Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back to school!

I can't believe that all of my children are in school.....
WOW! What I am going to do with all this free time on my hands....

Julien is starting his 8th grade year!

Logan is now a 7th grader!

Kia Ora is now in Kindergarten!

Pre-school for Mr. Eden!

The Kindergarteners from our compound!
Valentina, Sofia, Kiki, Ashley, Claire, Connor, and Calantha.

One last hug!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy birthday 2nd Eden!

This sweet boy is 2 years old today!
Eden is the sweetest! He is always full of smiles.
He loves to hug and kiss and snuggle. Eden likes to laugh and have fun!
He is very smart and very athletic.
I am always so impressed when I see him toss a ball or kick or dribble!
He is a joy to have in our home! I love him so very much.

Happy 2!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

.... loaded much...

9 suitcases, 2 boxes, 1 duffle bag, 6 cary on and 1 stroller
....loaded much...

It is time to go home and we are packed to the max!
 It is hard to come back to the states once a year. 
We stock up on things we cannot find in Saudi to use throughout the upcoming year as well as many gifts for friends.
Being in Utah has been wonderful, and it will be a long trek home, but I cannot wait to go home.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Kiki loves her uncle T and her auntie Maruia.
She used to spend a lot of time when I lived with my parents at their house playing, baking, watching movies, and  dancing 'ote'a with Maruia to T playing the ukulele.
It is so cute to watch her.

Hinkley Scout Ranch

This year Jon was able to take some of his BSA troop to summer camp.
Jon's dad came as well so they could have 2 deep leadership. What an awesome experience for Julien and Logan to have their dad and grandpa with them!

Packing up!

The boys!





Scout Master Mr. Jonny Utah

The boys had a lot of fun!
They were able to earn several merit badges such as metal work, basketry, leatherwork, rifle, and pioneering. 

Jon made the boys swim test in a freezing cold lake in the rain even though he had already passed them in the pool.

Jon said that his dad got lost in a rain storm during closing campfire.
That must have been so scary! They were out in the middle of nowhere...