Sunday, October 22, 2006

Oh Crop Mon

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....

10 comments:

Laurie said...

Hi Wendy! I'm getting caught up on reading blogs. Love all the posts! Especially the one about Hannah on the v-ball team. I can't believe how tall she is getting!

Anonymous said...

Hey Wendy, give us an update, how did it go? DId you get released? Did you cry? I was weepy today too and I didn't even get released, well, technically I did get released adn then re-called to the same calling. It's the cute singing and kids being sweet and enthusiastic as they read their parts that kills me.

Our wards are twinners! Primary Program today, Stake Conference next week, new primary presidency and everything!

We even had the kids hold scriptures up during that song, but I wish we had had your idea about buying them their own Books of Mormon, so great!

wendy said...

We are twinners. We did get released and I was so weepy before Sacrament Meeting. I would think I was holding it together, then someone kindly would say "How are you doing?", and I would start again. But I am so excited for the new presidency! I would like to note, though, that all of them skipped out before all the Nursery toys were put away - they have no idea what's going to hit them in 2 weeks! (insert evil cackle)

The kids did a great job, but we went over by like 10 minutes - not our fault! I am going to blame it on the large amount of ward business, and on the fact that it took them 4 tries to get the Sacrament blessed.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I hear you on not "crying pretty." But as long as you didn't throw yourself on the floor, wave your fists in the air and kick your feet...

;) Glad your program went well. Ours is next week.

Nettie said...

Ours was today, too. That was a great idea to get each of them their own Book of Mormon to keep. We just borrowed them from the missionaries. I'm sorry you were released. And a bit jealous!

No Cool Story said...

Good, now I can go to sleep knowing the end of this story.
Hmmm, so you were released but not called to anything yet? So the story continues I guess.

10 minutes over? The excuses you gave sound valid. Pat yourself in the back, good job.

wendy said...

NCS - We are moving to Hawaii in a month, so I will have to wait until then to find out what my new calling is. In the mean time, I bet I'll get to sub in Primary!

No Cool Story said...

Oooh! I thought you were going on vacation to Hawaii.
Will you still blog? you have to now, beacuse we are short bloggy friends and all.

Rosie said...

Allover the world small children are singing Scripture power and holding up Book of Mormons! Sometimes we think we are all alone in this quest, but we are connected in a huge way. Our program is next week so I look forward to the yelling, monotone boys, the wiggly 3 year olds and the best part--I am not in primary right now!

Rosie said...

Thanks for your post! I didn't know anyone was actually reading!