Sunday, April 28, 2013

Camping at Grandma's House!

When My sister Lydia and I figured out that our kids had spring break at the same time, we knew we had to get together. Then, we found out that my sister Angela's mission farewell was scheduled on the Sunday of that week! We decided to ask our mom if we could all stay at my parents house and have some fun in the Valley of the sun!
My mom was happy to have us, but having 12 house guests in my parents small home is no easy feat. So, My parents set up their tent trailer in their backyard, and Lydia brought hers and we had a camp out at Grandmas! I mean,cousins are fun and Camping is fun and Grandma's house is fun, so put it all together and you get the best spring break ever!!!
 Angela did a great job on her talk.  We know she will be a great Missionary and she will be missed. The ward she goes to and spoke at was a singles ward so the kids were concerned that there wasn't going to be primary. We came up with Cousin primary! We all gathered in Grandmas living room and Eliza lead the music, Caleb gave a talk, Carolyn did Sharing time, Sarah shared a scripture, robert shared an article of faith and  Megan and Daniel offered prayers! It was wonderful!!

On Sunday Night we had a combined Family home evening at my brother Ben's Home. My mom Had planned a fun trivia game involving the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. We knew she was planning the game so we had been studying and our family did great!
 On Monday we took all the kids on a hike. My Brother Paul even took his kids out of school for the day to enjoy some Cousin time!  We to hiked to Hieroglyphic Springs in the Superstition Mountains. It was a beautiful day and the kids had a great time. After climbing around for a bit, the kids discovered a natural water slide at one of the springs! They had a total blast in the water! An older couple who hiking there as well got out their camera and started taking pictures of our wild bunch! It was too funny.


Eliza and Carolyn

Sarah and Megan

On Monday night, we joined up with all the Gurrs for a cookout at the lake. Heather and Richard had their boats and Grandpa and Tyler brought their Buggies! We made foil dinners and enjoyed being together.  Some of the kids knee boarded, but it was too cold for most of us grown-ups to get wet!

On Tuesday we took advantage of Family day at Amazing Jakes! All day fun passes and all you can eat!  This time it was Aunt Amanda who joined us and brought our nephew Braxton. We all had a blast!

I love this picture of Aunt Lydia on the Roller coaster with the Kids.

Sarah and Megan. These two were inseparable.

Eliza and Carolyn Tackled the rock wall every chance they got!

Caleb was the first one of my kids to make it to the top.

Eric, Lydia, Braxton and Amanda

 On Wednesday the kids took it easy at Grandma's house while the ladies did a little shopping. That evening,  we went to the Easter pageant at the Mesa Temple. My kids haven't been since they were toddlers, so it was their first time going that they could remember.

On Thursday Morning, my mom had an Easter Egg hunt for the Kids. Grandma always makes the best Easter Eggs!

That night we had a girls night with all the girls on the Burk side of the family. We got together to plan our annual Burk Family Women's Conference. I had a great time catching up with my aunts and cousins.

On Friday, we said goodbye and headed home to Taylor. We will always remember Camping at Grandma's and all the fun things we did!

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