Sunday, October 10, 2010

2 down, 2 to go, and life-in-general

This semester is already 1/2 over.  :)  I don't know how. I feel like it just started a week or two ago.  So that's good!  Mid-term's wise I have already taken two, they were the easy two though.  So 2 more, math and history.  Math, I'm a little worried about the test, but we have sooooo much homework in that class (which is do it and get the points type of work) and extra credit all the time, that I have 105% in that class.  :)  History, 40% is multiple choice, he has given us all the the questions on our notes, but 60% is essay.  We have the 3 questions we can choose from  but I can't decipher what language the big words are in. 
The kids have decided lately, they like to be in trouble.  Joseph with acts and Ariel with her sassy mouth.  I think they are loving their rooms.  Ariel said she is tired of sitting on her bed.  I told her she could get a bucket and scrub her walls. (I don't know what she would be washing off since they were painted 4 months ago, but that is something to do, right?)  The TV on the other hand is getting lonely and mighty dusty.  Washington thought they needed some time out of the house yesterday and took them on a bike ride, they made it 1/4 mile before they complained it was "too hot" (it was 75*), and they were thirsty, and their legs hurt.  Ten minutes later they were back in their rooms.
In September we had some friends come stay with us from Friday to Sunday.  Ten people and a puppy in our tiny little home.  That Friday night we bar-b-qued, went swimming and watched a movie.  Saturday I went to work and they went up to Zion National Park.  It was free park weekend, so the place was crowded.  Then we had Ecuadorian and Peruvian Ceviche.  MMMMM!!!!!!  Sunday had to be my favorite though, I didn't have to make pancakes, waffles, or french toast, since our guest took over the kitchen.  :)       Then this last week my sisters-ex-sister-in-law and her two kids stayed over at our house on their way to California.  For anyone who reads this, that is making that SLC to CA trip, remember we are now the 1/2 point and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when people come visit.  In the four months we have been here I think we have had 5-6 over night guests/families, most making the trip home.  So let me know, it's always good to see old friends and family.
After trying to submit second sealing approval for 6 months in our old ward, we got everything turned in today in our new ward.  It took us an hour to fill everything out and write the letter.  It makes me wonder what the hold up was before...  Before we started asking for the paperwork in January or February, never got it.  We asked the bishop here 2 Sundays ago, he dropped it off that Thursday.
We enjoyed conference last weekend.  The boys enjoyed Priesthood while Ariel and I went shopping.  (her allowance was  burning a hole in her pocket).  But as always, we enjoyed the (second) best thing about conference weekend, conference potatoes.  Basically just cheesy breakfast potatoes (not hash-browns) with sausage in them.  We always had them growing up, I made them once 2 years ago and haven't been allowed not to make them since.

Our ward, still amazing.  Today 3 people (who know the kids somehow, 2 of Ariel's bus friends and 1 of Josephs friend's) introduced themselves to me, I met one of my visiting teachers (from the 3 of us all working and going to school we have never met, just phone calls and cookies), and two other people.  I can't keep any of them straight, but the welcome feeling is there every Sunday.  Ariel gave a talk today in Primary.  I was called yesterday afternoon, the original child had to go out of town.  I am thankful for primary talks being on the internet.  I don't know where the time would have come from to think of something for her.
Other then all that nothingness, not much is going on here. 


Reed and Natalie said...

Sounds like things are going well for you guys! We would definitely take you up on your offer to stay with you, but we like to make the trip all in one day and get it over with!

Lualemaga's said...

what a busy few months. I am glad that things are going so well for you. I loved staying with u as well. know that I love and miss you and can u believe in 2 months we will be 31, oh my how the time has gone!