This made me laugh Aunt Jerry’s Funeral. I’m so sad she’s gone, but so glad I got to be there to celebrate her life. Not sure why I look like I just ran a sweaty marathon. The bishop compiled a list of all the nice things people said about her at the funeral. Some of them were: Smile at the people, be present, camp, be interested in people, tell a story, do the skit, make waffles, work hard, wear clean underwear, be faithful, enjoy the ride, be where you are supposed to be, include everyone, make the average into the magical, live a life of service, follow promptings, and leave the world a better place. We sang “I love the Mountains” just like she wanted. And the Governor of Utah declared Sept 1 to be “Smile at the People Day.” I love this age. Getting so grown up, but still little in their heart. Yay Marching Band Josh and Ethan are best tennis buds 2nd Annual play hookie and go to the lake with the McBrides, Owens and Toys. I let go of the rope for my first time ever! So much fun. Spooky season coming a little early for Halle and Lauren Blake’s flag football Friday night lights. Rusty and Ryan are coaching and I think adults and kids alike are learning a lot. Briggs Street Bash. The tennis team sold shave ice, and we made the most money of any team at the school! Soaking in the last few days of summer. Halle came home for the weekend. We FINALLY rented the giant paddle board. It was just as much fun as I imagined it would be. Coyote that was about 20 yards away from us as we were walking Dash. We scooped him up and he got to be carried for the next little bit to make sure he wasn’t a coyote snack.
Queen Elizabeth dies. What a life she led! It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, but think of all the history she lived through. It’s pretty amazing.
Tennis, tennis and more tennis. It’s been a tough season. Josh isn’t having nearly as much fun as he did last year. We moved up to 5A, and we have no Seniors on our team. We knew it would be a rebuilding year, but it’s easier to say, and harder to live through. School has been more stressful as well so he’s counting down the days till it’s over. I hope he can find a way to rekindle his love! Maybe with a little time and space.
Big Google Presentation in Mountain View9 9/11 day of service. Rusty helped organize. They went to homes of fire victims and helped clean up yards. There’s still a lot of work to be done Teya’s Quinceanara. What a lovely tradition to be a part of. I wish I had a picture of her dress. It was exquisite. Hadestown! This was supposed to be a fun night for Halle and Gwen, but Halle couldn’t get away, so Josh gladly took her place. Look how dressed up he got for the theater. Little football on the golf course. Blake and I beat Rusty. Happy birthday to me. I have to say, turning 40 wasn’t so bad, but I did not really enjoy turning 41. Time is going too fast! My first Apple Watch! Sunday birthday dinner Claire made the most delicious chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. It was so yummy! Best present EVER. I am cherishing each one. I feel so loved that they would share their stash with me. It’s hard to see Blake, but he’s back in the corner. First Middle School band concert of the year! I love this outside format they’ve been doing for the past few years.
Rusty and Dad did an epic 17 mile hike from Brainard Lake to Winter Park. They started in two groups–one at Brainard and one at WP. Then, they met in the middle, switched car keys and went on their way.