Sunday, December 30, 2007
This was cute...while we waited for the Daddies to bring the cars, we walked into a bookstore to keep ourselves busy. My darling 5-year old Faith said "Mom, can we read all the books in the whole store?" Boy, that sounded so good to me!
My favorite part was that we visited with a Secret Service Officer at the end of the tour, who gave us some insight to the travel, schedule and lifestyle of the President. He really has a HARD job!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I just want everyone to know how much we love and appreciate you. I am so grateful that, despite all the miles, we can feel close to our loved ones by e-mail, phone calls, pictures and blogs. Thank you for all the gifts - most of all for just thinking of us.
I am SO grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, who came to this earth, lived among sinners, and died so that I can return and live with Him and Heavenly Father again. I am grateful to his blessed mother, Mary, who took on such a large responsibility of raising the Son of God. Words cannot express my gratitude for my chance to be a mother as well.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
On our Christmas Card this year, we wrote our blog address, so that we could try to keep in touch better with our otherwise Christmas Card friends.
Unfortunately, many of you have probably already come to the site, and left disappointed because I hadn't posted in weeks! For that, I apologize.
Now, if you'll just check ONE more time, you'll see that I'm back on track with the blog! How do I balance everything in my life? I am really struggling with that! After making 22 loaves of bread this week as Christmas gifts, my house is really suffering, not to mention time to just enjoy the Christmas season! It's going to be gone before we know it!
Please give me any tips on simplifying life in general. I feel like I always have 10 errands that need to be run, a load of dishes in the sink, one in the dishwasher, shoes EVERYWHERE (anyone?) coats, backpacks, little tiny legos, balls, potatoes on the step and so much more!
We'll figure it out, but I am ALWAYS open to suggestions. AFter being in Thailand where my dear sister has a Super housekeeper come twice a week who cleans, irons, washes, scrubs everything, I am wishing I had the same! Sometimes I feel like I AM the housekeeper, with an occasional moment to be a mom (anyone?)
I have SO many dear Christmas Card friends who do it wonderfully, and I am just grateful that I know them and can learn from them. Thank you Marilyn, Kristen, Jennica, Christine (expecting her 7th child), Brooke and so many more!