Wednesday, July 02, 2008

"Had a bad day"

Today's adventure was a trip to Sparks Lake. It is a little smoky around here with all the smoke from the fires in California, hence the haze in the background.

The day started out well enough. We hiked around had some lunch and enjoyed being outside.

The kids had a lot of fun catching frogs. Most of them were little ones, but Ethan found this one huge toad. The kids hunted frogs for about 40 minutes before we had to leave to pick up Samantha at the HD museum at 4pm. We hurried the kids into the car so we could get back, grab a Slurpee and pick up Samantha on time.
When we got to 7-11 we all poured out of the van only to realize we forgot something at the lake...
The dog!!
(I took this picture just before we "abandoned" her)

In our haste everyone thought the dog was sitting on the other side of the van and didn't even think about it. We dropped off our friends and headed back up to the lake. When we got back up to the lake (about and hour and a half later) we asked some people who were chilling by the lake if they had seen her. Sure enough, they had seen her running around the area where we had been catching frogs when we had left her. Phew! She came a runnin' to us, and was very excited to see us. I was so glad our search for her lasted all of 2 minutes before we found her. It could have ended very differently. I have to admit, I wasn't that worried about her, as she isn't that adventurous of a dog and likes to be around people, so I thought she would probably still be around where there were people. So, I'm glad there were a lot of people around today and that she kept close.


Then tonight I had to go to the church for a temple recommend interview. I drove the 15-20min. over there, dropped off Samantha for YW, only to realize that in my rush to get out the door (since my trip to the lake had taken a bit longer than planned) I had forgot my temple recommend at home, so I had to go back home andgo back to the church with just enought time to have my interview, pick up Samantha and go back home.
Has anyone seen my brain? It seems to be on vacation!!

9 comments:

Christie said...

Your brain called tonight, she and my brain are having a lovely time in ponoka!!! Lots of Friends there, and brains that they have a lot in common with. :-). Let me know when yours comes home, so that I will know when to expect mine. :-)

brittany said...

i can't believe you forgot star! looks hot there. i'm glad i'm enjoying the not so hot beach right now, but i am looking forward to returning home.

Shawna said...

Glad I'm not the only one who feels like there are no lights on upstairs! That's hilarious about Star but only because it all turned out fine!

Sarah said...

I think that has happened to most children at one time or another, at least it all ended well! And I love all of the fun things that you guys do as a family, it is so fun! Your Canada day post was really fun too - can you believe that I didn't even realize it was Canada day?! I'll blame it on being surrounded by masses of the in-law family on vacation :)

Tricia said...

Thank goodness your dog stayed put, I think that during the summer all mothers brain begin to over load because we have the whole family around 24/7. James and I just did a mad dash trip to temple for his brother's wedding when we got there we couldn't find his recommand and as we were looking around knowing we didn't leave it back here in winnipeg found it in his white pant pocket.

hsjacobus said...

What a day. Nothing like trying to have a little fun and keep a schedule and not forget anyone or anything. Did you go through a whole take of gas this day?

Becky said...

How scary! I'm so glad you found her so fast.

Grandma Whiting said...

That is amazing and a small miracle that you found her. I imagine on the way back to find her that you had little hope that you would. How sad it would have been for your whole family had you not found her. You must be living right. We have been gone for a week, by the way, and are just now catching up on all the exciting events from the blogs.

The Bryan's said...

What a day!!! I'm glad it ended happy. The pics are so cute. The kids are so big and different....