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Written by Kara   
Thursday, 16 September 2010 22:46

First, let me start with this.  Lest you think that I just go to dealerships and buy a new car willy nilly.  I had been saving up for a while and we had sold the van about 2-3 weeks before.  And, I had been doing research on what I wanted, but let's face it what I really wanted was what I got.  (I'm spoiled.  I know.)  So, Happy early Birthday to me!

Onto the updating from the summer.  We finished school the end of June.  Oh how wonderful it was to be done and just relax.  I relaxed all summer, and was not too excited for school to start again.  I have to say, even though I am stressed some days, I have really been enjoying the new school year.  Karlie and Abbie are pretty good independent workers, Emily is getting to where she can do more on her own, and Whitney FINALLY will play by herself.  That was the biggest challenge last year.

Karlie went to Girls Camp for the first time this year.  I wasn't planning on going because I couldn't leave Whitney for that long.  (She is VERY attached to me.)  Then a month before Girls Camp, they go and release me from Young Womens.  I was very sad to leave and still miss it sometimes.  So, I was calling free for a month or two.  Then the Stake goes and decides to make a new ward and take part of our ward.  We only lost about 115 people, but it seems like we lost a lot more.  Maybe it's because Daniel lost about 1/2 of his Young Men, the Primary Presidency lost both counselors, and we lost quite a few other people that had callings.  So fast forward about two weeks later, I was called into the Bishop's office to be given the calling of 1st counselor in Primary.  I haven't been in Primary primary for about 8 years.  I did nursery a couple years back, but not Primary.  Abbie was in Nursery when I was last in Primary.  Wow I feel old.  So far so good though.  It's just so different.  And, we have primary first at 1pm because we are on a 4 ward schedule, so the kids are a little wound up.  Sundays are very tiring for me.  That's it for the updates.

I had a birthday just recently.  It was a very relaxing birthday.  My mom came in the day before to do some shopping and we went out to lunch, just me and her.  So nice.  For my birthday, I got to sleep in.  Daniel and the girls made breakfast.  We had Mushroom and Cheese Omelettes,  Hash browns, Bacon, Toast, and Orange Juice.  They all cleaned up after breakfast, and I got a foot rub.  It was very nice. I wish I got more of those.  (HINT...HINT...daughters who are reading this.)  They all had to go pick something up, so they left me home alone.  I did what any mom would do.  I took a nap.  After they got home, we went and got lunch from Sonic.  After lunch, we watched a movie and I rested on the couch.  I played the Wii (the 2 games I'm sort of good at), while everyone else watched.  It was a nice change.  Then they started getting stuff ready for dinner and my party.  They made me dinner.  Daniel grilled some very delicious steaks, Karlie made some yummy potatoes, Abbie made my most favorite fruit salad ever-Fruit cocktail mixed into whipped cream, Emily made some vegetables, and Whitney made the punch.  So good!  After dinner, they cleaned up and then we partied.  We played games and opened presents.  And then we had cake and ice cream.  After we were all done, it was time for the girls to go to bed.  It was a great birthday!  The next day, my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I went out to lunch and frozen yogurt.  It was a fun time.

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