Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Passover in Colorado

We headed to Colorado to visit Abigail and the Warren's. We had a wonderful Passover celebration with them. 
Sarah and Ronen all dressed up :)
Ronen got his first taste of bitter herbs and everyone else decided they couldn't let the little guy be the only brave heart.  Pretty soon everyone was trying to out due each other tasting the bitterest herb. 
Daddy Dayton
Ronen is looking on with some concern, "Daddy, are you okay?"
Will has a smile on his face and doesn't look affected by the hot herbs, But, he can't keep his eyes from turning red and watering up.
The kids spent hours trying to perfect this rhythm game.
Spring in Silverthorne was the perfect blend of winter and  summer sports.

Josh A.
Quentin flying over his trusting siblings and in-laws

Anna and Devin
Joshua flying high
We helped host a Passover/Unleavened Bread celebration.  It was an awesome week with a great group of people.  We had fun with old friends and made lots of new ones.
We played lots of games, learned some Hebrew, did a lot of dancing and singing, and Torah study.

We also ate a lot of good food. Nancy and Sarah are working on getting some of it ready.

Paul and Bob with Ronen
Teshuva gave us a concert and Quentin got to join the Cowgirls and Cowboys dancers.
You can check out the official video here
Jesse and Quentin
We took advantage of the great spring rates and went skiing for two days.  We filled the slopes with friends of all different skiing abilities and we had a blast!  Above Abigail is helping Sarah down with a guide rope.  By the end of the second day she was going top to bottom by herself.
The city park was a big hit with kids big and small.
Anna and Ronen
Devin making sure Sar makes it up okay.
Caleb, Anna, Ronen, Torah and Sar
David, Benjamin and Sarah

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Visiting Grandma Rogers

We all headed to my Mom's home and Zadok got to meet his great-grandma.  

It was also the first time my mom met Trey.  We had a wonderful visit together and took the opportunity to take a four generation picture.

My mom loves taking care of her yard.  

Sarah had lots of fun planting flowers with grandma.
Lavonne and Josh flew down and met us in North Carolina.  They each took a turn riding the horses, 

My brother David and his daughter Maris were out riding with us.
 The kids gave the horses a good workout.

We found Zadok a stroller at huge consignment sale.  The kids had lots of fun driving him around in it. :)
 We had lots of fun getting projects done around my mom's house.  With just a short time to be there, we were very intentional in getting a lot of the little jobs done that we never seem to get done at our own house. 
 We spent an afternoon at the kid's museum.  It's a really fun place.

 After we left my mom's we headed to Silver Dollar City where we met up with the rest of the Lance's, the Hughes' and Dayton, Abigail and Ronen.  The two first first cousins got to meet each other for the first time.  We had a blast riding the roller coasters!