Saturday Is A Special Day; It's Cleaning Day!

I have to prepare myself for just about anything when we go check on the girls at night before bed. Many times Kennedy has been "awake" sleep walking. She's done really scary things -- like rocking back and forth and humming -- and she's done really funny things. One time she was sitting up and waving her arms in the air. She sleeps wildly and we never know what will happen. She's been like that ever since I can remember. I'm not sure what causes it, but hopefully she grows out of it by sleepover age. 
Cory and I got some devastating news the other day. It was my last day to eat what I wanted and I was craving amazing fries. We drove to Best Burger only to discover they've gone out of business!!! 
I literally almost cried. They had the most bomb fries and fry sauce I have ever had! I'm pretty upset over it. Maybe I should go out and protest. (Too soon?)

I can't tell you how much I don't want a dog when we are on our own again. I like dogs, but I don't want to take care of one or clean up after it. But when I see crap like this, I know I'm eventually going to be outvoted. They need a dog. 
Today was a super busy day. I signed our family up to help clean the church this morning. I thought it would be a great opportunity to teach the girls about service.
We had a few talks about why we were there and how we were helping Heavenly Fathers house. Kennedy kept saying we were making it pretty so Jesus could come. Amen, girlfriend! And bonus, they thought it was super fun!! We may have to go every time. They did a great job helping me clean the doors and windows and helped Cory cleaning up the classrooms. We walked into the young women's room and Kennedy gasped and said in reverence, "This is a very beautiful primary!" She kept walking around and delicately touching things in awe. It was hilarious. That girls heart is so tender. It gives me hope that I won't have to do much to their new room in our house for her to think it's pretty amazing. 
We talked on the walk home about how we felt good inside because we had done something nice for Jesus. Then Kennedy decided she was done with me cramming lessons down her throat and ran the rest of the way home. I'm still learning the balance between teaching them more gospel things and being a pain in the butt. I hope some part of today sank in for them. I feel like I'm struggling with helping it all make sense to them. 

After cleaning we went home and Cory actually got to do something fun!! His brother is getting married next weekend (on my birthday, best b-day present ever!) and today was his bachelor party. They went to Top Golf in Taylorsville and had a total blast.
 He's talked about it all day long. I'm so glad he got to get out and enjoy himself a little bit. He was in a much better mood afterward. The poor guy works so hard, he deserves some free time once in a while. 

While he played, I worked. I did some laundry and shampooed the couches in the basement. 
I also shampooed the carpet in the girls room and messed up on the first application somehow and ended up reeaallly soaking the carpet... oops. It's super clean now though and should be dry by the end of the weekend haha. Plus now the girls will have some extra humidity in their room as they sleep to clear out any nasal congestion. Everyone wins. 

I also folded laundry, organized some things, and cleaned out our filing bin of all our bills and important stuff. I can't even put into words how much fun that all was. You'll just have to do your best to imagine it. 

After Cory got back we went to the house and got to work sanding the walls. Holy crap, what a messy job. I wouldn't be surprised if I poop sheet rock mud tonight. 
The good news is we're getting closer. I'm planning on tackling some of the work myself starting Monday to help out as much as I can. It's so frustrating to be so close and yet so far away still. But it's coming. Next will be paint and I'm hoping to solicit some help in that area. 

Every time I see an amazing moon, I always convince myself that this will be the time my phone will somehow capture a perfect photo of it. 
I have faith that someday I will learn that cell phones cannot take moon shots. Apparently it's a lesson I need to learn over and over again before it sinks in. 

We came home and all showered and then Cory and I crashed on the amazingly clean couches and watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean. I forgot how awesome that movie is. 

I hope everyone had a great Saturday! See you, soon! 







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