Thursday, July 25, 2013

hilarity ensues

We have overcome our battle of the invaders. We are beyond grateful.

Moving on - Nate and I each spoke in church on Sunday. We of course were awesome (as if we would be anything else).

These are some of the moments from that Sunday meeting I found hilarious:

1. The fact that Nate had once been in the Bishopric came up. Later on Grace asked why on earth we didn't ever inform her of that information. Well, we figured she already knew because she was there.

2. Nate discussed the Apostle Paul. Jimmy asked me if this was in fact Paul Revere.

3. Nate said that the Apostles are not out of touch. Even though some are in their 80s, they maintain various social media outlets including Twitter. He said that Grace often thinks he is out of touch because he mixes up the four members of One Direction. Grace yelped, "What?!?!", (as only Grace can do during his talk) and then proceeded to turn brighter pink than her magenta dress. After the meeting she met Nate on the stand and informed him that there are actually five members of One Direction.

Out of touch, indeed.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

the ugly invasion

Today's topic is taboo. But it has taken over our daily (and nightly) activities that even in its taboo state, it must be mentioned.


It seems that we picked these nasty buggers up at the kids' area at the gym. We only went one time (its the new-to-us one by our new house). The kids' area was not fun at all and it was germ-y and evidently bug-y.

We have washed and cleaned hair, linens, clothes, carpets, furniture, mattresses. We have thrown out brushes, combs, clips, and even a few bed pillows. We have vacuumed everything in sight.

And we have had exceptional family bonding. Each day there is a time that we sit and comb and pick. Nate said its like we are a family of chimpanzees. I will admit - I do feel bananas.

 Last night the kids were up to midnight going under the comb. Then they did something they have NEVER done before - they slept in past 9 a.m. Woah.

I think we are getting the upper hand. And don't worry, we've sequestered ourselves into the comfort of our own home (except for Jimmy's evening baseball camp, but we figure every boy wears their own hat and they are too busy chasing and hitting balls they don't have time to share combs, right?).

You may never see us again, but then again you might!

Wish us luck in this epic battle.

Monday, July 1, 2013


It is so hot here. We are combating the heat by watching Christmas movies. Shhhhhh, don't tell Nate!