Friday, December 26, 2008

Frosty the snowman!

I really need some more snowman in my yard. Come on! I know alot of you out there like to build snowmen, so come on over and build me more. We could all have a snowman party. This is Haley's first snowman she built with her friends and then they knocked it down.
Here is Haley's 2nd snowman after a day. She calls it her athletic snowman. It's stretching right now and she put a shovel to it's head to hold him up. I guess he did too many sit ups. Here is Haley's 2nd snowman. Haley said when it snows next she is going to make 3 kid snowmans. I'm counting on your word and I have it in writing for everyone to see. Snow, snow, snow. Everyone pray for snow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Tallest snowman!

Day 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! Okay Haley get busy! I have been wanting a snowman in our front yard this past week and Haley and her friends built me one, not quite this tall, and then they knocked it down. I was very sad, so I told Haley she has to make me another one. I hope everyone is having a nice Christmas today. Love all you guys, and if you have some extra time and love to play in the snow and build snowman's you can come over and build me one. I have lots of snow. Ha Ha! Oh and Haley is turning into a blog woman now. Check out her blog. It's called "The Amazing Haley" It's listed on my blog list

Friday, December 19, 2008

Day 19 The First Noel

Day 19 Calming music I missed a few days, okay almost a whole week. It has been a very busy week. As I was helping clean up after our Christmas Ward party tonight. I heard a faint, but clear song being played on the piano by a child in our ward. He was sitting at the piano by himself playing "The First Noel" with his right hand. I walked up to listen to him and he saw me come over so he stopped. I asked him if he would continue and play it again for me. I was very proud of him and told him it sounded so good that I wanted to hear it again. He started playing it again after he found the right key to start on. It took him a few tries and he finally got it. This child I have had in my primary class and at first would barely talk to me and do anything I asked him to do, but I have always felt impressed to continue trying and through the years he talks to me now and I feel closer to him. It was so nice to have him play the song again when I asked him tonight. I thought the song sounded nice while hearing paper crinkle, chairs folded and put away, sweeping, tables being put away, talking, laughing and running. The song stood out so clear and brought Christmas cheer. I think with all the chaos and noise we experience sometimes it's nice to feel music to calm things. I think the Savior is in our lives more than we think He is. He is there to calm things with music, love, friends, family and so much more.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Day 13 Blessed Are the Children

Day 13
Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.

Pamela Glenconner

It has been a week since I got released from being a second counselor in the Primary Presidency, but it was not official until today. I thought I was going to be okay with it, but every time I thought of the children I would get tears in my eyes. I was okay until I had to leave them and go to Relief Society, then I was having a hard time focusing on the lesson because thoughts of the children would come into my mind. As I sat there all I really wanted to do was go back to be with the children. Then at home, the primary president who I served with came over and brought me the coolest book. It's called "Blessed Are the Children"(the picture of this post is on the front cover of this book) That is the perfect book and I cried reading it. When I gave her a hug we both started crying and tried to cover it up. I think we will all miss the Primary. I loved serving with Susan Bradford and Jamie Boconegra and Renae Belliston. We became very good friends and now are friends forever. We laughed and cried and just felt loved. You guys are awesome and I could not have done my calling without all of you. I also got letters from a class that I read when I got home and they all said "thank you, you are nice, we will miss you. I will miss them. I think it might take a few sunday's to get used to. I'm just emotional today and I already miss the Primary. Children are amazing! The reason I choose this poem from the book I received today from Susan is because that's how we as leaders came into the primary. We wanted to show the Children love, to let them know they are loved and that we love them, just as the Savior shows us. I think Children are the closest to our Savior and that's where I want to be. I think I might try and sneak in Primary once in awhile. I will definately sub for any class. Primary is an awesome place to be.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day 11 and 12 Be like a little child

Day 11 and 12 Helpers Sorry I'm behind on my post. I have not had energy to do anything. It has been nice hanging out for 3 days and not being tempted to eat anything. Hey, I have not had any chocolate in 3 days and don't have a desire to eat any, actually anything. It's been nice seeing the scale go down a bit, but I'm tired of being sick and hope I can eat again soon. Being sick takes a lot out of you, but I have had some great helpers. I washed my sheets the other day and Zac and Reilly would not let me make my bed. I tried one corner and Zac said "stop right there mom, we are going to do it" So I let them do it and then they kept coming in my room to give me a hug and ask if I was still sick. They have been very helpful and patient with me. I got to thinking that this is how the Savior is with all of us. He is helpful, patient, kind, thoughtful, loving, concerned, forgiving and so much more, and that's how our kids are sometimes. We can learn from them and be like the Savior in all we do and say. So having my kids help me, helped me remember the Savior and how much he does for me and all of us. Letting Him in more will help us be like Him.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 10 Alright! Thats it!

Day 10 Peace and Quiet Okay, this has not been a fun day, but at least I got to spend it with my sister who has not had a fun day too. We both have the flu and have been in bed all day long. (at our own houses, we have been texting all day) When you are sick all day it's nice to spend it with someone who has the same thing. Thanks Joni. We both got it about the same time and I hope we get better because we both have a house to clean in the morning if I can find some energy to do it. I have not eaten anything or drank anything for fear of what might happen. Maybe I will loose some pounds. It's been kinda nice relaxing in bed and enjoying the quiet. I just figured out what this post will be and that is peace and quiet. It's amazing how your mind works when you have hours of quiet. Mine has been going all day just thinking about my life, family, friends, a home and lots more. I am feeling thankful for all I have today. Ho Hum(ha ha, that's for my sister Karen) Well anyways...(for my sisters and Mom) I figured I needed something funny because I have been too serious lately. I need some TYNOL(Grandma saying) Ha Ha! Karen go down to Nisons and grab me some, and then lets play donimos(Grandma saying) My Grandma is so cool. She is in her 80's. We have a story made up with all her sayings. Love you Grandma and I think about you a lot. That's it! Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go go go. Literally. Ha ha! I am up a tree without a paddle(Grandma saying) Okay, I will stop now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 9 Could it be?

Day 9 More Christmas presents or just they love me I don't know if it's because of the Christmas season, but for some reason my kids have been coming up to me and just giving me a hug or saying I love you and then they go about their business. There has been less fighting and more hanging out with each other. Zac was very bored yesterday and just wanted to hang out with me. I have been working a lot lately so maybe he just missed me, or maybe since Christmas is in 2 weeks they are just trying to be extra nice so they can get some things they want for Christmas. I really hope it's because they just want to be that way and not forcing themselves to do it. It has been kinda nice with less fighting, doing more to help out and hearing those wonderful words "I love you", or just a hug. Maybe since I have been letting the Savior in my life more is helping too. I just feel the spirit more in our house and I'm looking closer at people and things that happen more around me. It's been kinda nice.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day 7 and 8 I don't know!

Day 7 and 8 remembering For the last 2 days I have been figuring out what to write and I have been searching both days for things that happen and for the life of me I can't think of anything so I will just write what I am thinking of now. I just recently read my friends blog and she talked about a time when destroyed some ornaments and she mentioned that she could not remember that she did that. Well, I decided to make this post about "remembering" I too have a hard time remembering things when I was little and for the life of me I can't remember any right now. I have a bad memory. Maybe I should just stop this post right now because I'm not making any sense. I think what I'm tyring to say is I want my kids to keep journals so they can remember things that happened to them while they are young and the feelings they have. I wish I could remember more, but I don't.

I always remember Christmas morning and those of us who slept downstairs could not come up and go past the gate till my mom or dad came to open the gate(I hated that gate) I remember seeing all the gifts in our little room, there was a lot since there was 9 of us and we each got about 4 or 5. My favorite part was seeing my mom and dad open their gifts that I made them and I see that in our kids now. They can't wait till Christmas just to see us open their gift they probably spent hours on. I love that and it always makes me cry.

We always took a ride on Christmas Eve to look for Santa in the sky and sometimes I could really see him. I really need to sit down and try to remember more and when I have time I will. I don't know why I just posted this, but I know I needed to stay up on these days I'm doing. It's bugging me that I'm behind so I just did it not even knowing what I was going to write. Hope this wasn't too boring. I think trying to remember things is helping me to "Let Him In" more because I feel the Christmas spirit more when I can remember and can feel things over again. Now my brain hurts, so I better go make dinner.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Day 5 and 6 "His Hands"

Day 5 Giving I find myself thinking more and more of this phrase all day long every day. "Let Him in" It feels good to think of this and find ways to be more Christlike. I feel like I am learning to have more patience as the day goes by and I feel more love towards other people.

As I was waiting in line with my cart full of groceries I turn around and see this lady waiting patiently with only like 3 things in her cart. I felt like I needed to ask her if she wanted to go ahead of me, so I did offer. She said with a smile, that was really nice of me to ask her that, but she was fine and did not have to be anywhere and did not mind waiting. I felt good after I did that and I felt much happier and could feel the Christmas spirit more.

Also, as my sister and I were on Bangerter highway on our way to clean a house yesterday we saw like 8 police motorcycles and police cars with their lights on leading a funeral procession on the other side of the freeway and then police cars with their lights on in the back. No other cars were on the freeway and we wondered who it might be. We all the sudden thought it could be Elder Worthlins funeral because that was this day. It got us thinking of him and what a great man he was, and to think about how much he gave to others. We are not sure it was him because we think he was buried in Salt Lake, but it was good to remember him and his family and it gave us goose bumps. It made our day a little better.

Day 6 Good Sportsmanship Today I was reminded of a song as I watched Parker's futsal soccer game today. The song is called, "His Hands." During Parker's game, which got a little physical an opposing player got tripped and fell to the ground. Parker went right over to him and stuck his hand out and pulled him up and they continued their game. We ended up loosing, but as all the players were getting their stuff and leaving both teams shook hands and patted each other on backs and they all left smiling. I thought that was so nice of Parker to be concerned about the other player and help him up when he fell, and that's when I thought of that song "His Hands" by Kenneth Cope.

"His Hands"

His hands tools of creation stronger than nations power without end and yet through them we find our truest friend his hands sermons of kindness healing men's blindness halting years of pain children waiting to be held again his hands would serve his whole life though showing man what hands might do giving, ever giving, endlessly each day was filled with selflessness and I'll not rest until i make up my hands what they could be 'til these hands become like those from Galilee.

His hands lifting a leper warming a beggar calling back the dead breaking bread, five thousand fed his hands hushing contention pointing to heaven ever free of sin then bidding man to follow him his hands would serve his whole life though showing man what hands might do giving, ever giving, endlessly each day was filled with selflessness and I'll not rest until I make up my hands what they could be 'til these hands become like those from Galilee.

His hands clasped in agony as he lay pleading, bleeding in the garden while just moments away other hands betray him out of greed, shameful greed and then his hands are trembling straining to carry the beam that they've been led to as he stumbles through the streets heading towards the hill on which he died he would die they take his hands, his mighty hands, those gentle hands and then they pierce them, they pierce them he lets them, because of love from birth to death was selflessness and clearly now I see him with his hands calling to me and though I'm not yet as I would be he has shown me how I could be. I will make my hands like those from Galilee.

If we could be like that and remember all the things the Savior has done for us with His hands we could "Let Him In" more in our lives.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Let Him In

I love this picture and I got it from my sister Karens blog. She is doing a "Let Him In" post every day and I thought it was so cool, and thought I would try it. I know I will probably miss a day or 2 but I'm going to try. Thanks Karen.

I love this picture. It's my favorite one. This Christmas season I want to try to be more like Him and let Him in my life more.

Day 1 PATIENCE The other day while driving I got behind someone going very slow and wanted him to go faster because he was going like 10 miles under the speed limit. I could have gone around him or honked (which I never do) or said "Hurry up", but I decided to have patience and not make a big deal out of it and it made me feel better and I used the slow ride to just think about things and before I knew it I was home.

Day 2 CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Since I have been so busy with putting up lights with Andy I have had no desire to put up my tree or anything else. Zac and Reilly did that for me and it was so nice. They had all the Christmas things all on top of the piano with our Nativity set placed so perfect. We don't have alot of shelf room and so they put it all on the piano and they took pictures off the walls and put up Christmas things. They were so excited and I felt bad for not doing it so I helped them with the tree and fluffed out the branches, then when I had a few min after work I went through and organized things a little more and put out some more Christmas things. I felt alot better and had more of the Christmas spirit. Thanks Zac and Reilly.

Day 3 JOURNALS I have decided that I need to pay more attention to my journal since I forget to write in it. I used to write in it every day and I have lots of journals. After I had Parker I stopped and only wrote in it when I remembered and now it's like 6 months, a year or 2 before I remember, but now that I blog so much I decided to pull the stuff off my blog even comments(sorry guys but I have to put those in it too). I have been copying and pasting and now have 17 pages of my post. I feel like I'm getting so much better at my journal now. I love it.

Day 4( today) "Letting Him In" Thanks Karen for helping me find a way to feel the Christmas spirit more and finding a way to "Let Him In" more in my life. I hope it will make me a better person and closer to Him.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Funny video

Here is a new post to check out. It's pretty funny of my kids. I tried to get it to just show up, but I don't know how to do that. Just click on it and enjoy