Sunday, June 7, 2009

Father's Day and Trek Advice Needed

Ok friends, I am in need of some advice. Someone from my ward must have read my Redneck Mother's Day Post because I am now helping with the Father's Day Gifts for my ward. Serves me right for chuckling at the flowers given out in napkins. Once again, it is a budget of $1. Any ideas? My top two ideas so far:
  • my hubby said that Harbour Freight has a bin of $1 tools so we could get a variety and they could choose one
  • a big cookie from Paradise bakery YUM!
Also, my hubby and I were called into the the Stake President's office this morning to find out we were being called on Trek. Those of you that are LDS probably know what that means, but for those who do not, it means walking 40 miles in 3 days while pulling a handcart and wearing a dress in July heat. It is really an amazing experience as we take the youth on a "field trip" to reenact the Pioneer's trek to Utah. I am SO excited because my ancestors (Mary Lawson Kirkman and Robert Lomax Kirkman) were part of the Martin Handcart Company so I will be able to get a glimpse of what they went through and what they sacrificed.
http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/perpetual-education-fund/images/pef-statue.jpg

So, FanTasTic news that we get to go, BUT all the other leader couples were called a couple of months ago so we are way behind. We have babysitters for the little guy (thanks Aunt Jen and Grandma and Pappa!) and we walked a mile and a half tonight, but that is all we have done to prepare (not bad in the whole 10 hours we have had so far). Any advice? If you could take one thing what would it be? Clinical strength deodorant? :)



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9 Comments:

Random Blonde said...

sorry, no trek advice. but i wanted to tell you that i've just discovered your blog and i LOVE it!! Keep up the great work!!!

The Harris Family said...

I went on two as a youth and had great experiences. MY best advice is sturdy, used shoes-blisters UNDER my toenails was not the best part of the trip.

Becky said...

All I have to say is have fun!!!

{By the way, the Harris Family above is my cousin. She is wonderful and has an incredible amount of preschool activities she does with her little girls!}

Michelle said...

Blisters under toenails? Yikes. Did I just sign up for this? I have a pair of running shoes I am planning on wearing. They are decently broken in, but not too broken down. Hopefully they will do the trick. Someone told me to take duct tape for blisters because it sticks really well, but allows your foot to slide rather than rub.

Amanda K said...

I am so jealous!! I would love to go on Trek! (Well not now that I am prego, but just in general) It will be so neat! and I think cookies from Paradise is an excellent idea! All dad's love chocolate chip!!

Shannon said...

YOu should really invest in running socks. I'm training for a 1/2 marathon at the end of the month & the running socks are awesome. No blisters. Its like 2 non cotton socks sewn together so they rub against eachother instead of rubbing on your foot. Also body glide on your feet helps with the blisters too. Good luck!!

Heather said...

The kids in my ward are making M&M bow ties. You take a pack of M&M's and tie it in the center to make it look like a bow...and then long string to tie around the daddy's neck.

Barnecked Lady said...

Good luck on the Trek, my sister is going next week, at least you are not doing it in Texas. Also, I was gonna mention the bowtie m & m's too. They are super cute. When we did them we attached them to a piece of paper folded like a shirt, seems there was a poem to go along with it too. Also you could do candy bars with a cute wrapper, well not cute but you know what I mean. lol.

Amy said...

I just ran across your blog, I am also related to Mary Lawson Kirkman and Robert Lomax Kirkman. I am trying to find out more information about her, if you have any pictures or anything I would love to know more. I am going on trek this summer as a ma and pa with my husband. Let me know if you have any information that you would like to share about the trek. I can see that you went a few years ago. Email me a scurvyturvy@hotmail.com