Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Elk Archery Hunt

This year Kevin went archery hunting and he invited our enthusiastic nephew to go with him. We all went up to Boulder Mountain together and stayed for the weekend and then I took our kids home since they had school. Our kids hunted Saturday with their dad. Kevin and Matt stayed for the week and had a few opportunities to get an elk. One was so close that an unseen tree was in the way and the elk was missed by just an inch.
They also had the experience of a tree nearly falling on them. They heard a loud crack and wondered what it was, and only 10 feet ahead of them a tree fell. Kevin said Matt did great with a spooked horse.
I drove back up the next weekend and the trip ended with Kevin's horse getting spooked while walking down a steep incline. Kevin was pushed off the horse from tree branches and landed on rocks. His pack padded his back but he had some bruises and cuts on his hands. We packed up camp and decided the trip was a success! There were plenty of stories to tell when we got home, even without getting an elk.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Day of School

Another school year has started and the kids are ready bright and early 6:30am. Samantha is in 6th grade, Derrick in 4th and KayDee in 2nd. We took a quick picture before Kevin drove them to the bus stop.
Here is our school morning schedule:
6:00am wake up get dressed, brush hair, PUT ON SHOES!
6:10am eat breakfast
6:20am read scriptures and say family prayer
6:40am get in car to drive to bus stop (4 miles)
6:52am bus picks up kids
7:00am Kevin gets home from bus stop

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cove Fort Days

We decided to go to Cove Fort Days this year. We had a great time looking at all the old pioneer stuff. We learned how to make soap, make wool balls to play with and many other interesting things. We tried to ride the carriages but ended up coming when the horses needed a  break. We had a great time and after went to Beaver for some ice cream at the cheese factory. We ran into one of our friends from our old ward, the Arave's, getting ice cream too. It is so fun when coincidences like that happen and we were so happy to see them again!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Erickson Reunion 2013

We joined my family for a reunion up East Canyon. We had fun at the lake, and all the fun the resort had to offer. There was even a relay race this year everyone competed in. Many thanks to my parents for creating ways for us to spend time together as a family and inviting us to such fun events!

My Parents. The creators of reunion fun!

The pictures are taken by LeAnn.