Monday, October 28, 2013
We had another wonderful fun filled weekend. We made some cute cookies and some fun things for Cora to give to friends. I will post pictures of that at Halloween since that is what it is for. Leah had a friend over that she has really missed since she moved. They had a great time together. Gymnastics and dinner then we headed to the farm to take long over due family pictures. We figured it was either go to Champion and take them or photo shop Dave in. I don't have photo shop. It was nice to have a leisurely morning getting up and eating breakfast. Dave did not feel so rushed because we were closer. We worked on the house all day. It was unbelievable warm. Worked in our shirt sleeves most of the day. The night before Dave had asked me to bring out the wheel barrow and shovels. We got there late and it was dark. After unloading everything, we shut off all the lights and looked at the stars. My kids love to sit there and talk about and point out all the constellations. It was getting late and we still needed the pictures, so we hopped back in the car and started to drive away. There was a really weird sound. Yep, I totally back over the wheel barrow. I really wrecked it. I feel really bad, but Dave thinks he can make it work. We will see. I also got an amazingly huge rock chip this week in the Tahoe. Maybe I should stop driving. Anyways it was a nice day. Gilbert was there to play with Blake and he got right in and helped us all morning. Amber then invited us to the famous scones and egg cup lunch. (I don't know if she calls them egg cups I will have to ask) It was fabulous. We then worked more until dinner. Blake and Leah went back to play with everyone after lunch, but Cora stayed with us. After dinner we got home and found we had a lot of messages to return, then got to bed. Sunday it was raining a bit as I left for early morning meetings. Still raining when Dave came. Then the snow began. I was supposed to have auxiliary training that evening but it was cancelled on account of the snow fall. We had a wonderful, cozy, warm, evening in. We snuggled up and had hot chocolate and watched a movie. Today the kids are out of school. They have been through snow stuff, did some chores, and finalized Halloween costumes. So far it has been a great day. Blake decided he wanted to shovel the walk for us. He got all dressed and out he went. A bit later I went to help him. He was almost done ours but I didn't see him anywhere. Blake was over shoveling the neighbors driveway. Later he came home with $5. He said, "Mom, I didn't do it for the money, but when I told him I didn't want it he said I needed to take it. I didn't know what to do. I guess I will stick it in my missionary fund" It is things like that that make me think that maybe... just maybe I am doing somethings right.