Monday, October 17, 2011

October Goings-on

Good morning! :) I hope that you had a good weekend, and that you're having a lovely start to your week.

Friday was my birthday; I turned 23! It was a great day; sunny and bright and happy. Jason had some more finals, but he was finished by noon, woot! Later, we had a birthday/halloween bash at our house with some of our friends. We carved pumpkins, made cookies, roasted pumpkin seeds, and watched Hocus Pocus. It was really fun. Also, Jason bought me flowers for my birthday, and made this adorable little book for me, and he is so cute and I love him.

Saturday and Sunday were both pretty relaxing; we ended up going to my mom's house in Highland on both days. On Saturday we went up there to take my little sister Sydney home (she came to the party on Friday and then spent the night at our apartment) and to go to Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy. Have you ever been to Sweet Tomatoes? They have them in California, but they're called Souplantation there. They are one of me and Jason's favorite restaurants. They're a buffet, but they're really yummy and healthy, too. They have delicious big-chunk chicken noodle soup, and blueberry muffins. Mmmm. They're the best. And if you sign up for their email list, they send you coupons all the time.

Sunday we had church, which was good, and were trained a little bit for our new callings (ward missionaries), which was good too. Jason has been so in demand in our ward this week. A new Russian family moved in, a mother and her two daughters. The daughters (who are 18 and 6) both speak some English, but the mom doesn't speak any at all. So, Jason has been getting calls from pretty much everybody- the bishopric, the relief society president, you name it- to help with meeting with the family and translating stuff.  So, Jason has kind of an unofficial calling now in addition to our regular ones; he's supposed to meet with the family as often as he can, to make sure they're doing all right, and he's supposed to help the mom learn English as soon as she can so that she can get a job. It's kind of crazy, but he's already doing a great job.

After church, we went up to my mom's house in Highland again. We had Sunday dinner with my mom, stepdad, Alyse, my step-sister Diana and her husband and their two-year-old, and Sydney. It was really fun to see them, and we got to play games all together after dinner. Plus, it was really pretty in Highland with all the changing fall colors.

She is soooo adorable.

So, that's what we were up to this weekend!

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