Sunday, May 10, 2009

MIA

Yeah, it's been awhile. . .

I replaced my blogging time with writing to my mom and dad on their mission. So, in brief, here's what's been going on the last couple of months:

1. PRIMARY: I was released from Single Adult Rep and called into Primary. Not a lot of experience here--but being over the music and sharing times have been a blast, although I'm still at a total loss to understand Scouts.


2. STAY AT HOME MOM: I played mom for a week when my brother and sister-in-law were out of town.

Favorite Part: Hanging out with the girls and the funny things they would say. Also, them bringing me breakfast in bed on my birthday.

Frustrating Part: I was going to get a lot of stuff down during my "down time"--which never appeared because absolutely nothing went the way I thought it would.


3. MOAB: I went with a group to Moab to do a half marathon and did hikes the night before and the day after. Yes, I do appear to have been suffering from a case of temporary insanity, but although exhausting, I had a really good time.


4. LEAVING THE COUNTRY: I've had a trip to Italy and Turkey planned with my friend Kelsey for about a year, but it was permanently on hold because of finances. In the last month (between babysitting and work bonuses) I was able to pay off my credit card. I wasn't about to go back into debt for a trip when I was finally out, but things fell together and between a $500 plane fare and a humanitarian foundation I've been working with paying Jared and I to write a picture book for them, I finally ran out of reasons why I couldn't go. I almost cried when I realized my passport had been expired for years without me even noticing it and I'm feel a part of me that has been lost returning.

9 comments:

TmeggenT said...

YEAH! Sarah's back! I've missed you! Thanks for catching us up a bit on your life these last 4 months. Always on the go, smiling every step of the way . . . that's our Sarah! You rock! Love you tons!

Ryan and Lori said...

Nice to read some news on your hiatus and so glad to hear about the neat things going on in your life! So good to hear!

Annette Lyon said...

I've done the Primary thing, was a Wolf leader, AND had a Cub Scout of my own. I still don't get it.

Thank heavens we have a decent scout program, or he'd have no hope of getting his Eagle!

Sounds like you've been busy!

Mahonri said...

So excited for you to travel again, Sis! It's really a big part of your character.

Lindsay said...

fun stuff.. i love italy and TURKEY... is my favourite place in all the world... well so far.. you'll love it and have a great time.

Aim said...

You will be so great at doing singing time. And I am so jealous that you get to go to Italy and Turkey. What a fun trip, I hope you have a fabulous time!

Holly said...

Anxiously waiting an account of your travels. I would love to hear about your travels in person. Maybe we can spend a day catching up sometime this summer. What do you think?

Annalisa said...

picture book...awesome! lots going on with you. smiles!!!

Jamie said...

I'm on my second round in a primary presidency & still don't get scouts. Oh, yes, and I do have a son that went through it. How embarrassing!

I'm so excited for you that you get to go on your trip!!!