Responsibilities are for grown ups. Oh yeah, we are grown ups.
Coming back was quite the drive. Longer than it has ever taken us at 18+ hrs. Poor Jason. We took extra time in Logan with shopping and driving by our old house by the college then went on to bear lake where we got to join a cattle drive 1/2 way there. We stopped again to get raspberry shakes and lunch. So we really didn't get going till after 2pm. The drive back is always harder but I think this time it seemed a little bit more overwhelming to come back to our lives. I think Jason is still very humbled to be Bishop of our ward. I also felt the pressure of jumping right back into things as Ashley and Brigham had a Western Hills (Clegg Park) open house the very day we came into town and the first day of school was the next day. Unfortunately I was so prepared that I had ordered school supplies and then forgot so I also bought school supplies. In Iowa, school supplies are big deal. I could have saved myself a $100. I will have 4 kids in school next week when Alyssa and Anna start preschool. The plan is that Bruce and I will spend some time at the YMCA. I also signed the girls up for Tumble Tots. Ashley is doing Cello and Piano. I told her no! she can not play the clarinet too. Brigham is starting flag football. So it looks like I am saying good bye to lazy summer days and sleeping in. At last we are home and its been a week+ It also feels so good to be home and find a little routine that works. O yeah this is the kids on their first day of school. being silly. Thank goodness they weren't as tired as I felt. One of the things I did when we got home besides sleep and unpack was to make crab apple jelly. Thanks Becky for the great idea. I found a recipe on the Internet and it turned out great.