Saturday, September 13, 2008

Busy Week!

Wow! It is now the end of our busy, busy week. I guess really, that isn't uncommon for us. We started off the week last Sunday with cute little Hogan's baby blessing. The actual blessing itself was fabulous. One thing that Tony said that really stuck out to me was that when trials and tribulations happen, that he can overcome them. What a great thing to say! Trials and problems are a part of life, they help us and teach us and keep us humble. How great it is for Hogan to have that in his blessing that he will stand strong during those times in his life. The food afterward was, as always, fabulous. I could tell they both put much time and effort into making it the most perfect day.

On Tuesday, we had our yearly family photos taken. I think that I am pretty happy with the way that they turned out. I did order some great images, though. I can't wait to be able to share them with people.

Wednesday we went with Dave, Aimee, and Nicole Rudd to the fair and then to Settebellos in Salt Lake. I love the pizza and that was no exception! Thanks Leslie for taking us there for girls night and introducing! Also, tonight, Logan lost her 3rd tooth! She is totally out of control! Luckily I can see a new tooth growing in where she lost her 2nd tooth on the bottom. She is doing great.

Thursday marked the 7th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America at the World Trade Center Towers. I recently watched a documentary on that and still seems so surreal. I do remember that I was driving into work and was listening to the radio. I heard a break in a song and then breaking news. They had told listeners that a plane had crashed into one of the buildings. Once I had gotten to work, I flipped on Janis' television. I watched as the second plane crashed into the second building, on live TV. What in the world was going on? I could not believe my eyes. I was absolutely glued to the television for the rest of the day and actually several days later. I finally had to decide to shut it all out--it scared me too bad. I am grateful for our freedoms that we enjoy here in America. I am glad that we are being protected by the many serving on our behalf. Also on Thursday, I was able to get my hair done again. I, this time, went from quite blond to extreme dark. I welcomed the change and I think that I really like it!

On Friday, we were invited to go over to Linda and Kevin Stephens home for dinner with the Seals and Barlows as well. The food and company was a lot of fun. It was also nice to be able to bring our keep them close to us.

On a sad note, on Saturday, we had to endure the death of my well established Honey Locust in my back yard. Oh, how sad! Kirt came over to help us remove the tree and install a new "baby size" tree in its place. Thank goodness for contractors pricing on landscape materials! We received a $450 tree for a little over $200. Yay! I love good deals. The kids were so excited to be able to hear the news that they were going to play with Grandma and Grandpa JJ tonight while John and I went to a party for Jen and Mike Tezak. We had a great time at the party with yummy food. The kids, I think, even had a better time than us. They were very spoiled and very well taken care of!

Stake Conference is tomorrow, so sad business, I will take that as a church holiday this time. (Bad, huh!) I will catch up on a lot of the little projects that I have got going on in our house and yard.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Emotional Trauma

Logan started Kindergarten today. I was sure to get her to school plenty early...early enough to be the first in line. Not out of my nature, by any means. She looked so cute with her new haircut and new clothes. She folded her arms in line and just waited and watched out of control co-classmates. She did find some new friends today and I think that she is going to do great! I kept loving on her and hugging her and telling her how proud I was of her. She finally whispered to me that she just wanted me to go! I totally understood. She, like her father, don't like to be the center of attention. I am so proud of my Logan! Now, every day for the next 13 years, at least, she will be at school every day. I am going to miss her so much, she is such a good little girl.