Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So many things going on...

There have been so many wonderful happenings this last week that I haven't had time to post about them all -- so they are going to get bundled into this one post. Here is the reader's digest version of our past week:

1) Josh learned how to ride a bike on two wheels. He picked it up quickly and, despite the 110 degree weather, wants to ride every day!

2) We went to Lake Saguaro with some good friends, the Stapleys. I learned how to wakeboard on my first try! Dave even surfed on this surfboard that goes inbetween the boat and the wake. It was so much fun. The kids loved going on the tube. (P.S. This is not really me -- I was more 'scared for my life holding on' type face)

3) We had a great, but HOT, Pioneer activity at 6:30 a.m. at a local nature preserve. Some friends in our ward put it on and the kids had a great time playing Pioneer games, singing songs, doing crafts and learning more about their Pioneer Heritage.

4) Josh had a fun party at Peter Piper Pizza for his 6th birthday. The next day (his official b-day), we had family over for 'triple-decker' ice-cream cones -- that is what Josh wanted instead of a cake.

5) I taught my first sharing time. It is quite a bit different teaching Junior Primary vs. Senior Primary. Now I know.

6) My doctor called... I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, and I do not have diabetes. I have pre-diabetes, which means it could develop into full-blown diabetes in 6 months, or never in my life. Since there is no family history, I can simply control it through exercise and diet -- no medication required. It was great news! (And the splints on my hands at night for the carpal tunnel are doing wonders).

7) Dave gave all the kids wonderful father's blessings before they started school. I think this of all the things made me the most happy inside -- to know he is worthy and that he knows the kids well enough to understand their needs.

8) The kids started back to school today! Josh is in 1st grade and Eden is in 3rd grade. Another year has begun! Teya and I are just hanging out -- going to the gym, coloring, watching Dora...

9) I started reading 1776 for my Book Group, just finished "the Broker" (John Grisham) for fun, and just borrowed "Breaking Dawn" -- so... goodbye world for a few days!!!


Wendy said...

What a great informative entry. Happy Birthday Josh! Have fun reading all of your many books. I've been working on the same book for a year--Biography of President McKay. I just started on another book that I really like so far: God's Secretaries--about the making/history of the King James translation of the Bible.

So glad to hear you don't have diabetes. And you eat healthy and exercise so well already, I'll bet that'll keep it away.

It's a whole new world with 3 of my 4 kids in school now--I can't remember what I did during the day before school got out. I'm sure I'll soon find my niche. If it weren't for the dang Scrabulous that got taken down, I'd have something to keep me occupied!

VikiViki said...

Wow - Looks like your kids are excited to be in school. Sadie just barely learned to ride her bike as well. You read so fast! Glad the splints are working. Thanks for getting the cookies for Paul.

Orange Peanut said...

You've been busy! I love the pictures of Eden and Josh - so grown up! Two kids in school - bittersweet I'm sure!

Kako said...

I have to tell you, I didn't love Breaking Dawn. It hasn't been as gripping to me. Also, where is this lake? I assumed since Arizona is a dessert there wasn't a place to boat withint 6 hours of us. I'm hopefully wrong!

Janell said...

I was told I had carpal tunnel in both wrists and they wanted to do surgery. My symptoms totally disappeared, though, when I started going to the chiropractor twice a month. It seems the cause of my problem was in my neck and not in my wrists. Who knows... you might try it! I hope you feel better SOON!! You're GREAT! :)

Liz said...

Fun stuff going on! Good job on the wake board and good job for Josh with riding the bike.

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