Sunday, November 30, 2008
Mission accomplished. Very successfully. My body is crazy tired.
Oh and did I mention that they were out of town? Several hours drive from where we live.
We just got home a few hours ago. The Uhaul has been returned, wedding stuff is filling the living room, luggage is in appropriate bedrooms and I think I am just going to go to sleep and face the mess tomorrow.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I hope your Thanksgiving was full of all things that make you happy and bring you joy!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Today I went out and got in the van and as we are driving, Chaiya noticed stuff all over the windshield. Not just on the windshield but over the entire van. Tree Sap!!!
So I exclaimed, " Your Dad is sooooooo dead!"
To which all of a sudden, a wail and screaming from the back seat with hysterical crying starting to begin.
Thayne exclaims,"My Daddy is dead?????????"
"My Daddy! My Daddy! My Daddy!"
Okay major Mommy guilt as I try to assure him that Daddy was fine and Mommy shouldn't have said that.
We had to drive to Home Depot to get Daddy before he was totally okay.
Note to self: The kid understands everything I say. Watch it.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Except for a few of the children got stage fright and needed a little help. Then there was this one little girl with blonde hair. She was WARNED prior to the program and promised to do her part correctly.
Alas.... there is a little bit of devil in her but because she has a trach tube sometimes not everyone understands her speech clearly. We are praying not everyone understood her.
Here is her part exactly as she said it:
"The Holy Ghost will prompt me to repent and live righteously. Heavenly Father will always forgive me when I fart......uh repent."
She has a lot of repenting to do. LOL
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
You can check out Lyd's new haircut in the pic. I took over 6 inches off the back. She is so much happier.
3/4 cup barley flour
1/4 cup oat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sea salt
3 TB Olive Oil
1 cup warm water
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in oil and warm water. Mix well together until dough lifts from side of bowl. Knead well for about 5 min. Let rest for 20 minutes.
Divide into eight equal pieces. Make into balls. Roll out between plastic wrap into thin circles. Cook on very hot griddle until they are marked. Enjoy warm or cool.
I added herbs to one batch and left one batch plain.
Still wondering out there.... does anyone have a point and shoot camera they love?? Or does everyone just have SLR's?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Afterwards we came in to warmth (yeah) and she marked Mali on the map. After it dries we will see how strong it has become and how much weight it will take. We will experiment with "rain" to see why it is not a medium to use where there is lots of water.
I am thinking we are going to love this main lesson unit.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So last night's election results were very exciting on both sides. I hope you voted simply for the principle of the process. We can't stay a free country if we don't participate in the amazing freedom we have of the privilege of voting. I loved sharing the last six months with my children. Helping them be aware of issues and how the whole election process works. I didn't love the negative emails I received about both sides. Whether you were for Obama or not, the crowd in Chicago all waving the United States flag was incredibly moving. John McCain was incredible gracious! He was completely himself and showed honor in his concession speech. I admired that. It was one of the most nerve wracking, exciting election days I have experienced.
Onward and upward and here's to putting the nastiness behind us.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Not only did we have Halloween but my sweet sister Shawna had a birthday party at Freedom Station for her two boys on Saturday. We arrived almost on time at 10:40 am and then stay until after 2:00. The littles had a blast in the soft play and playing video games etc... I didn't have time to finish the gifts I had started earlier ( I forgot actually) I am such a slacker....LOL
So we got them practical things like flashlights and cool water bottles which I hear they loved.
Saturday evening I was able to attend an adult session of a regional stake conference for our church. It was amazing. We all learned so many wonderful things on making our homes more heavenly and making our marriages stronger. I felt so very filled emotionally and spiritually. It was such a joy seeing so many old friends.
Then this afternoon was the regular session which provided encouragement on finding joy through the hard times that the world is facing. It was really nice to sit and relax and be inspired.
Okay now here is my grrrrrr for the weekend. Less than 12 hours into November 1st all the stores have switched to Christmas. The big W store is already playing Christmas music. I couldn't find any Autumn decor anywhere. No Thanksgiving stuff???
I guess they haven't figured a way to commercialize gratitude. Not that people truly are grateful anymore for the wonderful everyday things in their lives.
PS.... Thayne definitely needs to be kept food coloring and sugar free! Oh how he bounces.