I've been absent for several weeks. Sorry about that, friends! I've still enjoyed reading your posts, but when I went to sit down to compose my own, I just stared at the blank post page and sighed. How about a brief recap?
1.) I got a new church calling yesterday. CTR-6 teacher. I'm sad to leave my post of teaching Relief Society, but I am looking forward to the change and trying my hand again at teaching kids. It should be a fun adventure!
2.) Speaking of Primary, Boo and I gave our first talk in primary a few weeks ago. We were talking about strengthening our family by having Family Night. She did a great job, but she left me hanging to sing a solo by myself when we were showing them actions to the song "Faith". That was harsh, Boo.
3.) I harvested two peas from the garden on Saturday, and we have lettuce coming out of our ears! I'm so excited to eat lots and lots of zucchini and tomatoes. Grow, garden, Grow!
4.) My sister Cath is expecting and due in December. I just found this out last week! How are such secrets kept amongst our family, and especially amongst sisters? :)
5.) I finished two books this past week that many of you have read, but I just wanted to recommend in case you haven't. Princess Academy and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I loved them both, but liked Princess Academy 1/2 of a star extra. :)
6.) My brother Peter is getting married to Catherine in the IF Temple on August 15th!
7.) We went to the zoo on Thursday, which everyone should do at least once a year with kids. I posted a more detailed account of it in the following post.
8.) I got my hair cut and highlighted last week, which makes me feel so happy and put together. Also, I'm going gray, friends. GRAY. It's official and was verified by my stylist, Lori. (sniffle) I let my fingernails grow out and actually took care of them for once, and this is what they looked like for about two days until I cut them off again! Steph will always have the prettiest nails on the planet.
9.) Yaks stayed in nursery the entire day "yestertime" and was only sad for a little bit. This is the greatest news of the year for me, and I'm so, so, so grateful for it. You have no idea!
10.) We had a fun Father's Day spending time with our Daddy and having dinner and a walk to the river at Nana and Papa's house. The ward gave each father a "boutonniere" made out of a tootsie roll pop and curly ribbon. It was really cute.