Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Handcart Trek and New Jobs

Yesterday I got the girls ready for their Pioneer Handcart Trek 
Event that kicks off today until Friday, July 1st. Just in case 
you didn't know..Youth from all over the globe participate in 
these Handcart Treks sponsored by the LDS Church. It's an 
annual event that's open to all youth ages 14 to 18. My son 
that just graduated isin't going since he just landed a job at the
Barricades starting off at $16 an hour. My little brother, Aaron
got him in, so I'm really happy for him. 

The girls are going and I'm sure this will be a humbling exper
ience for the both of them. We attended a fireside held especially
for the Trek and the youth were introduced to their Ma's & Pa's 
and the family that they're assigned to stay with for the duration
of the Trek. We were told to have our youth start walking every
day for at least 15 minutes 3 days a week until the actual Trek. 
So that they're prepared for the Trek. So far we only went once
last week, I hope the girls will do well. We sent them off with a 
digital camera (the only thing they can take, no cell phones, etc.)
to take pictures of the journey. I can't wait to see them. 

Last night, we dropped the girls off for a big sleepover at their 
young women leader's home and from there they left this morn
ing for their 7 hour drive to where the trek will begin. We were
asked to prepare a lunch for our children. They had Coldstone 
Creamery Ice Cream last night for a treat. The girls are so excited
about leaving today. I told them that they have to make do without
showers and so they'll have to adjust to using wipes for every
thing. I've heard that they come back humbled and more appre
ciative of what they have. 

How is your week coming along?

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