Monday, October 25, 2010


This past week was a busy one for us .... well, mostly the weekend anyway. Ky qualified for Cross Country State Championship and ran in it last Wednesday. The day was perfect for her to be running, the weather was awesome and the park was beautiful. It was a hard run with all of the hills though. She finished and ended up earning the Varsity Letter award for it! She enjoyed doing Cross Country and is looking forward to track in the spring. They only place the first 10 runners in so I don't know where she finished.
Randy's grandma Ogden passed away the Saturday before and we knew that her funeral would be coming. We got to spend time with some of Randy's family when they stayed at our home for a couple of days. It was really great getting to see them, especially when we don't get to see them very often. I was preparing for a Toy/Food drive for our community on Saturday and also a Bridal shower for one of my previous laurels so I was a little stressed trying to fit everything in, but all went well without any hitches. I made it to the drive for an hour, then we were off to the funeral, I had to leave a little early to get back for the shower, and when the shower was over Randy, Kylie, and I went to her Cross Country banquet where she received her team award and her letter award. All-in-all it was a good day and I am glad it is all over!
Our family has decided to try the counsel we have received in several of the past conferences of having a gratitude journal. It has always sounded good to me, but I have not been able to get myself to do it. Last night I had the thought that perhaps we could do it as a family, so each day we will each write 3 things that we are grateful for. I will try to share some of them from time to time. Here are a few so far .... comfortable chairs, grass, music, cooler temperatures, garbage cans, puddles, windows, and rain. The kids told me that they were going to end up getting weird if we have to do it everyday and we can't repeat ourselves; but I told them that is okay it may not seem so weird after you recognize that you are grateful for these things. We will see how it goes!

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