I'm not the stellar one at work anymore but we're all doing well from my training class. The calls are getting more comfortable so my sales should improve soon. My Sales Coach (like a team leader) has been out most of the time because she fell and dislocated her shoulder and cracked the bone in her upper arm the long way. Last week she had surgery on it. It's still pretty fun and satisfying to talk to people I can help get out of their financial situation.
I finally got a visiting teaching route so I'll have to call my partner and arrange a time to go. I have Thursdays off from work so I'll be able to go to the get-togethers the Relief Society sisters have at a different park each week. The new presidency arranged it so we can get to know one another and give us a chance to get out of the house and to let the children play and visit, too. Karlene & I are going to sing "Fill the Well Within" by Sallie Deford next week. It's the same song I did as a solo the last Sunday we were in the Marsing 2nd Ward. I started my application for the Tabernacle Choir. Wednesday Dad & I go see the bishop so he can interview us and write his recommendation, just like any mission papers. I'll have to ask Nathan or Brian Walker if they can help me out with my recording I need to send in with my application.
That's all I can think of for now.
From Dad: We're back to our regular routine. Steven & Logan came and visited us on the 6th. We have new plates for the pickup and will get new plates for the van Monday. Not much new other than that.
From Michael: the reunion was really muddy. I had to change my clothes because I was covered from head to toe almost. After the reunion I stayed up with Logan and Steven in Sweet. While in Sweet Logan and myself befriended some of youth in the ward there and they invited us to activities. In all I had a lot of fun over the last few weeks. And now some pictures from mom.
From Karlene: the reunion was fun and I got a sling shot from the auction. When we got to the reunion everyone was asleep. We went to grandma's house for church and went home. There is going to be a baptism on Saturday where we are too. Logan and Steven came over yesterday to drop Michael off,have dinner, and watch the lightning storm. Unfortunately I was in the one on Friday and that one lasted longer. The rain tickled me as it hit, but I like a good rain. I was almost the only one outside in the rain. I forgot to tell you that I'm going to sing with Mom next Sunday. She wanted to send maximum pictures so here are some more!
From Faline: I liked the pond when it wasn't so deep (at Dry Buck). Then I could actually go swimming in there. Steven and Logan came by yesterday to bring Michael back home. I got to see Whitney again, although I really wish that pond was smaller so I could enjoy it. I really hope that we can go back to Idaho again. I got to play in the creek and be on some tires, too.
Brett & Karen up at Eagle's Nest
View from top of Eagle's Nest
Packing up chairs to go back to the church
Jeremy Clark with Al Moses (grandpa)
Brett holding up the rattlesnake before preparing for cooking
Cooked rattlesnake, yum!
Steven Ballantyne trying the rattlesnake
Michael and Logan Ballantyne trying the rattlesnake
Al and Doris Moses on the way up to Eagle's Nest
Sharon Grover, Kristianna Clark, Clea Simpson and Swanny Simpson
Doris & Karen at Eagle's Nest
Michael with Paul and Tanner Montague
Carrie Peters, her parents Ed & Clea Simpson, Lori Soren, Leland Simpson, Bill Ballantyne, Steven Ballantyne, Doris Moses
Auction stuff - Clea's yummy fudge!
Leland's carvings for auction
Faline is ready to go swimming
Karlene with Joshua Armour
We won the fox face!