Monday, December 31, 2012

Phirst Phamily Photo

English really is a weird language when you stop and think about it. I before E except after C. Some of these rules don't make sense. And Johnny is learning K and C sounds and how do I explain that PH can sound like F? It's a little much.

What is not too much is our first family picture!!! Thanks to Collette for catching all 6 of us. It's about time. I do think that chlorine creates iron deficiency so we look a little pale and prunish, but here we are! And here's to taking more family fotos!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Go Twinnee!

They share the same birthday. Which means they share the same half birthday. And this year, Beal shared her Rainbow Brite costume from long ago that Gammie made just for Millie. That was the day, man. When you could have whatever prom dress you wanted because your mom would let you choose the fabric and the style and then she would just whip it up. And last night, I went to mutual and misled a poor young women three different times in doing her stocking. I undid all of the sewing for her that I told her to do. She was very forgiving. And patient. And one day I will sew a dress for Evelyn. And maybe a matching one for me. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tennis Ladies

So you can't always get what you want. Repeat. Repeat. But you get what you need! And tennis is what I need. I love that I went to stake women's volleyball night and mentioned that I loved to play tennis and I got a phone call late one night a few nights later from Sheri Libutti asking me to come play with her group of ladies at BYU. And they all know Grandma Covey. And they are competitive. And they let me play with them. And they invited me to their Christmas dinner and I made mom's Kneaders bread pudding and Johnny and I slid into the sidewalk because I told him to go straight when I should have told him to turn and in the ice we just slid. And we took pictures with 8 different cameras but this is the clearest shot we got. Which is kind of appropriate considering the way people call lines when we play together. I'm just saying. A quartet of women sang lovely Christmas songs and it was lovely and cheerful and everything good. I'm glad to be associated with them. Merry Christmas, tennis ladies.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ahoy, Matey

We went canoeing to feed the ducks. No souls overboard and everyone stayed dry. The ducks we found swam away from us. The bread we brought turned into fish food or snacks for the mateys.