As if we hadn’t had enough ward activities the past two days, we had our high priest dutch oven cook-off tonight. I’m sure the food was wonderful and that the park and weather were amazing too but I have to admit tha I wasn’t really paying much attention to any of that.
At 3:00 this afternoon I got a call from Jared asking me what I was doing. At that time I was doing naps and food with the kids after a long morning and afternoon of soccer. I wasn’t in one of the best moods and answered that I was busy and asked if it could wait. He then asked me if I could do him a favor and drop by the airport. Me being completely clueless asked him what for?!?! You see where this is going? Well I didn’t! He said that he’d love us to come pick him up but he could take a taxi home if we were too busy. OH!!! We rushed down to grab him and finish our errands with him in tow. Everything seemed to be a million and one times better than before. They were the same chores and errands but our whole family’s spirits were lifted with him home.
I felt a little bad that my heart wasn’t in the cook-off. I was being a bit selfish and didn’t want to share Jared with the rest of the ward but I knew he had friends that wanted to see him too.
Michael showed up for some fun and food. He kept the kids occupied which didn’t take a whole lot of effort. They love it when he’s around! They played frisbee and soccer. They played on the swings and ran and rolled around on the grass. It was a beautiful night and it was so nice to be with friends again. With last night’s dinner, tonight’s get together, and church tomorrow we will have spent a lot of time with our ward family this weekend.
In all honesty, we couldn’t wait to get home with daddy and just hang out together!