This week(s) at the Kemptons....
Soo I guess I should just call this a
semi regular posting as I have not been great about getting it done every week.
Last weekend we went to Ida's and had a wonderful time so that thru me off for
my sunday afternoon of compiling this letter. Two weeks ago Jason worked
midnight shift for almost 11 days in a row and then he got three days off and
went back to day shift. During the three days off we headed up to Ida's house
to add to her chaos and hopefully distract her from it for a while too. We got
there thursday night, put the kids to bed and went our for pie. Friday we got
up and headed to the zoo. Rory stayed home from school to go with us and we had
a great time. We had to take a break in the middle to go deliver meals on
wheels with Ida (which was fun) and then went back to the zoo for a few more
hours. What a great zoo. I posted a bunch of pictures from our trip on
facebook and will probably put them on here too if you want to see them. We
sort of skipped lunch so on the way home we stopped a Freddy's. It was GOOD!
We had frozen custard sundaes and french fries. We will have to go there again
for sure! Friday night we made a quick dinner and then went to the temple.
Geoffrey couldn't find his recommend so unfortunately he didn't get to come but
we went and had a great time anyway! With Jason being gone for 5 months and
then moving and everything we hadn't been in a while so it was nice to go (and
to have free babysitters). Saturday we got up and headed to Canyon Lake. It
was a great cloudy day for the most part and we rented two boats. A little
speed boat and a pontoon boat. We didn't ski but got a big tube to ride on
behind the boat and we all had a good time. After returning the boats we let
the little ones play on the beach for a bit and the moms sitting on the sand got
a bit too much sun. We all had a great time and the kids slept very well that
night. Ida, Jason and I of course made a trip to our favorite FroYo place and
enjoyed some yummy frozen treats. Sunday we went to church and then after lunch
headed out to the Japanese Sunken Gardens. They were built in an old query and
had some huge koi fish. We walked around for a bit and then road the train
around Brakenridge park. It was a great Sunday afternoon and a wonderful
After having a weekend like that its hard to remember then
little fun things we do during the week. We have started having play group here
at our awesome splash pool every week and this week since school got out we
started a potluck lunch there too! What fun. I am really loving meeting so
many nice people here and having friends for my kids. I still miss seeing
Michelle almost everyday and having my close girlfriends back in Tucson (you know who you are) but I am
still enjoying our new home. I went to a girls night out on Friday which was very fun but still not the same! I am sure it will eventually feel like home here but for now I am missing Tucson.
In other news our TV died this week. We
bought an old Wii from a friend and had just bought wii sports when it died.
Not having a TV is not that big of a deal but when its 105 outside every
afternoon its harder without one. So we went TV hunting this weekend but
decided we will just take Ida's extra one she offered us and wait to buy a new
one until later. We also got some MORE fish. We didn't get gold fish this time
and have been treating our tank for the ick that the other fish had. We got
some cool zebra dannios and hope they will live longer this time. We are not
naming them (since we can't tell them apart and they are too fast to see well)
so we wont get too attached in case they die too. (we don't have a great track
record). But they are fun and I hope we can get some more cool fish soon.
We love you all and miss you! I am so glad we are close to the Ewing's
for a short time and am secretly glad their assignment is only 2 years so they
can come back soon. I am VERY excited to see my sisters soon and those I will
get to visit while stopping in Tucson. I hope you are all doing well and not
melting like we are!~ Thank heavens for the pools here!
time (whenever that may be) - Wendy