june 2014 update

It’s June and summertime was in full swing.
Roo was finally a Beehive.
For those of you that don’t understand our strange Mormon language, a Beehive is a 12 and 13 year old girl in our Church. It is the beginning of the Young Women program. The last 6 months in Primary is fairly painful and these young ladies can hardly stand waiting to join the other Young Women in our congregation.
Before Roo could completely leave Primary behind there was one last activity: The Achievement Days Recognition Night.
It was the last primary activity for these two girlies together. Roo and a couple of other girls had earned their Faith in God awards.
It was a fun night.
For a summer activity we signed Hammie up for a basketball camp through our high school.
To say he enjoyed it would be a complete understatement.
He’s decided he found his sport and I am thankful that basketball is his choice. A nice air conditioned gym sounds so much more enjoyable than a hot, dusty baseball diamond.
It was a fun camp and everyone earns a medal. but they also have Shoot-out challenges and Hammie got second place one day.
This camp is held every summer for kids all the way up to high school and I think Hammie will be ready for next year too.
Yep…another cul-de-sac movie.
We also had Sherri’s first birthday since she passed away.
Her headstone had be placed a few months earlier and we had gone to the cemetery to see it.
It still doesn’t seem real that she is gone.
We had a fun cousin movie day and went and saw “Maleficent”.
I think we had 2 thumbs up from everyone. Awesome Movie!
Since it’s summertime there was the obligatory fort building.
My living room looked like this for a few days and then I had to have order restored.
I guess order wasn’t restored soon enough…
I had a little “episode” where my blood pressure shot way up and was having some vision issues.
Did you know that if you show up in the ER with sky-high blood pressure and vision issues that a bunch of people start moving really fast to take care of you? I didn’t before, but I do now. And if they call a Code Stroke the whole hospital knows about it?
I ended up spending the weekend in the hospital under observation.
After a few tests, that came back completely normal, they sent me home with a high blood pressure medication…and 3 blown veins from IV needles.
I thought I was fine, but I wasn’t feeling better and was really, really dizzy.
After visiting with my doctor and monitoring my blood pressure we determined that I don’t have high blood pressure…just a type of vertigo.
And now I’m fine…no really
The main reason I was so anxious to get home is because Roo was leaving for Girls Camp on Monday and I really needed to be there to help her get ready.
I was in a bit of shock that she was actually going to Girls Camp.
She and her friends were ready to have fun.
And since it wasn’t regular Girls Camp she got to spend some time being pampered.
I was so glad when she was home. I missed having my right-hand girlie around.
So we live in the desert. It’s hot in the desert.
Hot enough to make your rearview mirror fall off.
And my sister felt so bad for me her rearview mirror fell off the next day.
So maybe it isn’t the heat that made it fall of…just a sister bonding experience.
Roo had a pretty exciting June.
It included a visit to the orthodontist.
It was a rough few days but totally worth the pain…
Sometimes in the summer you need a shield…
and a sword.
For Father’s Day Big Daddy got himself a gift:
Tickets for the whole family to go see the AZ Diamondbacks play.
Big Daddy is a total fan.
While we were there we ran into Randy Johnson.
We were in the front row of the top deck at the ballpark. They were pretty amazing seats.
During the game we had 2 foul balls hit in our section.
One went a couple of rows behind us.
The second one bounced into a lady’s purse sitting a couple seats away from us.
Hammie asked her if he could see the ball and she was kind enough to give it to him.
So now Hammie is the proud owner of a foul ball hit by All-Star Paul Goldschmidt…
And the Diamondbacks won!
It was a good night topped off with fireworks after the game.
This guy…
He is pretty amazing. Just ask him…
Seriously, he gave a talk in Church that you would have never guessed was written by a 14 yr old. Such a wise young man.
It’s humbling trying to be the parent to amazing kids.
There is an amazing lady that used to live in our neighborhood. She plans all these great activities during the summer. In the past we were able to go to a few of them. This year we only made it to one…The Krispie Kreme Donut tour. Yum!
They do a quick little “tour” of how they make donuts and then each of the kids got to dip their own chocolate sprinkled donut.
And then we “had” to buy another dozen to bring home.
June ended with LaLa giving a talk in primary.
She is such a cutie.
And maybe our ward has heard enough from our family for a few months…
I’m almost caught up. The first part of July is all I have left to catch up on…

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