22 July 2019

Utah in July

We started out out vacation to Utah with a sick Phillip, Everett followed suit Sunday afternoon. Not to be left behind James and Courtenay came down with the flu as well. I'm not sure they had the same thing my boys had, they just threw up then felt fine. We missed out on a Call family dinner Monday night and Justin's cousin's funeral in Payson on Tuesday. No one wanted our germs before the wedding on Friday. Can't blame them at all. So we just enjoyed lots of down time at the Lance compound. Evelyn and Phillip spent some allowance money on huge jaw breakers. Evelyn sported a sugar goatee for several days. She was thrilled once she broke through to the gum middle, she used a butter knife to extract the gum! Monday we spent the afternoon doing gel manicures using Miekka and Court's supplies. Miekka hand painted some sunflowers on my toes to coordinate with the wedding theme. The little girls all had Amelia busy with intricate designs, which the girls peeled off before dinner. I love how smooth the gel polish is. I think we went to the splash pad after naps for some exercise. Phillip was a bit perturbed about the grown man wearing a white diaper playing alongside the kids. He was just enjoying the water, we all loved the exuberance of another youth who parked himself under the water fall area chanting his heart out. Amelia was a party pooper, she read a book outside for half the time, Lia was so bored.

Courtenay was sick on Tuesday so her kids mostly stayed over with us. Josie was completely in heaven with Bee-Bop and Sesie playing pillow fights with her and Charlie. After naps I took 7 kids to the Dinosaur Museum, bam! I earned a medal. Evelyn was terrified most of the time, clutching to my shorts in terror. The boys and Emmie had a fun game going on pretending to be prey trying to avoid the predators. They crawled about on the floor like Infantry soldiers. The museum was quite empty of visitors so I allowed them to play. The sand, bone pits were a huge hit with all the kids. Phillip organized a search for the largest t-rex known to man. Oddly, the highlight was running circles around the balcony area! We spotted the well-hidden iSpy object in one of the galleries so the kids all earned extra stickers. Miekka had delicious spaghetti ready for us. The girls whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies while we were gone. For second dessert we walked down to the shaved ice shack. We had a dance party while waiting for our treats. Josie was mesmerized by the color changing spoons. The boys stayed out as late as possible playing in their PJs, making those precious memories. Everett shouted out during the night, "No! It's my turn on the COMPUTER!" That startled me out of a deep sleep.

Wednesday we headed up to Logan for the day. Laura organized a cousin temple trip, decided to go to the Muir's for once saving them the trip. We left too late so missed the temple trip. Instead we stopped at Gossner's cheese factory for squeaky cheese and boxed milk. The kids were hoping to catch a glimpse of my old boyfriend, Dan who worked there once upon a time. I rather hope he moved on to better pastures. At the Muir's we arrived just in time to find Elijah sharing his razor electric motorcycles with Anson and Gary! My boys whooped out of the car and joined in that fun scene until the bikes ran out of battery power. We got to visit with Raquel and Grandma Call for a couple hours. Santa Papa was taking a nap, he made an entrance before we headed back to SLC. Josie happened to have a Santa ring in her hand when Grandpa made his entrance. Her jaw dropped, she did a double take between Grandpa and the ring in her hand before exclaiming, "Santa?! Papa!!! It's the same!" My kids were in garden heaven at Grandma Debbie's house. Phillip parked himself in front of the green beans and raspberry bushes. Evelyn soon collected 5 roly poly bugs in a container with earth, grass, and some water...can't forget the blueberry. I ran out to take Amelia for a sleepover with Stella from our Sidney, NE days. Stella is quite the busy girl so only had the evening to spend time with Mia.

It worked out really well, the girls got to visit, Meagan and I got some time to chat the next morning when she dropped Mia off. We learned that Dani is extremely flexible, she put Phillip shame by putting both legs behind her head, Phillip can manage one. Maggie brought a bag full of ring pops so she made instant friends with my girls. We made a quick trip to Walmart for deodorant and girlie supplies. The kids played for an hour at the McD play area. We got to see Jana several times, she was quite stressed out with a home disaster that left her basement flooded on the day of closing. Yikes. The disaster company turned out to be a shady piece of work, she was upset about all their nefarious dealings. Baby Rachel is like a marshmallow, so fluffy and sweet. We went over to Charity's after Josie's nap. It's a party! We headed over to a park in Centerville for a Groom's hosted BBQ. That was delicious BBQ indeed. Our pack of boys roamed all over getting into all sorts of boy mischief. I tried to take a photo of just the boys but Anna and Evelyn snuck into most of the frames just to be annoying. I quite enjoyed a chance to visit with Elaine and Heidi Curry. We spent several happy visits with them in Colorado. I worked on my biceps pushing the girls in swings for 20 minutes.

Wedding! Wedding! Pig and Froggy Wedding! Friday is the day! Grandpa Call picked up Justin from the Provo airport and dropped him off around 10 am. The kids were all enthused, I was suffering from 8 days of vacation and terrible sleep sharing a bed with octo-toddler. Josie tooted on a bird water-whistle Grandma Lance got in Egypt, all we could hear from the bathroom was random bird calls. Took me most of the morning to get all the hairs organized and the clothes prepared. We spent an hour at the Calls before heading to the reception center. Like most weddings everyone was terribly late, makes my job hard to photograph all those groups when this person or that person is late. Libby and Cole, so cute together. Josie was in a terrible mood, just cranky and clingy. She wanted nothing to to with Justin. Once the wedding photos were over we waited for the ceremony to start. In less than 5 minutes the ceremony was over, bam! Married in a reception center, I wish those two all the best. I took off for an hour driving about Bountiful hoping Josie would take a nap and reset her mood. So many memories to relive in Bountiful. Justin and I skipped out on Del Taco for the second time that day, we left the kids to their tacos and walked down the road for Gyros. They were quite upset we did not take them along. Evil laugh....heh, heh, heh. The best part of the reception was the fight I witnessed between Mason and the Bridesmaids. Mason was doing a bang up job decorating the escape vehicle. He slipped some condoms between layers of plastic shrink wrap. The maids were in an uproar because Libby did not want anything gross on her car. Swear words, pushing, and a punch were thrown. I was trying not to laugh. Kenny came up and smoothed things over. I'm happy Justin got the chance to catch up with lots of family who came out for the reception. Dad gave us a dose of Vitamin L, to a tired group of wedding partiers. I vaguely recall he talked about what electronic devices do to young brains. I liked the part, parents know best, listen when they ask you to turn it off.

We headed home on Saturday.  Took us a long while to get packed up, eat pancakes for breakfast, visit with Jeremy, Yulz, and Pasha, and simply just leave. It's hard to leave Utah behind. Our adventure of the day was a stop at Zion's National Park. We arrived around 4 pm and stayed until almost 8. The stash of granola bars and water barely lasted long enough to ensure survival. We rode the shuttle around the complete circuit. We got off once to enjoy a museum and another to hike a mile to Emerald Pools and back. I say enjoy with an ounce or two of sarcasm. Evelyn was queen whining pants, Everett wanted the hiking stick, Phillip would not share the stick, Amelia was annoyed with the entire situation (why, why do we HAVE to hike?), Josie took a ride in the back carrier, my back ached. Other than the heat and bugs, the walk was lovely. I think we need to hike at least once a week until the kids learn to enjoy it...or the parents leave the kids in the wilderness. Josie love the tame squirrels, we spotted several near the path. Around the pools the rock was wet with condensation dripping from the rocks above, guessing the water is a small stream that feeds the pool. I can see why so many people flock to Zion's each year. I added a trip down the Narrows to my bucket list, the one I just started. The views are breathtaking. We headed into town (Springdale) for a very late dinner. We decided on a pizza place. It was quite delicious, hiking will turn any food into a sumptuous meal.  Our hotel was another 90 minutes away so we did not pull in until after 11 pm. Nothing fun ever happens during the night anymore when Justin tags along. What a relief. Everett did wake up grouchy, sleeping on the couch cushions was not his thing.

Sunday we stopped at a cute little museum specializing in the geology seen in the Grand Staircase-Escalante region. Mostly the kids fought over the magnifying glass. Everett decided to be sweet to Josie and Evelyn...until the magnifying glass episode drove them back apart. On a whim we stopped at Toadstool HooDoos to torture the kids. That was one hot hike in 100 degree heat down dry gullies. The end was so worth the hike. We all enjoyed the fun scenery, the echoes, and the slick rocks. Phillip somehow managed to slide down into a dry riverbed, he was quite proud of that feat. We were beat after that hot death march. Our drive home was delayed THREE hours due to an accident on I-17. Google predicted our arrival home around 6, the close we got to the accident the higher the wait time grew. Right before we ran into dead stop traffic Phillip and Everett somehow upended the entire pee bottle on the van carpet. We've endured splashes before, but this, this was complete and utter saturation. We soaked up two beach towels, the well where the seat clips into was full of urine. The boys were off in lala land, they did not even notice. I noticed the smell and asked what happened, just an nonchalant answer, "oh, the pee bottle fell over." The worst was waiting in the traffic fumigated with porta potty smells. It was steaming hot outside and gag worthy inside (but cool). Since we were stuck I lectured the kids on our Come Follow Me lesson for the week. Captive audience, see Dad I can learn new tricks. We rolled into dodge around 9:15 pm, just as google predicted. We stopped off to retrieve Justin's car from the airport. The van did smell a bit better the next morning after the carpet dried out a bit. My cousin Alex Baerwaldt stayed in our empty house Friday-Sunday morning. He came down looking for housing and to check out a job at Verizon. That worked out perfectly! Dog Vader had company and he had a place to stay.

21 July 2019

Fourth of July

 Josie heard a train and saw a jet at the same time, she was confuzzled. 

I'm writing this 2 weeks after, pardon my terrible memory. Maybe the photos will tell the story better for me. 

We met up with our ward's Mom and Tot's group Monday the 1st for a lovely day at Saguaro Lake, Butcher Jones Recreation Site. The other two families brought along huge floaties that all the kids enjoyed for the day. The bottom was a bit slimy so I kept my flops on in the water...plus I *might've* been scared of the crawfish. Brother Payne celebrated his birthday with the three women and huge crowd of kids. He was quite the entertainer, the kids had a game of some sort that looked like king of mountain. Just 5 yards away from the water we baked in the sun, that water felt amazing. The Paynes shared sandwiches with us since I did not bring any food other than snacks. I heard everyone was leaving at 11. Sister Smith did leave at 11:30 but none of our crew was remotely ready to leave. Bless them for saving my hungry children. We had Ryan along for the day so the boys were busy, busy. On the way home we fed our hot selves with ice cream cones, best treat ever! 

Tuesday afternoon I had a fun photo session for a sweet girl turning 12 months. Her theme was boho camping. We sweltered outside at Nichols park with the mosquitoes searching for a meal. Evelyn made herself and Josie leg casts out of paper and duct tape. The girls hobbled about pretending to be in need of medical assistance. I quickly edited the session because we needed to pack up for our Utah trip by Thursday. I added some work by taking fun photos of the kids in their "red, white, and bubs configuration." A joke created by Justin to poke fun at my love of dressing for holidays when Amelia was a tiny baby. Phillip managed to flip the eagle off the top of my new flag pole, thankfully it did not land in the lake. Evelyn was making me laugh with all her inventive poses. 

Wednesday Amelia got to spend the day with Chole for a change. I hear they went out to breakfast with Chole's Aunt, then spent the rest of the day working to sort out Chloe's room. Behind those words kindly read, the girls probably played Gotcha Life and watched TV most of the day. The rest of us went to see Toy Story 4 at Harkins with Ryan and his family. During the opening previews, was the exciting trailer for Frozen 2. Ryan's sister yelled, "Elsa is my BEST FRIEND!" Josie immediately yelled back, "No! She's MINE!" Toddler turf wars right there. I opened Josie's fruit snacks to avert war. The movie was a total shift from the prior three, it was good but not really Toy Story. I came home to do feverishly finish editing photos before the 4th. I accomplished that task but gained a neglected house in return. My new opinion is that the kids must LOVE to clean. They clutter so much stuff about that must be the reason. 

We quite enjoyed having Justin home for the 4th. We cleaned some, packed some, did laundry, packed some more, the usual. Justin did take the kids to the splash pad with the pirate ship all by himself! I stayed home to pack and finish stuff before we left. Justin grilled up chicken thighs for dinner. On the side we had broccoli salad and cobbed corn. After dinner we headed to Higley High for the fireworks show. Parking was not too bad, especially with my parking fairy privileges.  We marched the kids down to the football fields and set up camp chairs for the evening. The girls decorated themselves with lots of patriotic tattoos. The boys edged in on the action after most of the good ones were taken. Evelyn was especially decorated. I had a large package of glow sticks for the kids to play with. Once it started to get dark Amelia's patriotic unicorn horn was highly visible. I could see it from 50 yards away. Beam me home unicorn girl. Everett spent a chunk of time in the roped off section for games and ball stuff. He loves his sports. The fireworks were "meh" one about every other second, the Mesa show was much more explosive. I did like the venue better in Gilbert. Getting home was quite slick, no real traffic to speak of. Justin put the car-top carrier on in the dark once we got home. Best part of the day was digging into the fruit pizza masterpiece I made as dessert. Sigh, that was delicious. 

Friday morning we quickly packed up the van...after I slept in until 8. My bones are mighty tired these past few weeks. We pulled out around 9:30 so not too bad. I stopped at Lake Powell damn this time since it was actually daytime. Amelia willingly got out of the van to explore the bridge for a few minutes. We both laughed about the fake grass adorning the top of the damn base. Quite the amazing view, with the red canyons cut with blue water. I was doing pretty well driving until we got to Panguitch, UT. That is still an 8.5 hour drive for us. I messaged some friends from Sidney to see if they were around. The Gallegos moved to Panguitch 5 years ago once the rumors about Cabela's were starting to realize. They were on their way home from Cedar City temple but were less than an hour away. We found a cute little park with a slash pad and play structure for the kids to play on while we waited. The water was freezing, plus the temperature was a moderate 72, cold for my desert creatures. Josie was not keen on getting wet with cold water so she parked herself on the play ground side. As the hour drew to an end we dried off and went to find some dinner. The Gallegos recommended a pizza place. The cashier misheard my order so only made a small pizza and an order of spaghetti. We waited an extra 25 minutes after waiting 20 minutes for our first order. At least the kids were entertained with a movie. We found the Gallegos garage house well after sunset. The home was inhabited by Susan's parents until they got too old. They renovated the home to something special. An elevator whisked us from the garage floor (chock full of super fun ATVs) up to the home part spanning the entire area of the garage. The kids immediately took to two poker spinner games set up for kicks and giggles. We ate pizza while catching up on our news. Justin booked a hotel in Beaver for the night. Took us another hour to get there, arriving around 11 pm. The hotel was a complete dive, but it was high season so everything else was booked. Phillip walks into the room only to start complaining about his tummy hurting. He barfs in the toilet. The toilet will not flush. Now I've got two kids who need to pee but won't use the disgusting toilet. I finally finagle the beast to flush and bam! that issue is solved. I set up Phillip with a barf bucket just in case, at this point I thought he just had motion sickness. Nope, he barfed 5-6 times through the night. Did he use the bucket? Nope, gross animal puked all over the floor, coffee table, bed, etc. I tipped the maid. At one point Josie started talking about her goggles, she was dreaming about someone taking her precious goggles. Evelyn and Josie ended up completely entwined in each others limbs, hair, and pjs. I was quite impressed. We left early. 

Saturday we continued our journey. It was not a long one. We were at the Lances before lunchtime. Yay! My boys were quite disappointed Everett was not at home, Evelyn about threw a tantrum because Penny was gone. Somehow we managed to pass the afternoon by with just the James Lance family. Amelia and Lia went on an adventure to the gas station and shaved ice shack with Evelyn in tow. I got a much needed nap with Josie. Courtenay FINALLY arrived to provide playmates for the younger kids. It was a cousin party for the next few days. The girls got a fun bath in Miekka's indoor pool. I ran to the store shortly after getting the boys situated in the tub. The item of the trip I forgot was diapers. Yeh, not a good item to forget. About 5 minutes after I left I got a text from Miekka that Phillip had diarrhea on the bathroom floor, it smelled too gross to leave for me to clean up. Oh man, that was embarrassing. Phillip later told me he need to fart, he was not sure it was a fart or a shart so he let it fly. We had a discussion about sitting on the toilet in case you choose the wrong fart or shart scenario. Sorry Miekka, I owe you for that one. 

04 July 2019

Taking Dad to Lunch

We started out Monday with nitrile glove water balloons. That quickly devolved into the boys morphing into chicken headed creatures. They were delighted the gloves could still fit on their heads with a bit more coaxing than last time. Everett won the gold medal when his glove also made his nose stick up like a pig's, the popping noise his nose made when it was freed from the glove still makes me laugh. Silly boys. Right after piano lessons from 10-11 am we packed up to visit Justin at work. Sunday Evelyn begged Justin for a chance to "come see him at work to play in his office and eat at Jimmy John's." Lucky girl got all those items checked off her list. We had some lunch first...I am amazed that Josie can pound down an entire sandwich all by herself! She ate more than Phillip! After lunch we admired how well the crane operators across the street were moving concrete and supplies about at the construction site. The kids quite enjoyed using Justin's office supplies to make him a new rash of art decorations. The favorite supplies were: stapler, stamper, word corrector, colored marker strips, hole punches, and paper clips. Everett wrote a sweet poem on the white board, "My Dad is as brave as a tiger and as sweet as candy (heart) Everett PS. this is 1,000% Everett's writing." Phillip not to be outdone drew an evil poop emoji with words, "evil, angry, Daddy, devil, poop emoji!" Josie drew a robot, her favorite character to draw! We passed a couple of Justin's coworkers on our way out. I think stunned was a good descriptor word. I miss our celebrity status earned in Justin's office at Cabela's, visiting there was always fun.

The little girls and I made a large batch of salt dough for our Make-It Monday time. We separated the ingredients into smaller bowls so I could mix up various colors of the rainbow for each bowl. I love the recipe we use, makes a very soft and pliable dough. Our kitchen table was covered the rest of the week with play dough and the accompanying toys. We managed to keep the table clean for 3 entire hours on Tuesday! Hooray for us.

Most of Tuesday was spent deep cleaning our house. We started the torture upstairs making sure all the bedrooms were presentable. We worked for an hour downstairs until the kids mutinied. I sent them out to swim while I worked on the smaller, harder areas to clean. Evelyn and Josie helped me mop the floors! In spite of the photos, they seemed to enjoy the work. At one point Everett commented, "Mom it seems like you're having a terrible day, your face is mad and we're not listening!" Yep, that about covered it. The sister missionaries were supposed to come over for dinner but did not show up. It worked out fine since Joe and Kat were also due to arrive any moment. I warned them that the missionaires might be around, that I had no nefarious intentions on their souls. Joe and Kat pulled up around 7:20 pulling a trailer filled with all their earthly belongings. They sold or got rid of everything else! Those two are on an adventure to see Europe for the next 6-12 months. Kat settled into the little girls room with their two cats Violet and Lily and dog Samwise. We were quite concerned about how Vader would take to little Samwise. He was a nerd bonker for a while but then calmed down. The two had little spats here and there but otherwise tolerated the other just fine! The girls were quite taken with the cats! We enjoyed carnita burritos for dinner. Joe and Kat were exhausted after that long drive. They turned in after settling in.

We did not do much on Wednesday. Amelia spent the day with her Harry Potter nerd friends at Ruby's house. Some older teens made fun of Amelia's nerd group. She retorted, "Well, I was reading 240 WPM in the 2nd grade and read the entire series in 10 days!" Take that teenagers. I hear the kids enjoyed watching two Harry Potter movies, drank warm butterbeer, ate pizza, and played Gatcha Life (Amelia's newest obsession). At home Ryan, Owen, and Taylor all came over to play. Joe and Kat got to see our house in normal operation. I sent the boys over to the Payne's so they could play on their huge water slide. I hear over 14 kids were at the Payne's home. Joe jumped into the pool after Josie's nap with all the kiddos. Everett loved how high Joe could launch the kids into the water. We went to Moreno's for dinner so Joe could try out a Sonoran hot dog. My kids were puzzled over Joe drinking beer for dinner. It's hard for them to understand that not many people actually believe what we believe as members of the Church of Jesus Christ. Joe pounded down three plates of good, authentic Mexican food! He approved! We all had a chance to sign the trailer, Everett was upset he only got a palm sized space to decorate. Josie drew her famous robot. Those two drove off into the sunrise around 4 am headed to their next adventure.

Urban Jungle was calling our names! We used our Pogo passes to enjoy 90 minutes of energetic trampoline park play. Jacob tagged along for the afternoon. Our house already turned back into it's normal cluttered mess. Evelyn lost half of her toys because she refuses to pick up her messes. I started boxing it all up when she throws a fit.

Amelia's friend Makayla came over Friday for the day. The girls made pina colada lollipops as a diversion. Half the neighborhood ended up in our pool as well! Happy to open our doors! Saturday Amelia went with me to food shop at Walmart. She left her lollipop in the van, when we came back it had completely melted. It was a very hot day. Justin helped the Russo's pack up their storage units. We are so sad they moved away, especially Everett. The boys worked hard mowing the lawn with Justin. We quite enjoyed a long session in the neighborhood pool. I saw Courtenay taking photos and video under the water while on vacation. My phone can handle the water so we took some fun videos and photos while swimming! I was not feeling very well, three headaches in one week. Uck.

Amelia gave her first sacrament meeting talk on Sunday. She spoke on Family history using Elder Bednar's Oct 2012 talk. She did so well that the bishop said he can't wait to have her give another talk. I was impressed she spoke clearly and loudly! Yeah! She looked darling with cute curled hair. Here is her talk:

Family History
A couple weeks ago I was asked to give a talk on Family History. Elder Bednar gave a talk in General Conference, October 2011, entitled “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn.” My remarks are based on his talk. How important is family history? Elder Bednar describes Joseph Smith’s experience with Moroni three years after the First Vision. He said: Moroni’s instructions to the young prophet ultimately included two primary themes: (1) the Book of Mormon and (2) the words of Malachi foretelling the role of Elijah in the Restoration “of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”  Thus, the introductory events of the Restoration revealed a correct understanding of the Godhead, emphasized the importance of the Book of Mormon, and anticipated the work of salvation and exaltation for both the living and the dead. This inspiring sequence is instructive about the spiritual matters of highest priority to Deity.

We knew of the importance of temple work even before the church was restored! If we look at the number of temples in 2011 when this talk was given, the church had 136 temples, and just 8 years later, there are 209 temples. That’s progress!!! 

Elder Russell M. Nelson has taught that the Spirit of Elijah is “a manifestation of the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the divine nature of the family” This spirit of Elijah affects people inside and outside of our church. People want to know where they come from. My mom loves to watch the show Relative Race on BYUtv. It is a program that follows contestants across the USA in search of their lost family members. Why is finding our family such a drive in today’s world? We want to know where we came from. My own name is a daily reminder of where I come from. I am named after my mother’s two grandmothers. I get Amelia from my Great-Grandma Amelia, my middle name is Jean which both my Great-Grandma’s share. All my siblings have family names found in our history. We talk about these ancestors so we know where our history comes from. 

We have temples, we have the Spirit of Elijah urging us on. How do we get the names from our family to the temple? That is what family history is all about! It is the process of researching our past, uncovering names and connections in our family trees, then entering that information into FamilySearch. Family Search then helps us figure out which persons need temple work completed. Who can do all this needed research? I now turn back to the words of Elder Bednar.

“I now invite the attention of the young women, young men, and children of the rising generation as I emphasize the importance of the Spirit of Elijah in your lives today. Many of you may think family history work is to be performed primarily by older people. But I know of no age limit described in the scriptures or guidelines announced by Church leaders restricting this important service to mature adults. You are sons and daughters of God, children of the covenant, and builders of the kingdom. You need not wait until you reach an arbitrary age to fulfill your responsibility to assist in the work of salvation for the human family.”

When I read this quote, I immediately went to FamilySearch and found some names. I feel excited to find names and take them to the temple. I went to the temple for the first time in February to do baptisms and confirmations for people in my family line. That was an amazing experience for me. I felt excited, nervous, and peaceful! Elder Bednar promised the youth if we respond to the invitation to engage in the work of Elijah that “you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.” Ummmm, yes please! I’d love any protection I can get!

I’d like to bear my testimony that I know this Church is true, that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father love us, and that Joseph Smith restored the true church to the earth. I know that the sealing keys of Elijah are on the earth today. I’m grateful for Elder Bednar’s promise to the youth that if we participate in Family history work, We will be protected from Satan. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.