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!|
|Gwen got to play on the playground for a little bit in Park City.|
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!