Summer Begins

This is going to be the best Summer yet.  School is officially over.  Spring event season wrapped up Thursday night.  Keith’s parents arrive this afternoon.  So now all there is to do is finish up a few things to ready the Homestead for 3 weeks without us.  Going to purge the fridge, give a key to the young lady that will come feed the cat, and finish packing.  The kids are excited.  The dog is excited.  Although I don’t think he realizes he isn’t going with us.  He will get his own grand adventure with grandma and grandpa.  He is a little spoiled, so I’m sure he will not be happy.  Hopefully he forgets in 3 weeks lol.  We have never been away for 3 weeks before.  We had considered 6 weeks but that just seemed way too hard.  With other Summer activities it was just a nightmare scheduling.  So remember it is Summer and go make some memories.  I am so excited!  

Making Memories

As you get older the things we find most precious change.  For many of us, we tend to pursue things that bring us the greatest joy.  What I value most is a good laugh, time spent with family and friends, moments, travel, things that warm my soul.  I had an abundance this past weekend.  Whether it be a game of cards, the opening of a mission call, making of yummies, the eating of those yummies, a road trip, good food, cuddling with best friends, uncontrollable laughter or even a very close BYU game and showing the kids some old school BYU cheers from our days at the Y.  These are the precious moments that we seek after.  I know there will come a day, hopefully many years away, that these memories will fade for me.  However, it is with an absolute confidence that those I created them with will continue the journey of making many more.  It has been our greatest goal in life to pass along the legacy of joy.  Cherish that which matters most and you will never be left wanting.  ❤️