Friday, November 28, 2008

5 Things Tag

1-What 5 shows do you watch?
The Big Bang Theory (Mon. CBS & pm be there.)
Wife Swap
NCIS (Because of Ross)

2-What 5 restaurants do you eat at over and over?
Texas Roadhouse
Chick fil-a
Any where I don't have to cook.

3-5 things that happened today.
I got a new phone
Victoria learned to ride her bike with out training wheels.
Piper got an A+ for no asthma signs.
Ross helped Paulette move.
I didn't clean, I should have, but didn't.

4-5 things I'm looking forward to.
Living where there are seasons.
Snow for Christmas.
Ross being done with school, I really believe one day it will happen.
The twins in NURSERY!
Being with my mom and dad for Christmas.

5-5 things on my wish list
Ross done with school
A clean house, once I get one.
A bigger vehicle
To know what Wes, Paige and Piper are saying????

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great new pictures.

So I have this really cool friend that loves to take pictures, and she wants her husband to buy her a new camera, you know one of those really cool ones we all want and can't afford. Anyway, she is the one responsible for the kids pictures on the side and the VERY cool new one of us all at the top. Thank you so much Whitney, I almost cries then I saw them, they mean the world to me. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I also have a great picture to send with Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Now you have caught up.

In the last few weeks we have had alot going on. Wes turned 2 on the 14th of Oct. Dylan turned 7 on the 4th. I turned 31 on the 4th. Dylan got her hair cut. All of the kids got some weird stomach flu virus, I don't know what you want to call it. We announced that I AM NOT PREGO, but that we are moving to Utah. One of my best friends bought a house. (YEA, Paulette!!!) All the kids got flu shots, Victoria, Dylan and Paige didn't shed a tear, Wes and Piper on the other hand, well that's a whole other bucket of worms. I went to the midnight showing of Twilight, loved it, but LOVE the book more. Well that's all I can think of now.
I remembered more! I cut my hair, my mom came to visit, and I went to Time Out For Women and Girls. It wasn't as much fun as Time Out For Women, but I still really loved going. Paulette went with me and now has been shown the joys of a really good Time Out. Go with her next year I won't be here or you can all come to Utah and come with me and my mom to the one in Ogden.

SOOOOOOOOOO far behind!!!

I am so far behind in pictures (sorry mom). So here are pictures.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Should I tell ya, or not?

So I have some very BIG news and I can't decide if now is the time to tell or not. NO I AM NOT PREGNANT!!!! Sorry that is not the news. Well after much talk and prayer and fasting we have decided to move to Utah. Ross was accepted to the University of Utah and we will be moving before Christmas. So there you have it we are going to freeze, well maybe. That's my news.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Our Struggles

In the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about the struggles in my life and in others. I often think about the line in Legacy when the main character asks, "Is he truly aware of us." referring to Heavenly Father. I think in life that we wonder if we are in our struggles alone. If we find our selves in the pit spoke of by Joseph Smith.

The word of the Lord to Joseph Smith the Prophet, while he was a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, March 1839. HC 3: 300–301.
1–4, The ends of the earth shall inquire after the name of Joseph Smith; 5–7, All his perils and travails shall give him experience and be for his good; 8–9, The Son of Man hath descended below them all.
1 The ends of the earth shall inquire after thy name, and fools shall have thee in derision, and hell shall rage against thee;
2 While the pure in heart, and the wise, and the noble, and the virtuous, shall seek counsel, and authority, and blessings constantly from under thy hand.
3 And thy people shall never be turned against thee by the testimony of traitors.
4 And although their influence shall cast thee into trouble, and into bars and walls, thou shalt be had in honor; and but for a small moment and thy voice shall be more terrible in the midst of thine enemies than the fierce lion, because of thy righteousness; and thy God shall stand by thee forever and ever.
5 If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea;
6 If thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb;
7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
8 The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?
9 Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.

I have always had a hard time with the "shall be for thy good." When you are in the middle of what ever problem you can never see the good for you part. I have even been though a problem and not know what part of it was good for me. I forget that sometimes it is months, years or maybe even decades before I see the "good" of my struggle. I have wondered if the "good" of my struggles were not to help me, but maybe my kids when they are older. Maybe the struggles we had with the birth of the twins will help my daughters someday. I will never forget not wanting to touch Piper in the NICU because I felt so guilty that my body had let her down and she was now having problems breathing. I hope that my childern will never have to know that pain, but if they do I will understand better then they know. I guess all we can do in the end is remember, "for God shall be with you forever and ever." D&C 122:9

Ross' favorite sign.

Ross' favorite sign.