I really wish I were back in Hawaii. I miss it.It is stinkin' hot here. I feel mean putting my girls into their car seats, Lulu has a heat rash on her neck from her hair, sunglasses are NOT optional, the heat and humidity is like an oppressive wall when you go outside!
My little sister is in town for three weeks! hooray!!! boy, did I need her to come and visit! Our second short sale offer just fell through last week, W has been working very hard at work and school (which really means I've hardly seen him!), the heat makes me want to lay flat on my bed under the A/C vent and do NOTHING, and I'm missing my friend. The last few weeks have been a doozy!
Yesterday, I taught the parable of the ten virgins to my Sunday School class. I am so thankful for this opportunity to teach these girls. Not only do I have the best, most diverse group of girls that are a lot of fun and really make me work :), I have needed and appreciated the opportunity to review the bible and teachings of the gospel these past two years. This lesson was one of those weeks. I needed the reminder. The reminder that the ten virgins were the followers of Christ. Yet five were still foolish. The reminder of the things that I need to be doing to fill my lamp with oil. The reminder that if I'm not increasing my testimony, I'm losing it. Then, I got to go to Relief Society (the women's meeting third hour at church) with my sister. My friend, Hilary, taught the lesson, and it was exactly what I needed. I need to pick up the slack and get moving!
So, hooray for family in town! Hooray for the midnight showing of Harry Potter this Thursday! Hooray for boating at the lake and girls lunch last week! Hooray for Vacation Bible School for Miss M next week! Hooray for swimming after naps at Grandma's house pretty much every day! And hooray for some much needed refocusing for myself!!