Friday, August 29, 2008
OK it didn't really snow. They had a bridal shower for a co-worker at his work last night and Jeremy had to be elsewhere. So the two in charge got visited by 3 little helpers who "lightly dusted" their office with "snow" or as the rest of the world calls it Toilet Paper! I am sure this may actually be in reference to a few bathroom clean-ups that Jeremy has had in the past...good stories, but are so much better when he tells it. OK I may be reading into the toilet paper thing too much, it was probably an answer to "How do we entertain 3 youngin's with no toys on the premises?"
It made for a good laugh and I am sure Jeremy had it cleaned up in a matter of minutes, then put every picture, paperclip and pencil right back EXACTLY where they were when he left the night before!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Miranda was very excited when she received a call from her second grade teacher last week. Miranda was also excited, her teacher has the best heater and the best air conditioning. She also said "my teacher sounds like she has a lot of fun stuff planned. It is going to be a fun year." I love that she loves school.
It was not as sad to leave Logan at school as I thought it would be. It all happens so fast that I forget to revel in the moment. You could tell he is extremely curious and unsure, but he is very confident and independent. He walked right into his classroom, put his book away and was sitting in his desk ready to learn.
While is wasn't sad to leave him, it is kind of lonely without him. Haylie and Hannah both asked when we get to get Logan. They miss their big brother. I am so proud of both my kids, they are pretty easy going and excited for school, I look forward to another exhausting year of getting to know more students that will surround my kids and help shape them. I have already been asked to be a co-room mom with another mom from Miranda's kindergarten class. So who knows what I will get to do with the kindergarten class. Here's to happy thoughts and lots of fabulous experiences for the oldest kiddos!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Logan found his name on the door along with his good friend Caden. We used to think that it would be a bad thing for the boys to be in the same class, just because how boys are not that these are bad boys. They actually do very well together. They have the same teacher and are both "early friends."
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I was going to try and find a good picture of Lauren but then I thought Lauren gets lots of pictures so she can just deal...besides would she even understant the unfair representation anyways?!
Friday, August 08, 2008
At the very end you can see Logan stop Miranda, Logan got knocked over. If only I paid better attention to the camera it would have been even more funny!
All the kids loved the fireworks. We then loaded Haylie, Hannah, and Lauren back in the wagon. Before we were of the field we had three sleeping beauties!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
It is so tremendously important that the women of the Church stand strong and immovable for that which is correct and proper under the plan of the Lord. They must begin in their homes. They can teach it in their classes. They can voice it in their communities. They must be the teachers and guardians of their daughters. When you save a girl, you save generations. I see this as the one bright and shining hope in a world that is marching toward moral self-destruction.
Although this is geared towards mothers, I know a few remarkable and outstanding women who work with the youth in our church. They are amazing and you can tell how much they care for these girls and want them to gain a strong and immovable testimony of the gospel. So I think this applies to all women. Even women of sons. As women we get to wear different hats. Some get to be full time mothers, others need to work outside the home, we all get to be teachers whether it is at home, church or as a career. What opportunities we have to teach by example! I know that I have a small group of friends who I talk to regularly and we get to inspire each other. I don't know that I spend too much time talking and inspiring those outside my comfortable little circle. Another thing to add to my ever growing list of things to do...consistently.
Back to the point, I am so lucky to be blessed with 4 wonderful daughters. The part that touched me the most in this quote was the end when he says "When you save a girl, you save generations." Wow is that pressure. I know at times being "just" a stay-at-home mom it is difficult to feel that you are doing your part. According to President Hinckley our part is to nurture and raise our children, in this particular quote our daughters. Someday it will be their job to "save" ot teach the next generation. They will be the teachers in their homes while, hopefully, their husbands work and support their family. Will I have done a good enough job? Will I have been strong enough and immovable that my daughters will be the same way?
As women we are so important in Heavenly Father's plan, we can't belittle our divine destiny just because we are women. Jane Clayson Johnson has a book that is called "I AM a Mother!" It is a statement not a description. This woman gave up a successful career because she was strong and immovable and knew what she needed to do. The world called her crazy, but she did it. She has no regrets. What a wonderful role model.
So I am off to save generations by being "one bright and shining hope" one daughter at a time...
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Twilight...loved it couldn't put it down. Some may say they fell in love too quickly but sometimes it happens that fast. they were made for eachother and I fell for it hook, line and sinker!
New Moon...The meaning of the title was on www.stepheniemeyer.com. It made me appreciate the story more. It is my least favorite, the first time was hard to get through but the second and third time it was a lot better and I could understand it better.
Eclipse...again the title is so perfect and it explains it in the book. This was my favorite! I couldn't get enough of Edward and Bella's love story, at the end I couldn't help but want more!
And the grande finalle:
Breaking Dawn...before I read this I knew what I wanted to happen, I just couldn't figure out how it was possible. Stephenie Meyer did everything I wanted and more. She got it all done! As I was reading it I felt disturbed by the plot, it went in such a weird direction. The love was still there but it was miserable! The end ties it up really nice. I am glad I read it a second time though I got to pay better attention to the "banter" between characters. At the end of the story it was finished, as with all good stories you would like to read more and it would be possible. All problems were addressed and solved, more or less. By the end the love and passion was back. Although it isn't my favorite of the series it is still really good.
Things I love:
- Jacob and Edwards relationship. They crack me up! Pay attention!
- Hopefully this isn't too much but the book is broken into three parts, the first told by Bella, the Second by Jacob and the third by Bella again, the story is continuous just different point of view. That is just info but if you read the titles to the Jacob chapters they crack me up.
- I love that I can hear their voices in my head, how they would actually say things to each other
- The pride Edward has when he looks at Bella, She feels he can see her the way she has seen him all along. Bella finally feels equal or "good enough" for him!
- The relationships~all of them
What I didn't like:
- The misery, it does help the story come together but it is still hard when you can't see the happy passion you are used to.
So in a nutshell I did love this book too!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
And informed them it was indeed a boy and we can continue calling my tummy "Baby Jackson." I don't think Logan has ever got that excited before even with Santa! He ran over to Jeremy (I know I am chop liver when it comes to gender determination, but how does a 5-year old know that!) and squeezed his leg with a big hug. I think he was not only celebrating having a brother but also so ecstatic that there would be three males in the house to balance out the hormones of 5 women. He is a very intuitive young man. So there you have it news you can use...or not.