Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shon


Guess who will never be the Elder's Quorum President again? (Shon has been Elder's Quorum President 3 times, in 3 different wards.)
That's right, Shon's a High Priest. He is the new first counselor in the Chermside Ward Bishopric. Our Bishop is awesome. He's also been bishop for 7 years. . .

We live in paradise. It is heavenly. Most of the time. But we definitely have our moments - the kind that make you say, "can I go home now?" It just gets a little awkward being a good little Mormon mother of 5 in this society.

For instance: yesterday I got a text from a couple mums at Churchie asking if we could all meet at my house to plan car pooling and have a coffee. I called her back. Um . . . you can come over, but we don't drink coffee. "That's ok, she says, we'll just have tea" and hung up. I later explained that we're LDS. We don't drink, nope, not even Coke - except for medicinal purposes :-). In the mean time, we had a nice cup of vanilla mint herbal tea and some lovely lavender cup cakes (did you know lavender tastes good?! It does!)
They look pretty. My new best friend, Vanilla Pod, made them for me. (Vanilla Pod is an awesome pastry shop near my house.)

Here's my new tea pot.

Banks in Australia close at 4. That stinks.

16 comments:

michelle said...

Congrats to Shon on his new calling! Those cupcakes look oh so yummy!!

Kimberly said...

Man little Martha. I think you should get us invited for a stay at Pioneer Woman's house...

Anthony and Kristie said...

Congrats, you finally graduated from EQ President. Good luck with your new calling.

Spencer P. said...

Juli, you're freakin me out a little. I see some Emilyesque overtones in this post.

Juli said...

It's the cupcakes, Spencer. I want to be just like Emily when I grow up. Oh wait, she's like 10 years younger than me. And yes, Kim, I would LOVE to be invited to the Pioneer Woman's house. Ree and I are like this. BFF. I am a bit of a P-dub addict right now. It's good to talk about it , really. Thanks, that was therapeutic.

Liz said...

Wow! Ben's been a HP since New Orleans!!!! Which kind of stinks when you are 25, and still stinks at 35! Anyway, glad he won't ever have to be the EQ pres again. :)

And if it makes you feel any better, parents are always wanting to have "coffees" here in the North East. I do have herbal tea on hand, which I happen to enjoy, especially in the winter.

Those cupcakes look and sound good!

mary grace said...

that's Brisbane banks that stink! grrrr...everything in Brisbane closes early!

mary grace said...

and a BIG congrats to Shon!!
On ya Shon!

Joella said...

Wow!!This was longer than I expected...sorry!
I am so excited for you and Shon both. He will love his new calling and you will see so many blessings as a result. I just have one word of advice...when my kids ask where dad is I try never to say he "has" to be at the church, or he is at the church "again," or "why can't someone else do it." I have tried to always phrase things so that they (and me) understand it is his priesthood responsibility to be a steward for our ward. We have really been blessed as a result. I have yet to hear my kids complain that their dad isn't around all the time. (But he is around a lot) Great counselors, presidents, etc. that make his calling a little easier. Enjoy your time in Australia. I wish we could get there.

beck said...

Mmmmmm. Cupcakes.

Get over here, will you?

Spencer P. said...

#78 on my life list:
Visit Juli and Shon in AUS and eat a cupcake at Vanilla pod. ;)

Spencer P. said...

(The above comment was from Emily, not Spencer)

Lindsey Ramage said...

Here in the Midwest i get "Would you like a beer?!" I take my kiddos to classmates birthday parties and the other moms and dads are drinking a beer watching the kids. Does this make me nervous ummmm....YES! Katelynn then tells them we are LDS and that we don't drink and they should come to church with us to learn more about Jesus. Mocktails are always fun, I make a mean virgin Pina Colada, no one can it turn down!

Juli said...

Ooh Lindsey, please do share. I would love to know how to make a pina colada (without using bacardi mixers, that is - they don't sell them here.)

Neeil Bhatia said...

Congratulations

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