Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Schick Kids Adopted!

Yesterday, Matthew and I were up in Boise for the adoption of my three nieces. What a great day! 12 hours of driving for a 30 minute court hearing. TOTALLY worth it! I wouldn't have missed it. I LOVED being there for it. What a neat experience in their lives. The judge asked Jeremy why he wanted the girls in their family. Zarian said, "Because we're gorgeous!" I got such a kick out of that! Jer said, "It's as if they were always a part of our family, and we want it to be that way." The same question was asked of Therese. She said, I want to take care of them as if they were my own." The girls are so cute and so fun! I am so excited to have them in our family! Their family will be sealed together in 2 weeks. I can't wait for that! Such big things happening for their family. The girls all wanted their ears pierced, but they had to wait until they were adopted, so they all got their ears pierced. It was fun to be there for that. We went swimming and had such a great time going off the slides. It was a quick, but very fun and rewarding trip. I can't wait to spend more time with their cute family!

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Calling

It's the moment you've all been waiting for...
Okay, so it's the moment that I've been waiting for. Matthew and I were released from nursery back in January. I thought I would get a calling super quick after being released. But I waited, and waited, and waited. I was getting sick of not having something to do! It's nice to have a break and all, but I would MUCH rather have other people to think about and focus on instead of myself. Of course, I still am a visiting teacher. My laurel sister-in-law, Alisha, said when I got released it meant that I would be called into YW. Then a few weeks ago a sister got released from YWs, and Alisha said there was now an opening for me in YW. She's also been saying for a year how fun it would be to have me at camp.
Well, the Bishop called me in and asked if I would be willing to serve. YES!!! Finally!
My new calling is the Laurel adviser!!! Yipee! I was pretty sure I would be called into YWs, but I wouldn't have guessed the Laurels. I am so excited! I was even more excited to see Alisha's expression. She was super excited about it. We're going to have such great fun! And we get to go to camp! Plus, my mother-in-law and I are going to be cabin leaders for camp. What fun! Good times ahead! I've been thinking about some things I want to do for my Laurels. It will be a good calling for me.

In other news, my brother, Mike, called me about a week ago and said he had some exciting news, and asked me if I had any guesses. Well, he's been dating this really cute girl the last few months, so I tentatively asked if he was engaged, not wanting him to feel we were pressuring him if they weren't. He said no. I asked if he got a new bullet bike, no. I couldn't think of any other big things he could tell me. He told me he was going to be going through the temple!!!!!! This was THE BEST news! I am so happy for him!!! It is so exciting! I'm so proud of him, his good decisions, and what he has done to prepare him to take that step in his life. Way to go Mike! July 3 is the date. I can't wait!

And other news, here I thought I didn't have anything blog worthy, but now I sit down to write, I keep thinking of things to share, just no pictures. We've sold 15 jars of jam already! We're still working on our labels. I've been sharing my jam with people I work with and people in the ward. A sweet lady in my ward bought 10 jars last Saturday. One of my favorite co-workers at school, who is actually from my homeward, who has known me since I was 3, was the first person to buy a jar of jam. But he didn't buy just one, he bought 5! That's so exciting! I LOVE our jam, but it's even more exciting to know other people want to buy it and have it. Even if they are doing it just to support me. What wonderful people!