Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Week of January 13-16, 2019

Highlights:
Last Saturday, I sat in a pretty empty bounce house with Ellie. She tried to walk a bit, but every move sent her toppling. The same thing happened to me. Everytime I thought I had a grip on my balance, I would lose it. Sunday, on the way home from church, Dad and I decided that this year has begun as the year of the Bounce House. Every time you feel you have succeeded in adjusting, you are toppled over by something else unplanned and out of your control. Thus continues the Year of the Bounce House.

Spiritual
Good Sunday, but still seemed rushed, though Relief Society was pretty normal. My cub committee meeting was cancelled at the last minute...something about combining our pack with another wards...and yet another confusing, unsettling event. After the new deacons were ordained and set apart, Dad was told he had five minutes to teach a lesson...and he did so, until one of the boys reminded him he had thirty more minutes to teach. He was blessed with inspiration to fill the extra time, but it too was unsettling. It was a quiet Sunday, though, with family and rest.

Family

The Wilkins Family
Happy 5th Birthday, Sam on Sunday! We love you so much!!



The Ethan Rice Family
Ethan, Cameo and family had a good week. Cameo was preparing for Kaylee's 100th day of school on Friday, plus future fun. 

The Doran Rice Family
Happy 5th Birthday to Kooper on Sunday. They spent the rest of their weekend recovering from the awesome birthday party on Saturday.

Morgan
Morgan, Aimee and Emileigh are doing well.

Kayty
Kayty worked a full three days and is busy there. She attended church with us on Sunday. It was nice to have her in relief society. No lows so far. 



The Nathan Rice Family
Sunday was good. I neglected to share last week that Anna started into Junior Primary and is now a Sunbeam. She is still a bit nervous but likes her Sunbeam class, especially Lucy Anderson. Lucy wears cute necklaces that Anna loves, especially the cupcake necklace.

We had some great weather.




Happy 26th birthday, Nathan on Monday. 









Dad's Garden
We had rain this week and the garden is thriving. 

Other highlights
I have acquired my dad's ceramic pieces he created in high school when he attended Phoenix Union High School. I took pics so there would be a record.


















Sunday, January 13, 2019

Week of January 6-12, 2019

Highlights:

Spiritual
A new year, a new time, a new schedule and shortened meetings led for a bit of what seemed to me to be craziness. Sacrament Meeting and the testimonies were inspiring, but it felt a bit rushed. Sunday School was crazy, and the room was absolutely PACKED! I recognized every single person there, but I have NEVER seen the Relief Society Room so crammed full during Sunday School. (Our building houses two very large wards and our good sized ward, plus it is the Stake Center, and with meetings closer together, there is no available classroom space.)

I attended a session at the temple on Tuesday morning. There have been updates to the Endowment Ceremony. I learned so much, and I left the temple feeling so valued and loved by my Heavenly Father, more than ever before. Dad attended a Thursday evening session.

Cub scouts went well, though my co leader is asking to be released due to health problems. We have been a team for three years, and friends for a long long time. I was very discouraged at the news, though I absolutely understand and want her to be able to have full health.

I got letters off to my inmate sister Jessica as well as a ministering sister, Tracey this week.

I continue listening to a General Conference Talk, preparing for church lessons, and reading deliberately in the Book of Mormon. This week, I pondered charity and all that loving as Jesus Christ loves intails.

I have indexed 1382 records and reviewed 1196 records so far this year.


Family

The Wilkins Family
The Wilkins family had a good week. They completed their New Year's Puzzle and really enjoyed doing it.
Back to school week went well. Josh was able to attend a great birthday party on Saturday.


The Ethan Rice Family
Happy Birthday, Cameo on Monday. The family celebrated with Elder Moore, giving him a final mission field birthday party.



During Grampy's visit, he and Ethan were able to accomplish a lot of framing in the basement, so it can eventually become a room. School started on Tuesday and the schedule was back to normal. Kaylee's hoverboard skills have been passed on to Wadey and he is now quite expert at riding...after Kaylee is asleep.

The Doran Rice Family
Kooper lost his first tooth...and it literally was the first tooth he had: born with it!
Koopers birthday celebration was held on Saturday. What a super Spiderman party it was!! Doran and Amber did so much to make it a wonderful time. Here are some of the pics...
































It was a great day!
Morgan
Morgan, Aimee and Emileigh are doing well and have had a good and busy week.

Kayty
Kayty worked and watched Criminal Minds.

Two minor saves this week. 

The Nathan Rice Family
Nathan, Jessica and girls had a very full and fun week. There were visits to Grammy Lorie and Papa Ron, playing with their new miniature ponies, visiting Grampa Bob, trips to Cabelas and Nano's old house to get a table and chairs, helping Uncle Josh and Aunt CeeCee move, yummy meals we had prepared for us, including bulgogi, lots of swinging, playing in the sand and climbing.

They spent Friday shopping with Jessica, Papa Ron and Grammy Lorrie for their new countertops and had a blast at Ikea! Saturday was Kooper's awesome party. They had an apartment set back Saturday, so they will be busy next week trying to figure that out. It will be Nathan's last week off work.


Dad's Garden

Doing very well!

Other highlights
Dad went on a business trip Thursday to Prescott and was blessed to rent a Mustang Convertible.



Nano shopping took a long time, with a trip to a further away WalMart and a trip to the doctor for an injection.