Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I have to MOVE everything out of the house by 3:30pm today! AHHHHHHHH!
Ok for those who did not read my post before this my house flooded. Broken water pipes because we had a nice winter freeze.
which lead to a water leak which ended up in my apartment. So now I have to MOVE everything out of the living room.
Silver Lining well
New Hard Wood Laminate Flooring,
So I have to have everything ready to go today before 3:30 when they are coming in to start tearing the walls out....
WHAT a mess is all I have to say and do you know how much stuff I have?
I have lived here for 10 YEARS!
So the fun begins
Wish me LUCK!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here it is with a ton of water on it it.... yes my carpet is flooded. So now I have to wait to see what is going to happen next.
So my Christmas all came down fast because I did not want to deal with that along with everything else.
Merry Christmas I know!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
**THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT**
My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years, but hadn't been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother,love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.
God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son. The next year God blessed us with another son. The following year, He blessed us with yet another son. The year after that we were blessed with a daughter. My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old.
I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it. As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella." I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him.
I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks. I tried to be understanding... when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs.
When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess. In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children.
While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother - I didn't even come close...I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God. I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too. Something was lost in the translation whenI explained that God gave us everlasting life, and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."
My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant. My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man. This was their moment to shine. My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes." But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes." My four-year-old "Mary" said,"That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes." A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing.
I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama." Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived. My other son stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced, "We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense and fur."
The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageant got a standing ovation. I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes,"For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christm as story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."
"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
Had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
Feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I am a lover of socks and well I hate putting them together.
The funny part is on Saturday night Becca and Ben were over to print off the news letter and Becca made the comment she wanted to do something special for me. She would clean my house or anything I said Ok here you go... Here are my SOCKS!
Don't as how many because I have lost count!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sorry its on its side but hey I am not that perfect!
and the fun part is that Theo will sat on a stool in front of the train and just watched it for about an hour! He did that tonight while we were baking!
Ok this is Theo's decorating and it so darn cute!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
On Sunday December 14th, 2008
5 PM to 9 PM or Later......
My Place 844 NE 58th Street Seattle WA 98105
We will be eatting food and just visiting a little.
So this is your invite!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Add or find wife
Ok I have just signed into the new.familysearch.org to see what I can find.... Now here is where I started to Laugh... Under my name it asked me to Add or find wife.... LOL
I read it as Add or Find "A" Wife!
Got to love it, even a family history program is haunting me!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Every Year or so Auntie Wes gets us tickets for Christmas to go see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This year it was yesterday and I am so excited that I was able to take off work on an OPEN HOUSE and go. It was at 3PM and It was just the BEST.
Thanks you Auntie WES.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
ok go to tv spots
scroll down until you see the tv spots and the one that says "Specail Events"
this is the one that I was talking about, in a few blogs ago.... If you have to time watch most of them they are so great!
If they are not church commericals I dont know what they are!
Ok but if your like me you might want to get your tissues out now because You will need them.
So I am here sitting watching them, crying my eyes out...
"Thanks MOM" for laughing and crying with me for a minute.
Mom saw another one of the comericals that is on the same web site..
Katie I was telling mom of the commerical is of this little boy and I was think of your boys..
It's called "the Greastest" also a must watch one... Just WATCH it...
anyway I dont know who or what or why someone has created this web site but it is a must see.
there are many many many great "VALUES" and Lessons Taught... I was thinking HOW can I use this in teaching Church lessons... I need to learn to down load..
But then as I watched each one of these tv clips.... oh which takes about 45 minutes..
I need to improve my life and become a better person...
BEAR with me people it might be a rocky road... seeing i have to loose 10 pounds as well as a bad *@## attitute!
Oh the post I was talking about was back in August "Movies"
Love you all
Saturday, November 1, 2008
THis is me and Ezelise
Robert and Misty
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sorry the pictures are not any better I was a little tired when I got to taking the pictures. We have this program called... MOON LIGHT MADNESS and well guess who was in charge of it. I am such a sucker. so last year I dressed up as a starecrpw and this year I was a little goofy... I would have done better if someone would have invited me to go with them to DISNEYLAND... but I name, names on that one! because I still love ya!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It was AWESOME!
I wish it was a little darker and the moon was a little fuller!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
YES this is what Sundays are made for!
Since College I have always felt that Conference needed to be watch in the home because I got to do it when I was in college and the fun part was I always cooked a BIG BRUNCH and invited a ton of people over and NO one would show.... Well I am in my home in Seattle and I invited a few people over for lunch and WE had LUNCH!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, baked corn, green beans and pumpking cake.
It was the best conference every!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So where am I going with this you are going to ask. I was bored and made phone calls. So if you got the phone call your the lucky one.
Now I have a wonderful family, I love my sister Patty and I love my niece Sara. They are always fun to talk to. Patty just email her and sara well bless her heart I just love her. And then I have my other family... I love the fact that Liz lives close to me.. now I know I am not that close but close enough that We do get to see each other at least once a month when Liz comes over to the temple. and I cant wait until I get to visit more often to see her new baby. Yeah I know Mom is just going to hate me!
But I have always had such a great relationship with Abby.
So Abby got a phone call from me today. It wasnt a long one but it was a nice little visit. Its so fun to know that even though we are about 1200 miles away from each other that a simple little phone call we catch up and lift each other up.
She lifted me up today. it was just such a simple thing to hear her voice and just chat for a minute.
Abby and I got to go to college with each other and we had so many wonderful times and some testing times. But it was fun. Abby just always there for me when I needed her and it was just very fun to have a sister at college with me. Opps Connie was there as well. Connie and I had our moments before college and my mission with long trips home from Seminary in the morning. But that is another story all together.
So back to what I was talking about. There was a few times Abby and I did not see eye to eye on things and well I guess you learn and live by it when you find out it really did not matter.
So Today was one of those days that leaning of the new little things happening in her life and the minute she took out of her life to talk to me was just wonderful.
Thanks again Abby. You made my day and it was just fun to catch up.