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Celebrating 9 things on her ninth

Here are nine of my favorite things about my favorite 9 year old (on the occasion of her 9th birthday)

#9: She is a gal that has ALOT of friends. Which gives me hope that maybe she is a good friend to others and that is why they love her so much and appear to always want to be around her. It was really hard for her to decide which FIFTEEN friends to invite to her birthday party!

#8: She is creative. She writes really creative stories and plays creative games with her friends when they come over. I am predicting a drama production or two in her future...

#7: She has lots of MOXIE.

#6: She likes to shop with me. It is so fun having a girl that enjoys shopping. Even WINDOW shopping. We love to do that together.

#5: She is laid back. She must get this from her Father.. I have only seen her cry one time over hurt feelings and that was because she was unusually tired. She tends to let things roll of her back.

#4: She is fun

#3: She is a great swimmer. I love to watch her swim the backstroke an…

the happiness chronicles: 9 year old cars

The other day a friend of mine was telling me how happy she was about her brand new, BEAUTIFUL car. I have to admit: It is GORGEOUS. It has all the bells and whistles you can possibly imagine. I know it will come in really handy for her and her rather large family when they hit the road this summer for vacations. They will be riding in the lap of luxury to say the least.

Several days later, a mutual friend of ours (Lets call her "Friend #2)" mentioned our other friend's new purchase. She also was impressed at how nice it is. So much so that Friend #2 said these exact words:
"I will be so happy when my lease is up and I can trade my car in for something like that..."
I have been thinking alot about that.
Here is my car.

We call him "Clifford", a name coined by my little brother -a few short days after we got him -who commented on how it was a BIG RED DOG. Clifford has been such a great car for the Argyle Family. He has been tried and true to us and has be…

placing dandelions on the altar

Yesterday in institute class, the teacher shared this quote with us. It made me smile. It is from Elder Neal A. Maxwell. This guy.

I want to put it here for any time I might get a little frustrated with myself.
" Our perfect Father does not expect us to be perfect children yet. He had only one such Child. Meanwhile, therefore, sometimes with smudges on our cheeks, dirt on our hands, and shoes untied, stammeringly but smilingly we present God with a dandelion – as if it were an orchid or a rose! If for now the dandelion is the best we have to offer, He receives it, knowing what we may later place on the altar. It is good to remember how young we are spiritually.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell
- That Ye May Believe [1992], 100