I know, I know, September was like, a year ago.
But here’s some of what happened according to my iPhone (and maybe a few from my big camera too).
I ate some delicious raspberries. I know, we’re starting off with some serious excitement, right?
But will you take a look at those and tell me there isn’t a God? I don’t think it’s possible. Fruit always makes me have an appreciation for the artist that God is.
Grace accompanied me one of my many times to the Apple store to fix this darn computer of mine.
Claire and her friends always make up imaginative games. Does this sign they used in one of them tell you what’s been taking up the majority of time around our house lately?
We got to have a special dinner with Nana and Papa.Love them so.
While we were there we went through some old pictures they had. I thought this one was funny taken right when Dave and I got home from our honeymoon (taken post-cornrow-braids-taken-out).
When it rains in the desert, my girls go a little bit nuts. That mud was fun to clean up, BTW.
That rain comes so rarely that they feel they MUST jump on the trampoline in their clothes and get soaked.Skipping that is simply out of the question.
Speaking of mud, that rare rain sure creates a LOT of mud at our job-site to maneuver around. (This was taken well after the rain…just imagine it inches deep with mud/puddles.)
Our painters were so darn sweet and when they saw my predicament trying to get to my car they whipped up some sweet booties for me.
Elle sent me this pic from school after we did “sock” curlers in her hair the night before and she left for school with bouncing curls:(To see what I mean about sock curlers click HERE.)
Max and Elle came with me to support Grace’s volleyball team:
I love them.
This is what I found on my phone after the game:
…right before this one I took:
Figuring out what color to do the fascia on the house:
My friend who knew I had a rough day, brought me these:
Seriously, how nice is that?
Claire and her friend recorded a new “cooking show” to explain the logistics of making a good “hamburger stroganoff.”
I paid ten million medical bills.(Biggest pet-peeve of the century these days…takes SOOOOOO long, and insurance is killing me. But that’s a post for another day.)
I cannot get enough of this girl and her writing.
So glad for the iPad at volleyball games.
We went to visit our new neighbors: my sister and brother-in-law who recently moved out to the country with us.(Dave actually was happy…you just know his personality from that video the other day that he likes to pull the funny faces now and then.)
And their baby makes these girls want one in our family so bad.
Random pic. of my baby girl.
Are you kidding me with Max’s math homework?Who in their right mind actually understands that stuff??
I saw this cool house while I was driving and liked it enough to go knock on the door to ask the owner about her siding.
Turns out she was the nicest ever and brought me right in to look at a few things in her house. And extra small world turned out that she is a fellow “Mormon Mom Blogger.” Her blog is here. How random is that?
I made the most delicious cookies. Sometimes the worst looking cookies are the best. I’m going to have to try to perfect that recipe and put it on here some Thursday.
We are working on trying to keep the new house a little cleaner under construction. Here’s Grace sweeping up for a little mother/daughter time over there…boy we worked hard!
Max has been working hard on his club volleyball team. Claire and I had a special date to watch one of his tournaments and met Dave over there.
I have some friends who have just started with the volleyball thing this year with their younger boys. Reminds me of our first tournaments a few years ago in awe that we had to be there all day long. Those things take forever! But SOOOO fun to watch, especially these older, pretty darn good teams.
Elle’s friend sang at the Constitution Fair.
I’m so happy I know her so I can get her autograph and keep it for when she’s famous some day. She is really good.
Sunday walks to the new house:
Max blessed the sacrament at church for the first time in September. (Like communion) Or maybe it was August? All I know is that his voice was so clear and deep and beautiful as he said the prayer that it made me cry.He told us after he could hardly read the words because the paper he was holding was all over the place from his hands shaking so bad :)
Our sweet friends came to visit:
Another friend joined the 40s club.Love those girls.
A Saturday getting from a volleyball tournament to drop off Elle at the lake:
And in September Elle got back to her regular routine of spending hours on end at the tennis courts each week.
At the end of September we also pulled our the Halloween décor (back here). I cannot believe that holiday is here in two days!