We love you! We are more than excited to have Hunter home very soon. Breyer has decided she'll be playing with you all day long, her personal, live toy. Speaking of your sister, she told me last night, while going to bed, she had had a lovely day. So assuming I was the reason behind her having such a lovely day asked, "Was it because I took you to the park?" No. "Was it because I bought you a shake?" No. "Was it the doughnuts I brought home for breakfast?" No. "Why was your day so lovely, Miss B?" "Because I got to wrestle with Miller and I didn't get hurt." He is her life, she calls him her prince, and she has already announced their engagement. Breyer has also decided, in part because of our most missed Ohio neighbors, and her love for your aunt's dachshund, Rosie, that she wants to be called Rose.
She hasn't wanted to go to her class at church. I am not above bribes. Today, I calmly told her she could sit by her prince, and dream about drinking root beer when she got home. It worked. And she did.
Cooper and Breyer had a lot of laughs today after church. He convinced her she needed a backpack. She looked like a drunk Sponge Bob.
Wednesday morning Porter and his track team participated in a regional track meet. He placed sixth, with twelve feet, and came home cooked. His white skin was almost purple, and by evening he had blisters all over his shoulders and upper arms. He wore as little as possible to school, and by the following evening wasn't in as much pain. He's still very, very red, and is peeling in places.
Friday evening Dad drove Porter to the Mormon prom in Fort Worth. He got all spiffed up...but was in pain every time a fancy girl put her hand on his shoulder to dance ;-) Dad had a good time chaperoning.
Saturday morning Sawyer played in a last minute all star basketball tournament here in town. The refs, not calling anything short of intentional, allowed the first game to degenerate to jungle ball. The second game was much better, and after reminding Sawyer to keep his feet underneath him, he only fell once vs. ten times in the first game. He was almost their only scorer in both games, both which were lost.
(Marble tracks on the wall from Cooper's class)
We stopped at the adoption clinic the local animal shelter sponsored Saturday afternoon. Breyer was fully aware that we have to have a fence before a dog, and enjoyed petting the dogs. She still thinks she wants a dachshund.
Your father loves driving them up and back, and finding good places to eat.When he heard everybody else was going to a pizza place he left in the opposite direction and went to Rudy's, one of his favorite BBQ places. Your brothers do know how to eat!
My lesson today was on the restoration of the gospel, and why it was necessary. I loved this quote by L. Tom Perry, one of my favorite apostles: "The gospel has been restored to the earth for all those who will listen and obey." I'm grateful you listen. I'm thankful you obey. What more could a mother ask for?