Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jungle Book Performance

This last week has been filled with evenings at the A.F. Ampitheater. Matia was playing as an Elephant in the childrens theater of Jungle Book. She has been practicing this last month everyday for 2 hours a day. Which has been a big comittment for her. She has loved it and watching her perform is just so fun. She gets into character so well and learns all the parts. Matia we were all so impressed with this big accomplishment.

Thank you to everyone who came to support our Matia. Which includes Mom and Dad Covington and Townsend, Tonja and her family, Chris and her family, Troy and his girls, Tara and her family, Brother and Sister Shelley, Kami we know you were there in heart, I know it meant so much to have you all there. Matia loves each of you soo very much!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Snake River White Water w/ Eccles

This weekend we went on a vacation we have not been able to do for about 10 years. Ever since we had kids we just couldn't leave our kids to go white water rafting. Although Terry and I LOVE it, we just couldn't see leaving our kids out of the fun, yet they weren't big enough to enjoy it with us. Of course we have been rafting the green river for the last 3 years. But the Snake is different. We owned a raft named "Suzie" years ago. However, she suffered from a severe case of rubber rot and just never recovered. It was a sad hard day when we had to let her go. So now we have a new addition to our family. Her name is "Pepper" and the reason we adopted her was she is large, in charge and very stable. So with little kids still we are not out seeking life threatening thrills we are seeking safe yet breath taking thrills.
It was a fun weekend with the Eccles and Troy and Jolynn. We got up there Saturday at about 1:00 we hurry and unloaded enough that we could set up the raft and get a quick run in before the night set in. We got on the river at about 3:00 and it was pumping around 5000. So it took us about 2 hours to get down the river. It felt so good though to just float down that stretch of river. It brought back so many good memories. Half way down Jolynn (Troys girlfriend) ripped her toenail off half way. I can't imagine how bad that hurt but she was such a good sport. It was a perfect float we hit Kahuna right on which was HUGE this year. Lunch counter was good but Ropes was better.

We got back to camp and started our chicken dutch oven and a couple hours later the Eccles showed up with 6 of their kids. We enjoyed chit chatting and catching up and then the yummy dutch oven and smores. Now that is a way to end a good day.

Sunday we floated the river and we were all able to go. If you have a group bigger then 15 you have to have a permit and we were right on 15.

Kaya had the wettest seat in the whole raft. That poor girl caught everything that came in the boat. But man she had such high spirits about the whole thing. Everyone was a delight the whole trip.

We stopped almost at the end to let the boys do a little cliff jumping. Bowdee was the first to go but you have to swim hard and fast to get back to shore quick enough. The ones that didn't make it had to be rescued by Terrys killer rope throw... Or in Ryans case the search and rescue.

Of course he could have made it back but he was going to save Chance and passed him up and headed down the river. Unfortunately the search and rescue just happened to be continuing their search for a missing body from the night before and happened to be at the right place at the right time to save Ryan from going down the river.All in all it was a good trip and we created many memories to last a long long time. Thank you Eccles for getting us back out on the river.