|Lunch time at AWHC|
|That doesn't look like a horse to me!|
Diane was in charge of a special Relief Society activity, "Getting to Know You". Each sister placed three special items in a paper bag. they passed the bags around in a circle until the music stopped and a bag was opened to show the contents. they then tried to guess whose the bag was. Diane placed a piano music box to represent music, a package of seeds to represent gardening, and a book on cleaning your house to represent her housekeeping. There were 28 sisters in attendance and they all seemed to have a good time. Hurrah for Diane - another success.
Paul, meanwhile, had a tooth taken out. It didn't heal until the oral surgeon went back in, removed bone fragments, and filed down the sharp edges of the jaw. He hasn't had much fun eating this month. He also completed the class he was teaching at USU. He has really enjoyed working with the students again. He helped at the Varsity Games (a regional activity for Varsity Scouts at Weber High School in Ogden) by supervising the checkers and chess contests. It would have helped if he were better at playing these games.
All of a sudden our appliances are wearing out. First it was the washing machine that wouldn't drain. Fortunately we were able to replace the pump and motor and it was working after several days of not doing the wash. Next it was the dishwasher, which unfortunately had to be replaced. The new one is so quiet that we can't tell when it is on. Then came the lawn mower that wouldn't start, also replaced by a new one. What next? Luckily the clothes dryer still works.
|Kamary crawling into the dryer|
|Alyssa and her cello|
|Alyssa singing with the other girls|
|The whole cast|
Another special even was the brief visit from Paul's brother David. It was sad that the death of his brother-in-law brought him to Utah, but we really enjoyed visiting.
Also Andrea was able to attend a 2-day conference for LDS writers in Layton. It meant double duty for watching the grandchildren, but Andrea really enjoyed the conference and wished she had more time to write.
Amidst all of this, Paul had another birthday. Birthdays are a lot more fun when there are grandchildren around to help celebrate. He always enjoys the strawberry-banana pie Diane makes for him (and gluten-free too).
|Kamary's punny card|
|Hay, what's going on?|