Thursday, August 14, 2008

While the daddy is away, the wife gets to play?











Well Jim left this morning for a dream job assignment. He is at IRCHA, in Indiana, which stands for International Remote Control Helicopter Assoc. I think? Anyway it is a huge event with competitions, giveaways, 700 pilots and 6-7 miles of runway. He didn't take his helis as he is on business but still he gets to be around all of them and the pros. 
 
This week I watched the Lewis boys again this time it was Kayden and Derek who are 9 and 6. Then I had my kids. We had a good time playing GameCube, swimming and computer.

Today, well technically yesterday since it's after 12, I got to take some of my 4-H Kids to the Utah County Fair, it was an adventure but all in all a good time and their projects, wooden or ceramic frames, all got 1st place and/or made it to state. It's so exciting and a small cash award is given with each ribbon!

While Jim is gone I have some BIG projects on my list. One of them I just finished with my mom. We painted my front room upstairs. I will post pics when it's all dry and the furniture is put back. Other projects include dismantling an old shed, maybe building a wall in the basement, some sewing and scrapbooking, and more painting. WISH ME LUCK!

Soon the summer will be over and things will change. I will be back to working 30 hours a week, working everyday at Orem Jr with my 120 4-H kiddos. I am actually excited to get back and NOT be teaching or having to plan the weekly club.  Jo will be in preschool 4 days a week and she is estatic! We met her teacher tonight Miss PJ she was sweet. I hope to squeeze in a college course and Jim too so all in all our life will have less spare time. BUT no complaining here I  love my job, to learn new things, school. I have had a great summer and my family has not been neglected.

SO.. anyway...I better get to bed. I haven't been to bed B4 12 this last few nights as I have been loving watching the LIVE Olympics.. this night, although no Olympics, still is not any different.
GOOD NIGHT!

9 comments:

Lyndi said...

Wow, you sure do have a lot planned while Jim is gone. We should have another play date before your life gets too crazy. :)

Marisa Jean said...

I used to do 4-H as a kid...cooking, sewing, place settings, etc. I LOVED seeing those blue ribbons and getting that small cash reward. How exciting!

JethRobyn said...

I have been doing the same thing! I can't stop watching the Olympics!! I think that is a good thing though, we are supporting Team USA right? Those are some ambitious projects you have lined up! Good luck! I wish you success.

Misty said...

WOW - you have been busy. Fun pictures!

Anne Fisher said...

ummm...just hearing about your life makes me tired. I'm glad that you can handle it all.

By the way, your husband is looking so awesome! tell him congrats!!!

Emma and Cody said...

Hey Leslie its Emma! Found you by stalking of course!! I can't believe you have two kids! And may say your little girl looks exactly like you! I am sure you hear it all the time, but how cute is your family! Mostly I just wanted to say hi!!

Mandee Gillen said...

How fun. Don't you love it when you have projects and you actually get them done. It is even funner to just play while the honey is away. Good For you.

Rich and Crys said...

Les, you are amazing! You do so much and are always so busy and so happy. I admire you. I can't wait to see your living room all done! Post pictures asap! How did Jim's trip to Indiana go? I bet he had a blast! Jo and Ryker are as cute as ever. Jo is turning into a little model. She's so beautiful! We love you guys so much and miss you too!

Smith Fam said...

Like Mother Like Daughter!