Sunday, August 31, 2008

Utah Trip

Here is a slideshow of our big summer trip. We spent a week in Park City, Utah in July. We stayed at the Miners Club resort and had a wonderful time. Here is a quick synopsis:
Friday, June 27: Left Mesa and made stop in Blythe to see Grandpa Holt. Stayed the night in Cedar City.
Saturday, June 28: Stopped at BYU for lunch and shopping at bookstore. Toured the campus.
Arrived at our resort. Room 408 was 2 stories with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, loft, full kitchen and washer/dryer.
Sunday, June 29: Went to church with Jenna in South Jordan. Had lunch at her house with my parents. Went to Tom and Jan Holt's for dinner.
Monday, June 30: Went to Olympic Park. Toured museum, watched freestyle ski jumping into a pool, rode the zip line and alpine slide. Dinner in downtown Park City.
Tuesday, July 1: swam all morning. Spent afternoon at outlet mall. Jenna brought girl's up and we took Grandma Webber out to dinner for her birthday. Miller girls spent night.
Wednesday, July 2: Went to mountain park resort with Grandpa and Grandma Webber, Jenna and the girls. Rode the alpine coaster.
Thursday July 3: Went to South Jordan and ran 3 miles with Jenna. Orson and big kids met other Holt cousins at BYU.
Friday July 4: Left Park City at 6:00 a.m. and drove to Sandy to run in a 5k with my Dad, Robert, Jenna, Aubrey and Kayla. (I may post about this later) Went to breakfast. Went to Salt Lake City Temple Square with Holt's and had lunch at Joseph Smith Building. Back to Park City to swim. Barb, Anna and Megan spent evening at Jenna's doing fireworks, while Orson and big kids went to Jake and Debbie's in Lehi to watch the big fireworks.
Saturday July 5: Holt/Hurler reuinion Heber Family Camp.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Girls Camp

You thought I was posting about girls camp. You are correct. That is where I spend my 39th birthday. They threw me quite the party. The stake even gave me a little gift during our flag ceremony. This was my second year as a leader
at camp. Last year I was with Katie and this year
I got to be in Rachael's cabin. We had a blast.

Here is a picture of the
darling cake our camp
director's mom made for me (thanks Becky and Chris)

The theme was "Our time" and we were the cavemen. I had such a great time being with my girls. I hope I get to go with them every year. I'm not sure if they feel the same.

Sweet 16

Talk about a trip. We woke up one morning and found ourselves with a 16 year old. Isn't he handsome? Nathan turned 16 on June 5th. He can now drive and date, in that order. He loves driving, but has yet to date. He is a busy boy. He returned to gymnastics this summer and has plans to complete as a level 8 in the winter. Who has time to date? He is officially taller than his mother, which is as it should be. There is nothing better than seeing your teenage boy smile. We love you bud!

Eagle Scout

We officially have an Eagle Scout. Nathan recieved his Eagle in May. This is a picture with Duane Cluff, his original Scoutmaster. For his project, he taught the youth in our ward how to make loom hats and he donated them to the Salvation Army. He donated over 250 hats and scarves.

We are so proud of Nathan for all his hard work.

(and so happy we only have one boy)

Getting it together

Well, this world of blogging is completely new to me. And what a world it is! I am amazed at all that I see on my friend's blogs. I bow to you. My goal is to randomly post about our summer events. Then I can hopefully stay more current. Today I want to talk about our friends Christian and Stephanie Nielsen. They are in our ward at church, and they were in a private plane crash last Saturday. They are both in critical condition in a burn unit in Phoenix. The flight instructor who was with them passed away Sunday night and our thoughts are with his family. Christian and Orson were companions when Orson was the ward mission leader, and now Christian is the ward mission leader. They are both awesome missionaries. Stephanie was a professional blogger. I had no idea before this happened, but have since spent many hours on her site getting to know her better. I am truly humbled and inspired by her. To be so incredible at such a young age. It has taken me much longer. (insert giggle) I would encourage you to visit her site and connect with this wonderful daughter of God. You'll find her at Her sister is keeping us updated on her own blog as well. We had a ward fast on Monday and are holding out the highest hopes for their recovery. Their parents and siblings are here in force looking after their 4 small children. I am so grateful for the outpouring of love this has brought. People are truly amazing. I hop you have a chance to get involved in helping this family in some way.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Resort Fun

With school looming we decided on a whim to stay at a resort overnight. We went to the Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix. The kids made some friends from Tucson and had so much fun in the enormous pool. It was nice to spend time together away from the responsibilities of the house. That's Megan being thrown by Katie to Rachael. She loves swimming and flying, too.


Well, I was inspired by my sister to start a blog. It has been so fun to keep up with her family from a distance. We will start with recapping some events from this summer.

The other night, Katie, Rachael and Anna turned our home into a restaurant. We had a beautiful table set with candles and an awesome menu. I had spaghetti with Italian chicken and Orson had chicken pot pie. Aren't they so beautiful?