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Sunday, November 15, 2015

A 1 photo week

I had 1 photo from the last two weeks.  1!!  Life has been happy and busy and not full of events where I think to whip out my phone.  Jeremy has started lifting consistently again and of course Spencer and he had to put it to the test to see who was stronger.  Luckily Jeremy is around to keep Spencer humble.  Its like when Spencer breaks out the table tennis set we have to call Jeremy up at the end to remind Spencer who truly still is the best.  But it's starting to take some effort!

Allison has had a busy two weeks.  She had her choir concert that we got to go to.  She has the best choir director with concerts being short, simple and to the point.  Then she packed up and went to Disneyland with her theater group.  They left Wednesday night, flew out, played and worked hard, slept a little and came home Sunday morning very tired.  I think she made it through lunch and our home teachers and then was snoring in her bed a few minutes later.  She woke up for tithing settlement and then was asleep again.  The following Monday I got to go to her school for Reality Town (where kids go around using their monthly salary to experience life and bills) and she was a different person.  Amazing what some sleep deprivation does.  She had an amazing time though.  She said all the workshops were hard but she learned a lot.  And that going with a bunch of teenagers and adults with a food budget for eating in the park was a very different experience than going with our family.  She had spent a year earning the money for the trip and it was everything she hoped it would be.

Spencer is almost done with rec volleyball.  This has been a year for him to learn what it is like to try to be cheerful while loosing.  They have lost every single game.  Tough to watch and I am sure tough to play.

Rest of life is full of the busyness that never seems super exciting to post about.  School is cranking along, four more weeks to go, so I had midterms a week ago and this week I register for next semester.  Still really loving it.  I had a moment this week when Robyn called the school because she had forgotten her recorder at home and didn't want to get in trouble during music class.  I was ready just to say "life lesson sweetie" but said I would try our neighbor.  So my neighbor went to our house, got Robyn's recorder for her and took it over.  Talk about neighborly kindness.  Robyn was just in tears about it and gave Brooke a huge hug.

Jeremy has been busy scanning old family photos that he found and kids are enjoying discovering what he was like as a kid.  He ordered solar panels to install and is waiting for a big delivery.  One his ultimate acts of love and service occurred last week when I didn't realize the chickens were out and let Jasper out.  Jasper broke a chicken's back.   We no longer have free range chickens, they are staying in the coop always.  But Jeremy went out with a butcher knife and took care of business for us.  We are thinking of just butchering the remaining 3 chickens.  They are in their 2 year molt which is super long and messy and their egg production goes way down.  Spencer is all for it.  Girls have mixed emotions.

Life of birthday parties, running errands, taking my kids to see Pan and all the other miscellaneous errands and events have filled all the other nooks and crannies.  It makes everyone appreciate a nice lazy Sunday with a trip to the dog park and some apple crisp in the near future.

*Note from Jeremy: Heather forgot to ask for any photos I might have, so I inserted one more for this post and will let Heather use the rest later.