Before I met Harold I had never been to Wyoming. In my mind I pretty much had no conception of what WY would be like. H invited me to his aunt and uncle's cabin in August of 1994 for a family reunion and off we went. It was at that reunion that I met some of the most down to earth, wonderful people I know.
This past weekend we visited with two of my favorite people: Mike and Kathy. I love M&K because they are so easy going, friendly, and super nice! I always feel at ease with them. We went for a visit because every time we see them we talk about visiting, but we NEVER visit. It was WAY overdue for us to get in the car and make the 2 1/2 hour trip.
We got there around 5 p.m. on Friday and left pretty quickly to go fossil hunting. That was fun. Kathy showed us what to look for and off we went. The funniest thing about the fossil hunt was that literally everything I picked up was pretty much just a rock. I didn't find anything that was remotely a fossil or Indian remains. The kids, however, were quite successful. I'm thinking its because they are closer to the ground than I am? Anyway, Savannah even found part of a broken arrowhead. Its pretty sweet and she was thrilled. Harold even found some sweet rocks with what looks like clam shell imprints on it. I NEVER knew that WY was once under water.
I am not much of an outdoor person, but this weekend was so enjoyable. We didn't have to pay any money to just roam around and enjoy the scenery and fossil hunt.
We also enjoyed a campfire with hot dogs and smores (MMMM)as well as some sloppy joes (I love sloppy joes, and I don't eat them nearly as much as I should, but Kathy had a homemade recipe with stuff I have on hand, so I am going to start homemaking them instead of those dumb packets that I usually buy!)
And for the first time we went to Ft. Bridger with M&K as well as Brent and Collette, et al. Their kids are super cute by the way. I was hoping I could win Bridger over, which I never did, but he looked my way a lot. :) The fort was interesting, and reminded me a lot of the park up in SLC with the old homes of Brigham Young and his family. The weather was cooperative, a little warm and we got a little sun, but nice and breezy. I could live in WY just for the constant breeze. I love wind, I do!
On to personal matters: We are still gearing up for our home visit to get ourselves licensed to foster. We bought first aid kits as well as a fire extinguisher (we have two, but they aren't big enough). I am starting to feel extremely nervous about the prospect. Every time I talk to Harold about it he insists we keep moving forward, so we are. Faith is a difficult thing, isn't it?
Sav gave an excellent lesson last night for FHE on fighting our own Goliaths. Her lesson was taken from the most recent issue of The New Era. We talked about how small David was, and how big Goliath was. We talked about having the Lord on our side and how that makes all the difference. Faith in the Lord. A constant internal struggle, despite evidence that supports faith at every turn.