CATCHING UP

SO I’VE BEEN REALLY BAD LATELY AT POSTING ABOUT SOME BASIC STUFF IN MY LIFE, WHICH I USUALLY POST ABOUT, SO I CAN TYPE IT JUST ONCE, & ADDRESS BUNCHES OF PEOPLE. SO, THIS MAY BE A BORING POST, SINCE RATHER THAN ANSWER 100S OF EMAILS SEPERATELY, I’LL ANSWER LOTS RIGHT NOW, W/THIS POST:

1. LAST SPRING, R WARD SPLIT. WE WERE SENT 2 A NEW WARD. MY PARENTS & A DIFFERENT BRO. & HIS FAM. WENT THERE ALREADY…

I GOT A NEW CALLING AS ASST. WARD MUSIC CHAIRPERSON. IT’S VERY INTERESTING 2 SHARE THIS CALLING, BUT SEEMS WELL SPLIT. I BASICALLY FIND THE SPECIAL MUSICAL #’S 4 EACH SACRAMENT MEETING.

2. 4 HALLOWEEN, WE DRESSED AS:

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

FIA—½ ANGEL, ½ DEVIL (SHE PICKED IT OUT)
JESS—R CAT, TIGER
ZACH—INDIANA JONES
ME—DOROTHY FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ (I HAD ACTUALLY BOUGHT THE NON-REFUNDABLE COSTUME & EVERYTHING LAST YEAR, ONLY 2 DISCOVER IT FIT LIKE A BABY DOLL DRESS–& THERE’S NO WAY 2 SIT IN THAT ALL NIGHT! MY MOM DOES WELL W/COSTUMES, SO SHE FIXED IT UP 4 ME)

R PUMPKIN WAS ENORMOUS: JESS & FIA FIT INSIDE!

The Huge Pumpkin

The Huge Pumpkin

3. ABOUT THANKSGIVING:

THANKSGIVING WEEK WAS BUSY & FUN, W/LOTS OF RELATIVES & ACTIVITIES. THE ACTUAL DAY, WE HAD TURDUCKEN (TURKET STUFFED W/DUCK, STUFFED W/QUAIL), SAWA BIG FIREWORK SHOW THAT NIGHT & THERE WAS LIKE 48 PEOPLE AT MY PARENTS–MOST OF 3 FAMILIES: MINE, MK’S, & MY IN-LAW’S FAM.

FRI. WE HAD FAM. PICS. I WAS SO EXCITED 2 GET A PIC. W/MK’S FAM. & MY FAM.–IT’S A ONCE IN A LIFETIME THING.

lynn family

The Lynn Family

4 THE 1ST TIME EVER, I WAS THE “COOL AUNT.” WHO’D HAVE GUESSED? MY 4 YR. OLD NEPHEW (AN AGE USUALLY SCARED 2 DEATH OF ME), & I, WERE INSEPERABLE.
WED., HE’D SEEN ME, & JUST CLIMBED IN MY LAP. HE HADN’T SEEN ANY1 CLIMB IN MY LAP, (& NO1 EXCEPT MY GIRLS, AT HOME, EVER HAD CLIMBED IN MY LAP). THE OTHER KIDS WERE BUSY PLAYING W/COUSINS, BUT HE JUST SAW MY W/C, & WANTED A RIDE. I’M COOL W/THAT.
BY THURS., HE WAS “MY BUDDY” & HUGGING ME. I THOUGHT HE JUST LIKED ME 4 MY W/C, BUT HE FOUND ME 2 SAY HI AT FAM. PICS, INSISTED 2 SIT BY ME, & HAD ANNOUCED EARLIER 2 ME: “I JUST WANTED U 2 KNOW I’M HERE!”
BY SUN. NIGHT, 2 NIECES GOT BRAVE, HOPPED ON ME, & FOUGHT 4 TURNS!
I WAS ABLE 2 SAY BYE W/O CRYING, BUT WHEN I GOT 2 THE DOOR, HE HOPPED ON & SAID HE WANTED 2 GO HOME W/ME…I BURST INTO TEARS…
GIVING W/C RIDES MAKES ME A COOL MOM, APPARENTLY AT LEAST, JESS & FIA SAY SO.

IT WAS FUN, BUT EXHAUSTING! I HAD NOT CONSIDERED HOW THE WEEK WOULD AFFECT ME! AT 1ST, I THOUGHT EVERY NEW RELATIVE’S ARRIVAL, TIRED ME OUT. BUT, EVERY NEW RELATIVE’S ARRIVAL, MEANT THAT MY FINGERSPELLING INCREASED, & WAS SLOW & TAXING. (THINK OF IT THIS WAY: ON AN AVERAGE DAY, I DON’T FINGERSPELL MUCH, SO LET’S REPRESENT IT BY #1. EACH NEW RELATIVE’S ARRIVAL, IS ANOTHER #1. “#1” I COULD HANDLE, BUT “1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1” WAS HARD! BY FRI., (MIND U, I ONLY NAP IF SICK OR EXHAUSTED, & ONLY SLEEP LIKE 6 HRS. AT NIGHT) I WAS SO TIRED, I WENT 2 BED AT 7:30, & WAS ON THE VERGE OF “TIRED TEARS.”

4. I’M NOT SURE WHAT ALL WE’LL DO 4 X-MAS, BUT I’LL BE PERFORMING AS AN ANGEL (JESS IS HELPING ME) AT R WARD ACTIVITY ON DEC. 13. I DON’T NECESSARILY FEEL UP 2 IT, BUT HAVING JESS THERE ODDLY STRENGTHENS ME, & I’M HOPING 2 DEAL W/ANY PBA ISSUES NOW, SO I HAVE NOTHING THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE. PART OF IT MEANS THAT I CAN’T SHARE MY THOUGHTS NOW ABOUT IT—I NEED 2 TEMP. REPRESS ANY TRIGGERS 4 TEARS! HOWEVER, I NEED EXTRA STRENGTH 2 DO THAT, & I’VE FELT STRENGTH B4, THROUGH OTHERS PRAYERS…SO, MAY I ASK U 2 PRAY 4 JESS & ME?

2 comments

  1. WOW!! You have been busy! That is so great that you got to have time with both your family and Mark’s family! Thanksgiving sounds very busy and very tiring…the holidays are so much fun, but very exhausting too! 🙂 Don’t worry, you guys are always in our prayers, but we will be specific about your performance! 🙂 Love and miss you guys!!

  2. Sounds like a busy little while for you. I can only imagine trying to sign to all the relatives, I bet it was just exhausting.

    Will keep you and Jess in my prayers, good luck saturday!

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