Ryan received a piece of candy in primary, from a member of the bishopric. It was a vanilla tootsie roll. YUMMY!! Well he decided it was his favorite kind of tootsie roll, but that it was not fair that the regular flavored tootsie rolls came in a bigger size and not the Vanilla. So, when we got home from church, he decided to write a letter to Tootsie Roll Headquarters. In his letter he told them that he like the vanilla tootsie rolls the best, that they are his favorite flavor. He then told them that he really wished they would make the vanilla flavor tootsie roll in a big bar, like the chocolate one. We mailed the letter, and a few weeks later he received a letter back from Tootsie Roll. He was soooooooooo excited!! We all could not believe he got a response. The letter (below) said they were pleased to hear from him. They also told him they would have the vanilla tootsie roll flavor available in a larger size in the near future!!! Can you believe that?! They also sent a coupon for tootsie roll products with the letter. We were all very excited! Of course, his grandma and mom were on the verge of tears while he read the letter to us.....I know we are a bunch of saps :)!! Just thought we'd share this fun experience!
One day we decided to go for a drive because we had recently had lots of rain that caused beautiful waterfalls on the mountain sides not too far from our home. We started our journey in the beautiful desert where we live...............followed the highway...... .......to the beautiful waterfalls along the highway. What a fun thing to see. The kids were amazed at the raging waterfalls. This is where they began their hike to the biggest waterfall. They arrived at the bottom of the falls......
.....but of course the adventure was not
.....they had to see how high they could get, and
how close they could get to the raging water.
It was very beautiful.
Regan lovin' the adventure!
Our journey eventually got us to the beautiful
fresh snow up the highway. Always a pretty site.
Even though we weren't dressed or equiped for
snow, the kids just had to get out and play in it.
No matter how cold they got they always had
big smiles on their faces :)
Our adventure was almost over.............
..................and ended with a beautiful Arizona