Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lightning Bolts and Power Outages

This weekend, Joel and Bria went down to Chicago for the youth temple trip.  Joel is the Young Men's President in our branch, and Bria went for her very first experience doing baptisms in the temple.
Um...The Maestro needs to work on his temple attire, methinks.  (Don't worry, all of the Young Men couldn't change out of their church clothes fast enough--including their fearless leader!)

The other two girls and I stayed home and also hosted two of the Young Women's President's children since her husband was out of town.

Needless to say, I'm exhausted.

I spent the weekend cooking, cleaning, chasing children, getting ready for our Back-to-School feast, and pinning stuff on Pinterest.

I pinned A LOT of stuff on Pinterest.  I have taken a huge break from that website because it can be such a time sucker, but I thought I'd go see if I could find any ideas for our Back-to-School feast, and BAM!  Sucked right in.  My Pumpkin is My Favorite Food board now has 213 recipes pinned to it.  Most of which I will never bother trying to make because 3/5 of our household is now gluten-free.   But that's okay, because my Gluten-free board has 43 pins and my What's for Dinner pins number 219.   Basically I pinned over 300 things this weekend.  I more than made up for my year-long hiatus, I'd say.  Time for another one!

This morning I woke up around 6:30 to a big old thunderstorm and sat in bed answering emails and reading before I got the kids up.  Right before 8:30 a lightning bolt struck right outside our house, and I thought we were going to die.  Puccini, who was asleep on the bed next to me, hit the ceiling.  I went upstairs to check on the kids, and they were pretty freaked out, too.

That was the big excitement of the day, until we got to church and had to have Sacrament Meeting in the dark because that lightning bolt had taken out half the city's power (interestingly, not mine--despite the fact that it hit right next door).

The best part was that the power came on right as a sister was bearing her testimony and saying the words "where there was darkness is now light."  That was good for a laugh!

Joel and Bria came back this afternoon.  I sure missed them.  I need those two in my life.

Happy what's left of Sunday to you all...I'm off to reacquaint myself with my pillow.  Good night!

Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

1 comment:

  1. And of course you sang about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens when the lighting struck, right? Right? Frauline Lara!?