Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Summer Thursday Night

Note: Count the Melchizedek Priesthood Holders in this photo.  
There are SIX!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Albino Squash.

From our Garden!
(they are supposedly zucchini)
They even have PINK eyes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

THE ballgame!!!

We have ALL been looking forward to this night for a LONG time!
We opted for the full cultural Red Sox experience, and took the subway to the game.  The FULL culture and experience, of course, doesn't really kick in until you're riding HOME from the game in the wee hours of the morning, but I assure you we'd do it again.  In a Boston Red Sox Minute!

Take me out to the ballgame ANY time!
We had FUN.

Friday, July 22, 2011

speaking of HOT...

Guess who scored a goal at tonight's soccer game?
(Really, it was a fortunate event, in that I happened to place myself right in front of the goal in time to tap in the cross from my fellow team mate, who did more running than me on this 100+ degree night...)
I was just trying not to pass out or vomit from heat exhaustion, and got lucky.
It was the goal that tied the game, and we all walked away feeling less like losers and more like, well, equals.
And it's Friday night, and there's nothing ahead but husbands returning from the west coast, and Kimball's and a Saturday morning sleep-in with the A/C on.
Life is GOOD.

it's HOT!

Current: Clear
Wind: W at 8 mph
Humidity: 17%
101° | 65°
Mostly Sunny
97° | 65°
Mostly Sunny
81° | 56°
Mostly Sunny
77° | 63°

If you live in Texas, you can disregard this post

It's HOT!
New England homes are not built with air conditioning.
We typically grin and bear it through about two weeks of heat and humidity each summer, and pat ourselves on the back for being so hardy.  Here we are, on day three of our heat wave, and I'm feeling VERY grateful for this:
It's not central air, but we have been centering our activities around it.
This morning I rallied the troops, and out to the garden we went to pick weeds together.
I heard Enrique groan when he stepped out of the front door, and then he exclaimed
"I think I just saw a tumbleweed!"
It's hot.
We really have nothing to complain about.
Yesterday afternoon we were driving to music lessons, and we passed an old farmhouse with several people sitting out on the front porch fanning themselves.  I wanted to stop and ask permission to take their picture, but I felt shy and kept driving.  
At least we have options for staying cool.

Monday, July 18, 2011

At Camp

 The girls learned to be leaders
 enjoyed the company of other girls
 organized and participated in
flag ceremonies and devotionals
 were seen reading their scriptures
 enjoyed shooting guns
 took advantage of being on beautiful
Lake Onway
 built new friendships
 slept in cabins
 worked on group unity
 were amazed by the beauty of the earth
went hiking
 cooked outside
 played in the water
said funny things
 swam a mile
 laughed a lot
 learned and performed some
Polynesian dances
 participated in skit night
and had an amazing and enriching
week of fun together!

Girls Camp

Lucky Me!
I got to spend the week 
in New Hampshire with my girls.
Girls Camp is the BEST.