Our sweet neighbor Orren passed away last week. He had a heart attack. He's been pretty sad since his wife died in August but Vivian has always been able to make him smile. She'd go over there about once. a week with a plate of homemade cookies and he'd trade her for Oreos that he always had in his cookie jar. He always let us know how much he loved having the kids come say hi. he even told his parents and siblings because at his funeral they all made sure to come and meet the Vivian that always made Orren's day. In fact, they told her that Orren wanted her to have his cookie jar...and they filled it with Oreo's. She hugged his brother and thanked him and then let us know that when she prays to Heavenly Father, she says hi to Orren too. We'll miss Orren. He was such a fun, kind neighbor which was a breath of fresh air after our Taylor neighbor that did all he could to try and make our life miserable.
Also, Boston, of course is busy making banana bread and selling it this summer already. Our house smells SO great every time he does it and he's gotten so good at making them all by himself and cleaning up 90% of his mess.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
For the last day of Jaden's lunch group we did a big BBQ here at the house. I love this group of kids. A LOT! They're so great and fun and happy and funny and creative and they love each other so much! I always feel ok with Jaden hanging out with them because I know they like to keep him in line.
I LOVE being with the kids all the time. Sometimes a vacation or a weekend away, or even a long date sounds nice, but when I actually do it, I enjoy it, but regret the time away from them at this stage....of all of them. A friend just texted me that she's working as if it were a burden and I thought, "um, single moming for a few days this week 24/hr a day is working"...but then I instantly thought about how there's NOTHING else I'd rather be doing. Um, of course I'd love a maid and a 2nd full time parent, but Jase is really busy with his clinics right now so he's spending a lot of time down there, but I'm so glad I get to hang out with these guys all summer. We have an awesome plan set up and so far our days are going smoothly...well, a bit messy, but a lot of fun....ok, except potty training Truman...well, it's actually fun, and we're ALL involved, but it's not going well. I don't think he's ready, but we're giving it one more day.
Posted by kristal at 4:10 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
May was an awesome month! Boston got the priesthood! We were lucky enough to get to do it at our house with grandpa, uncle tracy, and bishop McDowell. It was very special. He's such a great kid and he's so excited to be part of young mens!
Posted by kristal at 11:07 PM