"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I think I am going to have to start posting in mass. Since John is home now (yes, he did make it!) I have to spend more time doing wife-ly things. I guess I should say I GET to spend more time doing wife-ly things. As a tangent, I was talking to a friend on Saturday night, and she asked how I got so much stuff done. Firstly, I don't feel like I get even half the things I want to done. But secondly, I didn't have a husband around. Lots of bloggers I know don't have the time they want to blog because they have so many other roles to fill. When a big one gets knocked out, you can fit other stuff, like blogging, in. Okay, end of tangent. So, since John is still getting accustomed to the time change, I am going to take a moment and do a mass post.

Pioneer Day Picnic
Our ward had a Pioneer Day picnic this Saturday, and it was a lot of fun. They did a bunch of races and Joy competed in all she could. She did the sack, wheelbarrow, and three-legged race. She tried hard and had fun. Brigham even tried the wheelbarrow. I was chasing around Paul and Brigham so I didn't get pictures of them all, but here are some I got. Joy and Brigham are wearing their duck hats, so just look for the yellow hat and you will have located them in the picture.

Sack Race

Wheelbarrow. I don't think it is a good sign when you start laying down!
Or on your head! Leith and Brigham had a bit of a hard time figuring things out. Brigham got the stand-on-your-hands concept, but he never did figure out that he was supposed to move forward. Eventually, Leith just picked him up and ran.
Joy and Dallyn understood things a little better.

They did another Wheelbarrow, and Joy and I did that one. Things were really bunched at the beginning (and Paul thought it was a wagon race),
and with those darn hats on, Joy couldn't see where she was supposed to go. About five feet out, she started going sideways across the field, and there was a pile-up when she and I went down.

However, we did get up and try again.

And, just because I have to brag, my friend KellyAnne and I won the adult three-legged race. In fact, we won by such a long lead, I don't think it was even really fair to call it a race! If you check out the picture of the pile-up, you will see KellyAnne in the pink driving her wheelbarrow. We are very similar in height and build, and lots of people mix us up. I think that similarity gave us a big advantage over the husband and wife teams in our ward who were so mismatched in size. We'll let them believe that, anyway!
And, we found a wagon for Paul at a garage sale. If you have had the pleasure of meeting Paul, you will know that he is a wheel man. If it has wheels, he loves it. This particular wagon was built for legos, but Hyrum fits it just right.
I think Hyrum needed the helmet more than Paul!


Crystal said...

Good to talk to you tonight. I'm so glad John is home! I saw your comment on our blog, and wanted to let you know we added Joy to our tag list. It's an enlightening tag. Talk to you soon.

Stacie said...

Ummm...just so you know, Dave and I were right on your heels, you didn't win by as much as you think lady!!!