Thursday, May 31, 2012

POAP & Camping

First things first...
we recently picked up our POAP (Pass of all Passes)!!! I am so excited for Seven Peaks all.summer.long. There's almost nothing better than laying in the lazy river for hours on an intertube while getting sun-kissed <3 We've also already used our passes to go mini golfing. Oh I love Summer!

Last weekend we went camping.  I was skeptical about going at first, but as soon as I knew Nelli was for sure going I was in.  It was really fun! Except for waking up about every two hours in the middle of the night due to rocks (or maybe they were dirt piles) digging into my back.  But other than that, I had a blast!  In the morning we went on a fun hike up to Bridal Veil Falls.  Then we got rained out and had to come back to our house. Then Trevor put his shoe on without realizing there was a baby birdy inside and crushed it.  Then he walked around for about 2 hours thinking it was just a sock or something that apparently wasn't bothering him so he didn't bother to get it out. Oh and then when he finally did realize there was a dead bird in his shoe that he had been walking around in (without socks on I might add) he decided to chase me wround with the thing. Now let's stop talking about it before I gag. Anyway, here are pictures from our camping weekend! :)

Paige joined us for the night but there was no way we were getting her to sleep in tents with us for the over night.

Only one more week of school and then we FLY in to Long Beach, CA! Yes, I said fly. 10 hour road can suck it! Eeek! Can't wait!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday School teachers???

Two weeks ago a member of the bishopric in our ward called us in to meet with him after the 3rd hour of church. I BEGGED Daniel to pretend like he "forgot" and b-line it to the car with me because...well let's just say, I'm not dumb.  I know that when a member of the bishopric calls you in to meet with him it can only mean one of two things: 1) you're getting asked to give a talk (not okay), or 2) you're getting a calling (okay depending on what it is).  Well, this time it was number 2.  We got called as Sunday School teachers.  The next thing you know, Daniel's driving us home and I'm balling in the front seat.  Daniel, of course, was excited about this new calling.  Me, however, I was hysterical. "Regan, are you crying??"  The only thing that made me feel any better was calling my mom to tell her the devastating news and her telling me, "Oh my gosh, I feel so bad for you!" that didn't really make me feel any better. 

The next week we were going to find out what class we were teaching.  So, naturally, we headed to San Diego for the weekend :) We weren't avoiding the calling or anything ;) It was the perfect weekend to go home and spend time with our families.  There was so much going on and we just couldn't take up the chance to drive that lovely 10 hour drive to good ol VC.  While we were there we were able to celebrate Mother's Day and two birthdays (Paige and Russ) with our families.  I also got to see my gorgeous sister off to Prom after watching her dominate League Finals and win FOUR firsts. It was such a fun weekend.

Well this Sunday back in Provo Daniel and I got sustained in our ward as sunday school teachers.   That is where they announce your calling and the members of the ward basically just show you their support in your new calling.  I could hardly even handle that much attention. We are teaching Gospel Doctrine (nooooo!) but in about a month all of the Gospel Doctrine teachers are switching to Marriage and Family (which I can handle a little better).  I guess the reason I have been so panicky about this new calling is because I literally hate public speaking.  I mean the fact that I pretty much forgot my own name during a class presentation last semester tells me that there is definitely someone else who would be better suited as a sunday school tecaher than me.  On top of that, Daniel has only been a member of the church for less than two years and I'm just a dumb blonde who showed up to seminary 30 minutes late every day of high school (did I just call myself a dumb blonde??). 
Anyways, as negative as I may sound about this calling, I'm actually beginning to warm up to it a little.  Mostly because Daniel and I made a deal that he would teach the lessons for the most part and I would come prepared with homemade treats for everyone. Sounds like a good deal to me! But I also know that Heavenly Father has a purpose in everything He does.  And my guess is that His purpose in calling us as Sunday School teachers is to help me overcome my fear of public speaking and also to help both Daniel and I learn more about the Gospel.  I know I am going to get a lot out of this calling and become more knowledgeable in the areas that we teach and I am grateful for that opportunity.
Wish us luck!