Showing posts from June, 2009

a bittersweet birthday

He turned four today. I can't believe how time has FLOWN by! It seems like just yesterday I was bedridden and throwing up my guts, counting the days until his arrival. Now he is swimming independently from one end of the pool to the other, watching Batman movies with his older brother, and prefers fishing with Dad to snuggle time with Mom. It isbittersweet. I am so grateful for this little bundle of, well, JOY. He has brought so much happiness to our family over the last four years. Especially the last three - which have been particularly hard for our entire family. Brady was and is a much needed distraction from the stresses of life we have encountered. Brent says he thinks Brady is a gift from God to help him through all the pain. I know he is. I begged him to stay three. I told him that if he would just not blow out the candles, then he could stay three for me. He refused. Friday, we celebrated his birth with friends and cake and clowns. Today I am grateful for a growing boy wh…

so creative, it's just ridiculous!!!

My friend, Karen, amazes me with how creative she is. Here is a picture of what she just dropped off for Brent (in honor of Father's Day) with her kids. What a fun mom!It is a cupcake (hamburger buns), with a brownie (hamburger meat), frosting for lettuce and tomato, and sugar cookie french fries. Can you believe it? I just love her! I wish I had an ounce of her creativity!

Here is what I am celebrating about the Father of my children this Father's Day:
1. He has the patience of JOB.
2. He adds so much to our family scripture study because he knows so much about the scriptures.
3. He has always been worthy to give our kid's or me a priesthood blessing anytime we needed it.
4. He knows how to fix just about anything that breaks down. (Did I just jinx myself by saying that?)
5. He is my best friend.

quote of the week...

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition." - William Arthur Ward

monopolizing testimony meeting

Today three Argyle girls bore their testimony at church. For Reagan, however, it was the first time EVER. She leaned over to me and said, "I feel like I have something to say but I am scared to go up there." McKinley overheard her and told her that she would feel really good once she did it. So she went up. And sat. And then when it was her turn she ran down again. "Mommy, I forget, what do I say at the end? Oh yeah! In the name......" She ran back up. It went something like this:

Last night we talked about fasting. I can't really skip meals because I get low blood sugar so my mom said I could fast something else besides food. It should be something that I love. I thought of fasting from tv. She said that was a great idea! I know the important thing is that we give something up for awhile. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.