Wednesday, January 30, 2008

president hinckley

as so many of you, i am deeply saddened by the passing of our sweet prophet--president hinckley. i am so grateful for the opportunity that i had to speak in church on sunday--just hours before his death. i am so grateful that from the pulpit i was able to bear testimony of him. he made such a huge impact (as did his wife) on my life. he signed my mission call and was the prophet during some of the most difficult times in my life--times when i had to make some huge decisions (marriage, career, motherhood, etc.) i will never forget the day that i was able to meet the hinckleys. when i was at BYU my bishop's wife was in charge of a luncheon honoring sister hinckley. it was there that i was able to shake the prophet's hand. my sweet "A" asked if he would someday be able to shake the hand of a prophet. i have a feeling he will!

Friday, January 25, 2008

our little sunbeam

our youngest, "M" moved up into sunbeams (sunday school class @ our church). my friend told me a cute story that happened to "M" a few weeks ago. i thought that it was cute enough to share. "M" has a speech delay--he has had therapy and now attends a little preschool class to work on it. he is doing really great! the first day of sunbeams the sister conducting primary had each of the new sunbeams stand and tell a little about themselves. she would ask them questions and they would answer in front of all of the kids (ages 3-11). when it was "M's" turn she said (keep in mind, i love this gal! she is a cute grandma and a school teacher--she was "m's" nursery teacher when he was 18 mos. but hasn't seen him much since then. when he stood up she said, "now boys and girls, this is "M." "M" doesn't speak very much with his words, but he speaks with his hands--with sign language. here is how it played out----

sister: what is your name?
"m": "m"
sister: oh, i thought that you were going to sign that.
sister: what is your favorite color?
"m": blue
sister: hmmm, i thought that he would sign that.
sister: what is your favorite primary song?
"m": "i am a child of god"
sister: wow. i guess that he wasn't going to sign for us today!

i got such a kick out of that! once again proving that our little "m" is very capable and very STUBBORN! oh, and i must add adorable!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

i've been tagged (now so have you!)

my friend janice had this little thing on her blog. i have know her since i was 6 and love finding out things about her that maybe i didn't know--or had just forgot. not it's my turn!

8 things that i am passionate about:
1. my husband
2. my 2 little boys
3. my religion
4. relationship with my parents and sisters
5. making sure that my husband and children are happy
6. my children's education
7. doing random acts of service
8. trying to be a good person

8 things i want to do before i die:

1. return (again) to my mission--prague, cz
2. see my children go through the temple
3. travel to the church history sights
4. be in the shape that i want!
5. go on a mission with my hubby
6. have my scrapbooks up to date
7. see my children married in the temple
8. be a grandma

8 books that i have read recently:

1. twilight
2. new moon (i am almost done!)
3. the children's version of the old testament
4. the book of mormon
5. is your mama a lama?
6. everything you need to know about pregnancy
7. my father's dragon
8. the best christmas pageant ever

8 things i often say:

1. i love you!
2. mommy needs to take a little rest
3. in a minute
4. really?
5. i'm proud of you!
6. be careful
7. be nice to your brother
8. no way!

8 things that attract me to friends:

1. sense of humor
2. kind
3. similar interests
4. children involved in same activities
5. people who are not high maintanence
6. happy
7. ?
8. ?

8 songs or albums that i could listen to over and over again:

1. red light blue light (harry connick jr.)
2. bubbly
3. pachabel cannon
4. anthing harry connick jr.
5. sting--fields of gold
6. anything my children sing
7. savage garden--i cannot remember what it is called--but it soooo reminds me of my husband
8. allison krause--when you say nothing at all

8 things i have learned this year:

1. my husband is the most support guy ever!
2. my children are so innocent, pure, and sweet
3. the Lord will never leave me alone
4. prayer works
5. you are your child's only advocate!
6. don't tell someone something if you don't want to pay the consequences (keep things to yourself!!!!)
7. full day kindergarten is great!
8. i am so blessed!

8 things you might not know about me:

1. i was a seminary teacher
2. i was an EFY counselor
3. my husband and i dated for 1 1/2 weeks before we got engaged
4. i have had 2 miscarriages
5. i love to talk to friends on the phone
6. everyday since we have been married (81/2 years) i have thanked my husband for asking me to marry him
7. i graduated from ricks and byu
8. i love hot showers!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the most recent happenings

i have not been very faithful with my blogging. we have had a crazy few weeks. i thought that i would jot down a few things that we have been up to.

a couple weeks ago i was upstairs resting while all 3 boys were downstairs. i woke up to the screaming of our 6 year old--"daddy! get me a band aid!!!" the screaming didn't let up. i dragged myself out of bed--went to the top of the stairs and asked if they needed help locating a band aid. the screaming continued. my husband then told me that "A" was really bleeding. i asked him if he meant stitches worthy bleeding. he said "yes!" so, next thing i knew we were packing the boys--screaming hysterically!!!--into the car. we waited for 30 minutes at the e.r. and didn't look like we were going to be seen anytime soon. so, we headed over to the "kids care." "A" was screaming "no stitches" at the top of his lungs! it was awful. he also only wanted his auntie to take care of him. she had movie tickets, which she swallowed and raced from orem to get here. she really calmed him down. the doctor took one look at it and said that he would definitely need stitches. as they were getting ready to prep his finger he was still screaming bloody murder. i asked him if he wanted his daddy to give him a blessing. after the blessing the tears and screaming disappeared. it was awesome! he had 4 injections and 8 stitches. he really was a champ. having them removed 13 days later was another story, i am not going to go there!

another exciting tidbit--i am now 16 weeks pregnant! things look great. my dr. sees me every other week--it has been so great! we will find out in a few weeks what we are having!

things are never dull!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

happy birthday honey!

today is my cute husband's birthday! the big 35!!!!! i just wanted to shout out how much i love him! he is: my best friend, the greatest daddy--EVER!!!!!!!, the cutest guy around, supportive (he has only missed 1 OB appt. in the 5 times that we have been pregnant), hilarious, has the best laugh (it is so contagious!), super humble, dedicated to the gospel, kills himself as an Elders Quorum President, amazing designer, the all around perfect guy! I love you sweetheart! i hope that you have a great day! let's hurry and celebrate!