Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pioneer Day

I know there are those of you wondering if this is the real, with more than one post in a month, but I think I am over my writers block. I wouldn’t count on this being the norm so enjoy it while it lasts. We had a pioneer day parade yesterday and the kids were able to be on the float. They were really excited about it until they had to wait in the hot sun for about an hour. The stake told us we should have the kids participating in the parade arrive at 8:15 am for the 9am start of the parade. Being the newly called primary presidency that we are we did as we were told. We ended up being the third from the last float and we didn’t even start moving until about 9:15 or 9:20. Our poor primary kids were so hot and sweaty, I felt so bad for them. They were all really good though and I was so proud of all of them. I didn’t hear any complaining and we learned a lot as a presidency for future parade ventures. After the parade there were scones and watermelon to eat and games to play at the park across the street from the church. We also had some local fire fighters hook up their hose and spray an area of the park so it was like it was raining. It was pretty fun but soooo hot. We were finishing up the games and Aiden asked when we were leaving. I told him we were going to go across the street to check out what was going on inside the church and then we would go. He said,” Oh yeah I think there is a wild party going on over there.” You know us mormons we love the wild parties, as long as there is green jello and Kool-Aid.

We went to my cousin John’s wedding reception last night, and I am really glad we did. It was really nice to see my cousin and his new bride and my extended family. My cousin sang a song to his wife that he had written for her and it was really sweet. I don’t think I have ever heard him sing by himself and I was really impressed. When it was over Ashton was really cute she was helping clean up, folding up chairs and cleaning off tables without being asked.

I am going to admit that I am part of the Harry Potter mania. I was determined not to read the series, but I enjoyed the movies so I finally gave in right before the fifth book came out. I am hooked. I am not fanatic enough to join the chat rooms of or anything, but I really enjoy the books. I am amazed at the talent of J.K. Rowling to make up this entire world, with so much more that she didn’t even include in the books. There are about five books floating around my family so I didn’t get one at the 12:01 release, but Chris decided he should go to Borders at 11:45 because he likes crowds and he wanted to see the crazies. He wasn’t disappointed. He said the parking lot was packed and there was no shortage of people dressed in magic robes, Gryffindor colored scarves and wands. He said there was even a guy with a video camera using his wand as a microphone interviewing people. I am quickly losing my resolve to wait on reading it so hopefully someone finishes soon.

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