Usually the 4th of July finds me celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family in Seward Alaska, but not this year. I am currently in Sun Valley, Idaho in the midst of moving! I have to admit that moving is not much fun…lots of cleaning, throwing, lifting and not to mention really exhausting! I am trying to get it all done as fast as I can, so I can put my feet up tonight and enjoy some dinner with friends and go to the fireworks!
A lot has happened in the past two weeks! To begin, last week we celebrated Olympic Day at the YMCA. Olympic guest athletes, Morgan Arritola and Jon Engen joined in on the fun. The day opened with a video from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The video got the kids really excited! Morgan gave a talk about her Olympic experience and the importance of respect. We’ve been trying to instill the YMCA core value of respect, so it was very appropriate. We preceded to go to the park and play games, do relays, and enjoy some cookies and lemonade. The kids had a great time and it was fun to see their excitement for the Olympics.
Now that summer has finally sprung, our team decided to hike a peak last week. Not much to our surprise, we tromped through a lot of snow! We hiked Hyndman Peak, approximately 12,000 ft. We knew we were going to run into a lot of snow, but we didn’t anticipate post-holing for 2 hours! Despite the long trek through snow, we had a great time! It was a beautiful, sunny day, so there wasn’t much to complain about.