Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weekend Update... playdough and conference and parties

Well, it's Tuesday and I am so happy.... it's payday. Enough said.

Zeke has been working crazy hours still and I can't possibly imagine the day when this project is actually finished (for more reasons that one!) Yesterday, he worked from 6am to 7pm. He came home, ate dinner, and we had Family Home Evening which was very nice. Then at 10pm, he went back to work and came home at 6:30 this morning! Right now, he's sleeping. Poor guy, he is SO amazing. He is under a HUGE amount of pressure and added stress and I pray that he can get through this crazy time.

On Friday night, Gabe went to a birthday party and Zeke was at work. So the rest of us made play dough. By the way, my friend gave me THE best play dough recipe I've ever found. It's very easy to make and it doesn't stick to clothes and carpet. If you'd like the recipe, let me know.
Zeke had to work Saturday too. I was kinda bummed not to have him with us to watch Conference. But the kids and I made the best of it. We played with play dough and I embroidered a cute pillowcase for a birthday gift later that night.

Conference was amazing! I needed it so much. I took notes like crazy and I felt like several of the talks were just for me! But I always do. Some of my favorite talks were Pres. Uchtdorf's about simplifying things, Elder Holland's... I just love him!, and Elder Lawrence? about Courageous Parenting. I also loved Sister Wixom's... I could go on and on. We are so blessed.

Zeke came home around 3pm on Saturday. We all went to a birthday party for our neighbor's daughter at 4pm. Can I just tell you that I LOVE spending time with Latin-American people? They are so kind and generous. They throw THE best parties and cook THE best food. Although, I feel VERY white (in color and dancing abilities, hee hee.)

We are so blessed. Later, Zeke and Gabe went to the Priesthood Session and Zoe, Kaia, Beck and me had a dance party!! I don't know how to put videos up yet... but here's a picture of the girls after the birthday party. The lady that was doing the face painting was amazing as you can see!
Everyone went to bed and I stayed up and cleaned the house (a little) and read a book (a lot). Right now, I'm reading "The Red Pyramid" the first book in a new series by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) It's a pretty good book, very interesting and fun so far.

Zeke has worked for ASI (his company) for over 8 years. During that time, he has NEVER had to work on a Sunday. What an incredible blessing for us. This project has been so crazy, I actually thought he might have to, but thankfully he didn't.

What a great day: big breakfast, awesome conference sessions, Twister, Settlers of Zarahemla, Monopoly, Peach Cobbler, and Bob Marley. And lots of nothing! Zeke hasn't been home this much since the end of August. I just realized I don't have any pictures of him, but he was there!:)
Oh, and of course the girls had to play dress up, they do that nearly everyday.
I think this picture looks like an album cover or something....


  1. I love how you always seem to make the best of hard situations. You're an inspiration!
    PS-that last picture does look like an album cover, lol.

  2. Lace,
    I wish I could've been hanging out with you!!! When did you guys get Settlers? We love that game!!! I love that last pictures. It does look like it should be on a CD. Love you!!!!

  3. Wow his schedule sounds crazy. Thats so great that he hasn't had to work Sundays. I would love to get the recipe for the play dough.

  4. I look up to you in so many ways. I struggle having Jim gone for just the short time that he is. I think of you and many others who are alot more patient than I am with what their husbands do. Thank you for your example. And, I would love the recipe for the play dough also. Samantha has just really gotten into playing with it and not eating it!

  5. Ang, I think we got Settlers before Beck was born? Christmas 2007? We love it too!

  6. Hi there, I came across your blog by 'leap blogging.' I hope you don't mind it I follow you. I too LOVED conference and Elder Lawrence was my most favorite talk.

  7. Dedra, Welcome, it's so fun to "meet" new people :)


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