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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What's Going On

I am in desperate need of a camera, and without pictures... blogging just isn't quite as fun. But here is what is going on around the Franklin House.

June 5th~ Shayla and her friend Tavia, were able to attend a dance workshop with Russell, Mollee & Noelle from So You Think You Can Dance!
It was lots of fun and she learned some fun dances. It was a great experience for her.

June 10th thru June 12th : TJ, Mckena, Shayla and I all went on Pioneer Trek! What an experience that was. With the exception of Shayla, we had all been before, but it was nothing like this! The weather was terrible.. hurricane like! It was cold, wet, windy and we trekked A LOT. (22 miles) Our tents flooded, we had to sleep on the bus. And guess what? It was AMAZING! In the midst of it, I wanted out! I wanted to go home. But looking back I see that we all learned lessons we could not have learned had the weather been beautiful and pleasant. Truly those pioneers are so strong. We got just a small taste of what they went through, (and I so mean small) and we understand how incredible they were! I will do just a Trek post later. I am in charge of putting together a Trek Memory Book for our Stake. And hopefully I can get some pictures from other people.

June 14th~ Rhythm Works Dance Recital. Always a highlight of Spring. The girls LOVE to perform and show what they have worked so hard on all year. It was a great recital and we look forward to another year!

Rich has hit his 3 month mark at his new job! They want to keep him, so now the insurance benefits will kick in, and a little pay increase too!! Way to go babe!

TJ is working away. Getting up every morning at 5:30 a.m. Trek touched his heart, and he says he is ready to get his papers turned in. Bishop is still "testing" him on a few things (his hair, his obedience, etc) so we will see what the summer brings.


Sarah said...

Those are some major things in the last few weeks! First of all....Congrats on Surviving Trek 2010! No one would believe it unless they saw you all come home! Incredible!! Congrats on the Job! What a blessing and relief! I love the peace that comes with all of that! And.....can't wait to hear about the Mission Call! More exciting times coming!!

afacer said...

I got chills when I read about TJ... love that he's getting closer each day. :)
And YEAH on 3 months for Rich - nothing better than being employed as we both know!
Love ya... we should try and get together soon!

Kristi said...

All good things... :)