May 31, 2008
May 30, 2008
We went for a family bike ride tonight. Well, most of us, Daddy, Gracie and Emily all rode bikes and Momma pushed the stroller with Landon an Becca in it. I was really surprised the girls didn't complain a bit. We figured it out when we got home, we rode/walked 1.1 miles.
May 29, 2008
May 28, 2008
- Weigh self
- Decide to lose weight
- Goto line 1 - for several years.
- Decide to change habits
- Goto line 1 - for a couple months
- REALLY decide to change habits.
- Purchase a bike.
- Groan at the cost of said bike.
- Show kids new bike, wait for oohs and aahs.
- Put bike in garage.
- Ride bike to work for 1st time.
Starting weight: 288lbs. Ouch.
Goal: 200 lbs.
Timeline: As Fast As I possibly can.
Woke up at 6:30 am, left home at 7:01:00. Arrived at work at 7:12:05. Not bad, considering that it takes about 7 minutes in the car.
Bad news: Realized that GOING to work is downhill... which means riding home is NOT.
May 19, 2008
Our family spoke on Sunday in Sacrament Meeting. Emily first, then Gracie, then Diana, a rest hymn, and then I spoke. After the sacrament was 45 minutes, Emily and Gracie took 1 minute each, then Diana spoke for 7 minutes -- a rest hymn was 4-5 minutes, that left the rest of the time for me.... just like usual. I talked the whole time, so I guess it went well.
Emily did a great job. She had about 3 paragraphs of text that she read and only stumbled over property (prophecy) and association (administration).
Gracie also did well. Her talk was written like this:
My name is Gracie.
John the Baptist restored the priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on May 15th 1829 on the banks of the Susquehanna River.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
It actually went more like this:
Grace: My name is Gracie, Joseph Smith…
Me: John the Baptist…
Grace: John the Baptist restored the…
Grace: Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver CowHerdry on July 16th…
Me: May 15th…
Grace: May July 15th 1829…
Me: On the…
Grace: On the banks of the suksqwanna river, nameofjesuschristamen.
I was really proud of her, for being almost 4, to speak at all in front of a full chapel was impressive.
May 17, 2008
But, for now, at least we can manually turn on the stations and keep the lawn watered.
May 12, 2008
Needless to say, there were a few chuckles from the congregation.