Families are Love

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I'm not sure if I am excited, sad, or just plain relieved. This morning in church I was was released from the primary presidency. I definitely will miss being in primary, being around the kids, and serving with the women that are in primary, but it also has lifted some stress off my shoulders.
I guess the weird thing is that I thought I would be more sad about being released and in a strange way I feel a little guilty that I'm not more upset about it. It's nice to feel peace with these things and really if it wasn't suppose to be things would have worked out better.

I learned a lot of things while serving in primary for the last 5 years in different wards. I've learned:
1. no matter how young or old or what kind of circumstances they come from, you can see the light of Christ in their eyes.
2. as adults we learn more from the primary kids than they probably learn from us.
3. The small and simple answers that come up each week in primary can solve any problem if we adults are willing to let them.
4. If you need a boost, primary songs are always easy to sing, even off tune, and invite a wonderful Spirit into the home, car, etc.

There are a lot more, but those are the ones that I seemed to notice the most.
I just have to say that primary is wonderful... Relief Society will be interesting. Since Steve and I have been married, I have only been in there a total of 3 months total time! I'm sure it will be great, but no singing off key in there :(

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

To Be Thankful...

It is that time again. The leaves are all gone, but a few and the garden is moslty cleaned up. It signals to me that it is time to give and say THANKS! One of my favorite quotes is, "Happiness doesn't mean that everything is perfect." That definetly describes our year thus far and just life in general. We are happy and things are not perfect; and we are thankful for so many things! We have been blessed by the many people who love and help our children, especially Josh with his delays. We have been blessed so much by our family and friends who love us and are concerned with our welfare. We are so thankful for the opportunity that we have had to serve in callings in the church. We are thankful that the Lord has been mindful of our needs. I have wonderful VTs who know me and love me, what a wonderful blessing! We are so thankful for the opportunities that have come our way and we are especially grateful for our Savior who has done so much for us. We hope that our families know how special they are to us and how much we love them!


Friday, November 7, 2008

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween!

Halloween is now over and it was somewhat eventful. The boys' got to go to an extra day of preschool for a party. They really enjoyed it. Josh went as an indian and Mike went as a cowboy since he didn't like the dracula costume I found for him. I drew a mustache on with my eyeliner, which he hated, but dealt with. Josh didn't know what to think of him at first. While Mike was putting on his boots, Josh got down on his hands and knees and studied Mike as if he wasn't sure who was really in the costume.

The next day was Halloween. We spent the whole day together as a family and really enjoyed it. We went and visted grandmas and granpas, had some pizza and Steve walked them around our little neighborhood wear his stilts. I'm just glad he didn't fall over... I don't know what the boys would have done... run or just cry? The stilts made Steve about 9ft... Oh I wish i would have gotten a picture!

Anyway, everything went fine until we got home...da da DAAAAA! Mike decided to launch all over his bed. The yucky part... he didn't come and get us, so we found it at 11pm right before bed. We've been doing the battle ever since and hopefully it is done and hopefully it will pass Steve and I... Josh is having his turn.

Josh wasn't about to let me take a picture... so with his mouth in ABC song position... this is as good as it got on Halloween.
His feathers on his headband were really cute... kind of "Dennis the Menace" looking.

I can kind of understand why Josh wasn't sure if it was Mike.