Friday, February 29, 2008
We are very disappointed that we will not be able to see family and that we will miss my sister's baptism tomorrow. We wanted to share her special day with her. We will be thinking of you Bekah!
The rest of us feel like we are tied down on the tracks waiting for the train to come and hit us. Here's hoping for a miracle!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The biggest trick is keeping the kids occupied in the car for 8 hours.
Anyone have any new and bright ideas for entertaining a 3 year old and a 1 year old while traveling? (I'll also be flying to Oklahoma next week alone with the boys, any travel tips for planes would be appreciated too!)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sam is at the age where he is always exploring the limits. He gets this little gleam in his eye and is off. He is a lot more mischievious than Elijah ever was. Lately he loves to empty the dishwasher for me--knives first (if I'm not fast enough to get to them before he does). He will pull all the silverware out and the bowls and play like he is cooking. He LOVES to cook, especially with daddy because he will hold him up and let him in on the action. Sam is totting around everywhere and even has a double speed for when he's trying to evade getting caught (along with the little spark in his eyes).
He doesn't have the biggest vocab but manages to communicate what he wants rather well. The word you hear most out of him is "ish" with various inflections to mean different things including juice, milk, fish, this, I want, shoe etc. Josh says there isn't a difference in the way he says it but I swear there is.
He's still a very lovey dovey little boy. He gives hugs to everyone after family prayers. It just melts my heart when Elijah and Sammy hug each other. He also gives big, open, drooly mouth kisses.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
aka: knick knack
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
“… He that can mark the power of Omnipotence, inscribed upon the heavens, can also see God’s own handwriting in the sacred volume (meaning the Book of Mormon): and he who reads it oftenest will like it best, and he who is acquainted with it, will know the hand wherever he can see it; and when once discovered, it will not only receive an acknowledgment, but an obedience to all its heavenly precepts."
I thought this to be a great promise about the way the Book of Mormon can affect its dedicated readers; that our eyes will be even more open to see the hand of God in the world around us and in our own lives.
**Does anyone have anything they found interesting about the lesson, either in their own personal study or Relief Society lesson?
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Anyway, the movie showed the wife of one of the characters struggling at being the wife of an aspiring agent. The movie made me very grateful that Josh is a student of physics and not an FBI agent. I am grateful he can talk to me about his work, even though I don't understand 90% of it. I know where he is and usually when he will be home, and he is able to take time for family when he needs to. I've been struggling lately and putting a lot of pressure on Josh to finish up school and graduate. I want a timetable and I want to know where we will be in a year, but apparently it doesn't work that way and I am trying to accept that. I love him, I love that he is enjoying what he is doing and that he is able to provide for our family. I guess I need to buck up and just enjoy the ride and be grateful for what I have.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I had to buy a box just for the valentines and i am posting them too all of you.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today I read the article in the January Ensign introducing the new manual for the year on the teachings of Joseph Smith and it got me really excited about the new material. Lately my brain has been processing things as related to a blog and the blogging community. Since I will be in Primary and not in Relief Society, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing their insights or notes about the Joseph Smith lessons from the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month (whether you are in Relief Society yourself or not) here on my blog. I think this might help give me the motivation (and the deadline) to get the reading done myself and open up some gospel topics for comments.
I believe for this Sunday we are doing lesson 4: The Book of Mormon: Keystone of Our Religion. ( please correct me if I am wrong. my ward is doing ward conference this coming week and I don't know if this will affect my ward's schedule or not-can you tell I'm in the dark?)
I will post soon about the lesson (after I have read it). I'm planning on posting my favorite quote or something and would welcome any comments, insights, quotes etc. to that post.
I love this gospel and I am excited to learn from the words of our first latter-day prophet, Joseph Smith. I hope we can learn together!
Please comment if you find anything!
(Sorry to those who doen't get to take advantage of this. Yay for Safeway!)
I am sooooo, SOOO thankful that I was caught up on my laundry when the washer broke-a rare occurance and a miracle indeed. We have managed to make it a week without doing laundry (it is sure starting to pile up though and we are digging in the back of the closets). It is yet to be seen if we will make it to Friday, I'm thinking I will have to do a load of whites and my nightmare will become a reality unless I can convince Josh to do it for me. (have i mentioned i love that boy!) My mom stopped herself from complaining about doing laundry to me over the phone the other day... what would i give to be able to do laundry today at home!
So keep your fingers crossed for us that it will be a quick and easy repair, like they think it will be, and won't cost us too much (cause the machine sure isn't worth it).
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Everyday Recipes, Recipes for Real Life
I have started another blog! I'm addicted, can you tell? My sister blog is for recipes and I need your help! I would like people I know to be co-authors with me and submit recipes. I'm assuming if you are reading this blog you know me (and if you didn't know me i guess you pretty much do now through reading my blog). If you would like to be an author on Everyday Recipes, leave a comment with your email address to this post and I will send you an invitation. If you have a blogger account it's a breeze to get added. If you don't have an account yet it is super easy to start one. Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm excited to be able to post my recipes and share them with you and even more excited to see the ones that others submit!
*Keep in mind that my new blog is very much under construction and an experiment. I need your help to get it going! let me know if you see any additions or changes that I should make.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sammy is sick. apparently RSV is going around the ward. I'm hoping that is not what we have. we got out wednesday for a play date and most of the kids (out of nine) were not in church yesterday, including Sammy. He mostly just hasn't been acting himself, being extra clinggy and droopy eyed. He does have a cough that sounds nasty but it is not very frequent. So here's hoping it will pass quickly and that the rest of us will not get it.
Another thing--Sam is now walking most of the time over crawling. He's pretty much walking everywhere with his cute little beginner walking stance. He has discovered that he can now carry his blanket around with him. he slings it over his shoulder when he walks so he doesn't trip on it. He's our own cute little Linus. He has become quite attatched to his blanket lately, keeping close tabs on it. which leads to the last update i have...
My washer is currently broken. Apparently i jinxed it last week with my blog on things i would rather not live without. (my crocs are still holding up and i do have a few back up pairs if i did happen to jinx them too.) Sam's blanket was in dire need of a washing and Sam has been skipping his morning nap lately so i on thursday morning i decided to wash it. Unfortunatly i let Sam in on the plan and he was not happy at all-- very distraught in fact. So we were peaking at the blanket while it was in the washer during the spin cycle, but when we put the lid down again it only made a clicking sound and wouldn't start up again, big UH OH. So now, not only did i have a broken washer but a sopping wet blanket with a crying baby wanting it. oh the drama of my life!
Poor Sam was walking around lost the entire time his blanket was in the dryer. He would start crying and walk to the washer. It was the most heart wrenching thing and of course i had to get a picture of it... unfortunatly he wasn't very cooperative, he just wanted to cuddle hence the really close pictures.
So here's hopping that the washer will get fixed tomorrow when the repairman comes and that it won't cost us an arm and a leg!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
My post for valentines today is that I love that Josh supports me in my hobbies and projects. He doesn't mind when I get the crazy need to go buy yarn and start a new project, or buy more scrapbook supplies and then leave him to watch the kids while I go to a friends' house to scrapbook with the girls. He doesn't come home and freak out when the house is a mess or dinner isn't made because all my extra mental power and time has been spent on something not entirely productive. He pushes me to do things that I enjoy and I love him so much for it.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
He is walking around more these days. He will venture off at a slow walk if he is already standing. I'd say he is walking about a third of the time. He has made it from our kitchen to my bedroom (for those few of you that have been to my house, for those that haven't it's about 40-50 Sammy steps)
while i was writing this blog, Elijah was playing ddr. I stepped in to see what Sam was doing and this is what I saw:
They are the cutest boys! they are always making me laugh. Oh, when you tell Elijah he is cute he replies emphatically "I'm not cute... I'm three!"
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Josh is an amazing daddy. I love him so much for it. He has always been good with my little sisters who are all over him, and when we were dating it was such an attractive thing. Now he is the best dad to our two boys. I get so much joy from watching them play together and watching josh with them. It shows that he loves them and it makes me so happy!
Sarah loves Joshua
Josh and i were up til 11:30 last night playing ddr on our wii. It was a blast! because we were up so late dancing our hearts out, i didn't get my 4th day of valentines posted, but we were doing what i was planning on posting--playing games together.
Josh and i are rather competitive and can get kind-of mean when we play games against each other... in a good way. I like that we are able to be competitive, and argue and sometimes wack each other, while playing games and then go back to being the best of friends when its done. (our friends must find us amusing to watch, a side of me comes out that you don't see any other time--poor josh!) I love that we can always pull out a game and have fun together as friends (and enemys). It is our most common date night together.
Review on DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) for Wii: It is great fun! i never tried ddr on the playstation (there were always too many people around to watch my stupidity) but my parents got ddr for wii for christmas and i decided to try it out. I was hooked! So josh and i decided to get one for ourselves with some of our christmas money. I am far from coordinated, very lacking in that area, but i am getting better at the game and actually passing stuff off. Last night i went to bed with my legs aching like i had walked miles. overall i give this game two thumbs up. It gets you moving (i was acutally breaking a sweat) and just plain having fun--even with just one mat between the two of us.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
on sunday, January 27th, our dear prophet, Gordon B. Hinkley, passed away. This is another time when i don't have many words to write because the emotions run deep but i could not leave total silence. This man has left too great of an impact for me to do that. I will miss him dearly and pray that I might honor his memory.
Happy Birthday Josh!
Friday, February 1, 2008
1. my HUGE bath sheet/towel-- Have you ever tried one? once you have, the little normal towels just don't cut it.
2. my cell phone-- before my cell phone days i was a number guru. i could remember everyones phone number at will, but now i'm completely dependent on my cell phone even just to get ahold of my mother.
3. PBS station-- it is because of this wonderful station that i am able to take a shower every day in peace!
4. washer and dryer (in the apartment)-- it would be a nightmare if i didn't have these in my apartment. the nightmare would include me dragging two kids and a bucket load of laundry down to the laundry mat then back again and again. i shudder at the thought.
5. my CROCS-- this one should probably be number 1 on my list. I live in these shoes-literally. I put them on when i wake up and don't take them off until i go to bed (well, i don't bathe or exercize in them but you get the picture). they are the most wonderful things! mind you i will admidt that they are not the most beautiful shoes, especially mine that are well worn, but man do they make my feet happy (and my lower back).
I has been nearly five years since we got married. I love Josh more today than the day I married him. It's an amazing thing, because I know that I loved him with all my heart back then. Everyday he becomes more and more a part of me and somehow, I'm not sure how, our love grows and deepens.
Sarah Loves Joshua