So much has happened!!! Stephanie, you are probably the only one reading this so I will just direct this to you. . .
Eli's farewell was great. He did a good job speaking although he spoke super fast. Dad said that, that was the most he has Eli say in three years combined. Mom told me that he worked really really hard on his talk and that he practiced everyday. At the end of his talk he thanked his family members individually even though his to oldest sisters could not be there. He thanked stephanie for being so smart that she always thought of ways for him to find his way out of trouble. He thanked me for literally always being there. He said that I was always there to talk to when he had a bad day. Of course I couldn't help but get emotional and it was just my luck that the special musical number that mom and I were performing was next. We sang the Olive Tree and I would say that is went quite well. Although, I couldn't hit the high notes as I would have liked because I was all choked up. To my suprise, mom made it through the whole song without shedding a tear. Can you believe it?
Eli had a lot of friends and relatives at the farewell and mom had a luncheon at our house after sacrament meeting. Isn't that so apostate for the wife of the bishop to tempt so many to skip out on church?
We drove up to Utah Friday night and we arrived sometime after 2:30 a.m. We slept in and then went to Jay dogs for lunch. Meanwhile, mom and g-ma carr were shopping for luncheon refreshments for Eli's missionary farewell, g-pa carr was on the computer (Who would have guessed?), and dad was working on a project in the back yard. After lunch Mike dropped me off at home and ran a few errand so I watched TV. Kelli was still on the drive home from her honeymoon, laurel was working, and everyone else was busy. I sat around all day and finally at four o'clock I decided that I was going to cut my hair. Mom looked in the phone book and called a million places to find a place that had openings before they closed. I ended up at Dallas Roberts in Orem. I chopped atleast seven inches of my hair off. Don't you just love a new hair cut?
After that dad bbqued sammon (sp?) and we had dinner. Grandma and Grandpa Carr got me a bed skirt (It is what I specifically asked for) and mom and dad got me a clock. Mike got me a new quad/set of scriptures with my new name on it. We had some ice cream cake and then mom, gma and I played a game or two.
Even though it was late we had planned on going up to the drive-in movies towards SLC. We picked up Lisa and Kade (my brother and sister-in-law) and headed up in the good old bronco. At the point of the mountain we got stuck in traffic for an hour or so and missed the show. So we turned around and went home to bed because by now it was very late.
I hate to say it but my birthday sucked. I hate birthdays. I always go into it setting my expectations low but it is never low enough and then I am diappointed.
We brought bob to Utah, of course. He always loves it there because he gets to play in the grass and he loves Hobbes. He is a very curious dog. He loves to explore, chase things, and dig holes. He followed dad around all afternoon on saturday while he was working in the yard. He was covered in mud. It all started when he was chasing the water dad was squirting out of the hose. He was really good at the farewell luncheon. He loves people and the kids especially love him.