Monday, January 23, 2012

I've been a posting slacker, I know.  I have a new job at church, though, which is my excuse!  The Ward boundaries in our Stake changed on January 1st.  We lost quite a few families to other wards, but also gained quite a few.  That of course meant that there were callings needing to be filled, and I was very excited when the Bishop asked me to be the Primary President 3 Sundays ago!!!
(the 2012 Primary theme)
 It's been a lot of work trying to get things updated and figured out.  We gained quite a few children and the total is at "95" (not counting the Nursery....there are 19 in THAT class).  Last week I pretty much only did Primary family was neglected and my house turned into a disaster.    My biggest challenge?  I haven't served in this Primary, and I know only about a handful of kids.  We also have 11:00 church, which means we are sandwiched between two other wards and have no time to set things up, and then we have to hurry and rush out so that the next ward can come in and get ready.  I have a wonderful Secretary and Counselors, though.  I didn't know them when I submitted their names which made me a bit anxious, but they have proved to be very willing, hardworking and dependable.  (Hopefully my brain will function, and I don't drive them crazy!!!!!).

We finally got our first "real" storm last Wednesday (a whole 5 inches!).  We didn't even have to shovel because it rained afterwards and melted/washed the snow away.  OH that's MY kind of storm!!!
 We seem to get more rain than snow here, which is FINE with me!!!

Sarah throwing snowballs at the fence
 Nathan playing with a plastic baseball bat: 
(as a side note, he's pretty darn good at throwing a ball up in the air and hitting it with the bat!)

Here's Frosty (they finished him after dark.  By morning he was pretty much gone thanks to the rain!):
I'm a little confused, though.  I've never seen a snowman shaped like THIS before.  Have you? (o: