Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic Fever...very tiring...

Monday I decided to stay home. Usually we try to go out to my mom's and help but their water was turned off from 10 AM-4 PM. So I thought I should get caught up on laundry and other tasks. I did go to the store later in the day because we were going up the canyon for Family Night. We have neighborhood dinner groups (every 3 months it's a different group and we have 3 months to get together) and usually it's just the adults who get together. We decided it might be fun to eat up at the canyon with our families. We all brought our own meat/or sandwich whatever we wanted and then a side or dessert. It was fun and yummy. Zane was playing around and fell into the stream and got soaked head to toe. It was pretty funny but he didn't think so—he wouldn't let me take his picture! Tim drove him home to change. We had so much fun we didn't get home until 9:30 PM!

Tuesday I prepared to have the missionaries over for dinner. This is the first time since we moved into this house we have been able to have them over for dinner. It was a busy night because they were coming at 5 PM, then the 3 little boys had Pack Meeting at 6 PM but they had to be early to practice stuff—Izak's troop was helping retire some flags and they needed to rehearse what/how to do it. Meanwhile my brother had called and needed me to go out to his house and play with his dog. She is a puppy and they have a neighbor kid who comes during the day and and plays with her. His wife was not going to be home that night from work she got to go to Wicked in Salt Lake with her sister and he wasn't going to be home until 9 PM from work so he was worried about the dog. Tim's parents had called that afternoon/evening needing help with their flooring preparations. They live near my brother so it was perfect! Once the missionaries left, which was really fun by the way, we went to Pack Meeting we go there in time to watch Izak and Zane retire a flag—Micah did it too but we missed it since we needed to leave. We left our neighbors in charge of the 3 boys and left. Gwen kind of freaked out with the dog for a little then she settled down. She is a cute puppy—getting bigger everyday. Tim came and got us when he was done and he got her all wound up which freaked out Gwen again! Owell, just was we drove away my brother was coming in his last appointment didn't show up. We got a call on our way home that Emily and my mom were almost back so we ran to my mom's instead of going home. My mom and Emily had a great experience. I am so glad they got to go. My sister had stayed with my dad.

Wednesday I was busy...I was suppose to go to the dentist and get my crown but I didn't have a car or a purse. Tim had gone to Salt Lake for the day and I thought my purse was in his car but it was in the van (because Tim put it there) which Timo had at work anyway. Owell... this week. I had Young Womens Presidency Meeting so the kids watched June while I was gone some of them also went to the library. She was actually napping when I got home. She woke after an hour and Micah was able to get her to try her bottle. She hadn't had lunch and I tried to feed her food but she just shook her head no! After helping Gwen with lunch I went into the living room and Micah was feeding her. I had to get a photo of that! Once Tim got home I ran to get a wedding present for a girl in our ward/neighborhood. I also had a bridal shower for another girl the next day so I got a bag for the gift I had purchased the day before. The wedding reception was really nice. Timo drove his friends and we went in the van. The girl is the sister of one of Timo's good friends so they went to hang with him. They had yummy, fancy food from BYU Catering. Emily went to Young Womens after because her class was writing missionaries from our ward. Timo had had mutual the night before, a dance for all the Priests and Laurels from 2 stakes. There wasn't a great turn out so he didn't think it was very good. It's so different here, I lived for stuff like that when I was that age! They see everyone all the time so no big deal! Owell...  Tim gave the little boys haircuts after the reception.

Izak's temporary mowhawk!
Thursday I went to the temple. I was helping with the bridal shower and taking dinner to our neighbors who just moved back after moving to Idaho for 2 years. Their moving van wasn't coming until Monday so they could get things ready but they didn't have stuff to actually cook food other than a microwave. It was fun to visit with her again, we were good friends before she left so we just picked up where we left off. We have been in touch while she's been gone via cards and facebook. I actually visited her when she moved to Boise when we went up to my niece's wedding. Tim was going to take the kids to Seven Peaks right after work so I drove them down to his work but I forgot their passes so he was going to take them to AF Pool and it was closing early for a party so he brought them home. I was fixing Timo and I breakfast burritos so I fixed them some too. Then Tim took them to Orange Leaf for handling the disappointment so well. I went to the bridal shower. I had a fun visit with my neighbors there. It's so fun to see these young adults getting married and they are happy. I was watching the news this week after the Olympics and they had a segment about how less people are getting married than ever. And we wonder why things are going wrong in our country! It's a known fact that stable families provide a stable society. It effects not just children born in these circumstances emotionally but economically and educationally. I am grateful for the gospel which helps me understand my purpose. This guidance helps me avoid the pitfalls of present day thinking, anti-god and anti-traditional values. After the bridal shower Tim and I went over to my sister's to help her put some things upstairs. She still has a boot on her foot but has decided she can handle going up and down her stairs now so moved back from my parents'. We had brought back her red chair and she decided to give it to me for my birthday! That was a fun surprise.
Gwen got to play on the playground for a little bit in Park City.

Friday Timo didn't have to work so he and some friends went to Seven Peaks in Salt Lake. I went to Park City with Gwen and my sister. My mom was going to be out of water again, all day and my brother needed her to come out to his place and play with the dog. So she picked up the 3 boys. Emily had a party and so she stayed and was getting a ride with friends. She didn't hear them knock so they left her and so she didn't go in the end. She called me all upset but I guess she got over it because when I got home from Park City she was hanging out with some friends at our house. We had fun in Park City but didn't find the best deals even though it's an 'outlet' mall. I ended up getting more stuff at their TJ MAXX. Most of the kids enjoyed what I got them. Tim took the 3 boys on the Father and Sons camp out. We made it back just in time to see them before they left.  Too bad he didn't take the camera, hewas early enough to take the boys up to Cascade Springs and said that the sunset was amazing!  It was Timo's friend's birthday. So he hung with him instead of going. I got Gwen a movie, Chipwrecked—Alvin and The Chipmunks. After dinner and her bath I put it on for her and then I made some treats for my friend's daughter's baptism the next day. Once I was done with that I watched with Gwen but actually fell asleep! Owell. Emily and her friends had started watching Never Been Kissed on Clearplay. I hadn't seen it in awhile so I got sucked in! Then I read to Gwen and she went to sleep. I watched the Olympics and worked on my lesson for Sunday. I actually worked on it a lot over the week and I also watched the Olympics until midnight every night! Crazy! I am so freaking tired! But I love it!

Saturday Emily had to be to a parade, she was going to be in it. She had to meet at 8:30 AM. After I dropped her off I ran to the store to get some stuff to make another treat for my friend's daughter's baptism. I got that made and then Tim and the boys were back—not a lot of sleep but fun. Zane had a special scouts at Home Depot that morning and they made a corkboard. I set up the food for my friend while they were at the church for the baptism. I barely had it all done when they came home! She did a very nice job and I am glad that I could help. It's great to live where we all are a great support to each other. The rest of the day was chores and working on my lesson. Tim picked up Emily after the parade while I was at my friend's. After dinner I ran some errands. I got Taran a new camera. IF I find the receipt with proof of the extended warranty I will get a new camera but he is leaving in just over a week and I want to get Emily's camera back before he leaves. I also spent a lot of time reading about cameras and finally found one that seemed to fit his needs and budget. I stayed up late watching the Olympics, running on the elliptical and folding laundry. Tim didn't sleep much at the camp out so after Michael Phelps won his final medal he went to bed. I like seeing the interviews and stuff.

Today at church I taught all the young women about the scriptures. I actually divided them into 6 groups and had 3 groups discuss why we should read our scriptures, I had quotes and scriptures that were different for each group to read and help them. The other 3 groups talked about how we can read the scriptures. They also had quotes and scriptures. Each group shared what they discussed. I had 3 young women share how reading the scriptures had blessed their lives. I shared a few personal experiences and that was it. I feel like the girls learn way more from each others experiences, than me just standing up front talking and trying to drag answers out of them. I feel like the small group is less intimidating. I had one leader in each group to help them stay on track. I got a lot of positive feedback. I felt strongly I should do it that way. It's Fast Sunday and the kids are less than pleasant. All this staying up late because of the Olympics and not eating makes for less than pleasant.

Taran wrote that he got his visa so he will leave a week from tomorrow! Life is going fast and school is around the corner, meh. Have a great week!


Anna Harrison said...

haha! I love the photo of Micah feeding june! She is so spoiled with love and i love it.

and as always, I don't know how you do it! You are so busy but it seems like you get so much done! Do you keep a planner? And I can't believe that you find the time to help me out every week- amazing!

4boyzmdmom said...

So what is the temporary mohawk for? Kinda fun...I don't think Frank would EVER let our boys do that! Great idea for teaching the scripture lesson; I need to remember that! I feel the same way as do you get so much done? You are amazing how you do so much and still find time to help other people so much.