We spent the 4th of July weekend at the Cabin!
Wynn and Heidi came up and played (YAY!).
We had a yummy barbecue.
We played at the lake.
Wynn and Everett got a billion fish!
We went to the Rodeo.
We went to a movie (Despicable Me 3).
We had so much fun!
The next week (the 4th was on a Tuesday this year) –
We went to another movie (Smurfs).
We had a barbecue at the Enghs.
We blew up fireworks with the Enghs.
(And I forgot my camera!)
One big problem that I haven’t figured out the solution to yet is busyness.
How do I not run every day from one activity to the other while still providing opportunities for my children to grow, memories to bind us together as a family, and keep our household and lives running smoothly?
If you know, please tell me.
In the mean time – we’re roughly 3 weeks into summer. Here are a few memories so far:
Our sweet puppy, Maverick, got very sick. We figured he ate something (he was always eating socks and other things on the floor) and was having trouble passing it. We waited for a few days to see if he would get better. Finally we took him into the vet. He was really so sick.
At that point they x-rayed him and found that he had eaten a screw. They wanted to watch him for 24 hours, get him hydrated, and see if he could pass it on his own.
The next day he still hadn’t passed it, and now his internal organs were beginning to swell. They needed to do surgery. But the vet also thought that Maverick would likely do it (eat something he shouldn’t that could cause problems) again and again.
We decided to give him the surgery and then adopt him to a new family (a single woman who is also a vet, and friend of the vet who took care of Maverick) so that he would be in a home where there just wouldn’t be anything on the ground.
It was such a hard couple days for our family. And now that it’s been a few months, I’m still so sad when I think about him. I know he’s in a great home where he can be watched over, but we sure loved our little Mavi!
This year for the Women’s General Meeting I decided to take Olivia downtown to the conference center. We went to dinner first at Mimi’s and then went down to be with our sisters and listen to the words of our dear leaders. It was really neat, and I think a new tradition has been born!Read More
This year Everett will be baptized. In the old neighborhood every child had their own baptism (part of having very few children and two fonts in the stake). Here we have stake baptisms where all the children are baptized once a month. As part of that they have the baptism preview where they tell the…Read More
With the new year came New Beginnings. But the mind boggling thing was that this year Olivia was invited to it! I cannot tell you how shocking it is to me that my Sunshine is turning 12 this year! Where has the time gone? For New Beginnings Olivia was introduced to the Young Women by…Read More
One spring-ish day at the end of January Wyatt had a brilliant idea that our family needed a puppy. Actually, he started cruising the KSL adds for one almost the day we moved in. I was apprehensive of a puppy, but finally relented. That is how Maverick came to be the newest member of the…Read More
Here are some great things that have come from Calvin in the past week: The other night we were cleaning up the house before bed. All the other kids had gone upstairs to get ready, while Calvin finished sweeping the kitchen floor and I finished loading the dishwasher. Calvin said to me: “Mom, I just…Read More
One of my kids very favorite toys is Army Guys. I know. In this world of ipad, iphone, computers, etc. my kids dream toy is the ultra low-tech plastic green army guys you get at the dollar store. I mean, these guys don’t even have bendable body parts! They’ve been on the gift request list for…Read More