Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
We have been having a lot of fun this summer as a family. That is, when we are together. We have enjoyed the Thanksgiving Point Family Nights each Monday and have gone to the Fairy Tale night, Jello night and Pirate night, just to name a few. This last month we have renovated our kitchen by painting, getting new counters, backsplash, sink and faucet, bead board on the island, and I have almost finished making curtains for 6 windows. We have both worked very hard and will be thrilled when it is done! The end of June and first of July fires in Utah were crazy and I don’t think I have ever seen so many fires within view of our home, It was so sad. We went to an amazing firework show at Olympic Park put on by the Rex’s realtor team. The show lasted almost 20 minutes and we were right below them! We celebrated the 4th of July in our own neighborhood at 2 different parties. John, Connor and Nathan took part in a pie eating contest and I won a raffle for a quilt. We then had dinner with friends and neighbors from our ward and finally home to watch the fireworks from the end of the street. July also started our Flexible spending account again, which means it also started our many trips to the dentist, eye doctor and orthodontist. We were able to be taught a golf lesson by some pros from Zimbabwe for Family Night, and then go back and visit with them for a while at the Duggar’s. We also locked out keys in the van in the parking lot and luckily got them out before we needed to go. Connor, Nathan, Michael and I were all able to meet Pres. Uchtdorf while waiting in the parking lot. July 5th my friends’ son Carson passed away in a very tragic accident and John and I attended the funeral. I think about their family every day and it has made me a try to be more present in my kids’ lives. You never know how long you get to have these wonderful spirits here on earth. I have been over to see them a few times and every time I do I am so grateful for the knowledge that we have of the gospel and the blessing that they will be able to see Carson again someday.