Sunday, May 13, 2018

Honoring Mom

Well, I new this was going to be a tough one but I had no idea how tough it would be. The days leading up to both Christmas and Mom's birthday were a struggle for me and Mother's Day seemed to be that and 10 fold. For as long as I can remember Mom and I would go out on Mothers day and get flowers to plant for both of our houses so I figured this year should be no different. Mother's Day was always about my Mom rather than about me even though I am a Mom. My friends and family new how much I was struggling and blessed me with beautiful blowers. The first bouquet came from the Jensen's and the second from my LG ladies. Tex arranged a date night Saturday night which was amazing! Sunday... Sunday was saved for Mom. We went to Home Depot and go some beautiful flowers and vegetables to plant. Needless to say I was exhausted after a day in the yard with my headphone blaring. A mid day rainstorm gave me a bit of a break and watered the newly planted flowers. Oh how I miss her <3 br="">

Friday, April 27, 2018

Oregon Trail Day Cole Valley 2018

After a month long series of learning about the Oregon Trail Expedition the 4th grade class got to spend the day immersed in the topic from vintage costumes, to dutch oven, to black powder rifles, and an all out square dance. The kids even made dolls from wet corn husks as might have happened so many years ago when the products we have today might not have been available. The day was truly amazing and just another reason we are happy we made the change to Cole Valley!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Experiencing the Oregon Trail

 Tristan has been studying Idaho History in the 4th grade. He is just finishing up the Oregon Trail and since we spent the weekend in Idaho Falls we thought is would be a good time to hit some of our local history. We stopped at Massacre Rock, Register Rock, Three Island Crossing, Bonneville Point, and The Oregon Trail Historic Reserve. It was so fun to see him excited about history!