Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Goodbye Sis. Falemoa!

I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday of spending my day with one of our favorite sister missionaries, Sis. Falemoa.  It was her last day in the mission field before she leaves home for Samoa and she asked me to be her companion for the day.  What a day we had!  I came home last night completely exhausted and with a new appreciation for everything these missionaries do!  If I could only have half their energy!  And I have to say it made me miss our Elder Lance even more.  We got started early and spent the first part of the day at the mission office getting everything in place for her long trip home and her exit interview with Pres. Olson.  She's so cute...she gave away all of her clothes!  She had absolutely nothing to wear home.  It's just part of her culture.  I've never met a more generous person.  She just didn't think to save something to wear home.  Plus most all of her clothes were warm winter clothes (Her last area was in cold old Logan and she definitely won't be needing them in Samoa!)  The dress she wore yesterday was borrowed from another sister missionary.  So we had to stop at Target and get her something she could wear home.  Then the rest of the day was spent visiting many fantastic people that she's met while on her mission here in Utah; members, non-members, and recent converts alike. She even made us stop by Nicki's track practice so she could tell her goodbye in person.  She touched so many people in her short 18 months that she served! 

We'll miss Sis. Falemoa with her strong testimony of the gospel,bright smile, and infectious (loud) laugh.  (Oh if you could only hear her laugh!)  But we know her family is anxious for her to return home.  Sis. Falemoa, I loved being your "Mission Mom"!  Alofa atu Moimoi!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Nicki medaled in jav over the weekend at the Davis Invitational!
Way to go "Rosie"!!!!  Get ready for state! "The Nerm" starts baseball games this week (Go D-Rays!)...and 5 rugby games on the schedule for "B-Ruce".  Going to be busy - busy - busy!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Listen! Listen! Listen!

Okay, now don't go thinking I'm a total dork of a mom and this is way too weird, but have I got a story for you!  It goes like this... So, Thursday night I have this really bizarre dream where my daughter keeps telling me NOT to let "Nerm" play outside today because he is going to get hurt and she is scared for his life.  In my dream she keeps yelling at me over and over.  When I finally ask her just how she thinks he's going to get hurt, she tells me that he is going to get hit in the head and he's going to die.  Then I wake up with a start!  It was one of those really REAL kind of dreams.  It was just bugging me all morning, so I opted out of our plans to fly planes at the park and decided to make good on my promise of going to the rec center instead.  (I'd been promising him to go all week but it just hadn't worked out so far).  Off to the pool we go!  We settle in....get Nerm and his friend in the water, Bruce starts in on his iPod (too cool for swimming these days) and I start in on a book I've been wanting to get into all week.  We're not there 25 minutes when I hear a little boy SCREAMING, "Mom my skull is open!  My skull is open!"  I nonchalantly look up from my book and see Nerm standing there with his hand on top of his head and covered head to toe - NO EXAGGERATION - in blood!  I jump up and grab him in my arms and my very first thought is, "I didn't Listen!  I didn't listen!"  I try to calm him down.  I want to pick him up but still recovering from that dumb surgery and can't.  I have to jump up and down waving my hands and walk him down a ways to get the attention of a life guard.  Eighty-seven life guards in the place and not one of them saw him????  And where is first aide?  I'm looking all over for some sign of a red cross.  Poor kid looks like he's been attacked by a shark!  In the meantime another mom hands me a towel and politely tells me she won't be needing it back.  (Thanks anonymous other Mom!)  Why I didn't think to grab his towel or his shirt and put it on his head as soon as I saw him I have no idea!  There goes my "Mom-of-the year" nomination!  But I'm sorry I was a little freaked with flashes of that horrible dream I had the night before and there was so much blood.  You know those head wounds!  I tightly hold the towel to his head.  (For a mom who can't do blood, I'm really not doing too badly at this point.  But I only look at it for a second.  That was enough to realize it was pretty severe.  I don't look at it again until I have to wash his hair when we get home!)  We finally get the attention of a lifeguard who guides us back to the little band-aide room.  Those kids did a great job helping me to calm Nerm down and slow down the bleeding enough so we could get to the Insta-Care, which luckily was just up the street.  Six staples and an hour later he was sucking on a green popsicle and heading home.....to stay INSIDE for movie and popcorn time!  And mom learned a HUGE lesson in being more in tune and listening when the Holy Ghost is trying to tell me something.  I should have been watching more closely!  I should have been more attentive!  Maybe I was somewhat listening and it would have been worse had we gone to the park?  Nerm is wearing those 6 staples proudly though.  He wants to go to the airport just to see if he can set of the metal detectors.  That's our Nerm!

On the up side, we received pictures from Elder "Bud" on Saturday!  You can view them on a slide show on his blog   www.ElderRirie.blogspot.com   He's doing great!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Note to Mother Nature...

April 6, 2010

Dear Mother Nature,
In regards to our Spring Break...remember that one time you thought it would be funny to give Mom a false positive on a pregnancy test?  Yeah...well it's kind of like that!!!  We just want you to know  that sometimes we just don't get your sense of humor!
The Schofields
P.S....You do realize it's APRIL, right?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break!

It's here!  It's here!  Spring break ---FINALLY!  LOL...even though we woke up to rain and a nice little thunder storm.  (Lance, you'd absolutely LOVE it and we thought about you this morning!)  Our Easter was nice and relaxing.  We enjoyed listening to the 180th Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  What a wonderful way to spend the celebration of our Savior's most precious gift to us!  Mom was still feeling a little under the weather (I must be getting old because it takes me longer and longer to get it back together these days - but I do feel tons better this morning), so Dad cooked an entire turkey dinner all by himself.  (I knew he was smart and totally good looking...but dang can that man cook!)  Dinner was delicious as ever and I couldn't have done it better myself.  Honest!!!  Nicki hid the eggs for the Easter Bunny as she must've scared him away when she came home sooo LATE on Saturday night and he didn't get them hidden.  That's the only reason we could think of!  So she made a deal with Mr. E. Bunny that she would do the honors.  That bunny  needs to hire her because she had those boys looking for 24 little lost eggs for nearly an hour!

We did hear from Lance via e-mail this morning and he's been transferred north of Spokane to Little Spokane River.  I haven't looked it up on the map yet, but I'm sure he'll love it.  He was a little sad to be leaving Spokane, but I'm sure he'll learn to love his new area and companion just as much.  Afterall, like I told him in a letter this morning, in life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Here we go again!

Just when you thought it was safe to step back in the doctor's office!  (Can you hear the "Jaws" theme music going through my head in the background??!!)  I (Kim) had to go in for a little more unexpected surgery yesterday... just what we now refer to as a little "spring cleaning"  haha.  I had been having some stomach pains since the hysterectomy and they found quite a bit of scar tissue that had to be removed...some clear back from when I had Tanner.  We're home and doing just fine.  It will just be good to get back to "normal" FINALLY!  At least that's what the doc promised me!  And you only get a picture of my very comfy surgical socks and booties because today I will surely scare small children and even frighten fish!
We love you all and hope, like us, you plan on having a wonderful Easter weekend!