Well, anyone who knows me, knows that I love checking the mail. So I am always kind of disappointed on no-mail holidays. Not that I don't love the holiday, I just wish I could still walk out to my mail-box at 11:15 and not look like a loser. So my hopes for today weren't high. It started out bad. I had a headache. It was the first day of our no sugar and no meat diet, the kids were extra whiney, and Joey had to go to Delta. But after a phone call to my dad, my whole day turned around. He helped me solve a huge headache problem I have been having with my camera. So after I got off the phone I was taking pictures and the doorbell rang. I thought about ignoring it, but Gwen had already run to the window. It was my visiting teaching companion from my old ward. She moved to Elko right before I moved and it was so sad. I just love her so much, she was like my Richfield mom. So it was exciting and I was glad that I hadn't tried to hide. She even brought me a little gift. (homemade dishtowels and hotpads)
She is always so thoughtful and creative. I haven't gotten a new vt partner here yet, but I can only hope that we are as compatible as Jan and I were. To make my day even more perfect, I got mail. The FedEx man delivered my new double stroller at almost the exact time that I normally get my mail.
And before I had even finished putting it together, my brother called to say that he and my dad were coming down to visit for the day. Luke just got a new camera and is so much more artistic and talented than I am, so I love to take pictures with him. And luckily my dad loves to watch my children. Luke wanted to ask random girls if they would model for us, but I am not as brave so he settled for livestock. (He really takes good pictures and he just started a blog at royal-photography.blogspot.com) I didn't get much of the cleaning done that I had planned on, but it was a day worth blogging about.
This picture is unrecognizable because I need a tripod for night pictures. This is one of the boys that helped to take down the flags tonight. You can't even see the flag because he was running so fast. I don't blame him, it was cold.