This week began by taking Bode to the doctor on Monday. He has been having ear pain and drainage from his ear this past week but was insisted he did not want to go to the doctor. I finally got him to agree to go Monday morning. He was diagnosed with an outer ear infection and will be treating it with antibiotic ear drops. He seriously rather suffer pain than take time to go to the doctor. Crazy kid.
At about 2, I felt the temperature dropped 7 degrees and sensed the Eclipse, like the sun was going behind a cloud. I didn’t have any of the cute eye glasses to participate and look at the eclipse. People were pretty in awe and shared wat an incredible experience it was. I'm sure not nearly as dramatic in Texas as it was in Utah and Idaho. While the eclipse was going on, Zac and Bode headed to Top Golf again this afternoon with friends taking Jessie too for her junior member discount while I got things ready for the departing missionaries dinner. It is a sweet discount! :) As always the testimonies of the departure missionaries was amazing. I love to see there growth and love of the gospel develop over their mission. It makes my heart so happy. Jessie led our Family Home Evening. The missionaries love her enthusiasm as she shares with them our FHE song and message.
Allie started her job today. I hope she likes it. Tuesday was also the first day of school for the kids and our temple trip for the departing missionaries. Jessie really wanted me to ride with her to the school for her first day. I got all ready so I could run to the temple right after to greet the missionaries in the Celestial room crossing my fingers I would get there in time to do so. Everything was going well until I saw my hair after riding back from the school. My hair + biking + humidity = No Bueno. After a quick fix, I was on my way. It was wonderful to surprise the missionaries as they came in. Grateful I was there for both Jessie and the missionaries. We did our customary photos outside the temple, Paul’s pizza and then off to the airport. We haven’t had a large group go home through United for a while and they don't pre-check bags. Checking their bags was a long process but we got everyone checked in and flying home to their families. :)
Allie started her classes Wednesday. I am excited to see what she thinks of her classes. Today, I was able to attend two district council meetings today. I went to the Sugarland district first and then up to the Beechnut building for the other. Both were well done and had good discussion about how to let the Book of Mormon speak for itself. It is a powerful book when we can get people to read it and see that it can bless their lives immensely as they do so.
Thursday was my once a month Lake 288 adventure. I went with 5 sisters from the Sienna Plantation ward. Many of them are "real" swimmers either high school or collegiate. I was in awe and a bit intimidated but at least I knew they could save me if I had a problem. I did my 2 mile run, ½ mile swim and 20 minutes of TRX. Then we all rushed off to do some hurricane preparations like fill the car with gas, stock up on water, nonperishable foods that my kids will eat and clearing the yard.
In preparation for Harvey, Jessie created herself a bunker under the stairs. She takes these storms very seriously. Aaron and I went to dinner Friday night just to get out for a few minutes and the city was already a ghost town. There was just a little rain in our area when Harvey came ashore so it was eerily quiet here. During the middle of the night we both started getting phone calls and texts from missionaries reporting water in their apartments. Thus, we started the evacuations where needed.
Saturday morning Jessie and I made a quick last minute trip to Walmart for preparation for the missionaries arriving on Monday….hopefully. In my hast for hurricane preparation, I forgot about the possibility that if things were ok I will need to feed 21 missionaries on Monday afternoon so I better have the food to do so. ;) We also grabbed some nonperishable snacks for us as a family. The boys were complaining that I didn’t have any good food. ;) It almost felt like I was getting food to go to the cabin. Licorice, s’more and caramel corn makings and more snacks.
We will see what Harvey has in store for us?!?!?