Being with some of our precious family is the best fun we can imagine. What a delight to spend several special several days with our Jensen grandkids in Las Vegas. Friday evening we enjoyed yummy shrimp quesedillas with a dance show afterwards performed by the little girls. They can actually ballet on their toes - the choreography is incredible! On Saturday we had such fun at the park. On Sunday we enjoyed the peace of chuch meetings. On Monday evening we had great fun with a special patriotic family night, learning about the first flag of our country and the declaration of Independence - we learned how to make a 5 point star - and finally we had a spectaculor firework show put on by all of us, but directed by Ben - and last of all, a yummy old-fashioned blueberry cobbler with icecream! A multitude of original craft projects were interwoven into every available hour of the day and evening by the children - from crowns of all sorts, to stars, to all manner of drawings and colorings of cards and pictures, to a noise maker made with 2 cups taped together and filled with rice. It seems like all of our grandchildren are bursting with creative ideas.
In honor of the truly great father Marty is, the morning began with blueberry pancakes - then church meetings - then a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings - then the family over for homemade ice cream and rasberry/blackberry cobbler (purchased fresh and frozen several weeks earlier when they were on sale) in the evening.
Time to get on the road - Should take 5 1/2 hours plus a couple of stopsAre we there yet? When will we be there?OoooHH! Kind of scary at Hoover Dam!Friday at Red Rock - Sooo windy, but sooo incredible!
The kids loved hiking up the rocks and exploring the canyon!
The views were amazing, the company was the best - but we had to take our picnic lunch home as it was too windy. (We stopped at Costco for pizza instead) ;)
Saturday was a special day - it felt like Sunday. To celebrate Liesel's birthday we enjoyed breakfast cake, German showstopper pancakes and fruit salad. Her baptism was at 10:00. Marsie gave a beautiful talk. Liesel was beautiful and so happy. The day was memorable and sweet. The weather was kind of chilly, but we were all warm with love and family activity.
Jeffrey is flying through the air - it's magic!The cousins had such a great time together at Hanne's house.Thank you Hanne and John for your hospitality and yummy food. What a memory of the great barbecue - At least it finished cooking before the storm drove us indoors.The trip to the bead store was great fun,
especially for Dad and Beth.
Best of all was visiting with my daughters
and watching the grand kids play.