So where is time going? We are starting the last week of the month of September...what? The kids have been in school long enough we hit midterm this last Friday!
Monday I went to my moms as the schedule goes. I picked peaches while I was there and got to bring some home that we have enjoyed! Gwen had dance so we made it home for that and then I had scouts later. I needed gas so I ran to Costco and got some much needed food too and was back before they had gotten into trouble:) We took our scouts up the canyon and it was another gorgeous day. Fall in Utah is probably one of my most favorite times! For family night we visited a new family in our neighborhood. They actually bought their house years ago and have been renting it out and finally moved back. I write 'back' because they lived in the neighborhood 'above' east of us so we actually knew them before! Small world! That was fun then we went home for an early bedtime! I ran to Walmart shortly after. It's my new schedule since I price match and one store changes ads on Tuesday--one changes Monday and the rest are Wednesday. I was going Tuesday but I wouldn't get the ad in time to use it. And they have some amazing prices! I started doing this last spring and I know it's saved me a lot of money. I also use coupons when I can which helps too!
Tuesday I went to the temple right after Gwen left and got done early. I ran into a neighbor and had a nice chat and got more motivated to do family history. I changed and ran errands. I picked Tim up for lunch and we went to the mall. We dropped his tennis racquet off to get restrung. Then we walked around getting some ideas for a photo scavenger hunt for Timo and his friends to use for their day date on Saturday. While we were walking around we ran into an old neighbor Becky Weisler who was in town filming as an extra for the new New Testament videos that the church is making out in Goshen, Utah--apparently they've recreated ancient Jerusalem. It was fun to chat with her awhile, she is such a great person! Then Tim and I went to lunch at 5 Guys--we split a meal and that was plenty! Then I dropped Tim off before I went home and picked up Gwen. The kids had piano, Emily had a cast meeting after school and Tricia brought her home since her daughter Emily is in it we are carpooling. Timo had his first flag football game that night, they didn't win but it was fun. Emily went to the 8th grade football game--Tim dropped her off. I went to Izak's soccer game. They barely won it was a fun game. I had a Scout Board of Review afterward. Then Tim had a flag football game late that night. I helped Timo study that night for Spanish and AP US History. Late night!
Wednesday, I went for a walk as soon as Gwen left it was a lovely morning! Then I picked up Luke and Gwen. Gwen and I met my mom at Holy Cow and cute seasonal boutique. I got Gwen and Emily something for their birthdays--I had kind of freaked out that it's weeks away and I haven't done a thing. So if nothing else they will have one gift!:) We got back in time for lunch and housework before the kids got home. Timo had another flag football game after work, Zane had flag football practice, Izak had flag football practice and Micah had a soccer game. I took Micah. Teresa met up with us and watched the game. It was a close one but they won.
Thursday I went for another walk, then to the bank and dry cleaners. We've had a problem with the school district paying Taran still for Timo's work and then Taran having to transfer the money. This last time they put the money in an old account we set up when Timo was born and he is not allowed to access until he is 18! And I deposited money into Izak and Micah's savings accounts. I picked up Gwen and Luke and went to the Dollar Store. They picked out a toy while I got some things. We went to Hobby Lobby also to see what they may have that I didn't find at the Dollar Store. Then we went home and had lunch. They wanted to have a picnic and watch Toy Story 3 so I consented. I am helping the high school choir teacher with the choir tour itinerary so I was working on that for most of the afternoon. Izak had a soccer game in Provo so he got a ride. I picked up the 2 Emilys from play practice. Gwen had soccer practice later which we carpooled so I only picked up! They were so cute running around! Teresa took Micah and Emily to Jimmer's AllStar Game at BYU in the Marriott Center. Jimmer got a bunch of first round picks and 2nd round picks from the NBA to do this exhibition game to give them something to do since the NBA is in a lockout. Tim watched from home after he got back from Izak's game. They lost their first loss this season! Tim said that the other team was very good and Izak's team didn't adjust to that quick enough. Timo went to the Powder Puff Football game with friends--the Juniors won.
Friday I picked up baby June and she and Gwen and I met up with friends to go apple picking. Stephanie, Zoe's mom, had invited us to her parents who have an orchard. It was fun and June was content and Anna got her stuff done so they could leave for Idaho that afternoon.
Zoe came home with us so Stephanie could get her haircut. Then Gwen went over to their house until the Primary Program practice. I went over part way thinking I could practice one of the songs they were having the teachers and scout leaders sing toward the end. They did practice but not until the very end so I just enjoyed watching! Tim came home early to get to the BYU game but he also had to set up a tent for him and Izak to sleep in after the game--remember we got rained out last week. He got Izak just after I got there so he practiced half of it--he wasn't the only one who left. About 5 more kids left with parents for the game. Tim said that they barely made it there at kick off the traffic was so bad. After the Primary Program practice Micah got invited to go to the BYU game with a family in the ward who had an extra ticket. He was thrilled. When Zane heard he was so sad he went and cried on his pillow. Emily and Timo left for the Lone Peak Homecoming Carnival and stuff. So I took Gwen and Zane to Walmart. We rented a movie from Redbox and got a treat. Then we walked back home and had dinner and they watched their movie while I did stuff--laundry while I listened to the BYU game. Emily and her friends came back, they didn't actually end up in the game since they didn't want to spend the money so they hung out and came back and watched a movie here. Lone Peak was playing their rival AF and won 54-7 so not much to watch anyway after the 3rd quarter. BYU won so that was a good night for our family of fans! Micah got home pretty fast but Tim and Izak took some time--they got us milk from the Creamery. It's $5 for 3 gallons! So anytime they are down there I make them go!
They slept in the tent that night and had I remembered I would have gone to bed earlier! I kind of wait up.
Saturday Iwoke up early with a terrible runny nose. I finally got up and got going. It was homecoming and Timo was using our van so I thought I better clean it out. Actually the boys were going to but I think they ran out of time. Emily and Izak were refereeing at 8:30 AM, different fields so we carpooled. Tim got the outside of the van washed and the carpets vacuumed after I did the inside. He also picked up the corsage. Gwen had a soccer game at 11 AM. Emily came with me to her game. She wouldn't play at first and then somehow she went and then when she came out she wouldn't go back in until the very end! Crazy! I am not sure what to do about it! She is a very sensitive kid that is not easily coerced! We've never had one that acted like this. We got home just as Timo's friends were arriving and Tim got there with the van. They did the photo scavenger hunt and it went well except I sent them to Costco last and they wouldn't let them in without a card. OOPs! I goofed. Taran had had a friend who went there to eat for a date but he must have had his mom's card! They survived. Meanwhile Tim took Zane to his game and then I dropped Micah off at his. I had a lot of housework to catch up on so I skipped the games. I would have missed Zane's game to take Micah anyway and I watched Micah on Wednesday and Tim would be at Micah's game he just couldn't get him there for the warm up--I felt justified. Nice run-on, huh? I made homemade bread and soup for dinner. Emily went to the park where some of the parents had gathered to take photos of Timo's group for homecoming. Timo had asked one mom with a nice camera to do it but everyone joined in! They were going to do dance pictures at the dance too but decided against it after they got to the dance so the ones my friend took will be them! They had a ton of fun. They went to one boy's home for cookies and milk after wards. The other kids were tired as well so we got them to bed shortly after Timo left. I think all the little kids: Izak on down were asleep before 8 PM. I watched the Womens Broadcast at 8 PM on the computer via internet. I loved it! So grateful for living prophets! I stayed up for Timo but Tim was wiped out from not sleeping well camping the night before! And Emily went to bed when Tim did.
Today was the Primary Program! It was great, of course. The leaders and chorister did a fantastic job of preparing them. The theme this year is I Know the Scriptures Are True and I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a teacher with it. I love the scriptures they are such an amazing part of my peace and happiness. Another proof that God, our Heavenly Father LOVES his children! I didn't feel well because of my nose and the meds I took to control it but I survived and enjoyed all the lessons. Tim and Timo went Hometeaching after church and our hometeachers came. Taran came home with my parents because the guy that Taran and the other priests (including Timo) taught got baptized today. Tim and Emily went as well. Here is the photo of the boys who taught him and the guy. I had invited my parents for dinner in case I had gotten a hold of my first greenie I trained, her husband is up here from Argentina doing some training. He works for the church and is over their computer systems--I think. My Spanish/Castellano is rusty! But I have not been able to get in touch with him but we thought it would be fun to have him come for dinner and meet my parents. Owell. We had a nice visit with my parents and Taran. Taran has a great set up at school they have girls cook dinner for them. Yeah, I know...lucky! He has a calling now he is the Fast Offering Coordinator for his Elders Quorum. They have 2 quorums. He also has a hometeaching assignment. He is having a great time and actually got to high five Jimmer at the BYU game Friday night. So it was doubly cool! He had his first set of tests this week he took 2 and has 2 more tomorrow and Tuesday.
So have a great week, happy fall! Enjoy the last week of September and enjoy General Conference this weekend!