Just Another Day [Week] in Paradise

One of my favorite country songs is called, “Just Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Vassar. Josh doesn’t care much for country music, but we’re working on it. πŸ™‚

“The kids screaming, phone ringing
Dog barking at the mailman bringing
That stack of bills, overdue
Good morning baby, how are you?
Got a half hour, quick shower
Take a drink of milk but the milk’s gone sour
My funny face makes you laugh
Twist the top on and I put it back
There goes the washing machine
Baby, don’t kick it.
I promise I’ll fix it
Long about a million other things

Well, it’s ok. It’s so nice
It’s just another day in paradise
Well, there’s no place that
I’d rather be
Well, it’s two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
And I ask the lord every night
For just another day in paradise

Friday, you’re late
Guess we’ll never make our dinner date
At the restaurant you start to cry
Baby, we’ll just improvise
Well, plan be looks like
Dominoes’ pizza in the candle light
Then we’ll tippy toe to our room
Make a little love that’s overdue
But somebody had a bad dream
Mama and daddy
Can me and my teddy
Come in to sleep in between?

Yeah it’s ok. It’s so nice.
It’s just another day in paradise.
Well, there’s no place that
I’d rather be
Well, it’s two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn’t trade it for anything
And I ask the lord every night
For just another day in paradise”

-Phil Vassar

Even though Josh and I don’t have any kids yet, I feel like this is a good theme song for the regular day-to-day life. We have been pretty busy but life’s been pretty normal…and it’s been really good.

Last weekend, Josh and I cleaned up a bit and got haircuts by our super talented friend Delenna. I originally scheduled just me but we both talked Josh into getting his haircut then, because he was getting a little bushy. He looks SO good. πŸ™‚ Josh and I have a lot of fun with Delenna and her husband Brandon and her two cute munchkins. Josh and Brandon have really similar interests and Delenna and I are buddies from high school so we all get along great. πŸ™‚

Delenna and me. PC: Brandon or Josh- I cant remember πŸ™‚

We had another emergency trip to Instacare because Josh really is allergic to the heat, kind of. He has always claimed he was allergic to the heat and I would roll my eyes. But a bunch of red bumps appeared all over his back and they spread to his chest and arms. He has had shingles before, so we were worried he was getting another case of shingles. The doctor told him it was either a heat rash or folicalitis (never even heard of that one before, both caused by heat). Fortunately, it’s not serious and will go away.

Poor Joshy! I made the picture small so you could quickly skip over it if you wanted. πŸ™‚

Josh has also been working on a new Star Wars costume. It will be pretty epic. After he finishes this one, he will start working on mine so we can be matching characters for Halloween and for the opening day of Star Wars 8 (I can’t believe I’m planning on doing that…:)) #bignerds

Guess who? #xwingpilot
So cute!

We celebrated my sister-in-law, Quincy’s, birthday at Olive Garden. It was so yummy and so good to be with family and a super cute niece. Birthday celebrations are always fun.

Olive Garden birthday fun- I know I’m pretty crazy about taking pictures…Happy Birthday Quincy!
Olive Garden selfie- The waitress forgot to take a group picture so I thought this would be easier.

That same day I had my farewell lunch at Squire. We went to P.F. Changs. It was really good, but the amazing part was at the end of the meal when I received my fortune cookie. It said, “A new business partner will soon emerge.” Next Tuesday I start my new job and I’m very excited!Β The Chinese know what they are talking about. πŸ™‚

It’s crazy how accurate these things are πŸ˜‰ (Josh, Jackson)

I have also been putting my graphic design skills to work for our Cub Scout group. We’re working on an Art merit badge. Last week we asked them to draw a design on a paper to make an iron-on for a t-shirt. I interpreted their drawings to make the following…they seemed to like them.

One scout just wanted his shirt to say, “I am super lazy” so I did it and then added the last sentence. hehe.

 

This was my favorite design. This scout did not come last week so I asked his mom what were his hobbies. She told me soccer and video games. I did a little retro soccer design. πŸ™‚ The ink was a little funky printing in the middle, but original design was pretty cool. I think I was a little too creative, he is way to young to understand retro video games. Haha.

We brought fabric markers for them to add to their shirts, if they wanted.
A little Frisbee at the end of the the activity

Do Your Best- I Love Cub Scouts!

One of my favorite quotes is, “Never let good enough, rob you of your best.” -Ezra Taft Benson. This goes along with the more simple and straightforward motto of cub scouts, “Do your best!”

With the recent news of the LDS church not participating in the Varsity and Venture scout requirements as of January 2018, I was very glad to learn they are going to continue with the scouting program for the 8-13 year old boys. Josh and I are Webelos leaders (Webelos are the 10 year old boys) and we have had this responsibility since January. It has been one of my favorite callings (church responsibilities) I have had in a long time. We started out with 2 boys and just got a third boy to the group. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed learning with the boys. We have a scout leaving at the end of the month because he is turning 11 so we needed to finish up his Webelos award. We went up to Provo Canyon and hiked along the Provo trail and then cooked tin foil dinners and roasted marshmallows. The scouts were great and it was a really fun evening.

Provo river- The river was so high part of the trail was closed off.
We all threw rocks in the river.
Josh looks like he’s doing a war dance, but really he just threw a huge rock into the river. πŸ™‚
I had to add this one too because Josh looks like he’s doing some karate moves to the river, but really just threw a rock in the river.
Still throwing rocks, Josh is cute!
The scouts were prepping the dinner campfire site.
Josh helping them start a fire.
Waiting for the fire to get hot to cook dinner.
The scouts playing with sticks in the fire. Boys will be boys.
Selfie on hike πŸ™‚