Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
On Sunday night Scott spoke to an overflow congregation of all the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood at our Stake Center. He didn't even sound nervous as he spoke about how to follow Christ's example of developing a well-rounded personality during our teenage years. We love and admire him so much for the example he sets for all the other members of our family.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Our neighbor Gary offered to let us use his Condo up at Brian Head, which he has used his handyman skills to turn into a beautiful place. So we took him up on his offer and spent the weekend before our 19th Anniversary going to see a couple of plays at the Shakespeare festival (Cyrano and Taming of the Shrew, both of which were great) and hiking around Cedar Breaks for the weekend. Thanks Brasiers for taking care of our kids and thanks Gary, it was a great anniversary!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Sunday night we had a family planning meeting and everyone was making suggestions on what to do for family home evening. It was suggested that we roast marshmallows in our fire pit, but we decided that it was too hot to have a fire and that a park day would be fun. Scott had to work, so the rest of us packed the wagon and headed over to the park. We were having a lot of fun playing croquet and baseball and I was enjoying taking pictures of everyone (see "before" picture). Later, Rachel asked me if I would race her on her scooter. We were really enjoying our races until Rachel lost control of the scooter and fell. The second she got up she said, "I think I broke my arm!" It quickly swelled up and she was in a lot of pain so we quickly packed our wagon, got everyone else home, gave Rachel some pain medication, and went to Centennial Hills Hospital for x-rays. Dr. Houston (a family friend) was on call and helped us feel right at home. It hurt Rachel to position her hand the right way for the x-rays, but she was a trooper! She eventually went to Dr. Barry to be cast. We told his assistant who cast her and had previously cast her legs, that we can't seem to stay away and that we love to monetarily support Dr. Barry. He thanked us for paying his mortgage. . . Rachel cried while he set the bone and told her some jokes to make her laugh through the pain. Her favorite was the girl joke: "How do you keep a rhino from charging?" Punchline: "You take her charge card away!" We were thrilled she got a waterproof cast which means she can swim and shower, however, we still think it would have been better to have roasted marshmallows!