Sunday, July 9, 2023

 Dear Kids,

What a summer we’re having!  It’s just one event after another.  Book club is this afternoon at 5, and we’re reading The Sign of the Beaver.  I hope you’ve all had a chance to read it, but I know most of you are in the middle of hectic summer activities.  Anyway, we’ll be discussing it.  Then, next week (the 16th) is Super Sunday at Paul’s.  Before, we’ve always met at the park, when we’ve gone to Layton, but this time we’re meeting in Paul’s back yard.  For that reason, Paul wants us to come at 5 instead of 4, because there’s more shade then.  Also, that will give Donna’s family more time to get there, since they’re on such a late schedule.

On Monday, the 17th Sterling comes home.  He’ll fly into the Idaho Falls airport at 9:08 pm.

Then, the next big event, which I keep forgetting to mention, is the family reunion starting Thursday, July 27.  Donna is working on the agenda, and she’s planning to get it out asap.  Each family reunion seems better than the one before it, and I’m sure this one will be the best of all, so far.  I know we’re having pictures taken Thursday evening, so make sure you don’t wait until Friday morning to show up.  Because it’s so close (Huber Grove), Dad and I will be there the whole time.  I’m really excited about it.

The next big event after the family reunion will be Bentley and Cambree’s wedding on August 10.  I’m sure Tom’s family will give us the whole agenda when it gets closer.  And then, the Sunday after that (August 13) most of us will be driving to Pocatello for the combined homecoming and farewell of Sterling and Sarah.  By the way, Vanessa’s ward meets in a different church now.  The address is 1701 Bartz Drive, and since there are two churches together, it’s the east building.  I’ll keep repeating this information as it gets closer.  The meeting starts at 9 am.

One further item: Josh’s baptism will be Saturday, September 2, so you can put that on your calendar, too. 

I got through my week of chemo OK, and I even felt good enough to help Dad prune trees yesterday.  Then we went to the cabin and he did some good work on the gas tank of the Yerf Dog.  It turned out so well that we were able to take the yerf dog on a good spin.  I know a lot of you have been missing driving it.  That’s all OK now. 

I hope you’re all doin’ great and lovin’ it!  Lots of love, Mom