Thursday, May 31, 2012

catchin up

Ahhhh so behind....

I surprised Mom for Mother's Day.  Jennifer and I drove to California with our 3 kids, which went ridiculously smoothly.  Around 7 pm Ruby knocked on Mom's door.  Dad and Katy (who knew I was coming) almost simultaneously decided they had to go to the bathroom and made Mom get the door, which she was mad about.  She opened the door and just stared at Ruby for a while, trying to figure out how she could possibly be there. It was awesome!  Then there was lots of screaming and hugging.  I love surprising people.

 We went to the Cambodian branch on Sunday (my parents' calling) and it was different and awesome.  Ruby loves Cambodians.  Cambodians love Ruby.

My parents spoiled me with this gift:

These shoes make my life so much better.

Ruby loooooved the chicks that Mom got for her class. And reading with "Baba."

Katy and I made amazing GoT shirts for my family.

Katy got Ruby a pimp Ewok shirt.

Ruby loved being in California. We went swimming every day and hung out a lot with Grandma Joyce.  She is obsessed with my parents and Katy.

The Relief Society brunch went well--my decorations were awesome.  Why in the world I didn't get a picture, I'll never know. I'm dumb sometimes.

My calling is going awesomely. (grammar?) It is my dream calling.  I love the girls and I love the leaders and I love being part of YW.  Camp starts MONDAY (!!!!!) and I'm teaching the combined YW on Sunday, so I'm stressing right now.  Teaching a lesson is one of my biggest fears!  I've been preparing like crazy though, so I think I've earned some help from on high.  It's on Individual Worth, and I'm busting out all my fave scriptures and talks for it.  It's good for me to study this topic.

Ruby is just awesome lately.

 On Memorial Day we had a picnic lunch in our new tent outside.  It is massively huge--too big to set up anywhere in our house.

On Saturday we had a dress-up picnic lunch in our living room.

Life has been good to us lately.

Yesterday we had a squirt gun fight with Caeden and Kerry that deteriorated into sitting in a bucket of water.

Ok that is all I can think of to get on the blog before my girls camp experience.  Thank heavens for Kyle's parents--they are coming Sunday night to take care of Ruby while Kyle is at work until Thursday. I have no idea what we would have done otherwise!  I am so grateful that I get to go.  Not only will I have fun with Kelsie and the other leaders and the girls, but I feel like we are all going to bond a ton and have a really great spiritually enriching experience.  And it's always fun to finally get to experience something that you've been planning for ages.  AND when it's over, I can finally relax a bit!  Maybe.  The day after I get back we're going to the Highland Games at Thanksgiving Point, where Clan Rose is being represented for the first time!  I gotta get a tshirt.  Constant And True, baby.

Now I just need to get through my lesson on Sunday and not die of anxiety.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

busy busy

Wow, things are insane right now.  I just realized it's been super long since I blogged.  SO quick update:

I have two callings.  I'm on the RS Activites Committee,  well actually, I'm the entire committee of one.  But I rarely have to do anything, because we only have an activity every couple of months.  We are having one next week though, but I'm only in charge of decorations, which is my fave.  I have some very cute things planned, I hope they all work out.  Grow, wheat grass, grow!

My other calling is more time-intensive and even more fun.  I'm in Young Womens!  Finally.  I'm the secretary, and it is my DREAM CALLING.   Have fun with the girls and keep things super organized?  PERFECT FOR ME.  I love it.  I'm also going to girls camp as a leader with Kelsie for the 1st and 2nd years, and I'm the unofficial camp secretary and assistant to the assistant camp director.   Things are INSANE.  Seriously, every single day I have a ton of stuff to do and people to talk to because camp is in less than a month! None of us camp leaders have ever been before so shiz is getting real.  I love it though. It is so fun to prepare for it, and I can't wait to actually be there.  Our YW are totally awesome, and so are the other leaders.  Being able to do everything with Kelsie makes it especially fun!  We are in charge of crafts, my favorite.  Basically, I live and breathe camp right now.  Poor Kyle is very excited for it to be over so that he can have his wife back.  It's exhausting but so much fun!

So that's what I've been doing instead of blogging.  Plus Ruby is crazy and adorable.  Her new words are horse, kiss and Jesus.  Love that girl.