Sunday, June 29, 2008

I love Sundays!

Today was a great sabbath day. I woke up early to go to my cousin Aaron's missionary report in sacrament meeting, formerly known as a missionary homecoming. It was great and really fun to see the changes he has made since he left. We then went over to my aunt and uncles house for a lunch gathering. It was so much fun because my cousins that are married and out of state surprised their parents and came down for the weekend to see their brother. When the Jones family gets together it can be really scary, but mostly just really hilarious! Today was no exception. After a couple of hours of many laughs me and my other cousin decided we should head to our ward for the combined priesthood/relief society meeting to see what fun topic our bishop would be discussing. When we arrived at the church building we were treated to a pleasant surprise, the bishopric had been released and a new one called. We were shocked. I never miss my ward, and when I do, something big happens. Like the last time I was gone, a bishopric member was released and a new one called. I quit! It is so frustrating, but I am excited for the new chapter of our ward and the fun things that will come. I have been neighbors with my new bishop for about 14 years, so it will be good. It is a change I wasn't ready for, and then came as a shock since I was gone, grrrr. How I love family bonding!

Monday, June 9, 2008

What the?

The other day at the pool I work at we had the most random of questions asked. I was sitting in the front of the office doing some paperwork like always and then I over hear a conversation coming from the back of the office from one of the lifeguards and a patron. The patron asks if we have an ax so that he could chop of the legs of a boy that keeps stealing the ball and blocking the basketball hoop. Come on, what kind of question is that? People these days! Yay for the parents of Taylor!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The End of a Chapter and Beginning of a New One

Most of the fam at the lame graduation

So the end of the school year was really crazy. It has been kind of weird to think about because my youngest sister Marilee was graduating, so it was the last of everything. Graduation was really depressing, not that the baby was graduating, but because of Arizona's bipolar weather, only my parents got to go because it was raining and the graduates only got two tickets. It was so sad because we had been looking forward to this day for so long since Marilee is the baby and 5th and last to graduate from Mesa High, we were all looking forward to sitting on the field, and I know this sounds weird, I wanted to hear the recognition that our whole family had graduated from Mesa High. Life goes on and we don't always see the big picture, but we will survive. Summer is now here, or at least it is trying to come. Memorial weekend we went to the cabin and there was snow. What is up with that?

With the high school chapter of our life over, my parents are trying to figure out what to do next. On monday I went to the Mesa City Council meeting in support of my father as the new Mayor and Council members were sworn in. The crazy thing about the night is that my father was elected by the council to be the new vice mayor of mesa. That is weird. We are still trying to think of what all that is supposed to mean. In the meantime I shall stay busy at work. If you get bored you can come visit me at Taylor pool.