Monday, January 28, 2008

The North Star

When I led Primary music in Mesa right after we got married, we learned a song about President Hinckley called Constant as the North Star. That song keeps going through my head today. In many of his conference talks President Hinckley referred to that star (sometimes as other names like the Polar Star) and told us to be steadfast and immovable like it. I'm sad that President Hinckley passed away! I'm sad that I won't get to listen for the star references in his talks anymore. I'm happy that he's with his wife in Heaven.

Here's the chorus from that song:

Be constant as the North Star that shines for you and me,
Anchored in the gospel with pure integrity,
Steadfast in your service to God and fellowman.
President Hinckley has shown us that we can.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photo Booth

This obviously isn't the best picture of us... but I look better in this picture then I did in real life last night. Those Chuck E Cheese photo booths work some sort of magic. So next family portrait, I think we're going to just head over there and buy $10 in tokens.

Friday, January 25, 2008

How Owen Likes To Eat An Orange

Like a grapefruit.

And I like to eat grapefruit like grapefruit. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of grapefruit. And it KILLS me to pay for it when I grew up on it for free from Grandma's backyard. Same thing goes for oranges that are free from my parents backyard.

So right now I'm mad at all you AZ people w/your free citrus just laying all over the place.

Monday, January 21, 2008

I Have A Dream

That to celebrate my day Shauna, her kids, and some friends will go to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. And that the aquarium will offer free admission in honor of me.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Do I Look Good in Tan?

They don't mess around here... my 1st Sunday back to church and I got called to Cub Scouts. I'm excited, except for the uniform.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Not Quite Freshly Fallen

We made it home!...To a backyard covered in crunchy, faded leaves that have probably been there at least 2 months. But they're still fun to play in.

We were also welcomed with a counter full of groceries, homemade chili, homemade cookies, and Dove chocolates on my pillow thanks to good friends here!

Other things you might care to know:

It's like 70 degrees! (I know someone cares about that, maybe Grandpa?)

The flights went pretty well... only ONE layover, Drew had his own seat, Owen had a new transformer, we had a working DVD player, and we got ice cream during the layover (that got extended by 1 1/2 hours). All that made up for 2 less-than-nice people we met on our way.

It's weird having our own space again. I feel like I'm playing house and I'm so disoriented... nothing works like my mom's! Microwave, water pressure, broom.... it's all wrong!

Justin gets home around Feb 19.

I'm still due March 5.

And we still don't know when we're moving, just that it will be sometime between May-August.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Saying Goodbye Stinks

So does my $9 thrift store luggage (far left) I needed for all the stuff we acquired.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

My Pretty Things

I like looking at all your pretty things so you get to look at mine!

We had a little girls lunch today at Tia Rosa's (my last good Mexican food for awhile) and my friends got baby Sally such cute stuff. Here's some of it...

Designed by Lindsey, handmade by Rosie (her mom)

Handmade by Debbie

Maybe not so much pretty as funny. But this one makes me laugh.

My pretty things are thanks to these girls...
Me, Jessica, Becky, Katie, Ginger, Lindsey, Debbie
(Ashley - not pictured)

Friday, January 04, 2008

Taking Down Christmas Decorations

Wait this is the only one I have to take down!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Homemade Belts


Thanks for the cool belts Uncle Paul!

The Trouble With Amazing Jake's


It's too dang fun. So little kids like Owen don't want to stop playing to go to the bathroom. And then they wet their pants. (That hasn't happened in about a year)