How it all began...
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
“Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness. Gather your children around you and have your family home evenings, teach your children the ways of the Lord, read to them from the scriptures, and let them come to know the great truths of the eternal gospel as set forth in these words of the Almighty.”
( Ensign, Mar. 2001, 64.)
“This is my prayer for all of us—'Lord, increase our faith.' Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. . . . Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future. . . . Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow.”
There has been a lot for me to think about as several events have transpired in my life the last little bit. It seems like there are so many times when I think, "that will never happen in my family" or "no, never to us!" But you know, the Lord does have a plan and some times things do happen that may seem hard to swallow. I have always known that He is there, and I will never doubt that, but at times I guess I just believe it more than others. Now, I know that I need to increase my faith and I know that the Lord allows for me to do this through trials, but some times the trick really is to do what is right and let the consequence follow.
Truly, that is what this life is all about. It's about Dusty and I walking side by side learning to roll with the punches and trusting that the Lord will provide; even when it seems difficult. It is about my children. It is about us as an eternal family unit working together to ensure no seats are empty. I guess some times I have experiences that ground my faith and realization of the truly important things in life; I am grateful for those growing times. I am grateful for all of the small moments that I share with my little family and I am especially grateful for the impact that President Hinckley had on my life. The above quotes have brought me a lot of comfort in times of great need.
I guess I am not completely certain of the reason for this post...maybe just to say that I am thankful for my little life and the people that are in it...which is to say---thanks to all of you reading this!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Then later on in the day---
The hormonal rage continued on. I chopped my hair off as well. I am having a lot of fun with it, and suprisingly enough, I don't miss it much either. So we are all through being drastic for a few weeks, I hope. Until next month I guess ;)
Also this week, we had planned on going to the circus for several days. We had gotten Rhiannon all hyped up and excited for the event so when we got to the doors with our "free coupons" and realized that tickets were nearly $30 PER PERSON, and there was more fine print on the ticket than the naked eye could see, it was more than devestating to try to explain to her that we didn't feel that we could justify an expenditure such as that on our college budget. We felt like terrible parents as we didn't follow through with what we had promised...life lesson, don't underestimate the cost of the circus just because it's in Pocatello, Idaho.
I am currently trying to finish a project that has been stretched out over the course of the week as well. I am stuck right now and maybe a few opinions would help me complete it. What do you all think?
Add star to top? leave plain but cut the dowel down? or add dowel cap to end? Dusty thinks a star would make it too much--what do you think?
Anyway, our week was topped off with a nice weekend-long celebration of Cy's birthday. I will post a slideshow of those festivities shortly.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
My kids are a huge part of so much of my time and I thoroughly enjoy being their mother, so yes, they are totally my hobby.