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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Temple and school winding down

This Friday evening we went to the Payson temple open house.  Allison was gone all night to a birthday part so Robyn got to invite her new friend Gillian who lives across the street.  They were so excited to go.  The temple is truly beautiful in many ways and I loved all the symbolism they used.  We shared the evening with a few thousand people so lines were long but I got to have many interesting conversations with the people around us who also had special needs children.  It gives you an instant talking point.

This week Allison had her end of year school concert.  I loved how she hammed it up for the songs but what I was most proud of was watching her enter and leave the concert helping a special needs girl walk.

Tuesday night Jeremy and I got to play hookey and went to a play on a school night called Big Fish.  It was awesome.  I have never heard the songs before and they had great humor intermixed.  It always feels like we are cheating when we come home late on a school night and everyone is already asleep.

Taylor had his dance festival this week.  After helping our class dance in front of an audience to Everything is Awesome I got to help Taylor dance Footloose with his class.  He had a big smile on his face while I walked and shook him around.

I got to meet with my college advisor this week.  The plus side was that I got to waive two classes for the summer.  The down side is that I was a week ahead in those classes on homework!  But it feels nice to have the load lightened.  Monday I stayed home sick with a cold and spent the day doing homework.  My kids especially Allison think its funny watching me try to get my old brain to work.

Spencer has been busy this week applying for jobs everywhere.  Friday I went with him so he could drive and I was proud of him in his shirt and tie with a resume in hand.  No job yet but many applications out there.  School is basically over for him now.  Most of his classes are watching movies and he is relearning things like what the truffle shuffle is.

We didn't have any big plans this weekend as we have had lots of rain and cold weather.  We work in the yard when its sunny and we now have all our garden in.  Robyn had a swim clinic every day this week.  I know she loves swimming because she didn't mind swimming in the rain at all.  Allison and her friend Evy spent Saturday night cleaning out our playhouse.  They even ironed our curtains.  I love that they considered that fun!