The highlight of my week was getting a new phone--finally!! I usually get the kids' hand-me-downs or whatever phone is "free" on John's massive business plan so they're either recycled or old technology. I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!
Another highlight was that mom (aka Grammy) came home from the rehab hospital to finish recuperating from her broken hip and surgery in her own digs. I've made the trip to Sandy and back many times to help out and give dad a break from the 24/7 care.
With the long Martin Luther King weekend and no basketball games to cheer at or play in, we took the kids to St. George for several days.
Some of our favorite activities while we're there are to go to the gym together (John is waiting for everyone to get ready...)
(Cooper has to stay home while we go)
... and then go have a big breakfast at our favorite place, Bear Paw Cafe on Main St.
We usually find Cooper waiting for us in the most unusual places when we return!
Hillary and Patrick happened to be in Las Vegas to return something so they popped up to spend some time with us. The 4 kids spent several hours playing tennis and having fun together.
We are great spectators--especially with blue, clean skies and 60-degree sunny weather!
After the Coffeys headed back to California on Sunday, we attended church and took our Sunday afternoon walk to the duck pond a few blocks from our house.
Hailey has a special friend named "Dinosaur" that always attacks her for the bread she brings to feed everyone in the pond.
The four of us were a bit nostalgic as Hailey received a text from her Bishop letting her know her mission call had been assigned and she should be receiving her letter this week. Grayson will be the lone child in the home and will miss their close friendship deeply.
We're all most worried about John and how he's going to be able to handle life without his Tuesday-night Provo dates with Hailey and being "linked!"
She will be an awesome missionary wherever she is called and we are happy and proud of her decision to serve the Lord. Stay tuned for location and date!!