Sunday, September 28, 2014

Catching Up Round II

May 2014
Jeremy and I were able to make an incredible trip to Guatemala to do our first medical mission.  Love in Action was the name of the group.  We were united with old friends, gained a lot of new ones, and had his anesthesia, my nursing and interpreting skills put to the test.  It was such a wonderful experience.  This is setting up the OR.  

 This is the view of Lake Atitlan off of a deck where we were staying.  

 One of the cleft palates we were able to do.  It was miraculous the way things worked out.  Grandma Vicki and Grandpa Jeff stayed with our girls so we could go for the full 10 days.  

 We were able to see the other side of the lake and climb an active volcano while we were there.  
 We got home and enjoyed a brief period of warm weather with the girls running through the neighbors sprinklers.  

 Katie's school had a talent show at the end of the year.  The whole Kindergarten sang "Let it Go" (and so did several others).  Katie had a great time and was so proud.  

 The girls at their desks.  
 In June we did a race as a family in Rexburg, Idaho.  Jeremy did his first half marathon, me, the girls, and most of Jeremy's family did a 5K.   

 Sydney, Katie, and Cora making a fort in the rain.  
 The 4th of July weekend we were supposed to move into a house on the river, but thought better of it.  My parents had bought tickets to come and help us move, and instead we played and then put them to work.  We hiked Memorial Falls together, then went bridge jumping at the Sluice Boxes.  Katie jumped off once, and the twins three times.  I was so proud of them!  
 Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen.  

 Jeremy and my dad were given some decent cloudy weather to put together our first swing set.  
 It has been put to serious use.  
 Shortly after my parents left I took the girls on a trip.  We camped out in West Yellowstone for a night, made friends with the camp host, hiked in the rain to see some geysers, and had a blast.