Monday, July 21, 2014

It's Hot in July

Monday morning we went over to David & Elysia's to watch the final of the World Cup.  Previously, we had plastered this all over Facebook!
Peter had been on Instagram the day before and knew the score, but none of the rest of us knew.  It was a great game, and I thought Argentina played their hearts out. And even though we were all cheering for Argentina (loyal to Joseph who's serving there), it was sure fun to watch the Germans because we had come to appreciate their players.  Overall, our family had a ton of fun with the World Cup.  Viva Argentina!

With Bruce on crutches with a pretty severe ankle sprain, it was up to me to go out to the farm and help him with irrigation.  We had a really dry spot, so I had to lay some pipe.  It's not that heavy, but it is a balancing act.

On Thursday, we had to go again and pull the pipe off the field.  This time it was me, Mary, Peter and Libby.  It took us about an hour, so it wasn't that long, but it was in the middle of the day, so the heat was oppressive.  We were glad that it was only an hour!  I did tell the kids, "Don't you just feel really cool when you're working on the farm, like you're worth something?"   Haha.  It's an interesting feeling, something about doing manual labor and not complaining about it, or worknig as a team, or I don't know.  But I often feel it!

Josh and his partner won the Cha-Cha competition this week at BYU-I, competing against all the other 180 (beginning) Social Dance classes.  Way to go Joshua!  He reported that the girl he danced with is engaged, so we shouldn't be getting any ideas about her. Too bad - she's pretty cute.  :)

Josh got to do down this weekend to the Homecoming of his mission president and his wife.  He sent this picture, which made me cry. 
He loves these people so much!  And I love them for how well they took care of Josh in El Salvador.

On Friday night at 11:44 pm, I got a text form Jesse that said, "Well I'm hiking Timp tonight so wish me luck."  I immediately texted back with big NO's written all through my message.  She finally answered the phone, but was totally set on going, so I couldn't talk her out of it. They went for the sunrise from the peak, and they made it.  They arrived home exhausted, but happy.  She did get a nasty cut and swelling on her ankle.  Let's hope that clears up quickly.  :)  She knows which oils to use!  Here are the pics she sent me, the first two at 5:39 am:

The rest she sent at a more reasonable hour.

Kevin & Jesse
 This is Bruce's reaction when he saw this picture, "What the?"

Jesse, Kevin, Jordan
It's a classic hike!  I'm glad she made it OK.  :)

Mary took a job delivering fliers for a chiropractor on Saturday.  She delivered hundreds of fliers over 2 or 3 neighborhoods.  It took her all day, and she was exhausted by the end.  BUT, she managed to pick herself up and get to the Stake Dance. 

And Peter went to his first Stake Dance!  He's not quite 14, but the leader in charge said that a few days wasn't that big of a deal, and she wanted him to come.  He said it was fun!

Jeff, Libby's piano teacher, said that Libby was playing with a lot of musicality in her pieces and he was really pleased with that.  Last week she was assigned Burgmuller's Ballade, which is a classic piece that I played back in the day.  She'll master it within the week!

The swelling in Bruce's ankle has gone way down, so the pain management is easier, but he is still on crutches.  At one point during the week he said, "It's amazing what a person can do when they can walk around."  Ha ha!  Even so, this didn't keep him from accomplishing some good things.  Here is a saddlebag, or a pannier, that he made this week.
 He's really proud of it, as he should be!  He borrowed a saddle bag from a friend, and then copied the design.  Only he says his design is better.  :)

I spent a good part of the week helping Grandma and Grandpa get ready to move.  Mary, Peter and Libby all put in some hours crossing off the things Grandma had put on their list.  They were good sports!

Have a good week everyone!

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