A few of the Halloween costumes are coming in...
Jonas looks like he is leaning in real quick so his Mom can take a courtesy shot.
He was probably off to play within a second of this picture.
A few of the Halloween costumes are coming in...
...to see our grandgirls in their Primary Program.
I want to tell you 2 of my favorite parts.
The first one:
A sweet 7 year old girl from Cami's class walked up to the microphone holding little Cami's hand,
and then proceeded to tell the congregation what an example Cami was to her
of friendliness, love, and joy.
Then Cami's sister Elora came up to the microphone too, and coaxed Cami into saying, "Hi."
I was in awe, and in tears.
Then, or maybe it was before....a little girl, Taya, who is about 5, I think,
got up to the microphone to do her part but instead she froze with tears streaming down her face.
She just couldn't do it. So the Bishop's wife who was nearby, started crying too,
and said Taya's part for her....but she could hardly get the words out through her own tears.
Sweet empathy tears, for this woman to cry right along with this frightened little girl.
A special day. It always is.
Heading off to class.
Cami is often stopped by people along the way who want to touch her or hold her hand for a bit.
...or so says John Tesh.
I listen to him every afternoon while making dinner.
Today he shared this list. He says by saying these things your relationship will improve.
They all make sense to me except for #4.
1. "We're all in this together."
2. "You're better at this than I am."
3. "Please tell me what's going on."
4. "I'm angry."
I think #4 should instead say, "It's not your fault, but I'm angry."
By simply saying, "I'm angry"...wouldn't that put your husband or friend or whoever it is, on the defensive?
Last Friday on our way home from getting Elora from school
I asked if she would get our mail while I waited in the car.
I wasn't about to pass up the chance to be with my grandchildren's Joy School at the park.
Especially since my camera was invited too.
Den and I are off to my Mac class tonight so I can learn how to make more sophisticated videos.
I'm excited about this 6 week course. I have the right computer now, just lack the knowledge.
But I hope to get there eventually. I don't even care if I'm the oldest one in the class.
I predicted a few years ago that Austin would land
the lead in the school play when he was a senior.
Well guess what? I was right!
Do you remember the little car incident we had in the Sweet Tomatoes parking lot a couple weeks ago?
How this older gentleman was not looking as he backed out, and ran into our car?
So his insurance paid the $789 it cost to fix our car, plus they also covered the $97 for 3 days use of a rental car.
Problem was though, the last day we had it I misjudged how far I should have driven our car into the garage by 1/2 inch.
But I didn't know this.
Not until later on that evening when Den came in the house to find me and announced,
"I hate to tell you this, but when you closed the garage door earlier today, it scraped the bumper of the rental car."
I had that instant I-wish-I-could-rewind-life feeling. How could I have done such a thing?
Then Den decided he was going to Lowes to see if he could find some auto paste of some kind.
He thought possibly the car just had paint from our garage door and it could be rubbed off.
A few hours later: Good try, but didn't work at all.
Then I finally saw the bumper for myself. Oh no. Not good. It was scratched in several places.
It looked worse than our car did in the original incident at the Sweet Tomatoes parking lot!
Dennis said since we hadn't purchased extra rental car insurance we would probably submit the damages
through our home owner's policy. Well I love our home owners policy,
but I think we submitted enough through them this year when they had to replace our wood floors
because of that dishwasher leak over Christmas.
No, not going to do that. We would just pay it out of our pocket.
So the day of reckoning comes.
The body shop calls and says our car is ready to be picked up.
So while I stayed home.....Den took back the rental car.
Of course he told them straight up what happened and showed them the damages.
Here's the shocking part. Den was told there would be no charge for the rental car damages.
He was thanked for his honesty but told "the damages did not cover sufficient area of the bumper to be reported."
I know, we could hardly believe it either.
I said I would show pictures of it and here they are!
(Thank you Susan for taking all these and letting me borrow your camera card.)
My Daughter in law Erin along with her Mom, Lynn, and her friend Kristy,
will be running in the Susan G.Komen Breast cancer race in just a few days on October 20th.
When Dennis asked me what the monthly lunch/lecture was about this month in Hanford
I said, "Oh it doesn't matter what it's about, but we are going right?" He said sure.
Of course he did.
But a few days before, I finally did tell him the lecture was by an OB doctor, all about pregnancy.
He wasn't interested, so then I said,
"Look, we have adult children having babies. We need to keep up on the latest."
His response? "No we don't. That's their business, not ours."
He's right, but I still wanted to go, so we did.
And it wasn't just for this lunch...which is always wonderful there, and free I might add.