Basketball Season has started!

This has been a really fun week.  It started on Monday when I had the opportunity to accompany Garion and one other friend on his basketball team to the Jazz game at the Energy Solution Arena.  The Jazz played The Miami Heat and totally kicked butt winning by 29 points.  The final score was 118-89, Utah Jazz.  We had a great time at the game with Garion and L.J.  buying food, screaming really loud and laughing.  Garion had his first basketball practice on Thursday night, and his first game yesterday.  He missed the game, due to a super fun weekend spent at the cousins house, but will make his official appearance next Saturday.

On Tuesday morning I went to lunch with one of my best friends Jana to IHOP.  We had a great time.  Talking and catching up can be quite entertaining when your 2 and 5 year old are running circles through the restaurant playing chase with their friend!  🙂  It was really embarrassing, but not quite enough for me to put my foot down and listen to them scream int eh seat. 🙂  That night, Jason and I went to the temple for ward temple night and really enjoyed the time to relax, talk with friends and get away from the world, even if only for a couple hours. 🙂  However, the evening was spoiled a little bit when I got pulled over on the way home and got my first ever speeding ticket.  I was really annoyed!  I have been driving for 15 years, and haven’t gotten one yet.  Until Tuesday anyway.  Of course I am completely blameless, and I would never drive 38 in a 25 right out of a stop sign with Jason right in front of me in his truck.  But apparently, the Tahoe has a bit more kick then I thought.  The cop was “nice” however, knocking my speed down to 34 in a 25 to “keep the cost down” and marking me as eligible to go to traffic school.  Whoo hoo!!  I can even take it online!  I had to stop at In-N-Out on the way home for some comfort food.

Wednesday, Garion and I went to scouts.  This was my second den meeting since receiving the call to be a Wolf Leader.  It is really fun actually, but on Wednesday I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.  The boys were all really crazy!  Julie is really good at keeping them kind of in check, but I think I need some serous prayer and inspiration on how to keep them in line.  It is hard because  I want the boys to know I love them and want them to have fun, but scouts need to be respectful to their leaders too.  I am sure that the more I go, the easier it will get.  That is what happened 3 years ago when I was a den leader.

Thursday night was my monthly book club night.  This month we read “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.  It was an excellent book that reminded me not to be so stuck on “matters of consequence” that I cannot see the invisible things that are the most important.

Friday we took the kids to Jeremy and Heathers for the weekend.  They are the saints in my life that keep me sane. 🙂  IT was soo thoughtful of Heather t offer to have the kids spend a cousin weekend so that they could play and Jason and I could have some time alone.  We were suppose to go to Denver in November fora weekend, but the plans fell through when Brynn got Swine Flu.  So, this was a make-up weekend.  The kids all had a blast.  I did feel bad though because Brynn has a cold and it gave her diarrhea throughout the weekend.  Not to mention, making her wake up, up to 5 times at night.  Why is it that Brynn gets sick every time we have extended plans to go anywhere?  I wonder if she has some secret hidden agenda to keep us close to home.  🙂  Other then that, Garion and Kayla had  a great time playing, watching movies, swimming in the hot tub and eating.  Jason and i had a wonderful weekend attending preparedness classes on wheat and emergency power outages.  We mozied through Costco, I got a facial at the Philosophy counter in Nordstrom and we went on a group date to see Avatar.  The best part was sleeping through the night with out interruption. 🙂  We picked the kids up today and went right to church which ended up being pretty uneventful, luckily.

Garion and I spent about an hour this afternoon working on his wolf badge.  He is very close to getting it!  It is crazy to me that he is going to be 9 in about 6 weeks.  He is working on his Leave No trace Award and the World Conservation Award.  I am really proud of him.

On to another week that is bound to be filled with fun, starting with Robyn’s birthday party!  Kayla won’t stop talking about it!