Monday, November 29, 2010

Keep The Old

We were able to have old friends over for dinner last night. Well, they are not old (except for Roger), we just have known them a really long time.

Charlene and I were roommates at BYU and so at the same stage of life. We went to school together, and even dated and married within days of each other.

And now all these years later, they have moved to Virginia and we were able to see each other again...and the years just melted away.

What a blessing.

It was so fun to laugh and laugh and just enjoy each others company...and to know that some things just endure.

How grateful I am for good friends!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Josh was baptized today.

It was a beautiful day.

A wonderful baptism.

I want to remember every moment.

Josh was so excited to be baptized. I was excited for him.

But, more than excitment, I think, was reverence for the good choice he was making today.

Josh is always a good kid, but sometimes his enthusiasm gets in the way of good behavior.

In fact, as Josh was getting dressed today in his white clothing, his dad told him that he needed to put on the jumpsuit.

Well. That was that. Josh spent the next five minutes jumping up and down, cause, what else do you do in a jumpsuit?

But even with all the anticipation of his baptism Josh was aware of what was happening, and I think feeling the spirit. As soon as he and Troy returned from changing, something came over Josh.

He sat so reverently for each of the wonderful talks that were given.

He sang with enthusiasm.

He was especially thirlled to recieve the gift of the holy ghost.

And the spirit was so strong.

I felt such overwhelming love for Josh and for my father in heaven who gave us this sweet spirit to raise.

I felt such love for all the people who were able to come and spend this day with us. We have such good friends.

And everyone who participated today meant something special to Josh.

How blessed we are.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Great To Be Eight



I can't believe Josh is eight.

I am so excited for Josh, not only because it's his birthday, but because he is getting baptized today.

He is the first of our children to get baptized on his actual birthday.

It's pretty cool. know it's coming.

8 things I love about Josh.

1. He is so full of life. Always excited. If we all lived life like this...well, it would be exhausting.
2. He is very loving. He loves to give hugs and kisses and is always affectionate.
3. He is very smart. He makes connections quickly and is always taking things to the next level.
4. He is very silly. How can I not mention this one? He is a goof. It's true.
5. He is very sensitive. He always tries his best to be good and whenever he gets in trouble it's like your heart might break when he starts to cry. Sweet boy.
6. He is always lucky. When we were at DisneyWorld he got selected several times to go up and help with a show or performance.
7. He is so excited to get baptized. He is very earnest about the Gospel and wants very much to make the right choices. I love that about him.
8.He is a good person.

I am just so glad Josh is in our family!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Even When It Hurts

I did something I have never had to do before yesterday.

I sent Troy to do the shopping.

He had to go buy 2 new pair of shoes for the kids.
Do a costco run.
And do the grocery shopping.

I was a little worried.

Occasionally, he does milk and cereal runs, and he will come home with all kinds of crazy stuff -- especially if he's hungry.

So...with the major shopping to do, I just wasn't sure.

I think it was mostly a success.

You know.

Except for the three phone calls while he was out, the fact that of the two pairs of shoes he came home with -- only one was for the kids, and he pooped out after costco.

Oh yeah, since he was hungry, there were a few extras purchases,

I think he should have eaten before he left the house.

Lesson learned.

 ps. lest he think me totally ungrateful, he has done a great job of being mr. mom. I do appreciate it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Down But Not Out

So I broke my ankle.

Doing what you ask?


I know. It isn't very exciting.

Troy says I am uncoordinated.

I can't disagree.

But I think of this as more of an unfortunate accident than any actual impairment on my part.

I was thinking I could get a lot done during this forced down time, but I can't sit at my computer and Mikayla's laptop does not have any of my photos or software on it, so I have been reading. not a bad way to spend my time, but I am feeling slightly less than productive.

I am scheduled to see the orthopedist on Monday, so hopefully things will be better after that.

If you can think of a better story for me to tell people as to how I broke my ankle, I would love your input.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Last Time

My Josh is a scout.


With his baptism fast approaching, Josh was invited to join the cub scouts at church this week.

He had a blast.

I am excited that he is excited. But not excited to do scouts again.

Luckily...for the last time.

Yep....this is me doing my happy dance.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Long Absence

Where have I been?

Why has it been so long since I posted?

I know that you have these and many more burning questions.

And the answer?

We went to the happiest place on earth! Disney World.

And it was wonderful.

Photos soon to come.
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