When the older kids were little, and I was a stay-at-home-mom, we always spent summers DOING stuff....working, playing, popsicles, water-fun, field trips, etc. I have felt so blessed, this first summer that I'm working, that Jillian is home with us to step in as substitute-mommy for the small one. Yesterday Jill took Grace and her friends on a super-fun filled field trip to the Lehi Round Up Days festivities downtown! They did all sorts of free stuff...face painting, museum, hoola-hooping for prizes....then came home and set up the slip-and-slide and spent the afternoon playing at our house. I got home, sat with them for a bit outside, then I took the girls all up to play at Brynlie and Carsyn's house. Went straight from there to take my brother's kids to see him in Salt Lake (I'm trying to figure out how to post about those experiences...) and when I got home about 9pm discovered that Jill had even CLEANED and TIDIED up the house after we all left. You all know the huge cluttery messes that happen when everyone is home for summer vacation... Thank you Jillian! I love you and appreciate you more than you know!
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.