I'm replacing the engine on our little Corolla this week. I started yesterday and hopefully I'll finish tomorrow. Because I'm awesome like that.
Look how crazy my wife is about me!
How do you get seminary students to read the Old Testament? Why, you build an ark out of popsicle sticks, of course. The students put their names on a stick for each book they completed, and then if they and their partner finished all the reading assignments, they placed an animal on the ark. Is that an engine on the back, you ask? Why, yes it is. And yes, it did float. With the seminary president inside.
Did I mention that I'm awesome? The door of our van stopped opening for some strange reason, so I took it apart and fixed it. We found a penny inside, courtesy of Isaiah, who didn't even show the slightest bit of shame.
Ezra and Eliza have just finished their second year of strings with Robin Keith. They have learned so much with her and we're so proud of their progress! She is retiring this year and we will miss her a lot.
Paul just finished his second year of Let's Play Music with Rachel Cox, who is a total pro. We had a cool breakthrough with him recently. Kari realized that his progress had slowed a lot recently on the piano, and asked Rachel if he should continue in the coming year. She said that it's common at this point for kids to lose enthusiasm as piano goes from play time to work. She said if he's willing to work hard, it'll yield rich results. So Kari talked to him, told him she was fine if he didn't want to continue, but that if he did, it was time to work hard. He chose to continue and he showed a lot more determination and attentiveness in his practice from that point on. We're proud of our boy for working hard!
Speaking of hard work, the wood shed is finally done. It turned out great!
We took the boat out for the first time and caught a couple of bass. It was a lot of fun!