Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bowling with the YW & YM

On Wednesday we took the Young Women and Young Men bowling. It was so funny to watch the kids try to bowl. Before we left we had Gayla Ruesch, a lady from our ward who averages 192, teach them the basics of bowling so they didn't all get gutter balls. She told them where to aim and what to look at. But for some reason the kids all forgot when they got there. So a lot of people, especially the Beehives, put the bumpers on so they wouldn't gutter every time. Shayne ended up being the biggest loser with only 44 points. Needless to say she didn't use the bumpers and she was off her game. Only 3 kids broke 100 and they all had a great time. We had 14 girls show up and one new girl that isn't a member. I'm not sure how many boys we had but I do know that I invited Shawn Krunk, a non-member and Kaela's little brother, to come and he did. He got 2nd place over all. I told him that he needed to come every Wednesday to mutual with his sister. Hopefully he will. I love when we have fun activities so the kids can relax and enjoy each others company and also bring non-members to show them that we like to have fun. It's a great missionary tool. Next week we are having a picture scavenger hunt with the boys. It should be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Aunt Millie

On Monday we laid to rest my Mom's Aunt Millie. Aunt Millie moved in with my parents a couple years ago from North Carolina after her brother died. My mom took care of her until she needed full-time help then my mom moved her into the closest nursing home there was. Millie was in the military when she was younger so she was buried in the Camp Williams Veterans Memorial Cemetery. It was a beautiful graveside service. It started with a 21 gun salute and a serviceman playing "Taps". It was gorgeous. They presented my Aunt Joanne with the flag that was on the casket and also gave her the bullet casings from the salute. Then Paula gave the opening prayer, my Mom gave her life history and Andy played and sang "Be Still My Soul". Charles then said a few words because he was also the presiding bishop and my Uncle Raymond said the closing prayer. At the Funeral home my Dad gave the family prayer. It was all very lovely. I'm sure she would have loved it. She is now back with her wonderful husband and all of her family.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

1st day of SCHOOL!

Wednesday, August 11th was the first day of school. Yippee! The kids all love there teachers and David and I loved to spend some time together. It's going to be a fun year!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pickin' Peaches

Our Young Men and Young Women got a chance to go to the Church orchards to pick peaches today. I had never been. Our bishop in our last ward told all young mothers that they did not have to go to the cannery or to the orchard because it was there job to raise there children and that all of the old fogies in our ward could and should do it. So needless to say my kids had never been. So, it was a new adventure for all of us. We had 11 girls come. It was great to see so many get up so early the day before school started. We met at the church at 5:30 and had doughnuts and juice then left. When we got there they gave us out basket and sent us to work. Sophie and I stuck together and the men in charge told everyone to fill up there baskets 12 times. The trees were filled with peaches but most of them were to small to pick. The further down the rows you got the more ripe the peaches were. Sophie and I took a ladder and found 1 tree that filled our buckets 5 times. It was a lot of fun. We will do it again soon especially because all of those littler one will be ripe soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back 2 School!

SCHOOL starts in 6 days! August 11th! It was an awesome summer but it's time to get on a schedule again. Shayne is a Junior and is the Captain of the Swim Team at Pine View High. Sophie is in 7th grade at Fossil Ridge Intermediate. Josh, 5th and Ben 1st at Washington Elementary. David and I get one more year alone together. It'll be a fun year. Can't wait for it to start!