Saturday, June 19, 2010

Life is Good: Day 54

This morning we had the fun opportunity to participate in the Kane County Farmers Market. We sold 9 dozen of our eggs (all that we brought.) We sold them for $4.00 a dozen. We earned enough money for the chicken feed that we needed and that was worth it. Next week we'll have it set up so Jakob can help us more with the money part. Maybe we'll let him separate the bills and coins or something. It was fun for all of us!
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Long Day

It's been a really long day. The morning started out great. So I'll save that for my next post:)

The rest of the day was just one of those days. The kind that you want to make better, but it's just not meant to be. Anyway... Leif got a lot done. He cleaned out the chicken coup. I mean really cleaned it out. I am so grateful. It is NOT an easy or fun job!!! I tried to get out and help in the yard. But my body just wasn't having it. I couldn't stand up without my breath and blood flow dropping until I had to sit down. It was VERY frustrating. I did water the flowers and took care of my rose bush. But I really wanted to straighten the yard more. Oh well...

Then I went in and tried to do my homework. All was well until I found out that I was saving it in a non-existent file. I went to submit it and after hours of Leif and I trying to find MY file, we had to settle with Leif's. I had no idea that Leif had taken this class earlier (until I pulled up the file name in the documents only to realize it had Leif's name.) So anyway, I really did the work, so I turned in his file. But Oh I was SOOOO frustrated!!

And THEN, Leif brought in the mail. Right on top was a Jury Duty summons for Leif. He has to drive 4 hours to Flagstaff Monday for a trial on Tuesday. I am SOOO bummed!! I'm just praying that he'll be back before Thursday when we're supposed to go to the Manti Pageant. It's such good timing, and horrible timing at the same time. Luckily he's not in a class or working. But we really wanted to do a few things before my sister gets here. GRRR! Not to mention that he is the only thing that keeps things alive here at home right now...

And to top it off, Caleb woke up with a fever. The poor kid has literally been sick for a month with one thing or another. We've taken him with us to my Dr. appointments and had his ears and throat checked. He was okay then. But in between visits he's been sick. I finally made an herbal elixir tonight I'll try faithfully for a week and see if it helps.

So, now I've vented and I feel better. All will be well!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Life is Good: Day 55

Hey we're coming along here, 55 days. That's better then 75! :)

I have a lot to be grateful for today. Jakob enjoyed his swimming lessons. He struggled last year. So I'm proud of him. Leif took his final for the class he's been taking. That means he has two weeks off! YIPPEE! I relaxed a lot today. That was really nice.

And on the way home from the library today we saw this:
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From Life is Good Count Down

It reminded us why we enjoy living in a small town out in the middle of nowhere. Our neighbors can ride their horses to the corner store, and we think nothing of it (other then wow, that's a pretty horse.) Life is good!

Jakob's Swimming Lessons

Jakob finished his first session of swimming lessons today. He LOVED it! He will have another session in July. But here are some cute pics of this session. They let the kids play after their lesson today and he was in Heaven.
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From Jakob Swimming Lessons

From Jakob Swimming Lessons

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life is Good: Day 56

Today was a low key day. We got to Jakob's swimming lessons this morning and found out that they were canceled. I felt bad for him. I surprised him by taking him to the store and buying a Slip n' Slide for he and Caleb to play with. We set it up and Jakob was overwhelmingly grateful for the gift. It made me feel good that they were having so much fun and Jakob told me several times how grateful he was. I was too lazy to get the camera today. So I'll post pics later. It was a fun day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life is Good: Day 57

I'm back! And as you can see from my previous posts, life was good on the days that I didn't post.

Today I am thrilled to say that my house is in order, my blog is up to date, and I hope to start sewing my prayer rug tomorrow. Leif is going to make me some type of loom contraption to help me keep it together while I sew. I'll take pictures.

So it's late, but it's been a good day. Tomorrow makes 32 weeks along. So Good!!

Special Time With Hunt Grandparents

After the funeral we spent a couple of days with my parents and uncle Jason. Leif and I worked on homework in the mornings and then spent the rest of the day playing. Sunday we relaxed and had a nice dinner. The neighbors have two kittens that the boys LOVED! Leif enjoyed watching a basketball playoff game with my dad. Fun!

By Sunday night I still wasn't sure if I should play hard with everyone the next day. I was pretty sore and pregnant. But I woke up feeling good so I went along with all of the fun. And we did have FUN! Grandma Hunt went with us to the zoo for the afternoon. The weather was heavenly. I was so grateful!! It was fun to see the boys' reaction to the zoo. Caleb Loved the animals! Jakob tolerated them. I've concluded that Caleb is my outside loving animal hugger. Jakob is my scientist. A fun combination.

After the zoo we went home for a power nap. We then met up with grandpa and grandma and went to a new place called Incredible Pizza. And it was incredible. Not necessarily their food. But they had a lot of fun things for everyone to do. Leif and Jakob played on the bumper cars and a game of laser tag together. How fun that Jakob is old enough. Caleb loved the arcade cars and the jungle gym. I was even able to play a game of air hockey with Jakob. It was a great night! A very full day altogether but so much fun!

We packed up and headed out the next day. I was happy that I was able to travel so well and get all of my literature homework read on the way. The kids were happy because we bought them a DVD player with their own screens for the long ride home. Leif was just happy to be done driving by the time we got home.

The sweet thing is that Leif jumped right in and unpacked the car and started helping me clean up the house that had been left a mess. Such a treasure!

So we;re home now and our house id put back together and we're back into the swing of things. Leif has his final two days of classes tomorrow and the next day. How Nice that he'll have the next few weeks without any classes!!!!!! We're excited for my sisters visit that's coming up. And time is rolling by. Good Times!
From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

From June Trip North (Zoo, Pizza, Hunts)

Great Grandpa Baron's Funeral

We had a nice drive up north (5 hours) to go to Great Grandpa Baron's funeral. We met up with Erik and Stacy along the way and had some yummy DQ Blizzards. We also appreciated Erik leading the way. Somehow we made it to SL faster;) We were also grateful for his handyman skills that he used to help replace a bulb in our headlights. It's actually a real pain to do. So THANK YOU Erik!!

We slept at my brothers' apartment because they're all out of town for work. So that was wonderful to have a room for us and a separate room for the kids. We also loved Jared's master bathroom. So nice!

We made it to the church the next morning in time for the viewing before the funeral. It was fun to see all of the family that we haven't seen for years and years. All of Leif's siblings made it except for Seth. And all of his cousin's made it except two. Very Impressive! Many had to drive a LONG way to get there and in short notice. It shows the Love that they have for grandpa and the love he showed to them. The funeral was very nice. Grandpa was a good man who became better as his life progressed. He was a hard worker and a diligent leader and service oriented man. All of his grandchildren (and spouses) and his great grandchildren sang during the program. We sang "I'm Trying to be Like Jesus" and "Love One Another." It was a special moment during the service.

The weather was yucky during the funeral and the dedication of the grave. But we all huddled together under the tarp that was set up and the prayer was nice. It was a short moment of reflection for Leif and I as we stood there. Our girls are buried right at the feet of great grandma and grandpa Baron. So it brought back memories. The pain isn't overwhelming anymore. Just a feeling of awe. After the prayer on the grave our little family lingered and showed Jakob the girls' headstone. We've been there before. But it was good to be there again. I wish it wasn't so far away...

The Relief Society provided the family with a yummy lunch after the service. That was nice to be able to visit more and take some pictures. All of the cousin's had their picture taken years ago (When Leif was around 8 years old) and the cousins lined up and took another photo in the same line up to go along with the photo today. That was neat to see them all together.
From Great Grandpa Barons Funeral

From Great Grandpa Barons Funeral

After the lunch Leif's family all gathered at the Canyon Home. We had a wonderful time letting the kids play as we visited. We talked about everything and nothing throughout the day. We often talk about the politics and current events in the world today mixed with gospel understanding and clarification as we go along when we get together. We also went around the room and talked about each family and their goals and struggles. Leif's family shares a strong love for one another. His parents did a great job with all of them. As we were wrapping up the conversation Leif's oldest brother asked his parents how we could help them. Truth was, none of us could even come close to returning all that they do for all of us. So, those who could went out and helped clean up the Canyon Home yard. Along the way somewhere they started a fire and we made Smores' and roasted hot dogs. It was such a great time!! Great Grandpa wouldn't have wanted us anywhere else, doing anything else. FAMILY, that's what it's all about!
From Great Grandpa Barons Funeral

From Great Grandpa Barons Funeral

From Great Grandpa Barons Funeral
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