I got home from Texas just in time for a big snow storm. We got the "no school" call the night before, announcing that we would have not one, but TWO snow days. Of course we made pancakes. We woke up to two feet of snow on the first morning, and by the time the sun went down, the snow was still falling. By the time it was done, the snow piled up over the tops of those railings you see out there around the pool.
Really, I didn't have too many items on the wish list when I told Amy I was coming to Texas for the weekend--just that I wanted to spend time with my twin, visit the site where JFK was assassinated, and to take a #fiftyhikesat50 hike with her.
Our favorite BYU-Idaho student is mixing things up this semester. She's "off-track." This means she's not attending classes full-time; instead she's working four days a week and taking an online class.
She moved to the apartment next door, has the same room mate who we're all crazy about,
and is diving head-first into some new experiences and opportunities.
There's a lot of stuff going around out here in cyber world about why the Patriots won their big game on Sunday; some of it good and some of it not so good. Only you can decide for yourself why this is the case. But while the rest of us were busy with life, this faithful ten year old fan was getting his game on in our New England kitchen, and made a hot bean dip for the occasion. I'm chalking the win up to a devotee and his dip.
Traditionally at the beginning of each calendar year, the Young Women host an evening to get excited about the year ahead in their organization. With the help of their leaders, they plan and execute most of it themselves. (Leeli was in charge of decorations)
It's a chance to review their purpose and personal progress, be reminded of their divine natures, and get excited for what the year will bring. (Rooney conducted the evening)
It was a cold and rainy night outside, but inside it was warm and FUN! We have a terrific bunch of youth in Gardner.
I'm looking forward to supporting their activities and growth in 2015.
It's been about a week and a half since I discovered the dryer wasn't working. Actually, it seemed to work, it just wasn't DRYing anything. The heating element has died, I have deduced, and, in a laundry-dependent household such as ours, I celebrate the hard-working longevity of such a thing.
Since we're still living life at a minimum of 65 mph, we are currently adorning our mantel with cool patterned socks and color coordinated buntings made of the laundry variety, instead of researching our future dryer options.
(your strong and biased dryer testimonials welcome in the comments section below)
Morning Boy is starting to perk up enough to have moments when he claims to be bored. I'm grateful. He still sounds like a smoker when he coughs and is found resting on the couch when he thinks no one is paying attention.
Enrique has been pronounced flu-FREE and has flown off to UMass to jump both feet into his final semester as an undergrad.