Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stake Volleyball Tournament

Brother Keawekane organizes a volleyball tournament for our Stake, the RSM Stake, San Clemente Stake and Laguna Niguel Stake.  Our stake had three teams and the other stakes each had one.  The kids will practice 3-4 times together before the tournament.  The tournament was held at the Antonio Buildings grass area.  There were three courts and each team played about three games.  The Mission Viejo Stake's three teams placed 1st, 3rd and 6th!

Mackenzie got to participate in the tournament this year.  She had a great time!

Here she is serving:

Resting between the games:

Super Activity August 2011

Bishop Grossen has a boat and loves to take the youth in our ward out on the lake.  Every summer he plans a super activity for the youth ages 14 to 18 years old.  This year they drove to El Capitan in San Diego County and had a fun day of wakeboarding and tubing!  There were three boats of youth having a great time on the water! They left at 5:45 a.m. and got home at 11:00 p.m..  It was a long, but fun filled day!

Here is Lexi, Madalyn and Mackenzie on the Banana boat (before they were thrown off)!

Madalyn before her first attempt to wakeboard:

Mackenzie wakeboarding:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Palm Desert July 2011

Our family took a short trip to Palm Desert and stayed at our favorite resort in the Desert the Desert Willow.  It was such a great time to get away from volleyball, tennis, tutoring, work, etc and just relax. 

Madalyn had a little "slipping" accident in the bathroom!!!

If she does not fall on her own, her Dad will pull her down (in the water)!

Had lots of fun rides on this waterslide:

Played lots of water basketball and volleyball:

Caught some rays:

This is proof that I was there since I am the one taking all the pictures!

Madalyn with her third appendage (i-touch):

Played games:

Took my mom to our favorite Mexican Restaurant Las Cansuelas Terraza for her birthday dinner!

Happy Birthday Mom and Grandma!

Pioneer Trek Preview

The Mission Viejo Stake's Youth Conference was the Pioneer Trek this year.  The theme was "Press forward with a Steadfastness in Christ".  Mackenzie and Madalyn were both able to go and Ryan was able to go as a big brother.  All three were in a different company.  Our Stake is the largest youth group that Riley Farms in Yucaipa has ever hosted (over 250 youth..not counting any adults).  The Riley family and staff were all very impressed by the youth...I am not surprised...we have some of the best youth around!

Here are a few sneak peaks at their adventure.....

Hopefully there will be more to come as "Pa's and Ma's" send me their pictures!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pioneer Trek 2011

 Skousen Swagger!

 Conover Family!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Should I be worried???

These are two different boys.  Should I be worried?

Probably not...they are all just "friends"!  I just got a bit worried when I saw different people had photoshopped these pictures and put them on facebook!  Oh the life of a teenager!