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Beaver High Adventure Base

A couple weeks ago, I went to a camp for four days up in Utah. My whole teachers quorum was accompanied by the First Councilor in the Bishopric, and Enoch, an 18 year old about to leave on his mission. The drive was long, but fun. There was one part that it was storming so hard we probably should have stopped, but we didn't. We drove on even though we could barely see 100 feet, and we're all okay. On the way up, I got challenged to finish Harry Potter:The Deathly Hallows by the time we got back(I did it easily).

Vacation

Yesterday I got back from a 10 day vacation. On vacation we did a lot of things, like playing tag and pool at the reunion and going to BYU and the Bean Museum. We played a lot of things at the family reunion with lots of movies and games. I got second place in poker and in the ping-pong tournament. On the last day of the reunion we all had an assignment to clean up . Our family had to vacuum all of the lower floor. I had to vacuum a lot of the lower floor which was the most boring part of the reunion. After that we went back to the Russons' House .

10 days of vacation

We've been on vacation since a week from last Friday. We woke up at 4:45 am to leave. We got to the Russon's house at about 12 hours later. Amelia loves seeing Bree, and had been talking about going to Ootah to see Bree and Friendly Tigers who won't bite her. We went to the Bean's Museum(A BYU museum with stuffed animal skins) the next day. There Amelia saw a stuffed tiger, thus making that the Friendly Tiger that doesn't bite her. She and Bree walked around holding hands, which was really cute. On Sunday, I accidentally went to the class below mine instead of mine.

vacation

our vacation was ten days. We went to aunt Stephanies's house for 2 days, then to a family reunion for 4 days, then back to my aunts house for 4 more days. I had a lot of fun at the family reunion. I played pool, ping pong, bump out, and a lot of other fun games.At my aunts house we went to byu and provo canyon. I also got to see how to train your dragon 2. vacation was awesome.

day camp

day camp was 3 days, from 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM. I made a kite, a copper whistle, a pulley system, a catapult, a wood play sword, and a 2D sailboat. I did BB shooting, archery a swim test, swim, arts and crafts, STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math), a obstacle coarse, volleyball, and a relay water race.

Sealing

A while ago my family and I had the opportunity to be sealed in the temple. I love my family, and I am really glad I get to be with them for eternity. The Gilbert Temple is beautiful, and I am glad I was sealed in that temple. I have a testimony that I will be with my family for the rest of eternity. Words can't describe how wonderfully happy this makes me. We had to wait for a bit in another room, and managed to calm Ivy down after leaving Mom. But once we were back at the altar, and she saw Mom, she wanted to hold her and nothing else, so she starting crying.

Lisa

Yesterday one of our friends passed away. It was an unexpected, sudden death even though we knew she was sick. She had colon cancer and when she was diagnosed during her routine colonoscopy it was already stage four. She was currently on another round of chemo/radiation and she got a secondary infection which took her rapidly. She didn't seem weak or close to death the last time we saw her which wasn't that long ago. Jared, the girls and I went over to see her right before her current round started. My girls loved her and immediately felt comfortable in her house. They basically took over.

Something to erase that last blog entry from my focus.

We have a lot more regular trials than that previous list. Those are just the biggies plus we have one more big one that we can't really talk about that might turn out to be the biggest. The way I'm handling stuff right now is to take it one moment at a time. I don't focus too far on what I have to do in the future and just do what I can until I am worn out. Also, I am being mindful of the amazing good in my life. I have a great family. I love my kids and I love my husband. My baby turned 1 a month ago and my toddler turns 3 on Tuesday. Those are my bonus babes.

My Crazy Life

To say our life has been eventful is an understatement. I don't like to complain or to come off as complaining and my attitude is generally positive with a bit of overwhelmed in there. We are definitely having to rely on the Lord which is a good thing. There is just too much that we can't fix or handle and we are just along for the ride.

My better story of the cultural celebration* ( =

The cultural celebration started out sounding super stupid. The dance was idiotic and nobody liked it we ll felt that way until near the very end. The very end was just fun, we all felt the spirit, and we all wanted to do it again afterwards. The practices were long and really at the end of the last practice it didn't look like it was going to work. In the end we all felt the spirit and the performance all worked out, even in the rain we pulled it together. In the rain we were all soaked and freezing but we still sang loudly. When President Thomas S.

Back on the wagon maybe???

Who knows? Jared wants me to start blogging again, but my life seems so crazy full and busy. Sometimes I feel like I am the Center of the Universe for 6 individuals who all believe that they should individually be the center of my universe. I wouldn't trade it for anything but it keeps me away from blogging, and sleeping, and showering, and sometimes eating. In order to survive motherhood you have to let go. In order to blog I have to let even more slide than normal. Shortly after Ivy's birth, 6 weeks to be exact, I was called to be the 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency.

Agency and Acountability

Agency

"Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by one another."2 Nephi 2:16

Heavenly father gave us freedom to do what we wanted to do but we couldn't do it unless we were helped by someone else.

Accountability

"And Joshua said unto hi son, Achan, I pray the glory of the Lord God of Israel, and make confession unto him, and tell me now what thou hast done. Hide it not from me." Joshua 7:19

Note to Amelia and Ivy about Grandma Jean

Our Grandma Landon always loved to spoil people she always gave us everything we wanted almost. She always drank Pepsi and ate potato chips and gave us a lot of junk food. When Elijah was 3 months old she gave Elijah a donut because he wanted one. She always wanted us to have everything fun and exciting because she didn't have it when she was a kid. I remember her taking us to Funworks or Boomblox (I forgot what it was called) and letting us get like everything you can eat and a bunch of tokens because she wanted us to have fun.

priorities

"Sacred means worthy of veneration and respect.By designating something as sacred, the Lord signals it is of higher value and priority than other things.Sacred things.Sacred things are to be treated with more care, given greater deference, and regarded with more care." To hold sacred.

Things worth a lot of respect are sacred.If it is sacred it is worth more and is of higher priority. They're to be given more respect, value, and is a higher priority than other things are.

My priorities are
1. Church
2. School
3. Sports
4.Friends
5.Other things

Lyric

This is my parody of American Pie by Dan Mclean

This happened in days past
I still have a scar from the path that
took me for a fateful ride
that changed all my friend’s life’s tides
and it was all caused by a little walk

Yet I did somehow survive it
and going through life bit by bit
I could never forget
and never will I forget

I chanced upon a forest path
to suffer fate’s desperate wrath
yet something caused me to feel bliss
walking the path most missed

Free Verse

A Free Verse is a poem with no set rhyme scheme, syllable amount or topic. Basically you can do whatever you want.

Warning: This is not for the faint of heart, I wouldn't even include it if my mom hadn't made me.

Epitaph

An Epitaph is a short message written upon a gravestone.

IF YOU TREAD UPON THIS GROUND
YOU SHALL NEVER ALIVE BE FOUND
THEN WE'LL BOTH BE AS DEAD AS ROCK
THEN I SHALL BE THE ONE TO MOCK

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