The first part of the month was our volleyball camp. It was done by Grayson Dubose who is the Utah State women's volleyball coach. He did a great job. We had over 70 girls come to the camp. Most were from Star Valley, but we still needed 5 courts for all of the players. It was a very successful camp. Grayson has become part of our family. He is so cordial and fun to be around. Most important, he knows his volleyball. He actually took the family to Montpelier one night to go bowling. We were the only ones in there and it was a blast. Of course I won one game and Grayson won the other. McKenzie will be the setter for the varsity. We should do all right next year.
The next week was the basketball camp. McKenzie and Kennan were involved with that. I went to Bear Lake to do the volleyball camp there. On the weekend, McKenzie went to a basketball team camp at Weber State. The team played against some varsity teams, even though it was our JV team that went. They played well. They won and lost, but played really well. Of course Kennan is excited that his Lakers won the NBA. He still talks about it.
This past weekend I took the volleyball team to a team camp at Weber State. There were 16 teams there and we took 4th. We played Evanston and lost to them in the semi-finals. The scores were really close. The girls were disappointed because the day before we went undefeated in pool play and went in as the overall number one seed. I told them that yes it was disappointing to lose, but our ultimate goal is to win the state championship, not the Weber State team camp championship.
Okay now for the news and some pictures. As most of you know it has been raining for the last three weeks. I have never seen so much rain before. We planted our garden on Memorial Day and watered it that day. Since then, we haven't even had to water it at all. I think it hasn't rained but three days at most. There is a lot of water. As soon as it warms up, look out because the grass will grow fast.
Today we watched another storm move in and it started to rain like always, then it started to hail a little, then hail a little more, then a little more, then a lot more. The size of the hail at one point was the size of a quarter. Here is the proof. It was hailing really hard and you couldn't see.
When it was done hailing, the lane was just covered with hail. Cars were stopped along the road because even the highway was covered.
The car was parked outside and I ran out to pull it into the garage. As you can see, it almost looked like winter.
From the next picture, you can see the size of the hail. I haven't seen hail that big since I was in Mexico on my mission.
Once it stopped hailing, it was still raining. You can kind of see how there were little rivers cutting through the hail.
The next shot is after it was all over and the hail was still falling from the roof of the house. In the background is another storm making it's way towards us again. If you look close to the second picture, you can see how much hail was on the roof.
So the weather has been interesting to say the least, but after years of drought, I'll take the rain. I really like summer rain storms. I like to see the lightning and hear the thunder (when it is far away).
Just one more thing, Brady will be home on July 10th. That is less than 2 1/2 weeks away. Are we excited? Of course.