Wednesday, July 21, 2010

trek

Thursday July 15 - Saturday July 17 Gregg and I participated in our Midway Stake Trek.  We started at Cascade Springs and hiked with handcarts along the back side of the Wasatch/Uinta Mountains and came down Snake Creek Canyon.  It was about 22 miles total.
This was our family {pictured above} Garrett, Nate {baby Sacagawea}, Alyssa, Pierce, Anna and Katherine.  They were great and we loved getting to know their personalities better.
Company Captain: Bishop and Sister Hight.

This was our kids idea of a "square" dance.
Gregg catching up on some missed sleep.

Be Strong bracelet the stake gave us after a morning devotional.

One water crossing.

The "pony express" brining us letters from home.
Between hiking Havasupai and Trek I have lost three toenails.


Kristin Cranney taking photos and kids reading letters from home.
Me in my "pioneer" dress that was my moms homecoming dress in 1975 with my daughter Anna in her moms homecoming dress!

Ma and  Pa Simons.
This picture explains a lot!

I think I can say that everyone had a great time. It was much more challenging to pull a hand cart than I thought.  It was also very hot - but we all did it and there was very little complaining.  
The best part was Sunday - Bishop called on several youth and adult leaders to share their testimonies and experiences in Sacrament Meeting.  The youth also go to sing their Trek songs in church.  I was called on as the last person to share my testimony.  I shared on of my favorite quotes from trek that the Midway Stake singles ward bishop (Bishop Ashton, Marvin J. Ashtons son) shared with us at a devotional.

"If you take care of what is important to the Lord, the Lord will take care of what is important to you."