Ammon Dedman and me (Grandma) - sitting around the campfire, examining his goods from the Cousin Safari.
Our reunion started Sunday attending church together. The next three days we were camping in the Sequoias. We ate, hiked, sang, had a Cousin Safari (a treasure hunt), laid and swung in the hammock, had what I titled "Pine Cone Wars" (shooting pine cones and rocks with the water ballon launcher), water slides, devotionals, talking, and whatever. We also burned lots of wood trying to keep warm. We were glad to get back to civilization today. We had some good times, but it sure got cold. Everyone held up in spite of the weather. We know this is a special time together before Tom leaves on his mission and Rick and his family return to Okinawa.
"Parents should act to preserve time for family prayer, family scripture study, family home evening, and the other precious togetherness and individual one-on-one time that binds a family together and fixes children’s values on things of eternal worth. Parents should teach gospel priorities through what they do with their children."
Dallin H. Oaks, “Good, Better, Best,” Ensign, Nov 2007