Adam and I have both served in the primary. Adam has also been in the Young Men presidency and is currently in the Sunday School presidency. Additionally, he is also an Elders Quorum teacher and the Scout Master. I have also served in Relief Society as the co canning specialist and as the Scout Secretary, as well as my special assignment that I talked about a few weeks ago, helping and encouraging people register to vote.
For me, being in this ward has aligned with the happiest times of my life. Buying our first house, having two daughters...but also developing true friendships. For the first time in my life I've joined a book club, a recipe group, a play group, a preschool, a dinner group, bunco, all of which I participated in because of the Painted Mountain ward. I've met astounding people that wouldn't otherwise have crossed my path, and while my association with many will continue inside or out ward boundaries, it's just not the same. Our ward is essentially made from three different communities: Huntington (where we live), Rhodes Ranch, and Independence (which is a smaller community) the bulk of which is made up between Huntington and Rhodes. It is highly speculated from reliable sources that Huntington and Rhodes will be divided. I'll update this post later tonight at 6:00PM when we know what is going on.
In other goings on...Hannah, Paige and I have had colds....more so Paige and I. Hannah just has a cough aggravated by her asthma. It's just not fun/convenient to be sick when you are a mama.
I chopped 6 inches off my hair this week and boy does it feel good. I like it a lot better now.
We had book club (which will hopefully continue with the ward split).
I didn't run at all because of my cold (boo)
I spent a lot of time on Ebay because of my rediscovered love for American Girl dolls. I'm trying to find a Felicity doll but they are going for between 160 and 300 dollars because she is retired. I may have a lead on a doll which might not cost me more than $75 which is more in my budget.
The girls are darling. Hannah's best quote this week was:
Hannah: Daddy, where am I going to preschool tomorrow?
Adam: You are going to Emily's house
Hannah: Is Emily's daddy going to be at work?
Adam: Yeah, I think so.
Hannah: What animal is he?
Adam: I don't know what you mean...
Hannah: Yes you do. What animal is Emily's Daddy?
Adam: Ummm, What animal am I?
Hannah: You are a Falcon!
(Adam works at an Elementary school who's mascot is the Falcon)
Adam: Not all daddies are animals.
Also, this morning we were watching the general relief society meeting (I wanted to show her the primary song medley) and watching the choir sing. She asked me:
"Mommy, are those the angels that moved the stone when Jesus was resurrected?"
I thought they looked a lot like angels too Han.
*Update and pictures
The ward did split down the middle. Huntington and Rhodes/Independence are separated and now we are in the Coronado ward. I'm glad I'm still with all of my Huntington friends but I will miss our ward family a ton. Here's hoping it will be a great change and we'll just be added upon by great new people.
We have to really watch Paige. She loves purses and bags but always hangs them around her neck.
Again with the purses
This is what Paige and Adam did on Sunday
This is what Hannah and I did on Sunday...Banana Bread :)