Monday, September 12, 2011

Elder Zack Jolley

Well Zack made it to Oregon. His trainer is Elder Larson from Wallsberg, up by Heber City. They are in Ashlund which is about 3 hours south of Eugene. They are in the temple district so he will be able to attend the temple once per quarter. His mission president called JoAnn to tell her that he made it safe and was happy to have him. He emailed us today and said he is doing great and has a baptism comming up the 8th of October.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Moab June 2011

We have NEVER been to Moab, so we decided to take a family trip to see what it is all about. Laura had a cast on her foot so she stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Jolley. She wore them both out but had a great time. The rest of us went and were able to see Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse point. It was a good trip, we hiked about 10 miles in the 2 days and stayed in a nice condo we found on KSL. KSL is awesome. Here is a link to out web album that has some geat pics.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Break in Cancun 2011

This year we decided to go on one last trip as a whole family. Zack has is mission papers submitted and this will be the last time we can all go together. The kids wanted to go to Cancun and so, the great parents we are, we agreed. We invited Grandma and Grandpa Jolley to come with us as well. The resort was lacking in customer service and the food was very interesting, but the beach and pools were very nice. We went down town to the shopping areas and the kids discovered a whole new way to shop. The flea market is quite the place. They know the true meaning of customer service. We went to Chichen Itza and had a great trip. We were able to see all the ruins and had a great guide. We went with an LDS local guide service and it was great to get the LDS prospective on the ruins. We went to a nice hacienda for lunch and nobody got sick, they made sure it was a safe place. Then we went to a Cenote, which is a giant sink hole with water in the bottom. It was very refreshing after being in the hot sun at the ruins. When we made it thru customs in Atlanta everyone was very glad to back in the USA. It was nice but it is still Mexico.
We do truly live in the greatest country on the earth.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sweethearts 2011

This year for sweethearts Zack asked Samantha Ellis and Skyler Hughes asked Kaylynn. They both went with groups and had a great time. Here are a few pics.
I thought it was hard to get enough sleep when the kids were little, it is harder now. I can not go to sleep until they are all home, so I end up staying up late.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

This year we had the Jolley Christmas Eve party on the 23rd because Earl and his family went to Panguitch for Christmas. We had a great time and everyone came. We also had Lyle and Janice Barson. (Nikki's parents) Grandma LaVerne has spent many hours this year making blanktes for all the grandkids. She has kept all the material scraps from past years jammies and made a blanket with peices from each year. They all loved them and they turned out great.
check out this link for more pics.

"Polar Express" or something like it in Heber City

This is about the 10th year or so that we have been doing this with the Chisholm Family. We started this when our kids were very small and we both lived in Santaquin. That is where we became good friends and have remained so for many years. We enjoy getting together and our kids love it as well. The owners of the "Polar Express" name must have told them to stop and so this year was very different. They did pass out hot chocolate and a cookie but that is where the similarities ended. It was kind of lame, as the kids put it. We may have to find something else for next year. After we ride the train we always go to the Brick Oven for dinner. I am not sure which part is more fun for the kids. We all have a great time and it is good to get together with good friends.