The Family News:
*Dani is surviving her experiences so far in Texas. They are moved into a new house and a new ward. She is learning that everything is spread out and a trip to town in less than an hour is rare. She has a "bug guy" and finally got her mail key yesterday. The bug guy is a big deal, in case you don't know that about Texas. Bugs es no bueno.
*Daisie is at Girls Camp. I assume she is having a fantastic time, as I've not heard otherwise.
*Joseph went to Scout Camp last week, where he rec'd 5 merit badges and a sunburn.
*Arianna has been going with Diana nearly everyday for the past few weeks, while she nannies a set a 18 month old twins and a 2 year-old. It's been really good for her.
*Diana went thru the Temple for the first time last Saturday. We took pics and all, so there will be more to that soon. It was wonderful.
*Found a home for Dean here in Colorado Springs! We're in the paperwork process of moving him down here! Yea!
*David Scott and Tisha in Meridian, ID will be meeting us in Utah when we take Diana there to the MTC week after next.
What I've been up to:
*Staging Homes: All of the homes Kelly and I have staged this summer, have already sold. We've been working on another one this week--should finish it today.
*The heat this summer has been unreal. Is it rotten to say I'm ready for Fall already?
*My favorite Primary lesson that I've taught this summer, was last week's lesson on Moroni and the Title of Liberty. I even made my own title of liberty on muslin and used it in my lesson. More on that later. It was pretty dang cool.
*I've been driving a brand new Dodge Caravan a little over a week now, while my Sub is in the repair shop, and I am totally dreading the day when I haveta give it back.
*Meeting with my awesome attorney regarding the settlement of my November car accident. The fact that the two words "awesome" and "attorney" are in the same sentence, next to each other, is not a typo.
*Still going to my Chiro twice a week.
*Got my eyes checked out by a specialist and I'm getting some new prism lenses because my peripheral vision is "wavy" and a bit off. That was quite an experience.
* Missing my grandsons in Texas...alot whole lot.
* I met with the college counselor last week to get enrolled for Fall. How stinkin' cool is that?!
*My sweet friend, Nan, showed up at my house on Monday, took two spoons out of my kitchen drawer, bid me to follow her to her car outside, where she had a bag of melted german chocolate marshmallows, and she serenaded me with Reba McIntire's "Is there life out there?" in the car. I love her!
*Yesterday afternoon, Diana and I decided to go up to Denver to go to the Deseret bookstore, then to the Beehive Distribution Center to get some things she needs, and then do some service in the Temple. We got her a missionary journal at the store, then headed over to the BDC, to find it was closed. THEN, as we were parking at the temple, she realized she'd forgotten her temple recommend. Oh how she apologized over n over, but it wasn't a big deal. We listened to a new CD she got, called "The Work" by the Nashville Tribute Band, on the way home. (so good!) When we got home, she picked up some things on the dining table that I had set out for her before we left, and discovered that my temple recommend was under them on the table. I had no idea! We laughed a good one at that. We're going to try again this afternoon to go to the Temple.
*I have two doctor appointments this morning, then over to the house we're staging, and then to the Temple and back for Mutual tonight. Gonna be a busy day!
*Oh! Diana's mission farewell is this Sunday! She enters the MTC August 8th.