about 3 hours. Matthew was able to persuade Chipolte restaurant to donate 30 burritos and chips and guacamole for the project. Matthew now has just one more merit badge left (Cit. in the Community). Matthew will probably get his Eagle next spring. Yeah!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Campin' with Mark and Donna

We spent Labor day at beautiful Mt. Rainer camping with Kristy sister, Donna, and her family. The weather was perfect and we all had a nice time. We camped at the same place last Labor day with Donna's family also. This is becoming a tradition.

Happy Feet

Kristy's walking group (Happy Feet) did the Portland to Coast relay, which is a 100 mile walking race. They had a lot of fun and finished in the top 20% of their division. The team's matching shirts sure are cool.

James is the big 12 years old!

James had a great birthday this year. He woke up to a delicious waffle breakfast in bed and some presents. Later in the day, he had some birthday fun with some friends at the local bowling alley. That night, Grandma Joyce, Grandpa Don, and aunt Katy arrived at our home and we enjoyed Korean BBQ and birthday cake. It doesn't get much better than that. James was ordained a deacon a couple of days later.