I didn't mention that we came home from Idaho to three very proud kids. The house was clean, their jobs were done, the rules had been followed. All was well! We were very proud of them, as they were proud of themselves. As Doug says often, "We've got great kids!"
Another proud moment, Grace texted me today from school: I got 100% on my Biology test!!! She'd studied hard and worked hard to do it! I sent her several congrats texts and so did Doug. She was one happy camper!
ZJ and I went to her Young Womens activity together tonight... a mother/daughter icecream social. We had a nice time. The moms were asked to come prepared to tell two things about their daughters. Then, a game was played where the girls had to answer questions about what had been shared by the moms. My two things about ZJ:
- She is the young Martha Stewart. She can cook and clean and organize and is just a wonderful homemaker already!
- She has chutzpa! She's not afraid at all to "Stand for Truth and Righteousness", to keep us all on our toes and to share the gospel with anyone!
She was proud of herself as I shared the facts. It was a fun evening together. We ran to McD's for lack of time to have a quick bite before going to the church. ZJ's decided that she's going to be healthy and opted for nothing over something from McD's. I told her that she needed to eat something and we were in a huge hurry, so she had a grilled chicken wrap. I'm proud of her self-discipline! She even passed on a Diet Coke! I'm kicking myself for not getting a picture of us together tonight! We were having too good of a time. We have some wonderful young womens leaders who work hard to make things special for the girls!
Grace surprised me today, as well, when she announced that she's going to take our $100 no pop or candy for a year challenge! She's decided to be healthier, as well. Good girls!
I do love being a mom! I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to be a mom longer than most. I am blessed!
Oh, a last thought about the EVENT CENTER post... I was in no way intending to be rude about the Bar. My issue was that they should have advertised it as such. If they'd have said, "Come join us in the backyard/alley of our bar for an afternoon concert, that would have been a whole other story. It was the title "Event Center" and "Courtyard" that got me. I was talking with a friend in the ward tonight and he said, "When I see a courtyard, I see ivy growing up lovely walls and flowers and fountains." I showed him the pictures and he laughed. As Doug always says, "Under-promise and OVER-deliver" and people will be much happier. Just sayin.
Oh! And I apologize for the typos in that post! I tried five times and it kept saving bits and pieces, so I'd have to retype around what saved. I found all sorts of errors when I read it to Doug tonight. Sorry!
That's it for tonight. I'm calling it a night early! (Well, 11PM is early for me!) Live happy!