We had a fun weekend at Grandpa Dale and Grandma Mary's house. We got to visit with Ed's Brother and my sister-in-law, Donna and their grown kids, Chad and Natalie. We don't get to see them as much as we would like because they live in Arizona. Chad is just off his mission and wants to get married, I am currently taking applications :-) Both Chad and Natalie are amazing young adults and are students at the University of Arizona. Ryan had fun blowing up stuff, Brennan collected frogs, snakes and toads. The food was yummy, thanks Mary! And thanks Grandpa Dale for driving everyone around on the boat.
Summer is coming to a close, so that means one last hurrah for Brennan at Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi. Brennan starts Kindergarten at the end of the month, so we went to the Gardens with 2 of his classmates, Josh and Jake and their moms. Brennan knows Josh because he is the brother of one of Ryan's friends, but he didn't know Jake. The boys got on great and I had fun visiting with the mom's, nothing like interacting with other adults. It also gives me peace of mind that Brennan will have some buddies in school. Jake, Josh & Brennan Water Fun!!! Chillin Out - Brennan, Josh & Jake Warming Up!
So this weekend was awesome. The boys went to Bear Lake for the weekend. I wasn't invited (that's a whole other story). They left on Friday and I was a "cleaning machine". I cleaned my whole house, organized things I've been putting off, washed all the sheets, washed my car, washed the car mats, spot treated the stains the carpet in the car, got ahead in work, scrubbed toilets, you name it I did it. This is where it gets good..... after my crazy day of cleaning, I went and got a massage, I came home, ate an uninterrupted dinner, watched 2 movies, took a bath, gave myself a facial and read til 3 a.m. My Saturday, was more of the same, watched movies, read some more, worked out, another bath, loaded on more music to my i-tunes. On Sunday, I got ready for church, so peacefully, in the right frame of mind. I didn't yell at any body to hurry it up or fought with my kids who don't want to go to church. I eat when I want to eat (I seriously think my family is making me fat), more reading, watched the Olympics. It was bliss!!!!!! Yes, I missed them, I'm glad they're back, but I feel like I'm ready to tackle life again after a weekend off.
I missed the release party of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. I was bummed, but I was too tired to get myself ready to go..... then I saw the pictures my friend Linda sent, and I was extremely bummed. I had been reading all the books again in preparation for reading Breaking Dawn. Over the past couple days, I have read, Twilight, New Moon and finishing up Eclipse. I've read Twilight about 4 or 5 times now. And I am enjoying New Moon and Eclipse better the second time around. I am going to start reading Breaking Dawn tomorrow. I'm exicited. I have been so disciplined. There were some things I wanted to get done around the house before I started reading because I knew that I wouldn't get anything done after that. I have a SUPER major CRUSH on Edward! (I'm too old for this, but my Spirit is soooo young) Whew!!! Seriously, I was out of breath reading Eclipse, Chapter 8 & 20. Some pics of the party I missed :-(
Michelle, Mary, Stacy, Missy, Talina, Melissa & Linda Linda, so stinkin cute and oraganizer of getting us gals to go.
I am trying to update my profile on my blog. It is so BORING!!
I want it to be a little quirky, describe my situation in life, my challenges, my triumphs...yada yada.... I want it to be real, not some crap about how wonderful my life is...cause let's face it...it's been the $#&@s for the past 3 years! More to come....