Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Y2K Me?


I have a friend that was blogging about what the year 2000 her would think of her now... this got me thinking.... What would the Y2K me think? First of all that was a really fun night. I have no idea what my brother is wearing but that is besides the point... hahaha! I was with good friends and having a good time. We went to a dance at the stake center and danced all night. This new years will be a lot more low key... :) Although, Katie... if you get bored you are more than welcome to come on up and make it more interesting again. I love this girl I was! I think she would feel im doing alright for myself. I have pretty much everything I wanted then. A good husband, a couple cute kids, a house, the gospel, and my family! Although I wish we lived closer... I think she would say I could be a lot more light hearted. Dance a little more... laugh a little more... and I will work on that this year!

My Hopes for 2010 include:
More camping
More family time
Being more creative with our family activities
More crafting!!!
Being a better mother and wife
Appreciating the tender moments and mercies a little better
Getting and staying out of debt
No medical disasters!!!
And if we are TRULY blessed, then maybe we will be able to afford to have another baby by the end of the year!

Happy New Year to all of you! We love you and pray for you to have all you dream of in this coming year. I never got out our letters so this will have to do! See ya next year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Testimony at Christmas

A friend of mine from college posted a challenge on her blog that at this busy time of year we should take a few moments to share our testimony. Being that the real reason for this time of year is the birth of our Savior, I thought that was a sweet idea. So, while I am not usually the kind to do this sort of thing on my blog I would like to do it and extend the challenge to anyone who would like to accept it.

I know that Jesus Christ lives. That he is my Savior. That he is my brother. That our Father, in his infinite wisdom saw that we would not be perfect, that we would make mistakes and so he sent his son to make the ultimate sacrifice that we might live again. I have a firm testimony that Christ knows me personally and that he suffered in the garden of Gethsemane for not only each of my sins, but also for each of my pains and sorrows.

I know this because although I would love for my life to have been an easy road with no bumps and stumbles, it has not been so. But the nights spent in prayer and tears on my knees to my Father in heaven have caused me to come closer to Him and when I have felt that I was so alone, when I honestly sought Him, He was there. I have found that so far "the price we paid to be come acquainted with God was a privileged to pay."

I have a testimony that this is HIS church on the earth. That as crazy as it sounds, a young boy of 14 was chosen to bring the organization of Gods church back to the earth. I have a testimony that that church still exists today. It is easy to be offended by individuals, it is harder to look beyond the human failings of people to see that the truth is still the truth. I have a testimony of the saving and redeeming powers of the ordinances of the temple and am grateful beyond measure for the peace and comfort I find within those walls.

I am most especially grateful for the sealing power of the temple. To KNOW that as I live worthy of the blessings that have been promised, they WILL be mine. I can only pray that there will be no empty chairs in heaven in our family circle, because no one can be forced to accept those blessings.

I am not a perfect person. I am so far from it that it is a little hilarious. But I hope that those who know me know that I try to be better. I dont always succeed but I try. :) Life is not always easy. It took us heartbreaking years to conceive our sweet little A. But looking back I see the refiners fire preparing me to be the kind of mother she deserves. (And that is still happening... dont worry... hehe) There is purpose in suffering. I know this. I may falter in this knowledge occasionally but I know this to be true.

At this Christmas season there are so many suffering in one form or another. We live in difficult times. But there is hope and light. There is one to whom we may pour out our sorrows and He understands completely. He will enfold us in his loving arms. He stands at the door knocking, but WE have to let him in. All of this I KNOW.... But you dont have to take my word for it. If you will pray to know for yourself the truth of all things, God will answer your prayers.

If you have questions feel free to visit LDS.org to feel free to email me. :)

If you accept this challenge leave me a comment and a link to your blog so that I can be edified by your testimony as well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Giant Gingerbread House

You need to check out my craft blog where I have posted pics of the play house I made the kids tonight. I am too exhausted to double post...
Heres the link... ***

Baby Baby... and a gingerbread house

For those of you who just cane get enough of my baby! :) And here is a gingerbread house K and I made! Im proud of us. Although we did make it from a wal mart kit...

And dont give up on this post... although there are quite a few pictures... the best is last!

I caught it on film finally! My favorite smile!

She is already such a girly girl... she loves to carry around clothes and drape them all over herself... :)

A shot of those baby blues...


And the curls!!! Yes folks... thats natural... although i dont know if they will stick around or not... but without them there would be a serious mullet problem going on and you know i would be cutting that off... So thanks to the curls we have not had her first haircut yet. That is probably way down the road with how pretty her hair is... :)

Here we go! So... I dont know why but As funniest moments seem to revolve around food... The other day James and I were in the kitchen and A was very quiet. Daddy went to see what she was doing. Apparently K had left the peanut butter on the short stool open and she wanted some... Of course, we got the camera rather than clean her up right away.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Cards

Sorry folks... no christmas cards again this year. I might get on top of it enough to send some out by email. If you want one leave me your email and i will get it to you. But I am giving myself permission to not send out cards this year, and even better to not feel guilty about it... If for no other reason than to save on the fortune it will cost me to send them all out by regular mail.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ks camera

Here are some recent pictures that K has taken with his camera. You can see my laptop in the background here. :)

His fish. He named them all Mc Duff. I have no idea why.

His best buddy A eating breakfast.

And the christmas tree. Which has less and less candy canes on it every time i look at it. hmmmm. I wonder why? Which reminds me of a story that I need to blog about another time.

I am posting pictures of my craft desk on my craft blog. Check it out! :)