June 20th - 27th
Summer vacation started out with Devin going to Big Bear as a youth camp counselor for YMCA Camp Oaks. He came back with a new understanding of just how much patience it takes to keep 8, 9, and 10 year old children in line. He also is thinking about writing a book..."Impromptu Bedtime Stories" (guaranteed to put your kids to sleep). He found that bribery works very well and candy is a definate motivator.
July 4th Weekend
Indepence Weekend started off with our Aunt Sarah's baptism. Awesome experience for us all. We couldn't be more excited for Troy & Sarah and their beautiful family. We BBQ'd and enjoyed the Water Park Oasis in their backyard. Fourth of July ended in Big Bear where we met Grandpa and Grandma Hampton for a boat ride on the lake watching the most amazing fireworks ever!
Water Polo Camp
Natalie and Savannah participated in a water polo camp at LaQuinta High School and Devin helped coach the program. What a blast! The kids formed teams, played games, kept cool and had a great time learning the game.
July 10th - 17th
Trevor was asked by the Desert City Slugger to accompany their team to Cooperstown, NY and play baseball. Gerald also went as a coach to experience Cooperstown Village once again. The team went 7-1 loosing in the semi final game. They ended up placing 4th out if 24 teams.
July 13th - 18th
Devin attended Especialy for Youth @ BYU. He was able to attend with 3 of his cousins who live in Utah. Nathan, Erica, Samantha and Devin had an incredible time together. The boys ate cold cereal 3 meals a day. They both commented on "The Cereal Wall" that saved their lives because the food was so bad. On the flip side, the girls swear they gained 5 pounds from all the great food their cafeteria had to offer. Food aside, they came home uplifted and inspired having had an amazing experience.
Natalie, Savannah and Aunt Lynelle made my birthday extra special this year. I had a fun lunch date with sisters in Salt Lake and shopping at Nordstrom Rack.
July 19th - 21st
The Gibb Family Reunion started with church in Brigham City. Josh spoke in his ward after returning from his mission in Monterey, Mexico. Monday the family hiked to Timpanogos Caves. Tuesday we went on a bike ride through Provo Canyon and BBQ'd. The kids had tons of fun at Grandpa and Grandma Gibb's house using the new zip line in their back yard from the tree house.
July 29th - August 2nd
Our baseball season ended with a great weekend enjoying the cool weather in San Diego. The team battled back making it to the championship game. We ended up loosing in the championship game... it was heart breaking. Looking back, it was a great season of growth and accomplishment as a whole.
Gerald and Trevor have already transitioned into football crazy as it sounds. The month of August will be spent conditioning and getting ready for games that begin in September. Devin also starts his Water Polo conditioning with the High School in hopes for a position on the varsity team. We will all do our best to endure the rest of the hot summer in hopes for early Fall weather (if we could only be so lucky).