Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hard thing to do

Steve and I asked our Bishop tonight if we could be released from our calling as Webelos Leaders. The Bishop agreed with us and we will be released on Sunday. The Bishop said that he has had a feeling that Steve and I need to teach a class, but he didn't elaborate on which class we would teach. He told us that it wouldn't be now but might be soon.

Steve and I have been inactive for over eight months. It seems to be a pattern of moving to a new place and going to church every week for the first 4-8 months and then becoming inactive. I'm not sure why we don't go. Our Ward meets at 1 and Steve sometimes sleeps in until 11 or 12 and then we just sit around and not go.

Part of the reason may be because I have been exhausted for the past three or four months (no, I'm not pregnant - not sure the reason for my exhaustion). I had an overnight pulse oximetry done and it came back showing that my CPap is still working sufficiently. I'm thinking that it may be partly due to my anemia -I'm very often anemic and can barely donate blood.

We just signed a new 13 month lease with our apartment complex today. Our rent did not increase any and as a bonus for signing a new lease they are going to have our carpets cleaned for free! We really love our place and are glad to be staying here for another year. I love how close it is to my work (when construction isn't closing the road that is the fastest way to work) and how Steve can drive me to work and it's only a 3 mile round-trip!  I also like having a maintenance man who can fix anything that is broken and we don't have to pay for it. We also don't have to mow our lawn or water it either, or clean the pool. It's nice renting!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


July 9th my brother-in-law married his eternal companion in the Bountiful Temple. They had their reception at the MTC park in Ogden, Utah. It was a beautiful day - but VERRRRRYYYY hot, and the whole day was wonderful. After the pictures at the temple that morning (they married at 9) we went back to my in-law's house. Eric and Britney (Bride and Groom) stayed at the temple taking more pictures. At 1 we went to the Timbermine Restaurant for the luncheon. We had BBQ chicken and baked potatoes. It was delicious. Then we went back to my in-laws again where I tried to take a nap and only was able to sleep for about 30 minutes. 
The colors were a bright orange (their father's wore tuxes with orange vest and ties and the brothers (and in-laws) of the bride and groom wore white shirts with black slacks and orange ties), neon pink (all the sisters (and in-laws) of the bride and groom), and lime green (Eric's vest on his tux was in that color and Britney had a sash in that color around her waist). It was so pretty!
They had a photo booth at the entrance of the park. The idea was that you were to get your picture taken in the booth and then they gave you two copies. One went onto a black page that was for their sign in book and the other one was for you to keep. It was the cutest idea for a sign in book I've ever heard of. They had gel pens that you could use to sign the page you put the picture on. 
When we first got to the reception we took more pictures. It was so hot, and even though we were in the shade taking pictures, it was difficult to handle. When we were done with pictures I was walking toward the table and chairs so I could sit down and have something to drink and I walked past the sound system and heard the song by Rascall Flatts "I Melt" and I agreed with the song. I was melting. The refreshments were Lofthouse pink iced cookies and pink, orange and green sherbet. The sherbet was really nice in the heat. 
Once the sun started to set it was much cooler and easier to handle being outside. 
The new Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schultz leaving the Temple.
Cute couple
Britney's parents, Eric & Britney, and Dale and Barbara Schultz all kissing for the camera.
All of the Schultz family except for Carrie's husband Tim and all the grandsons
The groom's parents (Dale and Barbara - my in-laws), the Groom and Bride and the Bride's parents at the luncheon
Back of Britney's dress
The front of Britney's dress
The Schultz's at the reception
The cake
My niece Violet came to the reception with my mom and my sister (no pictures of either of them since they didn't want their pictures taken)
My coursage
Britney in the car as Eric is getting in and they are off for their wedding night at the Alaskan Inn and the next day they were off to Florida for a week.

It was a beautiful wedding and I am so happy that Eric was able to marry his eternal companion. Now all of Steve's siblings are married. Carrie and Tim married on April 5, 2006, Steve and I married in September 20, 2006. Lisa and Cody married in May 30, 2008; Brad and Camille married in June 11, 2008. Now Eric and Britney married on July 9, 2010. That's five kids married in four years.

I am such a horrible blogger!

Hunter swimming in Jackson Lake, Wyoming.
I haven't posted anything for so long, I feel horrible. I've had a lot to write about but I would forget when I got home from work or got onto my computer.
We had Hunter for a four-week period starting on July 16th. We picked him up that morning and the drive to Driggs, Idaho to stay with Steve's sister - Carrie, and her family for the night. My mother-in-law and father-in-law came up shortly after we got there and the my sister-in-law Lisa and her husband Cody got there a few hours later. I always have so much fun going to their house to visit. Because of the full house (and only one guest room which my mother-in-law and father-in-law slept in) we slept in the unfinished basement on the floor. Luckily my parents gave Steve and I air mattresses for Christmas so we didn't have to sleep on the hard cement floor.
The next day we went to Coulter Bay campgrounds in the Grand Teton National Park. Dale, Barbara (Steve's parents), Steve, Hunter and I got a two room cabin to stay in. Lisa and Cody, Brad and Camille, and Carrie and her boys (Daniel, William and James) all got their own tent cabins. Every night we sat around the campfire and had dinner and dessert and then would go to bed. One day we went to a Native American Museum at Coulter Bay and they have all these old items from the Native Americans who previoulsy lived in the area. They had clothing (the baby moccassins were adorable), weapons, jewelry. They also had a Native American artist there selling items. It was a Lokotan woman from South Dakota who brought her father's painting (beautiful, but I couldn't part with the money to buy one since they were all over $100) and handmade jewelry. There was one item that caught my eye. I have a thing for dragonflies - not totally sure what started it but I love them, I also love the color purple. Can you see where I'm going? She had made a beautiful purple beaded necklace with a dragonfly on it. I had to buy it and it was only $20!
We had a lot of fun and didn't want to leave when we did, but I had to return to work on Tuesday, so we packed up and left on Monday afternoon. Hopefully next year we can stay as long as everyone else did.
Pops with all his grandkids Willie, James, Hunter and Daniel.
Gramee and Pops with all their grandkids. Pops is holding James and Gramee is holding Willie. Hunter is behind Daniel.
Barbara and Dale wading in the COLD Jackson Lake
Hunter decided to join Gramee and Pops for a swim.
This is the "beach" of Jackson Lake. You have to wear shoes on the beach and in the water or these rocks will hurt your feet.
Willie getting something to eat from mommy.
Uncle Steve holding James
Wondering how you can have eight month old twin boys camping? Bring a prison a makeshift playpen for them to play in. My mother-in-law thought of this since a normal playpen would be too small.
James wants to get out of the playpen. Doesn't he have a cute smile?
Uncle Brad helping Daniel play on the Tent Cabin beams.
Standing on Jackson Beach, this was my view of the Teton Mountains.