Monday, 28 March 2011

2 weeks of the usual exciting stuff

Ahhh - 2 weeks and no blogging... can't remember what we did!
My poor memory seems to have been a theme though. On Friday alone, for example, I forgot Harry had an open afternoon at school (luckily a friend rang me up to remind me half way through), the missionaries rang up apologising for having to cancel their meal with us that evening (I had forgotten they were even coming), and a friend asked if I was walking or driving that night, and I had to ask to what? (Turns out it was book club and we had a lovely evening, and I lost track of time and got in at 1am!)
I am remembering more things now! It was Scott's and my wedding anniversary on Wednesday 23rd... 15 years! That's gone quickly, and I think we are doing a pretty good job at this marriage thing!
Mum and Dad picked up the kids from school on Thursday, so that Scott and I could go to the London Temple for the day followed by shopping at Lakeside and tea at TGI Fridays. Had a lovely day, then a lovely evening with Mum and Dad too.
Other things in the last 2 weeks: Quilting class where I learnt zips and adding cording to cushions (followed by a little trip to Dunelm to buy zips and cord! Very excited to give it a go!), Presidency meeting for Young Womens, finished making a quilt top, Lucy had a party (Hollywood theme) and borrowed my dress and heels for it! We couldn't go for our family dentist appointment because our poor dentist had a stroke, I went to Bedford Ward the week before last, have finally finished decorating our bedroom (I think it is gorgeous {comparatively}) - it even has a door handle for the first time in about 3 years! and I've now started on the downstairs toilet - at last found a wall paper for it that I like. Also discovered the best fudge I have tasted so far in life: Tesco's All Butter Fudge in the little yellowy cartons.
I've only taken a few pics recently.
This last Saturday, Jack went to a football tournament, and for the first time, his team didn't lose all its games! They lost 2, drew 1, won 2 and came 3rd overall. He's always happy however they do, but I was really pleased for him. In the afternoon, Scott said we should try and figure out where our new driveway should go. (Dad is going to be laying us a new one in May!) Scott ended up hacking all the bushes away. This is the front garden with the first bush gone... ... and again, by the end of the afternoon. (Though we didn't decide where the new driveway would go after all that.)
The boys had fun playing in the cuttings.
I thought I'd paint the fence and scrub the porch roof while we were at it.
Yesterday we all went to church together in our own ward, and in the evening Lucy and I went to Northampton for a Stake Youth Fireside. 15 pairs of kids did presentations (including Lucy), and I think they did a pretty good job. I, on the other hand, managed to leave half the stuff I should have bought with me at home, and drop a very large tub of iced cupcakes upside down.

Visiting teaching today, helping on a PTA stall at school, and 2 extra kids and a Mum round after school. Decided to start up a new club - a cookery one, where people bring along something they have made on a certain theme.

And finally, this evening Scott took the older kids out on a bike ride, and came back home like this (plus more blood, grazes and swelling elsewhere!) He was trying to do jumps on his bike... I think they might take a while to dry up - keep oozing blood plasma. Lucy suggested we cut a flap in his suit trousers, and velcro it up out the way!

1 comment:

Juli Poulton said...

Poor Scott, but I don't sence any sympathy from you! Can you remember my Dad trying to show off on a bike and breaking 2 ribs! Tell Scott he got off lightly.