Life has been crazy around here lately. I have started teaching school again, and I never cease to be amazed by how tired I am after a week of full-time work, especially when work involves entertaining adolescents all day. I'm SO glad to be back, and I have a great bunch of students this year (they're even starting to get the hang of opening their lockers), but GOODNESS I've renewed an afternoon relationship with my bed. I'm getting back into the schedule, though, and I'm looking forward to the year.
It was wonderful to have the three-day weekend of Labor Day after the first week, and Graham and I made good use of the extra day.
Saturday, we went to the Manti temple with Robyn and Jeff, which was awesome! The building is straight out of the pioneer era and the hand-carvings and paintings are gorgeous. There is a special spirit about the temple, and I felt clearly what a labor of love it was to build.
Monday morning, we went canoeing on the Provo River with a college friend (and his wife) of Graham's. I had been wanting to go canoeing all summer, and we hadn't gotten around to it, so I was really excited to get out on the water and channel my inner Pocahontas.
That evening, we got together with Graham's dad and younger brother to have family night and make homemade pizza and homemade ice cream. I was nervous about cooking for them since the last time they came over was the only time since I've known Graham that I really botched a meal, but the food turned out well, and we had a great evening. Below are some pictures of the three musketeers diligently making our dessert. I had never made ice cream myself and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I found a GREAT recipe for rocky road online, and it was a hit! WAHOO!
I'm not sure I was really rested before the new school week rolled around, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!