Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wow! Nauvoo is something that everybody should experience in their lives! We are so proud to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are better people because of this place and these people who were our forebearers. Direct ancestors or not, the pioneer legacy is a legacy for everyone! Hurray for prophets! Hurray for temples and covenants! Hurray for courage and for faith!
It was one of the hottest days of the summer. Humid. Barely a breeze. Sweat. So we decided to go to Sam's and buy a trampoline and set it up! When I say we, I do mean Tyson. I stayed inside and sipped Lemonade. But we all love it and it seems to stay occupied. It also makes a great workout for moms.
Oftentimes, before I go to bed, I lean in close to Tyson and ask him to tell me nice things about myself. On this particular night, the night that we sealed our 25 bags of hard white wheat into our buckets, Tyson said: "I love how excited you get about food storage!" Well, not the best compliment I ever recieved, but I took it with a smile. I do love food storage, and it does make me happy. Sooooooo happy.
It was so fun to have my little brother Scott come visit us! Buzz kept calling him "Scotty Wotty Potty" after an old nick name he used to have, but we decided that probably wasn't a nick name for a nephew to call his uncle, so Buzz called him the "Gingerbread Boy" instead (another family joke). Sometimes it's hard to have any pride when you belong to a family that dwells on silly and terrible and embarrasing things that happen to you. What can you do? Laugh, I guess!
We ran and biked on the Douglas Trail, toured Mayo, caught fireflies, had water fights, fed the ducks, and of course played some mean games of Touche'. Touche', for those of you who don't know, is basically fancy ninja sword fighting with swimming pool noodles. It's a lot of fun, and fun is GOOD!