I've been able to ride Chloe a few times again. I'm still kinda nervous but am getting more comfortable with it. Saturday I went out to the farm with David and did a 45 minute ride. She did pretty good. Still working on helping her with her confidence, especially away from her barn buddies, but she's responding well to the lessons.
Later that evening David and I attended the adult session of stake conference. It was great. I especially loved hearing Elder Marriott speak.
Sunday we went to stake conference and were able to take one of Aimee's best friends with us. Aimee was asked to give her testimony at the meeting and she did an amazing job. I am so proud of her. It's really neat to keep watching her grow and mature.
David got an emergency call right before Aimee had to talk in stake conference. The timing was incredible. He was able to come back in and sit down long enough to hear her testimony, then he had to leave. There was no way I was pulling her off the stand so I told him to go ahead and we'd find a way home. Talk about trusting God to provide! We were literally stranded with no transportation. I'm so thankful that Melisa was willing to forgo a visit with her daughter in order to help us out. David didn't get home until midnight so it would have been a LOOOONG wait!
Aimee is taking a couple of AP classes this semester and the teachers don't cut them any slack, even for the first week. Ugh! She had to make up the summer work for the one class, too, because she was signed up for a different class originally. Needless to say, most of her weekend was spent reading and doing school work. It's fun to discuss what she's reading in her human genetics book. We had a lot of great mommy-daughter time yesterday and had conversations on just about everything under the sun!
I'm looking forward to book group this Thursday. I've actually finished the book and really loved it (it's "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.) It was one that was hard to put down. I'm just happy to have been able to do some reading in the last week or so! It's pitiful when you have a library book sitting on your shelf for a month and a half because you have no time to read!!
This morning I should be cleaning my house and getting the lawn mowed, but just seeing the forecast makes me feel lethargic. I'm so tired of the heat! I'm starting to really look forward to fall, even if it means that winter is right around the corner!