Thursday, August 19, 2010

Help The Marshall Spreier Family By Donating!!!

I went to Citizens Community Bank and set up a savings account for the Jane Marshall Spreier Family. I am trying to get money for them for their school supplies and school clothes. Please donate anything that you can.

The account # is 230027807. You can donate cash or write a check in my name Kjerstin Lind. You can go into any branch and donate to the account number. Or you can send a check to: 2000 Flandro Dr., Pocatello, ID 83202.

Thank you ahead of time for helping out this awesome family! Gotta love Extreme Makeover Home Edition!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happenings of the past week or two

P took a pretty big tumble on the concrete at daycare. He didn't really need the big white bandage but he felt pretty cool. Silly boy needs to be more careful! :-)

Happy Fireman!

Holy Cuteness, Batman!

E is constantly grabbing at our pants. Actually, he is usually pulling J's leg hairs! OUCH!

Sweet babe!

P is a potato chip-aholic. The other day he got a ton of chips and put it in his Doctor bag! :-)

Gotta love it! Silly boy.

Mohawk Anyone?

P and E got Mohawks at daycare a while ago. P thought it was awesome and asked me where my Mohawk was. I contemplated and decided to get a Mohawk for the evening! It was fun!


My supposed tough face.

Yeah baby!

Me and E with our hawks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

P's 4th Birthday Party

We had J's family over for a party for P. We had dinner at Golden Corral (because he will actually eat something there) and then the family came back to our house for cake.

Grandpa relaxing in our sweet camp chair with a footrest!

Part of the group hanging out.

J's brother and his wife.

Kids by P's birthday present. It was kind of cool that day so the water was pretty chilly.

E and his baby cousin, A!

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Cute little stinker stealing the show. P was too busy running around for pictures.

Sweet boy with the cutest teeth!

Our silly niece, B!

Pretty rainbow that appeared during the party.

Finally braving the cold water.

Sweet Spongebob cake made by P's Aunt L. 
(Thanks a bunch, L! It was great!)

Hanging out with Uncle S waiting for mom AKA me to find the matches.

Getting ready to blow out the candles.

Proof of how much we love Spongebob! He got a Spongebob gift bag and party hats!

Taking a quick break from running around to eat some cake.

Cute little niece!

P opening up his presents with his Uncle S.

Checking out the awesome (and loud) light saber he got.

P mooching cake from Aunt M

Our cute and silly niece sporting the cone look!

Overall it was a great birthday for P. He was spoiled rotten and enjoyed getting to see his family. Note to self: Don't mention the party and cousins coming early in the day. I thought I was going to go insane with him constantly asking if they were here yet. Lesson learned. ;-)

More Cute Kiddos!

One of my favorite poses of E! Cute stinker bug!

P got a new backpack so this one got passed down to E. J put it on his and tightened it up. E wore it for quite a while!

The boys with their backpacks!

Cute little men! Love 'em!

What a ham!

Sweet face!

Having fun in the sprinklers!

Cute poser!

4th Year Hike

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but I am back serving with the Young Women in our ward. I absolutely L.O.V.E. serving with the youth and L.O.V.E. girls camp! My greatest memories from my youth were girls camp. Anyway, our 4th years were going to do the Table Rock hike in the Tetons. I've always wanted to do the hike so I decided to join them ... even though I didn't have to. (Some people thought I was crazy)

We met at 7:00 AM and drove to the campsite.

Here is our campsite and the infamous "bear box".  We kept camp VERY clean and didn't encounter any bears. THANK HEAVENS!

After we got set up, we all did our potty business and started on the hike. It was such a beautiful hike with absolutely gorgeous scenery! :-)

Pretty little flowers all over the mountain.

One of the beloved flat parts of our hike. We enjoyed that the most. It was pretty steep in parts of it.

So pretty.

It was amazing how green it was!

Gorgeous view down the mountain valley.

Me and one of my YW stuck close together through most of the hike. There was a group of fast people ahead of us and a group with a couple slower behind us. We kept the middle up just nice. :-)

Gorgeous waterfall where we stopped and had lunch.

Our buddy the Beaver. He was very interested in us and got within a foot and a half of one of the girls.

Me getting ready to cross the creek/raging river. The creek was pretty large due to the melt off and due to the fact that there was a lot of snow this Winter. It was FREEZING!

Another pretty flower that we saw all over the mountain.

Beautiful view down the valley. We were getting far up there.

One of the creek crossings. We crossed it a total of 8 times on the way up and down. On the way up the mountain, we took our shoes and socks off with each crossing. On the way down, we just left our shoes on and trudged through. We just start to get dry when we'd have to cross again. It was cold and very swift but we had fun.

Table Rock.  This is as close as I got. My body and my lungs (asthma) told me it was time to stop. Me and two girls hung right in this gorgeous spot and took a nap. The rest of the group went for another mile or so and then came back. There was too much snow and they couldn't make it to the top.

Another creek crossing on the way back down. It was up to my friend's thighs and I'm amazed she didn't get knocked off her feet. It was pretty swift moving water. Luckily, no one took a swim. :-)

B and I celebrating the fact that we survived the hike! We were pooped but we did it!

Overall, it was a great experience and I plan on doing it again. We are thinking about doing as an annual trip and are planning on doing it in August so that hopefully the snow will be melted. Also, I plan on getting into shape BEFORE the next hike. I WILL make the top next time! :-)