I am so thankful today and everyday for the freedom and this wonderful country. I am thankful for the men and women who fight to protect our freedom. My father was a Vietnam Veteran. I just am so appreciative that we are a country that is so blessed. I know we have so many problems, but I like to focus on the good.
Today we are going to a barbeque and watch fireworks and then having a family party and doing the same thing tomorrow. I love being with my family and friends and enjoying the simple things.
This week it has been hot and crazy busy. I sold my car (it sold so fast- thank you KSL- when I listed it and now I have no car!!!!) and now need to find another car. I think I priced it too low with all the calls that I got on it. I just wanted to be fair and listed it for exactly what it was worth. Going to car dealerships gives me anxiety. Ha! I just don't like the negotiations. Anyway, driving my husbands stick shift now makes me realize that I need to apprciate the car I drove being automatic. Yes, it's the little things.
We are now selling McKays car since she is on her mission. Thankful for Zach and Taylor washing it and getting ready to sell it.
That is the one thing that I really encourage my kids to do is to work as a team in life. We are there to help each other in all that we do. Sometimes it's easy to just think about ourself and I want them to think about helping other people.
When we were in Italy they went on hikes and helped me watch Ty. I asked them to keep him busy doing good things and they did some fun things like hikes, swimming, etc. I can't thank my kids enough for all that they do to help each other and the love that they share.
Well, I have some news. Seth had to come home from his mission about 4 weeks ago from Mexico. He is very sick and they have no idea what is wrong with him. They have run so many tests but they can't figure out why he is so sick. He lost around 25 lbs (which he was already tiny!) and so we are praying they figure out what is wrong and that he can go back out on his mission.
McKay is loving her mission. I think it helps me so much that she emails and writes often. She sends me lots of photos and I just feel such happiness watching her grow and be so happy. I miss her like crazy and yes, I cry but I try not to let her know this.
Time to go and enjoy the 4th of July!!!!!!!!