Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend wrap-up 11/11-13/16

Utah has had unseasonably warm weather and 
I've sent the little Nies to school without jackets-- which is very unusual.
It's a little weird, and kinda feels like I am living in Arizona again.
But looking at our weather forecast, 
it looks like our winter weather in on it's way! 
 Yay! I am SO ready!
 My brother Jesse and I have decided to both host Thanksgiving dinner 
and split our family up between our homes,
 (to keep the chaos down; remember I come from a family of nine!).  
I picked out the most gorgeous light fixtures to go over my
 dining room table and they came just in time for our Thanksgiving dinner! 
Mr. Nielson spent the weekend installing and adjusting them 
(I will post about them soon).
Cotopaxi sent me one of their newest sweaters.  
Let me just say, this is no ordinary sweater.
I love it for so many reasons.  First, it has a fabulous tailored fit 
which feels and looks nice.  I am loving the mesh back and the soft wool.  
Also, it's unisex, and will probably look equally good on you as your significant other.
 Remember, I said: probably.
Check it out, and pre-order yourself one.  
Also over the weekend my brother Jesse bought our hot tub
 and on Saturday morning I awoke to voices of several of my brothers
(and others), moving all 850 pounds of it from our backyard
 to one of the 50 trucks in my driveway.
I had to film/photograph it. 
And just for the record, I didn't hear one swear word in the commotion.
And lastly, our Sabbath day was wonderful!  
It should be noted that it was the Primary Program today in church.  
The 'Primary Program' is when all the children ages 3-12 in the congregation 
prepare, sing, and speak the entire meeting.
It's awesome listening to the four year olds
 share their experiences and love 
for Jesus in the loud microphone. Wowza!
My kids were especially cute (Lottie waved hysterically to me from the choir seats the entire meeting) and my boys sang with confidence.  I was proud.
Sundays are my favorite days of the week because the day is packed
 with God, family, reflection, peace, rest, quite, and home.
Sundays give me hope for Monday and the days that follow.  

Now get your MONDAY on.