This weekend we got to go camping to celebrate Cody’s birthday. It was a lot of fun. We had family and friends from Vegas, some of my family from St. George and our family from Alamo. There was Dutch oven by Aaron King and Derek saved the pregnant women from starving. We talked around the campfire and ate good food. In the morning, we hiked and had lunch at our house. The weekend was a blast. My family stayed longer so we went to the warm springs, played games, took a hike around the lake, and cooked yummy meals. I missed them a lot after they left. All in all, it was a memorable weekend!
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I can smell the roast that I put in the crock pot this morning. I am salivating because the aroma is wonderful. I actually remembered to put it in so that we could it for dinner. This weekend Cody and I went to St. George for Joshua’s birthday. We went to Pirate Island Pizza. It is a new place, and I was impressed with the pirate ship, waterfall, cave interior and all the other cool things that made it a truly pirate-like experience. Joshie seemed to have a lot of fun turning 3 years old. He is a doll. Cody and I played arcade games and realized that we have for so many years been cheated. It was really our parents that were cheated, but still! You could spend ten dollars on coins, win 1000 tickets and buy a ball made in a third world country that is already falling apart and a yo-yo that has a string the length of your pinky. Regardless of the rip-off, it sure is fun. We also got to see Twilight. I have been interested to see what the movie was like since I read the first book. I thought it was entertaining. Cody liked it too and he hasn’t read any of the books. Cody said that he was a vampire after the movie! =) That’s my sweetie. On our way home we were able to watch stake conference at a different stake center than our own. It was nice that we could go to any of the stake centers and have the same message. Unity is a great strength in our church. The messages of the apostles and of the prophet were wonderful. Cody and I are making goals together for improvement. We got to see Trina and Ben last night before they went back to Vegas. Trina is going to have her baby very soon and I am very excited for her. She got a lot of great gifts. Today my grandma sent Cody and I a letter. It was mostly for Cody since it is his birthday on Wednesday. I love my Grandma. She is a jewel of virtue for me. She is being so strong since my grandpa died. She is a wonderful woman. She loves her family very much and is good at showing them. I am still so grateful for the time that she took to send a letter to me every month when we lived in California. I have always felt close with my grandma, even when we were states apart. I want to be able to write letters to my grandchildren when I am a grandma as well. It is a wonderful tradition. Just as Jamie is learning very well on his mission, mail is a lot of fun to receive. Grandma also said that she would like to go camping when she comes to visit only if we can have a bonfire in which she can make smores. She is such a wonderfully vibrant lady! I am excited for Cody’s birthday. I think he is going to like his gift.
Today was a great day. Cody and I have had a great week so far, and last weekend was really great as well. Lindsay got married on Saturday. Cody and I went to the San Diego temple for the sealing. The temple was beautiful. I was able to see Candy, Julie and Jackie there as well. I also got to see Kim. We all went out to lunch and had a great time together. I am grateful that I have such good friends. Lindsay and Ryan’s reception was really nice as well. It was a long trip, but well worth it! This week I have been able to go out on the ranch with Cody. I rode Payaso and I walked Spirit the next day. I also took a walk on the beautiful ranch with Ollie. It is fun to see Cody with the horses and in the fields. Also, substituting went well today. At lunch today I watched a video taped by a Marine who was talking about the constitution and our rights as citizens of the United States. It has really made me think about how much I know about the constitution. I have never considered that my rights could be slowly taken away from me. I must be more aware of my country and try my best to defend my rights where possible. I am grateful for the land that I live in and the health that I enjoy. There are things in life that I simply take for granted. I get to spend the next two weekends with my family and I cannot wait!!! One last thing…I stopped watching the Bachelor because I get way too sucked in. Then I heard my nieghbors talk about it and I gave in. I only watched the last two episodes. I am so disappointed with Jason. I kindof felt like Melissa when she kept saying.. “uh huh” “uh huh” everytime he made one of his “truly heartfelt” speeches. Was it really necessary to break up with her on national television and start making out with the next girl on the same night. What? What is going on? The drama is so outrageous. Why do I like watching it? haaa! No more…maybe.