This past week was the last week of school. The kids left on Thursday. So we were working on getting everything ready. There was a lot of paper work to finish for the end of the year. We had to clean and straighten the room. I had a final meeting with everyone and end of the year personal meeting about goals on Friday. I have not had a summer off in six years. I've been taking classes. Last summer was the closest. I worked the month of June and had about six weeks off. This was a very hard year and I am looking for a break.
I had a little bit of surgery this past Thursday. I have had a cyst on my back for awhile. The beginning of the month it started hurting. So I went to the doctor. It was infected. He opened the cyst to let it drain. The cyst drained a lot. So this past Thursday I went to a surgeon. He took out the cyst. He said to was the size of a golf ball. I have to go back on June the 11th to have him look at it and to take out the stitches. He said it was a 50-50 chance that he might have to take more out. Thursday evening I was really sore but since then I have felt better and better. I hope that this is all I need done to the cyst.
This memorial weekend my brother Kevin came up with his family from Florida. He has a girl, two boys, and one on the way. So I got together with them along with Eric and his family at my folks. Eric has a boy and two girls. All the kids are under 7 years old. The kids got along great. They played together without any fussing or fighting. In the past there has been so fussing and fighting. The boys got to go on a father and son camp-out Friday night. They got to sleep in a tent all by themselves. The girls stayed home and had a mother daughter party. They ate and played games. After the camp-out Kevin and Dad went up to Franklin, North Carolina. Kevin is bring his scout troupe up this summer to hike. So they went to scout out the drop of and pick up point. Eric and I brought the boys back. Later Saturday afternoon, Eric and I took all the kids but the youngest to the park. (She was taking a nape.) Grandma, Bonnie, and Tracy were canning chicken and pork. After the park we made pizza for dinner. Kevin and Dad got back as we were putting the pizzas in the oven. The pizzas were a hit. We had strawberry pie for desert. On Sunday after church, we had another family dinner. We had smoked pork, salad, beans, corn, and mac and cheese. The kids enjoyed watching church videos, reading stories, and playing. It was a good weekend. Kevin had to be back at work on Tuesday so they left Monday to drive back. The kids had a lot of fun with their cousins. Grandma enjoyed having everyone visit.
Our stake had a wonderful stake conference this weekend. We had Elder Oaks for the Quorum of the Twelve visit us. With him was Elder Schwitzer of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy. (Elder Oaks was very funny during the Saturday evening session. ) Both General Authorities took time to go around and shake the members hands. I got to shake their hands before the Sunday Morning session. The talks during the meetings were great. We had talks with topics such as dealing with pornography, serving in the temple, serving others, teaching the family, and many more. Elder Oaks spoke last during both meetings. His talk was to touch on the subjects that had been spoken before him. He told his thoughts about the subjects as the other speakers presented them. He also told stories from his life and those he had heard from others that illustrated the topics taught. It was a great meeting.
Hey everyone. Welcome to my very first post to my new blog. Is technology cool or what? I hope to keep this updated and let you know what is going on with me. I've enjoyed reading what is happening with family on there blogs and felt like now it is time for me to do one to. Talk to you later.