Thursday, December 2, 2010
3. A New Nephew
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of this one. I only have one on my phone that I don't know how to get on to the computer. Anyway- my kids have their very first cousin on my side of the family. Yay!! He was born on Nov. 29 and is so dang cute. I could have stayed at the hospital and held him all night (It's really nice to be the one feeling good visiting a little baby that you don't have to stay up with all night:) Of course, we couldn't stay too long visiting because we had the kids, and they don't just sit there. In fact, one of our darling children- we're assuming the 2 yr old since no one else will fess up to it, pushed a blue button. Just so you know- don't push the blue button. That means code blue- blue as in not breathing. We had nurses running into the room panicking and about 10 other nurses outside the door. They didn't seem too happy with us. Yep- it was time to go. It was so good to see the baby though- what a sweet innocent little thing, hard to believe that he will soon be a two year old too :)
That's our month in a nutshell- and as usual, I recognize the hand of the Lord in my life by him blessing me with wonderful family and friends.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Anyway, I was thinking and praying for ideas to help inspire the ladies a little more to go out and do their visiting teaching. You can't make people do things right? So I thought the best way to help someone want to do something was create something where the spirit would maybe touch their hearts and they would think, "I need to do this." So, I came up with the idea to make a video with interviews from some of the sisters in our ward who are super visiting teachers and some who have super visiting teachers to share some of their experiences- along with pictures of sisters in our ward and clips from the church. I thought it was a great idea and that I'd gotten inspiration. Long story shorter- someone in our next meeting didn't like that idea- and of course that hurt my feelings. Tavish told me that I can't get offended every time someone doesn't agree with me- hmm I try. Anyway, the president said yes to my idea and we went for it. After many technical difficulties and lots of time, I got it made. It turned out very nice and spiritual- I think.
We played it at our Super Saturday; I was so nervous about what the sisters would think of it all. (I know I'm silly to stress over these things). After we played it we got many positive comments on it, and a few ladies from some other wards heard about it and got copies of it to do something like it in their wards. So, after much worry and stress on my part, it turned out. And believe it or not, our visiting teaching numbers this month were higher than they have ever been since I've been in. I'm not saying a video made our numbers go up so much, but maybe the spirit did help inspire a few people. I would love to put the video on here, but I would have to get the permission from too many people, but I'll try to put a link to the church clips we put in it. Click here to see the videos- we included the Hands one and the one by Julie Beck in our video.
So- that's how I've seen the hand of the Lord in my life- he helps me with my calling and helped me remember to do my own visiting teaching this month. :)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
So, I keep putting off posting because I'm a slacker on getting pictures off of my camera; that is my goal for tomorrow.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Education and Gospel: Swimming Lessons, Possible Piano Lessons, Reading Every Day, Hand Writing Practice, Scripture Reading, Journal Writing, Drawing and Painting, Science Experiments, Go to Church
Service: Make Dinners for Neighbors, Help Around the House, Clean Great Grandma’s House, Humanitarian Work on Tuesdays
House of Order: Daily Chores:Go Potty, Brush Teeth, Make Bed, Clean Room, Set Table (All three meals), Clear Table (All three meals), Feed Cat, Weeding, Clean Loft, Clean Downstairs, Take Out Garbage, Put Away what you play with, 10 Minute Clean Up
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I really do appreciate teachers, especially since I've been one. Teaching is one of those things that you really don't understand how it is until you become a teacher yourself. Like motherhood- about every mother would probably agree that she really didn't understand all that goes into being a mom until she became one herself. That's how teaching was for me. Teachers work many long, hard hours planning, preparing, dealing with all sorts of kids (and parents), following orders from administrators, taking classes, going to meetings... all for not the best pay.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
For spring break we decided to go to St. George and spent a day in Vegas too. When I told Andrew that we might go to Las Vegas for a day, he was worried. He said, "Why would we go to sin city? Are we going to sin?" Somewhere he learned that Las Vegas is called sin city and has been concerned about my sister living there... He asked her on the phone one day, "Is there a church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there?" So, we finally convinced him that there are lots of good people there and that there was lots of cool stuff to see too.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
For Saint Patricks Day we didn't do a whole lot, but I did make green pancakes, green eggs and green milk. The kids were so excited. Something so simple as a little green dye really can spice things up at our house!
Andy insisted on taking a picture to show his class (which we haven't done yet).The decorations are from my Mom who was here for St. Patricks day a couple of years ago- thanks Mom
Here are some more simple pleasures of the kids:
Andrew: Andrew made a kite in school yesterday- just a simple dimond shaped paper with a crepe paper tail and a string attached. It's amazing how a paper kite can entertain kids. We took the long walk to the church (across the street) and flew the paper kite.
Sara: This week I tried to be a super homemaker like my mom, and made bread (white and wheat). It wore me out! How does she do that so often? Anyway, Sara liked it. She likes putting in the flour, mixing sugar and cinnamon for cinnamon rolls... helping in any way. So why is putting in a teaspoon of salt into something so fun for little girls? I don't know, but I remember loving to help my mom cook when I was younger too. Another simple pleasure Sara likes is to read. When I don't let her play on the computer, she likes to grab some books and read, even though she's still a beginner.
Mac: Because of the nice weather, we've been going on more walks. Mac likes to watch the birds, dogs, cars, people... He likes to immitate the sounds of everything. When we hear the train he says, in a high pitch "Oooo, Oooo", "brrrrooommm" when the cars pass, and chirps and barks when we pass the birds and dogs. He's not much of a talker, but he makes a lot of sounds. I'm thinking he's going to be our musical child.
I think that sometimes, in this day and age, we think we need lots of things to make us happy... video games, new clothes, cars, computers... but it's living the simple life that makes us most happy. Not that I don't like the modern technologies and things we have, I do and am so grateful for them, but I'm happiest going on walks on a nice day, visiting with friends and family, and spending time with the kids. So... this week that's my goal- spend more time enjoying the simple, real, things in life rather than the other stuff.
PS- This made me think of the book Too Many Toys. It's about a kids with too many toys... and ends up playing with a box.