First I want to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS EVAN!!! Way to go! Good luck in Mexico! today is a really big day for Evan. He just turned 19 and is getting ordained an Elder today, and yesterday he got his mission call to somewhere in Mexico (Go Evan, Congratulations!)
But back to South Dakota -
Today is the big stinking Primary Program. Yikes. I am starting to feel a little jittery. I know the kids will be so cute and do a great job, but you never know what is going to happen.
I think I am also getting released today. The Bishop just called to see if I can meet with him before Ward Counsel. Speculation is bad, bad, bad, I know that, but because we are moving, getting released is not a big suprise. I am suprised that I am feeling a bit weepy about it. I am worried that even though I am technically released, I will still have to sit in the front of the ward and get through the program without crying. I'm not sure if I will make it. The big boisterous singing during Scripture Power, and the adorable twins singing a little solo, and Luke blurting out his line like no one else would probably put me over the edge anyway.... And I am not an attractive cry-er. Dang. I wonder if I can trade seats with Sister Lewis and hide behind the piano.
PS I don't think the Bishop is trying on purpose to be tacky - releasing me the day of the program, but next weekend is Stake Conference and they have some nice training for Primary Presidencies, so it would be great for a new presidency to go to.... but .... Also, maybe he is not releasing me, but letting me know that my $148 reimburment for the 70 soft-back Book of Mormons is not approved... I'll let you know.
Back to the Program - yesterday I was talking to my Sister in Law, Lori. I am a complete slacker and do a terrible job keeping in touch, but today is a big day for them, so we talked to them a couple times yesterday. And besides the mission call, we talked for a bit about their Primary Program (she is the Primary Chorister - how fun is that!) and they are doing some totally cute things.
Our program is not nearly as creative. Sorry! But here is the one good idea that we had: we bought a Book of Mormon for each child in our Primary. Just the soft back kind, $2 from the distribution center. The kids will be able to hold them up over their heads during the Scripture Power song, and then they get to keep them! Now each child in our Primary will have their own Book of Mormon! But most of the kids already have their own copies, so for Sharing Time, the Missionaries are coming in to talk about how to give it away! We are so cool.
Wish us luck!
Must put the roast in the crockpot and shape the rolls and take a shower....