Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunshine and Snow!

Yesterday was the perfect combination of sunshine and snow.
So, we took Grandpa's snowmobiles, along with our sleds and snow boards up to Green's Peak. We rode the snowmobiles until we found the perfect hill. Then, with our own private ski lifts, we snow borded, and rode sleds to our hearts content. No crowds, no lift tickets, no bitter winds and frigid air. Just the sunshine, the snow, and each other! What a perfect day!
This is our summer camping spot. For those of you who are familiar with it, Grandpa Quist's bench is about a foot under where Adam is sitting!

Front to back: Eliza, Sarah and Nacho...I mean, Caleb!
Caleb is becoming quite the snow border and he informed us yesterday that he is training for the X-games!
It's True...
“I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly,
both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness”
President Marion G Romney. (in Conference Report, Apr. 1980)

Caleb is a Bobcat!

We had a wonderful time at the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet a couple of weeks ago. The best part of the night was when Caleb advanced to Bobcat. In his pack, there is a tradition that when a cub scout becomes a bobcat they have to "bob" for their bobcat badge in a pie while everyone yells "Bob, bob,bob....". Caleb doesn't like getting "messy" but he was a good sport. He, along with his friend Ty both had to bob for their Bobcat badge and eventually they both got them.

Caleb did a great job earning this award within a couple of months of becoming a Cub Scout. Way to go Caleb!