So....we've had a really busy Summer...what with 4 trips down South which include 3 trips to the Temple which include 2 Weddings. Then of course, there has been extra stuff...a funeral & a graduation. We moved in the middle of July which we had been preparing for for about a month prior to happening.
Allllllllll along I've been counting down the days until the boys go back to school. We are now officially down to 3 days until the boys not just start school, but start at a brand new school for all of them. I'm glad that they are all on even ground in that respect & that none of them will be "the new kid" 'cuz everyone will be new.
I remember a day back last November when I was parked by the school, waiting for the bell to ring. I watched Chay standing in line by the door. I couldn't help think how fast the time is going. Haiden was in Grade 3 & Chayse was in Grade 1. At that very moment, I couldn't even imagine Brigham standing in line. I think he's small for his age, but he's soooo smart, busy & imaginative....He'll do fine!!
3 DAYS!!!!! YAAAAAY!!!!!
On Friday, we were honored to be in the Sealing Room of the Cardston Temple when Monty's nephew, Todd, was sealed for all time & eternity, to his beautiful bride, Becky.
It was so strange to see the man; that used to be a 3 year old little boy (when Monty & I started going out in 1991) get married. He looked quite dashing in his dark suit & purple rose pinned to his lapel.
I had a total blast taking pictures of them. Their photographer was really really great & allowed me to stick my camera over her shoulder & at her hip.
We were so happy that the smoke that we drove alllllll the way down in, cleared just before we arrived in Cardston. It turned out to be a beautiful day.
We love you a bunch Todd & Becky....Congratulations!!!
Then....On Saturday we were excited to attend Steven & Amanda's Wedding Ceremony. She looked absolutely stunning in her simple but lacy, straight wedding dress with THE most beautiful red roses. Steven could not get his adoring eyes off her as she walked down the aisle with her Dad.
We also went back that evening for the Reception.
Lots of Love to you both Steven & Amanda!!!
Phew....I'm Wedding-ed out....& they weren't even my weddings.
If you are a first time reader...I STRONGLYsuggest that you look up & read (as I call it) my "Disclaimer" under the title of my blog.
If you know me.....I STRONGLY suggest that you look up & read my "Disclaimer" AGAIN & remind yourself who I AM & how long you've known me.
This is not a criticism of the Church....it's simply a bash on some of the people in it. So I don't want to hear from ANY OF YOU questioning my faith or reprimanding my observations.
So we've been HERE for 3 weeks.
We went to our new ward for the first time this Sunday. We arrived about 10 minutes early. We sat in the middle of the Chapel.....
......ONLY 3 FRICKIN' PEOPLE GREETED US (after Sacrament Meeting).....And not a single one of those people was a member of the Bishopric. I guess the reality of that is that we have been absolutely & truly spoiled when it comes to great & loving Bishops. (Please allow me to name names....Bishop Mayne Root, Bishop David Bly, Bishop Geoff Grunewald, Bishop Dean Crapo & as of late Bishop Jerome Wigg.) I really do hope that our new Bishop (& his counsillors) turn out better to be than what I think he (they) is (are) right at this particular moment....'cuz they are seriously not lookin' to hot right now.
The Relief Society President was great great great. So Rebecca, if you EVER read this...You Rock!!!! She greeted us the way that I greet most, if not all, new members....with enthusiasm & interest.
I wish I had had ME to welcome us.