Monday, November 29, 2004

Busy Week

Well, we have a busy week coming up! Tonight we are going to finish putting up our Christmas decorations. We got the tree up last night and lights, but no ornaments....and the girls are dying to get it done. Tuesday, the busy day every week, the girls have dress dance rehearsal and activity days for Taylor. Wednesday...I am teaching a lesson on Service for Enrichment and then our Relief Society is going caroling at the Care Center. Thursday, Scott has meetings for EQ and Taylor has Girl Scouts...and then Friday, I am going to Read for 2005 at the school, then I have a meeting for Harmon's PTA days, Taylor sings with her school chorus at the Dickens Festival at 1:00 and both girls dance at the festival at 4:30. Phew! And if that isn't enough, I haven't even begun Christmas shopping this year. The girls aren't making it easy either. Neither one of them has their hearts set on anything and the items they want change daily. So, I'll be lucky if I can figure it out.

I'm also planning for a PTA Christmas party and Parent meeting for next week. I was hoping to farm this responsibility out to somebody but everyone else is busy I'm it. At least it looks like after about the 10th, things will slow down a bit...I'm not complaining though..I like it busy.

We had a good Thanksgiving. We got to see Mike and Erin and some of my cousins from up north. Grandpa is doing better, but his recovery from heart surgery will be long. He was very tired but in good spirits. We'll keep the prayers coming, Papa! We love you....

We drove home through a major snow storm on Sunday. We saw several cars and semi's off the road and a couple major accidents too, but Scott got us home safely. Just in time to get to the Stake meeting where his new calling was announced. See below. We're very proud of him! He really has a strong desire to serve the Lord and I know he will be blessed for doing his best. Yay Scott!

Well, as you can tell, I probably won't be back to update much this week and maybe not this month, but I will do my best. We love you and we wish you all a Merry Christmas! Be safe and enjoy the holidays!

Sunday, November 28, 2004

My New Calling

Our stake changed most of the boundaries tonight. Also, everyone was released from their calling. We have a new bishopric and Elder's Quorum Presidency. I am the 2nd counselor in that presidency! :) :) :) :)

Monday, November 22, 2004

My lesson

I had a great time giving my lesson this week in Priesthood. Everything went well, and I didn't talk very much (always like that).

We are going to the visitor's center tonight. I just reopened last week, and we want to see "The Testaments."

We went as a family to see "The Incredibles" on Saturday. We all liked it, however Shaylie likes her new Mickey's Christmas more.

Thanksgiving again in Holden this year. I hope it doesn't snow on travel days. I hate driving in the snow!

Speaking of snow, It snowed here in St. George! The flakes were huge! It only lasted about 15-20 minutes (the rest of the time it rained) and it did not stick, however all the mountains around us are covered.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Busy Days

Tuesday was a fairly busy night. Taylor had choir practice. When she got home, Shaylie went to Dance, when Shaylie came home, Taylor went to dance.

Tonight, Taylor has choir practice. Then tonight there is going to be an Astronomy presentation at one of the elementary schools in town. After that, I have Elder's Quorum Presidency meeting. Now you now why we have a hard time keeping this page up to date :rolleyes:

Friday, November 12, 2004

trophy (13k image)Taylor brought home her trophy today that she won with her 4th of July Song. She completely cleaned off her dresser to so that she could display it properly :D She told Shaylie that it was made of glass so never touch it. :rofl:

New Pictures

I have updated the pictures section of the web site. Check out the new pictures!

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Story-Telling Day

Today is the day of the story-telling competition at Taylor's school. Taylor tells her story at 9:20 this morning. She gave her final practice performance last night and Tonya and I feel that she did a good job. I'm stuck at work during it, however; Tonya is going to video-tape it for me.

The rain stopped for one morning so I biked in today. I have been missing my morning bike rides. Forgot to tell everyone, Taylor went on a 13-mile bike ride with me last week. She did pretty good.

Sunday, November 7, 2004

Back to the Grind

Now that I can update my page, I guess I should do it. I have a busy week ahead. I have to make images for the older computers and then start upgrading those computers. Then I have four servers to install. At least it gives me something to do, instead of worrying if my job is going away.

Shaylie is really liking her classes. She has been very good at doing her homework. Both her and Taylor are enjoying their dance classes. Taylor has been doing well in dance and it is neat to watch her do kicks.

Tonya is busy as always with PTA. They just finished up the book fair and now it is on to reflections. Taylor's entry this year was her 4th of July song that she made up.

Taylor made her school's chorus group. She has practice every day after school. She also is singing in the ward's choir. And she is also preparing for the storying telling competition. As you can see, wee are all pretty busy. :)

Friday, November 5, 2004

Shaylie's Picture

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As it has been a while since we posted, here is Shaylie's preschool picture.

We're back

Yea! We're back! :party: