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Arches

June 21 – We started our drive home and stopped in Moab to visit Arches National Park.

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Our hotel was right on the Colorado River.

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Of course Carter had to try out the hotel pool!

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Anderson Family Reunion – day 3

Tuesday, June 18 – More swimming

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Raine and Addy
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Katie and Benji
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Carson and Carter fishing at a community pond.
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A moose at the pond where we were exploring.
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Millie, Carson, DJ Carter, Addy, and Raine
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Up the mountain we found snow.
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Raine and Addy
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Carter crossing the run-off river
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Carter, Millie, and Daddy
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Anderson Family Square Dancing

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Kids’ Dance Party

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We went back to Grandma Dewey’s house that night but met up with the Hicks family in Bountiful on their way out of town the next day.

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Anderson Family Reunion – day 1 and 2

June 16 – We drove up to Heber City for the Anderson Family Reunion at Timber Moose Lodge.

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This was the first family reunion for the Jay and Nelda Anderson family in a whole lot of years. Dad was the only one of their children who was not there, because he’s on a mission in Germany. All of my siblings were there at some point, but not all at the same time. Ryan was there Sunday night but Jake’s family hadn’t arrived yet and John’s family was only there during the day on Monday.

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June 17 – After breakfast, we hit the giant indoor pool.

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Millie, Raine, and Addy

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Carson and Carter

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Playing sharks and minos

Hiking around the grounds we saw a deer.

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Pastels with Aunt Barbara

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I helped Connie make a whole bunch of batches of a variation of these goodies; we used Rice Chex instead of corn flakes and left off the chocolate on top. In a couple batches we used nutella instead of peanut butter. These things disappeared fast!

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That evening we all rode the Heber Creeper.

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Addy, Raine, Carter, and Carson

First, the wild-west shootout.

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Dixon, Annie, Addy, and Raine

There was a lot of entertainment along the journey.

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Some didn’t get into it as much as others.

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Father’s Day

First, DJ opened his Father’s Day gifts.

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Then, we picked up Ryan and drove down to John’s house for Wrenly’s blessing

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After that, we headed to the Anderson Family Reunion. But that’s its own post.

Pre-Christmas activities

November 30 – Colleyville Christmas Tree Lighting

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December 8 – Ward Christmas breakfast.

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(It took a lot of bribery to get those kids to dress up like that!)

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December 20 – opening a couple presents before we drove to Utah. The gifts included a new portable DVD player, headphones, and a bunch of DVDs — all things they could use on the drive!

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December 22 – driving to Utah. We needed gas desperately somewhere in the middle of New Mexico and the only place to stop was this little, old gas station along Route 66. DJ literally went inside and asked if the pumps work because he hadn’t seen such old pumps since he was a kid! They sure worked, rotary dials and all! You just pump your gas, then go in and pay.

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December 23 – family Christmas “Eve” party. For some reason, the only photos I have from that gathering are blurry.

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Carter and Bryce opening presents.
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December 24 – it snowed on Christmas Eve so Raine, Carter, Bella, and Tessa played in it.

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These kids spent a lot of hours playing Shut the Box and Payday.
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Opening Christmas pajamas.
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Decorating cookies.
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Leaving oats for Santa’s reindeer.
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Leaving cookies for Santa.
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Orchestra Christmas concert

Raine started playing the viola this year in the district orchestra. They meet two days a week, after school, at one of the other elementary schools in the district. Tuesday night was their Christmas concert.

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The first number on the video is all 3 orchestras (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). The second number is the beginner orchestra plucking a Christmas song. The third number is the beginner orchestra doing the night before Christmas where Raine is one of the narrators. We were behind her and it is almost impossible to hear her on the recording.

Spelling bee

Raine took 3rd place in the school spelling bee this year!

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Below is a video with each of her words (axis, Japanese, buzzard, martyr, sagacity, juniper, frippery, tomfoolery). You can hear how the pronunciation on the last word was incorrect, and Raine spelled it as it was pronounced, so she was a little upset about that. Regardless, she did great and I’m glad that she didn’t place any higher or else we would have had to worry about the district spelling bee!

This was our celebration that evening.

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We celebrated Carter’s mastery of the letter R as well. Last year I started the process for him to receive speech therapy services at school and it took the entire school year to make it through the process. Right before school let out for the summer, Carter had one session with the speech pathologist. She showed him how to form the R sound and it made sense to him. He spent the entire summer working on making the R sound every time he spoke. When he went back to school this fall and had his first speech therapy session, he had mastered his R in all situations. His therapist was floored! It took another 3 months to get his speech services terminated so we celebrated him finishing speech as well.