Charming and I are entering a new part of parenthood. All our first generation are grown up- legal adults. I guess we'll see how this goes--
We did have two lasts recently.
Our last graduation from Lehi High School was on the 30th. In many ways I'm happy to leave high school drama behind, but I know I'll miss lots of things about having high school students.
Just yesterday Jacob and Charming came home from Jacobs last scout camp out. Jacob got to be the senior patrol leader for timberline this year. Timberline is a leadership camp that both Joseph and Jacob have been involved in. (Charming is already on board for another timberline in 2014.)
Today is Jacobs birthday. He gets the pink slip on his life.
It's really odd to think of the future and the change ahead. Yet it's all progressing as it should, and for that I am thankful.
Every time I say something to Joseph that he does not want to do, I get the death stare. Ill ask him things like to make the kitties a play land--- death stare...
My part of the game is to say as many rhyming words to stare. Hair stair chair fair pear dare care lair rare mare. Silly jojo
Today we woke up very early to a call letting is know that David's father had passed away. We knew he was having a hard time, but the news came as a bit of a shock. David was scheduled to leave for a business trip to Norway tomorrow-- for about 2 weeks. With just those circumstances the early morning news got all sorts of plans spinning. (Thankfully, it ends up that Charming does not have to go to Norway)
Tonight we had a little family time and went to Thanksgiving Point. We got to walk and talk with each other and Joseph and Aubrey came too. It was wonderful. We came across a new part of TG point. There are a few larger than life statues of Christs life. There are about a dozen more model size. They were so wonderful and well done. The statues will all be larger than life and spread through the gardens. It was really really great to see them and be with a few of our kids at this tender time.
I just read a blog that asked what we were excited about-- well let me tell you
This book- I got it for fhe. It is awesome! It's all about showing kindness and love. It uses the word "dipper" which happens to be a favorite word of my 2 sons.
Being a Find a Grave volunteer
There's a family history web site where I've volunteered to go to near by cemeteries and take pictures by request. I took my first assignment on Wednesday and I went seeking on Thursday. It is incredibly satisfying to help someone do family history work. I was really happy to do it.
Stitching during conference
Stake president visit for Joseph
Family vacation in June!
And of course a visit from my two favorite littles maybe next month!!
Just the other night, after a run of tough days, Dave and I were talking right before we fell asleep. I asked him "do you think there will ever be a time we go to bed happier than we thought we'd be- instead of being sadder than we thought the day would end?" (That sounds awkward, I hope you know what I mean)
Tonight is that night!! I know we are not finished with the day yet, but this day has had some great things! One of which is the package I received today. So fun. It will help in primary and in my life in so many ways. The creator of these books is our song leader in primary and she is so awesome. She has all those kids, and the teachers enthralled. What a delight!
Our Kimmie came by tonight. She is doing so well and she is so happy. No big announcements, but seeing her happy is so good for my mamas heart.
So I guess it's time to sleep now. This day ended up happier than I thought it would be, and I'm so thankful!