Monday, September 29, 2008

Creation! I learned so much about myself at the Women's session of conference. In the past two years I have commented often that I really enjoy taking "unorganized matter" and turning it in to something new. It was eye opening to realize that creating is a god like characteristic. It makes since that we have great satisfaction when we accomplish things. These two little hot pads are a great example for me of the purpose of relief society. A sister in my ward showed compassion as she took time out of her daily routine and shared her talents and knowledge with me and other sisters in the ward. In return we gained new knowledge and had the chance to create.
I also learned that creation isn't all about"projects" or "talents" it can be something as simple as putting a smile on someones face or creating harmony in our homes. As we also show compassion and serve our family and people around us we will become more like our savior.

During the Sunday school lesson a question was brought up about how we can remember the spiritual experiences we have. We have be told of the importance of recording the things we are being taught. On Saturday I was reminded of the importance of being in the right place and the right time. I really wasn't in the mood to go sit and listen. I really just wanted to go to bed. With some encouragement form my husband I changed into a skirt and headed for the stake center. I was a little late, so the meeting had all ready begun. I slipped into a seat. I was pleased to be able to sit all by myself with no distractions from listening. I wasn't surprised when the final speaker spoke words of finding God like happiness. I am sure their are probably other individuals through out the world that also needed to hear of his words, but for me it seamed at that time that his talk was written for me. His instructions were simple, and I felt like I maybe could possibly do the things he encouraged. I can do two simple things to be more like my Heavenly Father. I will continue to create things: projects, happy children, a good family. And I will continue to serve others with love.

Hair bows and worms

We went fishing on Saturday. It was our first time out this year that we didn't catch one fish. However, that didn't stop the kids from having a GREAT time . Bonnie enjoyed playing with the worms all day. Most have the time she picked one worm out at a time carrying it around saying how cute it is. She tickled it and talked to it. Grandma Lois was kind to remind her not to kiss it! Bonnie loved the worm's cute little tail. Towards the end of the day they had a good time gathering the warms up and holding them. At one point they had lined them all up and let them race each other. Before we left the pond the fish were well fed.

It will be interesting to see how long my cute little girls enjoy their excitement for bugs and worms. I love to have little girls to make hair bows and dresses for, but it's nice that they have no problems playing with their brother. They are not afraid to get a Little dirt or worm guts on them!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I needed a change!

So I've been just letting my hair grow out for a while now. A couple of months ago I finally had a friend of mine trim it. It helped for a while, but I wasn't loven it. So today I wasn't have the best Mom day. I was out and about all morning with my kids and sick and tired of the battle. Well, I decided I needed a change NOW! ... so I cut my hair. I tried not to go too short. After all I may need to have some one that actually knows what they are doing look at it, but when all was said and done I think I did an all right job. Plus I saved at least $15.oo. The real test will be when Paul gets home! As long as he still thinks I'm hot I'm GOOD!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Crazy Little Swimmer

Any one that new me in High School probably was aware that I grew up with a swimmers. I was put on a swim team at around age 8 to help build strength and endurance for gymnastics. I love to swim or be in the water. When I quit gymnastics around age 13 I took up diving. It was a good sport combination with swimming and gymnastics. Not only do I really enjoy swimming, but I love being out in the sun. Because of all of those reason and I wanted to have something fun to do with my kids this last summer we got a pass for the American Fork swimming pool. I chose this outdoor pool because it has a great kids area and a diving board.

The kids and I spent many days out swimming. Hannah truly became a mermaid. She started going under and touching her nose to the bottom of the pool and finally really trying to swim. Connor is a bit more cautious he kept his life jacket on most of the summer. He did finally take it off so that he could try his spider man kick board. Bonnie was only found twice with her face under the water. She learned very quickly the importance of swimming close to mom. She really enjoyed playing in the area with the handicap ramp and even got brave enough to go down the little red slide.

Bonnie quickly figured out how to put her swimsuit on all by her self. For much of the summer she ran around the house in her silver little swimsuit. I really didn't mind so much, but now that it is starting to get colder it is becoming a problem. Every morning this crazy little swimmer wakes up and asked "Can I go swimming?" I then respond "It is too cold." and she tells me "Not for me!" We made a compromise and let both her and Connor go swimming in the bath tub. The nice thing is that I don't have to fight her to take a bath because she cries for two or three baths a day. The challenge is keeping her out of the bathroom. I found her today with swimsuit on in the tub with two little toys. At least it's GOOD CLEAN FUN!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Makeup Time!

For those of you that do not know I am a Marykay consultant. Well, I have been now for I think three years. The agreement I made with Paul when I signed up was that I wouldn't sale the product exspecially to family and friends. This really isn't a big deal because I signed up so that I felt like I could afford some good quality makeup. I really do like their product and they just recently started new mineral makeup, so you may be interested in trying something new also.

I am placing an order Friday October 3. Anyone that would like to place an order is welcome. All product is 50% off the listed price, however, the tax is on the original price and one dollar for shipping and handling. I will need any orders and money by the 3rd.

I'll just let you know how you placing an order helps me out. I only place orders twice a year and each time I have to buy $400 worth of product to get 50% off. So I would have to spend a total of $200 on each order. Well, I don't need that much makeup and would rather not purchase things I don't need. Having family and friends order at the 50% helps both of us out.

Because I don't sale I don't get any catalogs. You can check out product at Let me know if you find anything you want!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm it...

Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them.Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

1. I only have three things I liked about being pregnant. 1. I could eat anything that I wanted after all no matter what I was going to gain weight (I figured I would have to work much harder when I was no longer pregnant!) 2. The baby moving around towards the end of the pregnancy (I thought is was so neat to see my entire stomach moving) 3. Paul taking time off work for doctor appointments. I love delivery day it's so nice to have the day together. And it was nice to have him home for a week or so to help me get adjusted to this new Little one. Beside that it is SO not for me!

2. I burp! My kids think it is cool. This last Sunday I was in the hall with Paul and Bonnie. I had a kind of loud burp. That's normal at home. Paul was a little surprised, I didn't think anything of it until Brother Canlas pocked his head around the door and asked if that was Paul. Of corse he said "Nope". At that point I was a little embarrassed.

3. I also spit. I've always been congested, so if I'm at a sink or outside sometimes I spit. I only did this a few times on dates and only if they were a "boyfriend" I'm sure if they didn't all ready like me that just might turn off some guy.

4. I really enjoy fishing. It took me a while to be ok with tearing a worm in half or thirds so that it fits better on the hook, but waiting around for Paul to hook my worm every time it fell of was harder then just getting tough and squeezing my fingers together until it tore. The worm guts are still a little gross all over my fingers, but I've learned to wipe it on my pants and get that hook out there in the water to get a fish!

5. I have a hard time waiting! It is difficult for me to be sitting around waiting for anything when I have a very long list of things to get done, and I know that as I am sitting there the list is only getting longer! One of my biggest challenges is going to the temple and sitting around waiting to get into a session. It makes me crazy! I tell Paul every time when they ask if anyone is there for the live session, that it would be ok to just go with them. We can support the family and we can even give them a hug at the end if it will help us be able to get into that earlier session.

6. I am a great bubble gum blower! I won a contest a few years ago at a city celebration. I was mostly competing against 10-13 year old boys, but I won!

Ok, so from most of these things it sounds like I would do well hanging out with 12 year old boys, but truthfully my entire life I have wanted to be able to be one of those girls that isn't afraid to do guys stuff. I can be just as tough and rough as the next guy, but also be able to be sensitive and sexy! I think Paul enjoys hanging out with me, so I guess he is good with even my unspectacular quirks!

Tagged: Allison, Megan, Tanya, Amy Livingston, Jen Cooper, Aubrey Woolcoot

Friday, September 12, 2008

Aunt Bonnie's Wedding

August 15, 2008 Bonnie (Paul's Aunt) was married to Dave. I was delighted with the opportunity to be the photographer for the event. They were able to bring a little bit of Hawaii to Utah!

Mom's always smile a little bigger when they have all their kids around!

Everyone was happy to have uncle Dave in town. We sure missed his wife and kids!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Oklahoma Comes to an End

Oklahoma (Sept. 2008) was such a fun opportunity for both Hannah and myself. We had a great time making new friends.

Learning the dances was a highlight for me. I really enjoyed the different lifts we got to do. I'm not sure that the guys had as much fun, but they were all ways there for us girls. Well I only got dropped a few times, but we figured things out fairly quickly.

Getting all dolled up every night took a bit of work, but eventually it became more routine. I really liked the fake eye lashes! Which I had never worn before. The worst was getting ready for bed and having to wash both mine and Hannah's face. I really didn't think there would be a day when Hannah wouldn't want to wear makeup, but by the third day she was sick of having to put it on and really hated taking it off.

Hannah loved everyone! She exspecially had a good time with all the boys! She loved seeing "Curly" every night, and enjoyed having Josh around. He was given the nick name "The candy man" he always had some kind of sucker or something sweet for the kids.