Four days of school left! We can hear the heavenly choirs singing! This week end of year projects not procrastinated but various troubles like out of a certain ink color and the project had multiple photos in it and then after a late run to Walmart for that, the printer wouldn't work! So something that could have been done at 10 PM got done JUST before midnight! And that's kind of how these projects have gone this week. Tim and I kept thinking and hoping "Tonight we're going to bed early." Owell, it's all good, really. I was able to go visiting teaching and that is always a good experience. I enjoy the ladies we visit! Emily had her 7th grade choir concert, they sang their own songs and then some 8th grade choirs sang as well. She had a small solo in the closing combined song: "Heal the World" yes, this song is by Michael Jackson--I'd never heard of it until Emily bought it to practice for tryouts. She did well, we were very proud. She got nervous the night before because she knows the ruthlessness of junior high kids if you mess up! Well, hopefully it bought her a no tease/taunt pass for awhile! The grandparents (oops it looks like Grandpa Pew got cut off in this photo-sorry) and aunt Teresa and some friends made it to support her as well which meant a lot to her. We had a soccer party for Zane's team who Tim coached. They were a good little team. They were really getting good at passing the ball and such. They had a lot of fun and we gave them certificates with green moose on it at the party since their uniforms were green and their team was the Mighty Moose. Taran and Timo had their last choir concert for this school year this week as well. It was later because the seniors had Lagoon Day that same day. Taran went to Lagoon and had a lot of fun with his friends. The concert was touching because they sang this song called, "The Music We Made". Most of them were singing through their tears! It was touching, I cried too. Friday Gwen and I went to the nursery to get more veggies for the garden. She liked dragging the wagon around! Later we watched my nephews and niece while my brother took his wife out to a movie and dinner for her birthday. The kids had fun. I rented Gnomeo and Juliet for them and they enjoyed that, it was cute. Emily went with her friend Ashley and cousin Maddie to see Pirates that afternoon, which they enjoyed! It was teacher appreciation this week so I went to DI one day to get used books to donate to one teacher (this was a request)--found some books for our library while we were there! I also had to get giftcards to other places for the other teachers. It was a little busy but our teachers are really great so I don't mind. Saturday was Zane's last game and I was able to go. Of course he scored because I didn't bring my camera! Taran took Emily and Izak to referee and he picked them up when they were done. Zane and Gwen had a birthday party at our neighbor's across the street--they had a bouncy house and cotton candy so they enjoyed it! Tim and Timo went to Tim's parents' to help out in their yard. I took a friend out to lunch for her birthday, it was a nice break and good to catch up! The rest of the day I mostly spent working in the yard. We planted the veggies and watermelon plants I bought and flowers. Last week when Tim planted the trees he made these cool retaining walls to build it up. I bought these plants for a pot but thought they'd look good around the tree. I can't wait for them to fill in! We weeded a ton, the kids helped us. We still have more to go but it's getting there! Gwen had her last week of preschool too. She had a fun year. I took a picture of her jumping over her candlestick they made the week they did nursery rhymes. She found it and so we took this picture and I threw it away! She wasn't happy about that. We also still had piano and scouts going on this week as well.
Today we all went to Sacrament Meeting. I was asked to give my testimony about seminary as a parent. They had four graduating Seniors share their testimonies of seminary too. My friend Stephanie who I trade to go to the temple spoke last on The Temple! She did a fantastic job, of course. After I came home with Gwen and Zane so they could rest, they had woke up coughing. Not sure if it is a allergies, though mine have been nuts with all the rain and periodic sun everything is growing like crazy or dying--we had a pumpkin plant that drowned. They both slept and I read the Conference Ensign until I fell asleep! We are going to Tim's parents for a family gathering tonight for dinner. The kids are super excited. Tim's brother Erick and his wife Liz will be there. It should be loads of fun! Happy Memorial Day! Have a great week!