Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We ditto all that has been said about couple's night. It was super! Great job, Becky & Mark - THANKS!!! It was so fun to be together with you all - WE LOVE YOU!
This has been a very spiritual and physical draining week. Sunday was an awesome day for Jason and I, we were reminded of how blessed we are to live where we do, we are suppose to be here, we are lead by amazing men in our stake, who are lead by the Spirit and are very close to our Heavenly Father and the Savior. We were also reminded of the love our Father has for us and how he is very aware of our pain and all that we are going through, he is with us. He knows each one of us individually and our potential we have. Always be the best we can be. He loves us so much.
Yesterday and today have been hard for me (Jen), I have been in a lot of pain and have relied on my sweetie for everything. I am so blessed to have him. He is truly amazing! He has been mom, dad, carpooler, helping in Jayden's class, launderer, housekeeper, you name it, and provider all in two days. He is leaving for Montana in the morning for work and will be gone a few days, so he is a little worried. However, I am doing a little better tonight, so I think we are good. The kids are usually very helpful. They have been very concerned about me and my health, they are awesome. I am so blessed!
The kids are doing amazing in school, they love it and their teachers speak very highly of them. It sure is hard not to feel too proud. Jayden is in the mixed choir at school and also made it for audition choir. He decided the night before try-outs he was going to give it a try. He loves it now that he is in. He will have several performances and we'll let you know when, you are welcome to attend. He is still doing piano and looks forward to basketball starting soon.
Maddie is sooooooooooo smart and is at the top of the kindergarten. She learns things so easily, except the numbers 6, 8 and 9. She's almost got them! She is at the beginning stages of reading, she can hardly wait to read all her books. She also is becoming quite the artist, Jayden comments that she draws better than him and she agrees. Even she tells us that she is better than everyone in her class. She is very confident in herself. She loves school so much, it just doesn't start soon enough, she has to wait all morning, but it is great for her and I to have some one-on-one time together, before she leaves at 12:15.
Hope you are all doing well. We will see you all soon, Conference weekend?....Right?!?!
Love you all!!!
Thanks to Mark & Becky for the informative and fun evening. It was great to be with all of you. How blessed we feel to have such a great family and that they enjoy being together. The information was very timely. Dad & I didn't know what the video was about and yet we were thinking about preparedness as well. We are concerned that we are going to have some difficult and trying times ahead. If we listen and heed the counsel of our Prophet and do as we have been counseled we have no need to fear. Several of our family have reaped the blessings of food storage. We pray that we may all continue to prepare, especially spiritually. Check out Helaman 12 and see if it sounds like today.
Have a great trip Jeff & Laura! We love you all! See you at the next one.
Love ya! Dad & Mom

On my records I show that Steve & Candee - October, Jason & Jen - November,
Dad & I - December. If that isn't correct let me know.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Couples Night

Thanks to Becky and Mark for the great night last night. I was a little worried about feeling guilty on a date night like we weren't prepared but I will be honest, Candee and I are fired up to get prepared. We are so excited to try some of the things we learned last night. It was nice to laugh and have a good time too. We are anxious for our next activity already. We feel so blessed to have such a great family.

By the way who has October? Is it Jeff and Laura?

Just a quick update. Spencer is giving his first talk in sacrament meeting today. Josh is the school mascot for this year and has a mojor part in a school production. Spencer and Andrew are both doing ballroom. The girls all love school too. Moriah has a hard time not being with the other kids though. She only goes Mon. Wed. and Fri. In fact yesterday (Saturday) all of the kids were at friends and Moriah was helping Daddy clean out the garage and she looked really sad and I asked what was wrong and she said that she missed her family and started to cry. It was sooooooo sweat but also reminded me that we need to try to do more as a family. We often get so busy doing our thing that we forget those that mean the most.

Candee is going crazy with dejunking the house. I have made so many trips to the dumps and DI that its crazy. Maybe I shouldn't have quit Living Scriptures its harder working for Candee. No really its great!!! Yes I did quit my job and they offered part-time if I want it to suppliment the change. I will be getting the contract on Monday from HCA and I will have to review it for a couple of days but then I will be sending them the check and the contract and start my business within a few days. We are so excited.

Anyway thanks again for a great night!!! We sure love you all.

Tesch Tribe

Monday, September 15, 2008

Auston's Football Game

If anyone would like to watch Auston's football game he will play on the 27th in Plain City at the Lee Olsen Park at 8:30 in the morning. The address is 4150 W 2200 N. He wears all black uniforms with white helmets. His number is 77 and he plays on the Jr. Midget Team. GO WARRIORS!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Every time someone comes to our house we just work them over. Jeff and Laura just had a rough time picking apples. If you need a good nap just come and pick produce at our house then the couch is yours.

Love you all!

Bowles Bunch

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tesch Tribes New Adventure

Just a quick update. First thank you to all who have included us in your fasting and prayers. Since I wrote last I have been evaluated by three owner operators from Health Care Recruiter and everyone of them have given me an outstanding review and each believes I will be amazing at this business. In fact one of the guys happened to have worked in a similar sales situation that I have, has six kids and get this is a member of the church. We really hit it off and may work together in the future on some deals. I really feel the Lord's hand is in all of this. I still have a lot to do to actually start the business but the more I look into it the more excited I get and know that it is where I am suppose to be. We even had a family night about the change tonight and the kids are really excited about the prospects of Dad working at home even with some of the sacrifices it will require of all of us for the next many months as I build the business. Please continue to keep us in your prayers, it really helps.

Love you all so much,
Steve (Tesch Tribe)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Take a look at mom and dad after a rough day picking peaches at our house. Their must have been something in those peaches.
I am so glad you had a good time Mom and Dad! We all know how stressful the last several months has been for you. We love you so much. Thanks so much for always being there for each of us in our trials. What can we do to better take care of YOU two?

Steve and Candee, we will keep you in our prayers. Change is scary but can end up being a blessing.

Everyone, lets dedicate our fast next week to Steve that he will find success in this new career. We actually had our fast Sunday yesterday due to Stake Conference next week but we would love to fast with everyone for Steve and Candee.

My testimony of fasting has grown tremendously over the last few years. We have seen incredible miracles over and over as a ward. We have seen not only Laura recover from cancer but many others - some were given little hope by doctors. When we show our faith through prayer and fasting our Heavenly Father blesses us.

I had a great experience up at the cabin Saturday. Me, Brice, Alan drove up together. It was fun to get to know them a little better. Brenda, Jay and Tracy were up there as well. We were able to accomplish so much. If any of you need or want firewood there is an incredible amount of wood just laying around that would be good to harvest. It could even be a great scout project to earn some $$$. I understand that a cord of wood sells for about $150. Call Jay if you are interested. Over the next few years there will be opportunities to go up and help upgrade and build the shower house. I know you all wanted to go this past weekend. I also know how hard it is to find time for anything extra. Even if it is only one of our family that makes it up on a work weekend it will show our commitment. It really could end up being a more comfortable facility for the family.

Hope all of you are settling in to school schedules well.

Love you all,