Friday, September 28, 2012
R was very close to his grandfather. He grew up living not too far from him and he was a part of his daily life and a huge influence on him. His wisdom and character played an important role in R's life and his opinion and example have always been important to him. This is a sad time for us, particularly for R. Even though we know he is now with his sweet wife and enjoying a happy reunion we will miss him a lot.
In the years I have know him he has been active and engaged in living life. He was a volunteer at the Air Force Museum, as well as still active in business, his family, gardening, and other pursuits. Grandpa was a wonderful writer. I have enjoyed his many stories and am grateful that he took the time to write them down so his posterity could know him and about his life. He took an active interest in the lives of his grandchildren, and great grandchildren and enjoyed the company of his cat, his children and many friends.
Of course before I ever met him he had lived a full lifetime where he honorably served our country, spent many many years volunteering with the Boy Scouts, had a second career in real estate and perhaps most importantly was a loving husband and father. His life was exemplary and selfless. I love him and will miss him and look forward to the day when we are reunited on the other side of the veil and can enjoy the eternal bonds of family.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
school for the kids
work for R
subbing for me
put gas in the car (I am on Empty)
drive the STEM car pool
piano lessons for Lucy
soccer practice for the boy
a walk for the dogs
laundry (as always)
make a new fall soup recipe
work on talk for stake training
season premier of NCIS!!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
This morning I made pumpkin cookies, my favorite recipe. I only make it in the fall and it's such a treat.
This morning I went to Stake Council. I have been to many, many years worth of youth council meetings and ward council meetings but this was very different. I walked in and it felt a little like walking in on the Jedi council, the whole high council was there and in their suits and looking quite official. I felt pretty intimidated actually. Anyway I have to say I felt the spirit so strongly and felt so edified and instructed. It was a powerful meeting. I have been struggling with my new calling and feeling like I don't know what to do, how to help, feeling inadequate for the job and unsure and too much a slacker; not that I don't want to do it, or don't like it. This meeting was a good boost. A good reminder to fearlessly do what I am asked to do because I am not alone and the Lord qualifies those he calls and makes up the difference. So he has a big difference to make up in my case He is up to the job. Mosiah 23: 27-28. I wish everyone could sit and get good, weighty, instruction at the feet of these good brethern.
I listened to April's conference on the way up and back. I will be listening to the talks over the next few weeks getting ready for the next conference. Love it!
Now I'm looking forward to the rest of our Sabbath. Some good meetings, a yummy dinner and a family film festival tonight.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Which means my Tuesday/Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons have been pleasantly free.
We'll be back to it next week. This week I have a terrible cold, as does E. H just got over it. That makes this a good week to be "soccer free".
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|spring break 1993|
Monday night for FHE we took the dogs to the vet. The kids enjoyed it. Not the dogs. After we went to Brusters.
Tuesday I did a cleaning blitz and in the evening Lu had Brownies.
Today Malia and I went VT together for the first time. We have 3 sisters to visit and got two of them today. Then I got visit taught. I am pretty excited because lately I've been a really bad visiting teacher. Shameful.
Tonight is Mutual and scouts.
Tomorrow I am subbing and the kids are going to the dentist.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sierra and Jenna had the job of sleeping by her crate and taking her out during puppy potty training. This time with Z it's my job? how did that happen??
Saturday, September 15, 2012
|Dani,Sierra, Me and Jenna and Val's|
|Tate making welcome home cupcakes|
|the little missionaries|
|Mimi and Penny|
|Penny and Sierra|
|lunch at Zupas|
|dinner at Tacanos|
|lunch at Awful Waffle|
The only damper on the week is I wish the little kids and R could have come with me and the news was awful this week with the embassy attacks and riots. I rarely (never) report about world events but I will just say it's a scary place out there. My strategy is to try to be obedient, to have faith, and to do the best job I can in my own sphere of influence. I sure hope someone wiser than me is doing something about the global mess we are in.