Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Plymouth Views


New Plymouth Views from alyssa on Vimeo.

There is something so simple and wonderful about the country. Dirt and dust and wet dog kisses. Fields and car-less roads. Sounds of farm animals in the distance and silence. Time pauses and things are still and beautiful. 

We had a sleepover in New Plymouth, Idaho at Grandma & Grandpa Garner's house. We woke up to the crisp morning air and ran for miles along the country roads. Everything so fresh. Bellys full of cow's milk and garden goods. Spent the day cleaning and chatting and eating and laughing.

I made a little video to remember the New Plymouth views. Just missing the star appearances of Grandma and Grandpa Garner. I was impressed by their love for each other, generosity, hard work, and kindness. Grandpa's commentary and smile & Grandma Garner's cooking and ability to make one feel included, loved, and right at home. 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bear Lake Times


We took a family trip to Bear Lake, Utah. We all stayed up at the condo. Everyone was together except Caden (on the mission). It was way fun. We went to church in Laketown and the Apostle  Elder Cook showed up and spoke. It was a sweet surprise!!

Some highlights of the trip were horseshoes, lake time, pool time, games in the condo, the pickleville playhouse musical "Juanito Bandito", and of course the famous raspberry shakes of Bear Lake.

Also, a guy in the hot tub asked if me, Riley, and Whitney were triplets?? Bahaha. 























Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Girls Camp

 We headed up to Pine Top in Idaho City. I have had all my girl's camp there ever since I was 12. My love for camping and outdoors really blossomed on this mountain side and my testimony. It was fun returning back. I was asked to speak at a "morning side" for the stake girls camp. 

Why is the hardest things to do sometimes the best thing for you? Public speaking bahhh.

The event turned out good and I'm glad it's over.  It was fun camping out at this beloved place and having a husband at "girl's camp". 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy Places

This past week we went up boating at Lucky Peak. It was great. I love being out on the lake so much. I love the wind blowing in your face and water sports. While on the boat, I told Riley that this is my "happy place."


The next day we went to New Plymouth, Idaho to his grandparent's house. They made a great dinner. The majority of the food from the farm/garden. There was good conversations and great people there. It was fun playing "Aggrevation" with Grandpa Garner comments.

We decided to walk the farm country road and take the dogs of a walk around dusk. On the walk Riley told me this is one of his "happy places."