Monday, June 27, 2011

Attack of the flies!!!!!

We have been inundated with house flies for the last two day.  There must be hundreds that we kill but they are still returning to drive us batty!!!!  We need more reinforcements in better fly swatters and insecticide.  We'll have to spray the perimeter of the house to keep them away and maybe even put up a sticky fly catcher which I cannot stand but this calls for everything we can get!!!!

I'm setting up a birthday bash in the MTC for Eliot with cake and cards!!!! It will be the week before he leaves the MTC so hopefully it will be fun for all his district!!!!

Lydia was able to attend a Pioneer Trek last week with her stake in Arizona where she is staying with Sarah and Drew.  It was a difficult journey but they had a great time and she will be home on July 11th with a t-shirt and DVD to show us.  Since Mother's Day she has been in Arizona, helping Sarah with Bella and Lael and now baby Rex.  Drew's office is all set up and Caleb is doing very well there too.  There is a receptionist and another girl helping with the laser therapy as Caleb is doing now.

LDS Scout Camp Great Success

Over the last week from June 20th to June 25th, Moses had the opportunity of attending scout camp with 160 other boys from Pensacola, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, and Mobile stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Pictured here is their daily devotional: when a speaker comes to give an inspirational talk to all the boys in the evening. Moses completed several merit badges including canoeing.  Henry got to attend a special 11year-old scout over night there on Thursday and Friday morning and he has almost all of his Tenderfoot requirements completed. I was able to join the group on Friday afternoon for their closing ceremonies.  It was very hot but lots of fun to be with the boys.
My week went fast and after Henry left I was completely alone in the house for two days.  That was unusual for me.  But I canned 18 quarts of our own peaches and visited Tasha with Arthur and Sadie and made a quilt for Sarah's little Rex.  I also got stung by a yellow fly at Tasha's place which really hurt.  At the same time I was stung, the boys at camp stumbled upon a yellow jacket nest and eight of them were stung including one that was very allergic.  All well that ends well but it was a long, hot, wet week!!!!