Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rockin' Memorial Day Weekend

Josie and Blakes' family came up to the cabin in Island Park for Memorial day weekend. Victor Manwaring, Blakes dad came too. It was nice to have everyone there because they helped Ralph put up a rock wall behind the wood stove. I had no idea that Victor had experience in masonry but his help turned out to be invaluable. Hopefully the Manwaring Family was able to squeeze in a little fun too.

Grandpa (Ralph) bought some toys for grandkids to enjoy at the cabin. I think some adults will use them too. Josies kids enjoyed them as well as making their own cars with leftover boxes.

Most of the snow is melted in Island Park. There are lots of big puddles and ponds but the moisture this year is welcome. As we left Monday evening it was raining and snowing in some places again. We saw the first wildflowers. I can see three glacier lilies and two fritillary from my bedroom window. Josie's kids brought me a big bouquet of glacier lillies. They are everywhere. It is amazing how fast the leaves and flowers are growing both here in Rexburg and in Island Park. It is a welcome sight after such a long winter.

Josie and her two boys are staying a couple days while Ralph makes a trip to Boise to do some more research on his summer project. It is nice to have them here. Last night I enjoyed hearing Josie play the piano before going to bed.


Erica said...

I found your blog from the link on Emily's blog, and will probably be lurking around catching up with you and Ralph. :-) I hope that things are going well for both of you, it would be great if I actually got to see you at some point! I had a good time catching up with Emily, Sara and Josie while we did the St. George half marathon in January... you sure have great kids! Well, I'm so glad you started this blog so I can catch up with you. I miss you! Love, Erica (Henry) Jensen

Emily K said...

This is so fun! I didn't even know you had a blob! The fireplace and stairs/railing look gorgeous! We can't wait to come up next month!

Emily Oman said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! I wish we could have been there, but we will be there soon, I'm excited to see you guys and the cabin for the 1/2 marathon!

SKH said...

It looks awesome! Those are some serious 'toys' dad got for the cabin they will be fun to have. Can't wait to get up there.