Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Things Accomplished Last Week
Wednesday I finally had time to run to the DMV and renew my drivers license. Recently Boise and surrounding cities combined all the DMVs into one office. This means a wait of up to 3 hours to renew a drivers license or registration. I geared up for the long wait by taking a bottle of water and a book. I walked into the office and it was almost empty. I pressed the button for my waiting number and was called immediately to a window. From start to finish it took about 20 minutes to get a new license.
I always hate getting a new picture taken.. Kind of scary - what do you think?? ha ha!
I'm good for another 8 years! Yeah and checked off my to do list.
Wednesday Brady had the opportunity to attend the LDS Boise Temple with our youth group.
The youth love to attend the temple and get to go about twice a year. They do baptisms for people who have died. We believe that when we are in heaven, there are missionaries to spread the gospel to those who have not heard about Jesus Christ. We do baptisms for them and they can choose to accept it or not after they are dead. We don't believe a person is "damned" because they never heard the gospel. That is why we do a lot of genealogy - to be able to give all people the choice to accept the gospel or not.
It was a great experience for Brady to attend the temple. He loves it.
This past weekend Brady was able to go on the winter camp out called the Klondike Camp out with the Boys Scouts. This is a regional camp out with over 600 boys attending. Brady went up as a leader and helped the younger boys work on their knots.
They have a ton of fun making snow caves and sleeping in them. This is a photo from a couple of years ago. The boys built an igloo. They have lots of fun. This is Brady's favorite camp out... Boys are weird!
While he was gone I was able to catch up on some chores that have been lingering on my to do list. One of them is ironing. This has been hanging around for a long time. I do some things now and then - but not the whole pile. I've had all of Brady's shorts from last summer in the pile to be ironed - 9 pairs of shorts.
I'm excited to report that while Brady was at the camp out - all of my laundry, drying, folding, ironing was complete and put away. Totally clean laundry room and YEAH the shorts are off my to do list. Such a great feeling!!
I also started working on the dreaded taxes...
I hope to get the information off to my accountant tomorrow.
My to do list is getting shorter... do you think one day it will be empty?? Probably not.
I hope this week is just as productive!