Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What was up in June 2016 according to my iPhone

 June went by in a whirlwind and before we knew it, it was July!  Our pool finally got finished so needless to say we have been swimming in the back yard a lot.  When we do, this is where you will find Brutus: right next to the pool in the shade.  Trying to stay cool in the extreme heat.
 June means sleeping in and lots of snuggle time with these two.
 It has also meant walking at Cooper with this guy when my mom was unavailable.  Brady is training for a triathlon with a friend.  
 My little brother and his cute wife made me an aunt again.  This is sweet little Brooks.  We kind of like him in case you can't tell.

 This is some random picture I had on my phone from my favorite fellow.  
 This mad me laugh.

 Kiki go there braces off.

 We have been trying to bust out Personal Progress.  Both girls are SO close we can almost taste it.

 And we have been trying to be patient about this guy coming home to us.  Can't wait to hug his neck.

 We got a new trampoline among other things.  Brent and Brady added a basketball hoop to make it extra fun.

 I can pretty much get this girl to run any errand with me with the promise of Chick fil a.
 She especially had fun with Hailey, Kennedy, and Alivia in Provo at EFY.

 And Reagan went to her friend Alexa's lake house with her and some other girls for Alexa's 15th birthday.  She had so much fun.  

 Snuck out for a movie with this guy.  The Shallows.  It was pretty good!

 This is how I roll most of the summer.  Give me a good book, a cold drink, and a pool and I am happy.

 We celebrated Brady's birthday with some friends

 and with a yard sign

 and then a party at Hawaiian Falls with his three best friends that were in town.  (Some were out of town).  They had Hokulia shaved ice in lieu of a cake per the birthday boy's request.
 More fun with the twins at In and Out.  I think this was after Sheri and I had picked them up from Six Flags.

 And that same night Sheri and I joined with some other wonderful ladies to celebrate our sweet pal, Lisa's, birthday.
 I love spending time with this kid.  She makes me laugh.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 2016 according to my iPhone

 We started off the month with a flag football 2nd place win for our division.  Not bad for a bunch of rookies who had never played before but they sure know how to have fun.
 The weather has been so fantastic.  I took this one night on my porch while I sat and did homework.  Brent was at the pond fishing.
 Elder Argyle continues to do what he does best.  Lots of success in the mission field.

 And he got the chance to meet Elder Holland.   Pretty much his favorite Apostle.  And mine.
Are you allowed to have favorite apostles?  Well if you are, he is definitely the favorite.  Tanner had a cool experience when Elder Holland was talking to the missionaries.  He asked a question that no one seemed to be answering with the specific answer he was looking for.  Tanner said after twenty or so tries he raised his hand and answered and it was exactly what Elder Holland was looking for.  After that he kept referring back to Tanner while he spoke.  It was a good moment for Elder Argyle.
 Kiki and I got to sneak away one night and go to her favorite spot, Torchy's Tacos.  
We (Reynolds PTO board) put on a pretty amazing Teacher Appreciation week at Reynolds Middle School if I must say so myself.  Man!  that was a big project.

 And so was this:  The Prosper Annual prayer breakfast that Prosper Ladies Association sponsors.  

 My family was great to me on Mother's Day.  I wish I had thought to take a picture of my traditional Mother's Day corsage.  It was really beautiful.
 But of course the best part of Mother's day for me was seeing that missionary boy of ours who comes home in a few short months.

 The sun is shining and that means that the end of school is just around the corner.
These boys went swimming early in the month.  
 We went to Lindsey's house one day for a family get together and Lindsey let McKinley try on her tacky formal that she ordered for a party.  Wow.  That is all I can say.  Just wow.
 The girls had fun at their 2016 cheer party.  All three squads were there and they learned who their "big sisters" were.
 This made me smile.  My dad's watch on my little man one day at church.  
 McKinley's JV cheer squad at the spring football scrimmage.
 And we rounded out the month with dinner with some of our favorite people.  The Hennefers and Jettons who we have known...well.....forever.  There are few things better than ole friends.
I am grateful for a little breather from Institute and not having to prepare a lesson each week but I really do miss my class.  I have been so touched by the sweet notes and emails they have sent me.  I also am feeling good that I have passed the PTO President baton to a friend (at least for the next school year).  I will still serve on the board and run the big fundraiser for the year but I am not in charge.  I also have finished my service on the board of the Prosper Ladies Association which gives me more free time.  I will be the new vice chair for benevolence and perhaps will head that up next year when my friend Tiffany rolls off as Benevolence chair.

Jensen only has two semesters of school left and then she graduates.  It sounds like she wants to go to graduate school.  I am crossing my fingers for BYU Provo.  She sang in the devotional yesterday with her women's glee choir.  She looked so happy.  I know she is really enjoying her roommates and her frisbee team.  She loves BYUi.

The three babies at home basically can't wait for the end of school.  They need a chance to enjoy some free time.  They worked hard at school this year.  Both have been without phones now for quite a while (for different reasons) and I have to say I have enjoyed sending more time with them.  You see so much more of their faces when they aren't staring at a small screen all the time!

Needless to say, we are excited for Tanner to come home.  We are counting the days.  52 as I write this.  He already told me he can't wait to go shopping for casual clothes and eat my cheesecake!

Brent is doing really well at work and seems to really enjoy his job and his new supervisor.  He as in a car accident in April and suffered some pretty significant trauma to his leg.  He went to an orthopedic specialist but there is not much they can do for him.  He has been limping around for the last two months.  I hope he gets better soon.  

Happy June from the Argyles.