Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Field Trip to San Diego Zoo

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jerusalem Study Abroad

Around Easter I decided to look through some of my Jerusalem pictures as I contemplated that great gift during the #becausehelives campaign and chose pictures from my scrapbook to post.  I was so lucky to have such an amazing experience and here are a few of my favorite pictures.
My wonderful roommates on the balcony of our room in the center, you can see the Dome of the Rock in the background.
The Garden Tomb was one of the most spirit filled places I visited while there.

This was supposed to be the actual spot that Christ was born, many spots we visited like this just seemed gaudy and not too spiritual, but interestingly I felt the spirit very strongly at this spot in Bethlehem and enjoyed the moments we spent singing Christmas songs in the church above.

I really enjoyed our time at the Sea of Galilea as well, this beautiful sunset over the sea was so fitting.  I also felt the spirit and immense gratitude as a visited the Garden of Gethsemane.

Of course there were just a lot of fun times too like hanging over the wall between the center and Hebrew University or the time these guys offered my friend Mark 10 camels for me during our bike ride in Egypt!

The Great Pyramids were obviously impressive but I remember we were surprised at how close they were to the city of Cairo and also how huge those blocks were that made up the pyramid

We had fun in Egypt riding the camels behind the pyramids at night even though I was scared they were going to steal all my money and then the next day when our camel leader invited us to his house to try camel meat.  They fed their cats out of their hands as they prepared the meal but we still ate while they watched us and had a great time belly dancing with his mom!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Easter festivities

Easter was pretty low key this year but we did have my cousin Shane and his family over along with Grandma Borgia.  We debated letting the Easter bunny hide eggs since the kids are getting older and had already had a primary hunt that weekend but the older boys agreed to be complete Easter bunny helpers so the tradition continued.   The Easter bunny also left new shirts for everyone this year so they are all wearing them in the picture above!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Aaron's party

Eden and Tucker had a lot of friends at Aaron's birthday party, especially the pie in the face part.  I had to get some pictures of Eden playing basketball on the tramp with the boys because it is so her. Often when the girls are off playing together, she is playing a sport with the boys for a while and then later joins right back in with the girls!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Skull Island

Brady was involved in a great program at school this year called Skull Island.  Basically they were put in groups and pretended that they were dropped off at an Island with only what they had on them that day at school and were then given various assignments and tasks to complete.  They spent hours and hours with their group out of school working on these assignments along with all their regular school work and it was a pretty impressive task!  They had their culminating projects due and displayed them for the whole school before spring break.   Brady lucked out with a great group and you can see them in front of their shelter and flag here.  He was also the lucky one that got to wear their clothing example!

There were lots of samples and posters and papers and research, including weapons, medicines and a sleeping cot all on display along with a well rehearsed presentations.
A friend in his group made this picture of Brady as he displayed one of their products in a group meeting and also the group working on one of their tasks, moving a boulder!

I was impressed with some of the things the other groups came up with as well, here are a few pictures of those things: