Monday, August 8, 2016

Amree's First Haircut

I finally cut Amree's hair for the first time on July 21st.  We didn't cut much, just trimmed the ends.

There isn't a significant reason for waiting until she was almost 5 to cut it, I just never did.

She sure is a stinking cute kid!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bryan's Funeral

Bryan Keith Lusk, 58, of Plano, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday July 15, 2016.
Bryan was born on April 4, 1958 to Keith and Gwen Lusk in Rexburg, Idaho. He was the second of eleven children.
He was sealed to Cheryl Meyers on June 12, 1981, in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were blessed with two children: Amy and Andrew. Bryan was an agricultural teacher and FFA advisor for thirty years. He taught at Whitehorse High School, Gunnison Valley High School, and Sugar-Salem High School. He also coached cross country for several years having many successful teams.
Bryan was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served a mission to Anchorage, Alaska. He had many church callings including Bishops Counselor, Elders Quorum President, Executive secretary, Stake Young Men’s Presidency, Primary worker and he was an ordinance worker in the Rexburg Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Amy (Jason) Tatton; Andrew (Bailey) Lusk; seven grandchildren; his mother; two sisters and seven brothers and eight sisters in law and 49 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Lusk; brother Paul Lusk; a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and five nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at the Plano LDS Chapel with Bishop Kyle Williams officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Plano Cemetery.
Uncle Bryan passed away on July 15, 2016.  It was a very sad day for our family.  With as many deaths as we have experienced in recent years we're really glad for eternal families.  We know we will be with him again. We were also glad that we had all just been together for the family reunion.  Although the funeral was a sad reason to get together, it is always nice to be with our family.
Jaina, Shellie, Nicole, Clint, Kristi, Gracie, Samantha, Ray, Amree & Sarah

Anna and Nicole

Shellie, Jaina and Amree

Uncle Rodney helped give Bryan his last ride.

Anna, Sarah, Robert, Shellie and Kalissa

Sarah, Robert, Shellie and Amree

The wagon COVERED with kids taking the horses back.

Kalissa, Uncle George and Sarah

Kyler, Sam and Kalissa 

George, Daniel, Sam, Emily, LaRue, Rodney, Grandma, Kenneth, Cheryl and Steven

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lusk Family Reunion

We had our 2016 family reunion with the Lusk side the 2nd weekend of July.  Sadly I didn't take many pictures.  We always have so much fun when we get together with our large family.  We had dinner, games and a movie on Friday night and some camped out at Grandma's house.   On Saturday they had breakfast and played. Uncle Rodney and Bryan helped with an obstacle course of moving horses, milking a fake cow, making rope... (I missed this part because I went to Utah with Jaina and Amree that morning)  In the afternoon they played on the big water slide like last year again.
Sophi put together a fun game with plastic wrap and candy.  Sarah won the $10 of quarters in the middle.

Kalissa, Sarah and Jodi posing in a hay field.

Amree, Emmaline and Addison watching Hercules
Kylie, Sarah and Gracie
Anna and Kalissa going down the slide.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

4th of July

After all our traveling we stayed home for the 4th. Anna and Kalissa got to be in the parade and were pretty excited.

We had great seats to enjoy the parade until LOTS of people came and stood in the road in front of us.

Kalissa and I made this fun cake.

We lit some of our own fireworks and enjoyed all the random ones being lit around us. It was a nice, relaxing day after our weekend trip.

Heading Home

We drove home on July 3rd.  It was fun for these two to be together for their birthday since they never get to be.

On the way home we stopped at Warm River Springs.

We were a little more prepared to get in the water this time.

Some of the kids even made it to the top of the spring.

It was a nice end to our fun trip.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lewis and Clark Caverns and Virginia City Montana

On Saturday morning we got up early and drove to the Lewis and Clark Caverns.  

The hike up to the top was hot and a little long for some of the little legs we had with us.

We took turns carrying the little ones to the top.

The views from the top were amazing.

One of our favorite parts was the beaver slide at the beginning.

The formations inside were really neat to look at.

There were A LOT of stairs in caves.  But everyone did a great job going through.

This was my favorite formation in the cave, the Brown Waterfall.

We ate lunch at a picnic area below the caves and then drove to Virginia City in hopes to ride the train.

The train rides were full but we had fun exploring around town.

That night we stayed in Bozeman and ate at Roost Fried Chicken.
The older girls were excited to get the chicken on a stick.  It was some pretty yummy food.  
The kids had so much swimming at the hotels.

One more picture.  I just love when I catch my girls being sweet to each other.  Anna fell asleep whiling rubbing Amree's back.  Such a nice sister.