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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A great weekend

We had a great weekend! Travis only has one class on Friday. So when he got home that morning we packed a picnic lunch and headed out the door. I've been looking for toys for the kids to have in the back yard. Thursday I got a kids plastic picnic table for $5 at a garage sale so we thought we'd hit up some garage sales. We ended up in Huber Heights, just north of us. The first place we went had a nice lady that gave us the name of several places to visit in the area. So we went out to Charleston Falls. It was very peaceful and kid friendly. We ate lunch and hiked over to the falls. A huge snake fell out of a tree. I mean HUGE. (The picture doesn't do it justice)Travis and Trouble explored a cave (even though Dynomite is in the picture).We put our feet in the pond. The sign on the pond is written as a mirror image, so it reads correctly when reflected off the pond. There wasn't a cloud in the sky! That night we went over to our new (and will probably will be well abused) friend's house for dinner and kite flying. They gave us their extra swing set that they got from their neighbors!

Saturday we got up early (I mean I didn't even put my contacts in early) at went to our neighbors yard sell. We got Trouble a two-wheel bike with training wheels. They had a plastic swing/slide thing for sale for the yard, but we didn't buy it. So we walked over to our other neighbors for their yard sale and looked around. While we were there another neighbor had pulled out to the curb a large playhouse, covered sand box (like the turtles, but this was a ladybug) and basketball hoop. So I walked over and she said if we can haul it we can have it. Sweet! So I stood sentinel while Travis finished over at the yard sale. He and the neighbor carried it all over to our house. One lady did walk by while I was selfishly standing guard and asked about MY newly acquired booty. I guess she was pretty upset I got their first!! I directed her over to the swing/slide thing, which she bought. We just hung out for the rest of the beautiful day, had a barbecue and managed to keep the house clean.

Sunday we went to renew our temple recommends and I got a calling as the Enrichment leader. That's what I get for complaining about how long I've been out of Relief Society :-)

Monday we went to our church playgroup where I got the some 20 questions over and over. Luckily I found a lady who had a lot to say about herself, so I was glad of that. Dynomite had so much fun that she came home and had a 4 hour nap!!

Tuesday we went to MOPS!! Another awesome group of ladies. Its smaller than the Minot group because there is 5 groups in the Dayton area. They already asked me to be apart of leadership for next year, but seeing how that didn't go so well in Minot, we'll see. I explained what had happened last year and she really didn't care, which means they are desperate for help!! When I applied to help in Minot I was rejected because I am Mormon. The leaders of that church where we meet said it was because of the difference in religious views. Mainly because we don't believe in the Trinity. It was more of a blessing than a let down because it meant that I couldn't help, so I could just relax and enjoy the fellowship of the other MOPS ladies without feeling like I wasn't doing enough. I still helped in the kitchen. Anyway, I got the typical 20 questions. The kids had fun. So we'll continue with this group.

I also finished the book for our ward's book club. It was "The Peacegiver"By James L. Ferrell. It was all about finding peace in our lives through the Atonement of Christ. And all the different aspects of the Atonement. The book mainly focused on a marriage that was falling apart, but could be applied to any situation and to every person seeking to more fully understand what Christ did/still does for us. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book.

It was a beautiful weekend full of family time and good friends! Its going to be hard to pack up in two years!! -- okay, you can ask me that again in two years HAHA!!



you sound amazingly busy...I feel lazy when I read how much you have done...how fun that you guys are enjoying your new area.

The Schooley's said...

Sounds like heaven!! So glad you get to do all the fun stuff you guys like!

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