Friday, July 25, 2008

25 July 2008

Our ward had a Pioneer Day celebration/potluck this evening. In case you're reading this and wonder what the heck I am talking about....I will explain. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints celebrates Pioneer Day every July 24th. It's when we remember the pioneers who trekked across the plains and ended in Salt Lake City, Utah. We remember their hardships, why they came west, what we can learn from our ancestors and how we can be pioneers today in our own families.

After the potluck we were outside having a watermelon eating contest. The men were up first. Then my camera disappointedly (is that a word?) died. No warning. The lens part just wouldn't shut. So here are the guys....
Here they are getting ready! Russell is third on the left. He "got" to participate since he is the Bishop.
The race is on! I wonder who will be first....
Russell thought he was being smart by breaking his watermelon in half. Smaller pieces + bigger bites = victory. Right?
Wrong! Mike Foote was done in just a matter of seconds! He scarfed down his watermelon amazingly fast. Good job guys!

2 comments:

Meg said...

Russ, I'm disappointed in you. SHEESH! LOL j/k!

Meg said...

Russ, I'm disappointed in you. SHEESH! LOL j/k!

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!