Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
"We believe that God is love. Well, I never met President Hinckley, but every time he spoke, I felt the love of God. I felt like he loved me and I loved him. That's one of the reasons I know he is a prophet."
My heart is torn between singing John Taylor's hymn after Joseph died, "O Bring Me Back my Prophet Dear," and rejoicing in the reunion he is having with his sweetheart and Joseph himself, no doubt.
So the stone rolls forward. I think in lieu of flowers I'll recommit to "being a little better." I think he'd like that.
We thank thee, O God, for our prophet.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I looked up LOST on abc.com to get this picture for my post and realized how much I have forgotten over the past...7 months? (How long has it been since LOST left the air? Whatever the length, absence made the heart grow fonder.) My point--I watched a clip that began with Kate asking Jack why Locke killed some random girl...I vaguely remember that happening. I think I have forgotten quite a bit. With a 2 hour season premiere, and knowing LOST, they will probably spend the first half on a "previously on LOST" kick. This time I will be ok with it (as long as they don't recap the dang basement place--what was that called again? oh yeah, the hatch. that was real. wow.)
p.s. with previous blog posts as my witness, I have always stood by juliette as a good guy (girl). I know Suz and Christy are tempted to join my side.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The best ride down was putting all of us on 2 tubes. It was brilliant. (and it was cold)
Monday, January 14, 2008
you deserve it for being so amazing...
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Jackson usually assigns people "roles" when he plays with them.
(ex. Dad, you are Robin Hood, Mom, you are Zurg etc.)
Today he was playing with Christian after church and said, "Christian, you are the spirit of God."
He must be learning.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I just shoveled our driveway.
It has ice on it from the last snow fall.
Does this count for one of our winter embracing activities.
I would include a picture for Texans (and even those of you in Salt Lake who got nothin') but Jackson's new toy is the CF card from our digital camera and he is sleeping with it tonight. :)
$473 is a good price.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Jessie made a comment on our last post about not posting yet about our adventures today. I was planning on it.
Jessie spent the night last night and we all went to stake conference together today. So it was me, Jenny, Jessie, Jackson, Kamaile, Christian and Emmy in the back of the chapel for two hours. Getting ready was crazy with Maile jumping, diving or falling from the top of the toilet into the filled tub 10 minutes before we had to leave (this is after a half hour of Jessie preventing Kamaile from being splashed on..."Don't get wet Kamaile!"). classic. That was the beginning, and you can imagine what the meeting was like. It wasn't bad--I think Jack only had one minor meltdown. Pretty good for two hours on the cold metal church chairs.
After the meeting (before we walked out in the blizzard), Jenny turned to this older woman sitting by herself next to us to apologize for the boys being so crazy. She smile back and said she thought the were adorable and wanted to hold Christian the whole time, but thought it would probably make him cry. Then she said something neat to Jenny: "Hold on to these years. One day you'll find yourself coming to church all by yourself, and one day you'll be wishing for these days all over again. I miss them." It was a neat moment to stop and reflect before we had to buckle our kids in their car seats while snow piled on top of us. :)
Do you guys remember this church commercial?
It has always been one of my favorites. Tonight, Jack came out of bed about 20 minutes after I put him down and asked if I could come in and read him a story. Immediately, I thought of this ad and so I tried it out and said, "Ask your Mom." Sure enough: "Mom, can Dad come in and read me a story?" Sure enough, I went in and read a story...
My uncle Kevin turned 50 (Well he does on the 8th) and my aunt Teri surprised him with a very fun weekend up here in Utah! One of the many events was a really fun dinner at a Norwegian Yurt at the Canyons Ski Resort (I know, it sounds fancy already). So without further ado...
Part of the journey up was a short half mile trek on cross country skis or snow shoes. We chose the skis so it could count as a new activity :). It wasn't very long, but it was a fun part of the trip. We tried to do the tandem skiing (ski dating) but the clips were busted so we had to do it individually. We wished it was longer, but it was a blast. It was pitch dark, so we got to wear those cool on-your-head lights. ( that is the yurt in the background).
Jenny thinks we can count eating in the yurt as a separate acitivity...so if we run short at the end, keep this in mind.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Long intro. Short post. (maybe).
jen was mega excited for the new year
this is where aaron and jessie would live...if they lived in nacho. (Are you sure you don't want to reconsider. Aaron, you could be closer to work!
Aaron, we will miss you...