Busy week. What can I say. Wouldn't change the craziness for anything. Started out my Sunday exhausted. Been up the night before doing an outdoor movie for BYU and then had to get up early for church. Came home and my most awesome sister in law, Annalee, came over with her equally awesome kids. Got to hold my sweet little niece for the first time.
Isn't she a cutie? Not so sure about my crazy eyes, but you know me, CRAZY! Molly is a doll.
Then I went to BYC and class presidency meeting at our Bishop's house. Can I just say that my girl's are amazing. Had some nice missionary experiences with them afterword as we met with a few girls. Then I came home to Luke on his weekly phone call.
This is where as a mother I get to gloat. Luke has been at Basic Training in Missouri now since June 12th. That's right, 114 degree weather with 89% humidity. He's ran until he wore his new army shoes to threads and we had to send him new ones. He's pushed up until his shoulder popped out of joint and all in the name of recieving more mail. He's lost half a tooth and cannot do anything about it until after graduation, that is if he wants to graduate at all. He's shot, repelled, blown up things, ran through the rain, through the dark, amongst forest and fireflies, and he's been gassed in the gas chamber. Eaten bland food, lived on sunblock and army rations, and through it all he's managed to bribe nonmember bunk buddies to go to church with him and he has been reading the Book of Mormon. Only had a little free time for about a week and he is already through the First Book of Nephi. He writes letters encouraging the kids to be good and listen to their mother. Offers advice and inspiration. And in everything he has excelled way beyond the mark that they have set for him. In August Jenny and I get to go and see him graduate. Could there be a prouder moment for a mother? Love that boy!!!
This week we had Sam's belated birthday party. He chose to wait until his cousins from Texas could be here. They had the best time in the hot tub and on the giant slip and slide that Jason made for Sam. I spent the time with my beautiful mother, amazing sister in law Annalee, brilliant sister in law Kathy, joyfully wonderful sister in law Alisse, and of course superb brother Brad, while the kids played.
Yesterday was spent in Spanish Fork with Jason's family. Parade time with the Eckhardts, the Gibsons and the Thackers. Followed by dinner and swim time at the Thacker's house. Not to mention plenty of holding baby time with my other sweet new little niece, Ayla.
So there you have it. My busy week and it is only Wednesday. Granite counter top guy comes any minute to measure. My niece Jenny comes later today to meet with me. Get to help my Jenny set up a sound system for our remodeled city pool grand reopening later on and Youth Conference at the end of the week.
My life is amazing. And I couldn't be happier. And all the while I am missing my army boy and wishing him home, but proud as any parent could be.