Saturday, June 9, 2007

Oh what do you do in the summertime: July 2006

Here is where I tell you what our day to day life looked like during our stay in Provo. Steve taught 3 seperate summer courses at BYU which proved to be extremely time consuming. Most days he was gone at least 12 hours. Luckily the campus was very close to our house and we often walked up to visit him in his office or for lunch. Some days we just went up there to be in the air conditioning. We spent many hours with my parents at thier tempory apartment behind Seth and Miriams house, we went to the library but mostly we would swim in a pool to keep ourselves cool. The kids took swim lessons every morning at the Veterans Memorial Pool and then we would swim through the afternoon. It is now a year later and the children still wonder if they get to take swim lessons there again. They loved the experience. We also spent many evenings as a family there. One memorable family night Delia swam the length of the pool by herself in order to get her wristband to go on the big waterslide. We think sheer determination is what got her across. There was something so moving about her swim across that pool. It was a physical representation of the grit of Delia's character. If you look closely at the picture of Delia in the life jacket you can see the hard won wristband.

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