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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Ashton's sandals.......there is something mysterious going on with them. I think that they either walk on their own, or gremlins are in our midst. For about a week, his shoes were no where to be found. We search all the usual places, the shoe pile...I mean basket, bedrooms, cars, out side. You name it and I looked there. Even in the lost and founds at multiple church buildings. Nothing. I began asking friends and neighbors if we had left them there. Nope. His shoes weren't that old, we just bought them a few weeks ago so I didn't really want to buy new ones. I started feeling bad that his feet were constantly sweaty from shoes or boots. Then one day, they magically appeared on the top of the shoe basket. Where did they go for a a week, your guess is as good as mine.
Posted by Melissa at 3:09 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Well, the weekend came and went. We don't have a whole lot to show for it either. The weather on Monday was crummy, so no yard work for us. We did go to the cemetery on Friday, Sunday and Monday. It looked beautiful as always. Thank you to those who left flowers for Elaine. While we were at the cemetery on Sunday we got to meet Andrea, Wyatt's mom. Thanks so much!
Myra has been trying a lot of new foods lately. She's had pizza crusts, watermelon, Cheerios, anything bready she can manage. She is good about spitting something out if it is too big. She had avocado again today, but this time she didn't like it. Funny kid. Violet decided to teach herself to ride a two wheeler without training wheels, since her friends can do it. She is getting better.
Saturday started out bright and early. 7am! A trip to the church Dairy with the ward. PU!!! It is a good opportunity to work and serve, but man it smells! We did a lot of major (up to my thighs) of weeding, and odd jobs. The messiest was throwing/ rolling/dragging tires off of the top of the silage pile, into tractors to be dumped in a pile for later. The silage wreaked and I got covered in mud and gross water. Then it was off to the Drakes where the rest of my family was helping to remove like 6 full grown pine trees. It was mostly done when I got there. It looks so nice now!
I'm glad that Elaine has a place where we can remember her. I have several flowers to plant in my yard now. There is even a perennial that will last longer than the one year! Violet's favorite part of the cemetery was following people around and "making friends." Ashton loved the pin wheels.
Happy Birthday today to Aaron!! You are an old old old man! :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
When Darin and I decided to name our second daughter Violet, one of the things I was concerned about, was that either her favorite color would be purple, or that she would absolutely detest the color. I posted the new poll, because Violet's favorite color had changed. It is no longer yellow. She still really likes the color yellow, but her fav is now...purple. We will see what comes of this.
Yesterday we got to hear from Elder Hinkley (Pres. Hinkley's son) at our Stake Conference. Our Stake now only has 7 wards, instead of 13. Amazing! Our wards poor primary. They lost the second counselor and a teacher to Stake RS pres. and Stake Primary. The have so many holes to fill. The meeting was good. We heard a lot about staying out of debt, always a good reminder. Darin and I have done fairly well with that. We have debit, but compared to some, it doesn't seem like much. But you never now what will be thrown your way...
Violet has her second round of Karate today. She really enjoys it. Darin is meeting us there to watch today. It should be fun.
Myra has been up about every 2 or 3 hours during the night. It's exhausting. I have a new born again! I think it's teeth..she has a stuff nose. I hope it clears up soon. TTFN!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We went to the park on Thursday to celebrate Judy Elaine's birthday. Man, I got so burned on my legs. I covered my face and arms and neck, but not my legs. I was grateful on Friday when only three of us showed up to volleyball. Bummer, we couldn't play...no knee pads. I would have died!
The park was fun with Judy and other friends. On Friday we went to a park here and played and played. I walked with the kids to the park (trying to conserve gas. It's sooo expensive!) and about died pushing them all up the huge hill on the way home. UGh. It was my parent's anniversary yesterday. My dad actually planned their whole date a couple of weeks ahead of time. Way to go Dad! I hear they had a nice time at the movie. They saw Prince Caspian.
Thanks mom and dad for all that you do for us. We love you so much. You are such amazing people. We love you !
Yesterday night was also ward temple night. It was good (like it could be bad, right). Then we went out to eat after with some friends. I felt bad for the babysitter because she left Ashton's door open when she put him to bed and he got out and woke up Myra, and she was up until we got home. Then Vi was up all night with Croup. Isn't it the wrong season for croup? She was "sleeping" in our room so she wouldn't wake up the baby. I hope she is better tonight. I missed an IHH meeting this morning, because I didn't want to infect everyone else's kids. I hear the meeting was productive. I have a lot of work to do.
Well, we are off for a walk. Enjoy your day, I hope the sun is shinning!
Posted by Melissa at 1:05 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Posted by Melissa at 3:25 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
Darin sure has some "interesting" hobbies. We use the track ball mouse, mice..how ever you would refer to plural computer mice...Anyway a couple of them are getting old and worn down. Darin decided it would be fun to fix them himself. That's right, Darin is refurbishing our computer mouse.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Created by OnePlusYou
I thought that this was pretty interesting. I guesstimated on the lbs. of food. I think I was pretty close.
and by the looks of my poll, we need to be working on finishing up our 72 hour kits!!!