Wow! What a week!
Carson had practice on Monday and Tuesday. Both late. Monday was a scrimmage that went Til 845 and Tuesday they hit from 8-10😳. Wed. He had YM so that wasn't too late. But we were trying to get ready to leave early Thursday morning to be to St George by noon so it was a little crazy with trying to get as much of the week taken care of at work as we could and get the house cleaned and pack for the weekend.
It all worked out.
We got up at 5am and left about 630 on Thursday. We stopped for gas and a pit stop in Santaquin and then in cedar city to grab some lunch at the Maverick. We got to the park in Hurricane at 1158. (Good thing we didn't stop for very long anywhere).
The played 2 games Thurs. and 2 Friday. They are definitely a work in progress but I think with practice they will turn out to be some decent ball players. Carson played well. He had a couple errors but nothing that can't be corrected. They only practiced outside once and that was on Monday, so they did pretty good I think.
Friday they had 2 games in Mesquite. They were supposed to start at 5pm and 7pm. But the games before them ran long so they didn't start their first game Til 7pm.
We got to the park at 1pm to watch Michael Wyatt play his game thinking we would only have to wait an hour between games for Carson To need to be there to warm up but that didn't work out as planned. It was a pretty warm day and long hanging at the park from 1pm to 11pm when we finished up. Carson hit an in the park homerun! It was pretty sweet. It was legit. No errors. He didn't get another hit that game because they didn't pitch to him again. But it's all good. They kept the score respectable within a run or 2 the whole game Til the very last and they pulled ahead by 3 or 4 runs. But it was a decent game. Their last game, they kind of crumbled. I think they were exhausted between the heat that they aren't used to and the lateness they struggled. But they had fun. I went over between innings for a minute and one of the kids had the bat weight on his bat using the bucket for a tripod and was shooting is like a shotgun😂.
Friday we got up and went to Zion's NP and just did the scenic drive and then to Bryce NP. We did the sunset to sunrise point hike. Holy crap. Straight up the mountain side!! It was very pretty. When we we too tired to hike anymore we stopped at the viewpoints and took pictures. We ate dinner in Escalante on our way to Capitol Reef NP.
It was pretty but as far as the national parks we've been to it would be on the bottom of the list. Arches and Canyonlands definitely kick its butt.
We got some good pictures and had fun. Yesterday we went to most of the sights in the north end of the park. We hiked to some petroglyphs and down a trail that was used from 1862 to 1920's I think. There were names on the wall with the years they had traveled through. They also have big circular holes formed in the rocks. They said that the polygamists used them to hide their families when the government was searching for them in the early 1900's.
All in all a great trip. We got home last night at 945pm. And we were tired but ready to start a new week.
I hope you had an awesome week!!
So this week wasn't too great. I don't have much to say or write about... Sorry. This week was tough. Sabrina and Jefferson were not baptized. Also Jefferson said he just wanted to stick with the catholic baptism that he had. I am really sad because I thought we did a better job at teaching him and all but I guess he wasn't ready. Also Sabrina is still doubting. Anyways we got stuck in a trio. With Elder Socop. So his comp was just waiting to go to mexico he was waiting for a visa. Then He left Tuesday so we got stuck with him and we have to work in his area as well as ours because I mean he cant just leave his investigators so we had a bad week. We made some sweet contacts. I mean we found a sweet dude with a bird of prey. That is pretty cool. And I am staying in the Same area for 6 more weeks and I will be receivng a new companion. Wow!!! My week sucked!!! Haha but it is all good. I love you have a great week this week!!!
Mom: Are you getting transferred? or staying there with a new comp?
Jackson: Staying with a new comp. I said it in my letter.. Sorry
Don't be mad I didn't have a voice recording. I was busy all day and all last night.
Mom: No worries. I don't get mad I just love to hear your voice. Are you glad you're staying in The area? Do you know who your companion is going to be? Don't worry about having a little bit of a Down week. It's bound to happen. You just need to stay positive in all you do. People have to be able to make their own choices and it doesn't matter how well or bad YOU teach them. It is ultimately up to them to make the decision to change. But you need to remember also that their families are the devil's advocate and in their ears telling them that they are making the wrong decision. I don't think that's an easy change for them to make. Just imagine the lengths we would go to to make sure that you stay active in the church. And think about it in those terms for them.
Jackson: Yeah that's right.
Mom: No worries. Life is awesome and things happen just exactly how Heavenly Father wants them to. Even if things are hard, that's how we get strong enough to weather whatever storms come our way.
Jackson: It is true. Hey so send me new pants and shirts. my arm pits are getting really gross... sorry... And I want Pilot G2 pens but .5 and black.
Mom: What size color and how many? Short sleeve? New garments too? Size
Jackson: I want one long sleeve. I only want size 16 in short sleeve and 34 pants no garments no. Maybe some new shoes... Like church shoes...
Ya all 16. Well sorry I have to go. Love you a bunch take care.