Friday, August 27, 2010


With four boys, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts is something we do a lot. Here are pictures of the last Court of Honor and Pack Meeting. At the Court of Honor Brenden got his Star Badge and a merit badge, Ethan got a merit badge, and Dylon got 7 merit badges and his First Class Badge. They have been busy over the summer. My hopes is for four Eagle Scouts, we shall see what happens.
At the Pack Meeting Colin got his Wolf Badge and a gold arrow point and 3 silver arrow points. To get his Wolf he had do eat a mound of jello without his hands while everyone chanted "wolf,wolf,wolf"! He loved it and he got nice and messy, just like boys like.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Merkley Family Summer Birthday Party

Since our family has 6 out of 8 birthdays between July 16 and August 18 we have one big party. We rent Taylor Junior High pool and invite tons of people and have lots of food and fun! So much fun! This year we had it on August 7th this is our second year doing it but we have so much fun we are going to make it an annual thing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We went camping with a bunch of friends in the White Mountains near Show Low. It rained on us every day and hailed twice. Other than being cold and wet most of the time it was a lot of fun. We went quad riding and dirt bike riding. One day we went on a hike we didn't get too far and a wall of rain came at us. Everyone ran for the trees. In the confusion and the loud rain little Lilyann got separated from us and was caught in the middle of the rain storm. Poor thing! I felt horrible! Here is a picture of her after we got her warm and dry she was exhausted and fell right to sleep! Being out in the wilderness was beautiful but it really made me appreciate a nice warm home, running water, flushing toilets, and all the things I take for granted.

Camping Trip

Merkley Family Summer 2010

This summer has been a busy one we moved into our new house. We love it!!! It is big enough for our family and has a pool in the back yard. We are buying it from my sister. We love our new ward, Dana Ward, it is so friendly. We feel very blessed !
On the 3rd of July we had a swimming party/ bar b q for Independence Day! It was fun having friends and family over to enjoy the holiday!