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"FUN RUN" 2012

2012-2013

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GRANDMA DIXIE MEETS McKENZIE

I AM ON A BLOGGING POST FRENZY TO GET CAUGHT UP!
THIS IS MY 8TH POST TODAY!

JANUARY HAS BEEN A HARD MONTH.
I'VE BEEN RECOVERING FROM A TORN ACHILLES TENDON,
THEN I WAS TOLD MY BIG TOE ON THE SAME FOOT AS
THE ACHILLES WAS BROKEN.
WHO KNEW?!

SO, I'VE PRETTY MUCH BEEN A HOME BODY THIS MONTH.
I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO COME AND GO AS I PLEASE.
MY MOM HAS BEEN HOME FOR 6 WEEKS.
SHE HAS A HIATAL HERNIA.
WE'VE BEEN THIS MONTH TO SEVERAL DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS.
ALSO, 2 ER VISITS...ONE OF WHICH WAS 12 HOURS!
(ER IN NOVEMBER, TOO)
SHE HAS TO HAVE SEVERAL SMALL MEALS A DAY.
SHE'LL BE 81 NEXT MONTH.

ASHLEY HAD BRAIN SURGERY ON THE 11TH.
IT TOOK FROM 2 DAYS BEFORE THANKSGIVING UNTIL
JANUARY 11TH FOR THE SURGERY TO CLIP HER BRAIN ANEURYSM.
(STILL GETTING MIGRAINES, BUT ANEURYSM IS CLIPPED.)
SHE WAS IN ICU FOR 3 DAYS AND ON THE FLOOR FOR 3.
SHE'S AWFULLY YOUNG, 32, FOR BRAIN SURGERY!!!

CAMILLE GAVE BIRTH TO KENZIE ON JANUARY 17TH.
I WAS UNABLE TO HELP WITH ANYTHING, CUZ I WAS TAKING
CARE OF MY MOM.  I DID GO UP ONE DAY (TO RESERVE
A MEETING ROOM AT RADISSON FOR ADK) AND WAS ABLE
TO STOP BY TO HOLD HER.  (ONLY 2 HOURS OF HOLDING!)
MARK HAD 2 WEEKS PATERNITY LEAVE, BUT AFTER
THE FIRST WEEK, THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTED,
AND HE NEEDED TO BE BACK AT WORK!
HE'LL GET ANOTHER WEEK OFF LATER
(PATERNITY, NOT REGULAR VACATION).

WITH ALL OF THIS, OUR FAMILY HAS YET TO
CELEBRATE RYKER'S BIRTHDAY (1 ON 23RD) AND
McKAY'S BIRTHDAY (30 ON 19TH).

FOUR OF THE FIVE SUNDAYS WERE SPENT AT WARD CONFERENCES.
WE ALSO HAD 2 PRESIDENCY MEETINGS TO PREPARE FOR THE CONFERENCES AND ALSO PREPARE FOR THE STAKE RELIEF SOCIETY BIRTHDAY PARTY IN MARCH.
AND WE HAD ONE EVENING MEETING WITH THE 4 JANUARY WARDS
BY ASSIGNMENT FROM THE STAKE PRESIDENT.
WE MEET ABOUT STRENGTHS, CONCERNS, AND GOALS.

WHEN I WAS IN THE STAKE YOUNG WOMEN IN THE WEST STAKE,
WE HAD 6 WARDS.  WARD CONFERENCES, INCLUDING INTERVIEWS,
WERE ALL WRAPPED UP BY THE END OF FEBRUARY!!!
I HAVE BEEN IN THE STAKE RELIEF SOCIETY PRESIDENCY SINCE 2 MONTHS
AFTER I RETIRED.
THIS IS MY 3RD GO-ROUND FOR CONFERENCES.
WE HAVE 13 UNITS . . .13!!!
10 WARDS
SPANISH BRANCH
ASSISTED LIVING BRANCH
REHAB BRANCH

OUR WARD CONFERENCES END THE LAST SUNDAY OF JUNE!
WE DO GET A FEW SUNDAYS OFF:
FAST SUNDAYS
TEMPLE DEDICATION
EASTER
GENERAL CONFERENCE
MOTHER'S DAY
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
STAKE CONFERENCE
FATHER'S DAY

SO...4 DOWN, 9 TO GO!!!

I ALSO HAD MY MONTHLY REPORT TO STAKE PRESIDENT DUE.

I'M USED TO GOING TO THE TEMPLE 5-6 TIMES A MONTH!
USUALLY A DIFFERENT ONE EACH TIME.
I WENT TO A SEALING IN PAYSON, AND A SEALING IN ST. GEORGE . . . BOTH
AT THE END OF OCTOBER.
SINCE MY TORN ACHILLES, 0 VISITS TO TEMPLE IN NOVEMBER, 
2 IN DECEMBER, AND 1 IN JANUARY!

I'VE ALSO DONE JAZZ GAMES, 
INTERVIEWS OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS IN THE STATE
FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO VALLEY FORGE,
READ 60 ESSAYS TO COMPETE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL,
PREPARED FOR HEROES LUNCHEON,
ATTENDED NORMAN ROCKWELL EXHIBIT,
JUDGED THE ALPINE ELEMENTARY SCIENCE FAIR,
AND WENT TO THE PROVO CITY CENTER TEMPLE OPEN HOUSE.

MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS HAVE HELPED TO 
BRING IN MEALS FOR MY MOM.
AND CHRIS WILL COME ONCE IN AWHILE
AND MAKE OMLETS!  HE'S GOOD!!!

I WENT SWIMMING 1 TIME.  JUST ONCE.
BLEH!
THAT'S ONE THING I REALLY NEED.
IT MAKES MY BODY FEEL GOOD,
AND I'M WITH MY BFF OF 52 YEARS, TOO!

SOOOO, YAH...A SLOW MONTH COMPARED TO
WHAT I USUALLY DO.

I'M SOOOOO GLAD I'M RETIRED!!!
I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET ALL THIS DONE...PLUS
PLAN LESSONS, CHECK PAPERS,
ENTER GRADES INTO COMPUTER,
AND DO SEPs!

BECAUSE MY MOM'S BEEN DOWN FOR THE COUNT,
SHE HADN'T MET KENZIE.
CAMILLE WANTED TO COME AND SPEND TIME
WITH ASHLEY, AND LET MY MOM MET HER.

GRANDMA DIXIE MEETS
GREAT GRANDCHILD #15!
(#16 DUE IN APRIL)


HELP, GRANDMA DIXIE!
I'M BEING HELD CAPTIVE BY A GINORMOUS BOW!!!


AWWWW.  THAT'S WAAAAY BETTER!





CAN WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO APPLAUD HOW
GREAT CAMILLE LOOKS???
WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT WITH SHAY 10 YEARS AGO,
SHE WEIGHED THEN WHAT SHE WEIGHED AT KENZIE'S DELIVERY!
KENZIE IS 18 DAYS OLD!!!
CAMILLE WILL BE 34 ON THE 27TH.
AS THE OLDEST OF 4 GIRLS, YOU CAN SEE THAT
SHE TOOK ALL OF THE CURLS!!!
THAT'S RIGHT . . . IT'S NATURAL!!!





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