Saturday, March 31, 2007
Conference time of year is always immensely uplifting for me. I am bathed by words and music containing truth and the warm peaceful feeling that accompanies the voice of our beloved prophet. How lucky we are to have a modern day prophet, and how much is he needed!! We are in times of such unrest, where our own country is failing, where major life-altering evils appear everywhere to plaque ourselves and worse, our children... anyway, enough of that.
Thoughts from this morning's conference. First of all, Elder Scott's talks always make me feel a major wave of guilt, which I managed to escape this time... instead being filled with an epiphany to change oneself... here is what I decided... #1 I need to pray more often and more sincerely. I feel as if my prayers have become rehearsed and filled with small amounts of gratitude and minor requests. I need to include the Lord in more of my decisions. I need to express to my Heavenly Father the deep and profound gratitude that I hold in my heart for all that He has done for me. #2 I need to hold my tongue more. Speak with the tongue of angels... no backbiting or gossip. I honestly feel like I don't have a major problem here, but definitely could improve. Don't you find that you respect most those who don't have much to say (but when they do say something it's profound and worth saying)? I really wish I could be one of these people, but I'm FAR from it. #3 More trust in the Lord. Tears filled my eyes as the choir ended with "Come thou fount of every blessing." I wished at that moment that I could place my life in the Lord's hands. Why don't I trust him more? Why don't I believe Him when he tells me that my weaknesses will become my strengths? Why can't I be bound with fetters to His holy hands?
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
My favorite was the natural history museum. I enjoy seeing all the different types of rocks and intrinsic designs that mother nature has for us. I think that I decided my favorite stone is the Opal. It's a stone that has depth. They also had some stones that had water trapped in them.... that was pretty darn cool!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Cooper is such a sweet boy. Anyone that knows him, knows that this kid is something special. He always wants to do what's right. We love him so much. I sometimes feel that because he is such a good child, he doesn't always get to be the center of attention. I don't have to follow him around to make sure that he's behaving himself. He usually is, I just don't have to worry about him (unlike some other children, whom I need not name). Hence, it was time for him to have some one-on-one time with his dad. I think it was much-needed time. Here is a video that Cooper made. I think that he is destined to be a talented director!?
And, with all this chaos going on, I'm still craving another baby... insanity? Who knows?? I do know that motherhood suites me. I may not be the best mom, but I'm definitely trying to be a better mom... everyday presents it's challenges and things will only continue to grow more trying and my boys grow toward manhood. I'm just grateful that they have a dad that takes an active interest in them. OKAY enough said.... good night!!!
Friday, March 16, 2007
After the piano tuner left this morning, we headed over to Tracy Aviary (just across the street). We made it safely and without incident this time. PHEW!!! The boys really like seeing all the birds. It's actually a really fun place for kids, especially if you can catch the bird show.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Once it was done, I took the warm blanket out of the dryer and gave it to him while he was cuddling his dad. Here is one happy kid. He walks around now saying, "mom, is my blanket clean for a long long long time?"
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
And Sean loved to climb on anything he could.... as usual.... better this rock than our entertainment center!
I managed to work 4 hours today, meet for a parent-teacher conference with Cooper's teacher, and get kids bathed and to bed on time notwithstanding their internal clocks being out of whack due to our favorite "spring forward."
I was able to catch a small bit of "American Idol." My favorites so far are, Gina, Blake, Lakisha, Melinda and Phil.... we'll see??
I made Ginger Snap cookies.... YUM YUM YUM. The boys kept saying from their beds, "mom, it smells like gingerbread man!!" Sorry guys, they're for a pot luck lunch tomorrow!!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
This one is titled "Oreo shakes make Kit smile" by Sean Caleb Gibbons.
Friday, March 9, 2007
I let Sean eat leftover cake and ice cream for lunch, I know, I'm such a good mom. He's currently causing trouble like usual.
Nick and I went and applied for a Utah CCW permit. It's been interesting and Nick is excited to receive his new "permit" in the mail.