Sunday, September 11, 2016

Full Throttle into Fall

This week was the first full week of our fall routine. We kept busy and had fun. 

Labor Day Monday we spent not laboring, and that is the way it should be. Hallie ran an errand to Oxnard, and Mike secretly mopped the floor her. That makes for a happy wife.

Tuesday is the crazy day of the week. Hallie starts at the school at 7:45 a.m., and Mike meets us at home at close to 10:00 p.m.  Everyone was definitely tired by the end of the long day, and sleep came well for everyone.

Wednesday Hallie’s visiting teacher came over in the morning, and she always enjoys it when she comes.  Later Hallie met her friend Shirley for lunch at Fire Island Grill.  Shirley had surgery with Hallie, and they enjoy getting together and chatting about life.  Both women have been very successful with their weight loss.

Hallie only does crossing guard in the afternoons on Wednesdays, and then it is off to gymnastics for the trio.

Thursday entailed, work, school, and gymnastics for everyone. The evening ended with Hallie attending an activity put on by the Relief Society.

Friday everyone did a lot of the same as Thursday, but Hallie walked Roxy for 30 minutes. Oh, no. Now that we think about Friday, Landon has a nice big bruise on his leg from the mushroom at gymnastics, and in the evening while he was at Victory Nite he did an amazing trick and kneed himself in the mouth. Victory called us to let us know what happened, and Hallie headed out to go get him. Landon put a brave face on, but the moment the two walked out the door he cried for his mom.  Mom knew a Slurpee would make everything all better, and it did. 

While Landon was at Victory Nite, the other three of us had a little date together at Pizza Rev followed by The Force Awakens at home. Our big girl has had a big week of her own in Kindergarten. Both kids have jumped right into their academics, and Eliza brought home evidence of the material she's reviewing from preschool. 

Saturday Mike was gone all day teaching and attending a potluck in the night for work. The kids and Hallie cleaned parts of the house to rid Landon’s room of fleas and dust mites. We’re not such big fans of wall to wall carpeting throughout the house.

Sunday Hallie was asked to drive a woman from the ward over to the church building in the meeting since both of them had an appointment with the bishop. We all attended church at 1:00 p.m. Eliza kept herself busy during sacrament meeting creating new art. 

After church Hallie enjoyed running into Bishop Sonnenberg (our old Bishop), who paid her some nice compliments with her recent weight loss and hair change. After their chat Hallie ran into two families from the Valley Vista Ward, and it was so fun seeing familiar faces.

Today is Grandpa Owens birthday, and we called to say Happy Birthday to him. We are making plans to go camping in their backyard again this next week. 

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