Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Carson and I ran/walked 2 miles this evening preparing for a 5k in a couple weeks. Just to clarify we ran more than we walked. Mason says he'll run on the treadmill. He wants to watch TV while on the treadmill. He's not fooling me.
Monday, August 29, 2016
McKinzie sent this picture to me Sunday. Her kids are growing up way to fast!
I talked with Karlee this afternoon. Her first day of classes went well. In her nutrition class she sat down in the second row next to a boy and she asked him for his number! She's one brave girl!! He happened to be an RM. I hope she tosses his number. ;)
Friday morning I was able to spend the morning at the Mount Timpanogos Temple. I was in awe at how packed the parking lot was and yet I was still able to get into the session I planned. The Celestial room was huge! And beautiful! I felt so much better after attending. I love the peace I receive there.
After the temple I went back to Waynette's and made cookies for Karlee. She was still having a tough time at school. Waynette was able to take off early from work and we had lunch together. We stopped by a couple quilt shops and I bought a pattern that makes a fort over a card table. It's super cool but I'm sure I'll be slow making it. I hope I don't take too long though.
I headed back down to BYU to have dinner with Karlee. She sounded so much better. She knows she'll be fine at school she just needs to stop thinking so much about bring away from her family. Once I returned back to Waynette's I realized Karlee left her makeup bag in the car! Back down I went. Luckily Colette joined me. We ended up stopping at a cool ice cream place called Sub Zero. They use nitrogen to make the ice cream. It was delish!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Over 7100 freshmen at orientation today. Somewhere in that crowd is Karlee. Not sure where.
We had a busy, full day of information. I enjoyed the classes I went to. I hope I can relay the information to Karlee to help her with this transition. Change is hard and I'm sure there will be days when Karlee won't want to do this. But she will and I know it will get easier.
CJ and Brian went to pack meeting tonight. He earned his scouting adventure, cyber chip, and... I don't remember the rest. I think he earned 4 or 5. Next pack meeting he'll cross over to Boy Scouts. He's very excited for that.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Today was the first day of school for the boys. Mason also started seminary today so Brian took him to his first day of high school. I'm soo glad Brian took a picture of him. He looks great but he was nervous.
Karlee is staying at her dorm tonight. She's not looking forward to me leaving though. I hope she starts to feel better soon. I'm going home Saturday.
Monday, August 22, 2016
This most handsome boy started first grade today. I can't believe he's old enough! I'm loving his new glasses. He looks so much like Geoff.
We arrived at Waynette's this afternoon. The first thing we did was go out and feed her chickens some bread. Colette taught them to jump. I love it!
Tomorrow we'll head down to BYU to deliver all the boxes we brought for our friends, check out a few things around campus and just be excited. Wednesday is move in day. So close!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Today was Mason's orientation for high school. He didn't want to go. I kept telling him it would help him not be as nervous the first day of school if he went. He wasn't buying it. He didn't want to go.
Karlee picked him up afterwards and she made sure I knew how Mason felt when he got in the car. He said, "I'm excited for homecoming and going to North!" He came home in the best mood smiling from ear to ear. He kept trying to hide it but he couldn't.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
It was a beautiful day for a run this morning. It stayed overcast for my 4 mile run which was wonderful. Most of the day has been mild with a chance of rain all evening.
Bailee and Cara spent the day in the city. It sounds like they've had a great day. Tomorrow is her last full day. We'll be getting deep dish pizza for dinner. We can't wait.
McKinzie went to a hearing in New Mexico today. Michael went with her. McKinzie said he saw the man in the hall beforehand and he looked scared. He should be scared. His bond was set at $100,000. He's not allowed to drive. He can work only 5 days a week and has to be home by 6 on those days. He is on soberlink which tracks if he has any alcohol in his system. The next hearing is in February. Overall I think the hearing went well. Afterwards McKinzie and Michael went to clean out the Forerunner. They found Geoff's other shoe and his glasses. McKinzie REALLY wanted to find those items. One more thing she can check off her list.
After dinner Brian hurried out to mow before the storm hit. He was able to finish with only had a few sprinkles. The clouds never let loose. I do believe later tonight it could storm though. I just hope it's finished before my morning run. CJ said he wanted to join me for a mile. That will be nice.
This was suppose to publish on Monday. Not sure why it didn't. CJ didn't run with me after all. Sleep was more tempting.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Many weeks ago I found a Harry Potter scavenger hunt in Chicago. I checked dates and we didn't have a conflict so I booked it for Carson. Today was the day. As we drove in these three challenged each other with Harry Potter trivia. It was fun to hear their laughter.
We ended the day with ice cream. I hope they both feel a little special. I love my family so much!
Thursday, August 11, 2016
She got permanent teeth today!! We weren't sure if she would have more temps. We were happily surprised!!
As soon as we left she ate gum. This afternoon she ate gummy worms. She's loving the feel of strong teeth.
This afternoon we had our Stake A-Days pool party. When we started it was above 90 and hot. Around 3:30 it became overcast and even sprinkled a little. The weather was great! We had about 35 girls. We originally had it scheduled for the middle of June but rescheduled due to stormy weather. Considering families were still on vacation we had a good turn out.
I can't believe I have more tomatoes!! It's only been a few days since I picked last. Promise! I also can't believe how big a few of those cucumbers are. I better search better so I don't miss them and they turn into zucchini.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
We were on our way to the beach and this cutie shows up on my phone! He's getting so big. It's hard to believe he's 4 months old already.