Monday, August 4, 2008

What we have been up to!

It's a long time coming I know but boy has it been a busy last couple of months. Here are a few things we have been up to:

1. Stake Float

Tony and I are the Activity Chairman's for our ward. Since we have that calling we were asked to participate in helping create our stake float. For anyone that has been involved in a float before it's a big job, bigger than anyone thought. With only 2 months to get it done, we put many hours into our part.

The theme was "Still putting our Shoulder to the Wheel" We had a pioneer side with a handcart, and dirt. There was a picket fence in the middle with a Book of Mormon signifying a door to the other side which was our side. Our side contained our missionaries assigned to our stake, a show on the go board with the plan of salvation on it, and the Ogden temple. We thought the Ogden temple would be an easy project, boy were we wrong. I have to say Tony is so talented and was the main brain in creating this project.

We made the Ogden temple out of wood, chicken wire, burlap, styrofoam, and lots of comparing to pictures. The best part of the whole project was Tony's mother had an Angel Moroni tree topper that we put on top of the temple. It looked awesome. Here are a few pictures:

Temple with frame and part of the styrofoam

The finished temple

The steeple with Angel Moroni and alShow on the go board for the missionaries to hold onto

We even made it on the front page of the Standard Examiner which is Ogden's paper. The got the greatest shot of our steeple matching up with the Ogden Temple's steeple, it really made us feel great. Here is the picture:

2. I had my biggest event of the year. There were about 5700 attendees. Here is a great shot of all the ladies we plan for.3. The kids started school. Boy has this been an experience, it takes a lot of time and planning to get kids ready for school. School shopping, hair cutting, school supplies- good grief is all I have to say. I appreciate all our parents did to get us ready for school. I am a bad parent because I only took a picture of Amber's hair, we cut it short. I'll take more soon.

4. Chelsie heads off to college. Chelsie headed off to Utah State 2 sundays ago. We sure are excited for her, but miss her terribly. She started school this week and is doing great. She got a job at Staples, yah for Staples.

5. Tony has surgery. Tony had hernia surgery this past week. He is recovering well but boy is it painful. I sure hope he gets feeling better soon, I hate to see him in pain.

There we go, I think that is enough for today. :)