Friday, October 29, 2010

Kid Quote Of the DECADE!

(At least so far- the decade is still young!) Kamden had his baptismal interview with our bishop last night. Afterward he and I were walking home from the church, hand in hand, and talking about his upcoming baptism. I asked him if he was scared at all. He said no. Then he admitted maybe a little- of being dunked under water. I told him that he didn't need to be afraid- that Daddy would help him hold his nose and things would be fine. He thought a minute and then asked, "Can I wear goggles please???" Can't you just picture that? Too funny. Seems like just yesterday he was the little kid that could barely talk that, watching someone else be baptized, sat so close to the font that you worried he might dive in. On one such occasion- Cassidy's baptism, Barry pulled her up out of the water and Kamden announced loud enough that the entire room giggled, "OH...-that GOOD!" -- Love that boy!

Amazing Graces

Looking back over the last several days and weeks I am completely amazed by the tender mercies and amazing graces of our Father In Heaven. Nothing spectacular or confounding has taken place- just lots of little blessings that all added together add up to many miracles. I am beyond grateful to be able to recognize the hand of the Lord in my life.

A lot has come with my recent calling. A lot of responsibility. A lot of worry. A lot of demand of time. A lot of BLESSINGS that have made it all work out for me personally as well as for others. I am amazed at some of what goes on behind the scenes that I never was aware of before. I am also amazed at the love and care that the sisters of our ward have for one another without anyone ever asking, without any recognition or acknowledgment, just out of love.

As a result of me being called as the Relief Society President of our ward, a dear friend of mine was called to replace me as Relief Society Activities Coordinator. With our Super Saturday just around the corner, much was dropped in this dear sister's lap. I just need to say that it was absolutely the correct lap to be dropped in. She has brought much to the table in areas where I was lacking (SUCH AS ORGANIZATION SKILLS!) and has worked well with the other amazing sister on our committee. The two of them are a very dynamic duo! What a huge amount of relief has come to me as the two of them have risen to the occasion and kept the Super Saturday ball rolling with such strength!

God is Good!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kamden is 8!

I can hardly believe that my biggest baby boy is 8 years old! It seems like just yesterday we were getting that first call, letting us know that someone was looking at our adoption profile and considering us to be the family of our baby. A few days later and we got another phone call, asking if we could work some time into our schedule to come and pick up OUR BABY BOY! Needless to say, we found a way to work him in!

Our big guy has made that important decision to be baptized and become a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. We couldn't be happier about his decision!

We love you Kamden! We are so glad that Heavenly Father helped you to find your way into our home and into our hearts forever!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Deep breaths!

I have a new calling at church. I was called today to be my ward's Relief Society president.

Deep breaths...

I've been taking a lot of those lately...

I have never ever had such anxiety over a calling! EVER! Over the last several weeks I have had lots of sleepless nights and worry. Thankfully I am able to sleep these days and worry much less, but I am still a bit of a nervous wreck!

But I have faith in Heavenly Father and I have faith in His timing. I know that whom the Lord calls, the Lord blesses with whatever they need to be equal to the call. Boy does He have a tall order in front of Him as far as that is concerned.

More deep breaths!

I don't know how things are going to work, but I do know that they will. Somehow I will find time for what matters most and work in all that is asked of me.

Faith in God includes faith in His timing.

(more deep breaths!)

KID QUOTE OF THE DAY: Paxton! (first time I've quoted him!) As the Sacrament was being passed today, Paxton, excited for the water, began calling out to the deacons to bring it to him. In his mind, tall males are Da-da... this is what he said, "Daaaaaaa-daah! Iunwa-uh!" He repeated this over and over to them until he had a cute little cup in his hands and dumped it all over both of us! It was JUST about the cutest thing ever!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Life has been crazy- I haven't made time to blog in the longest while. I still don't have any time to spare, but I'm going to do it anyway!

About a week and a half ago I had my wisdom teeth removed. Uck! One of them flipped into my throat and scared the dentist half to death! I casually sat up and turned to the side, coughed it into my hand, and handed it to the dentist. No big deal. I have done amazingly well- advil has been enough for the pain. I even went to class that night. Just a little bit of jaw pain and a groudy taste in my mouth . Thank goodness that's mostly done with.

School has been going well. I'm managing to stay MOSTLY on top of things and I'm pulling straight A grades so far. I'm actually ENJOYING stats class for the most part because I GET IT.

I'm excited for general conference this weekend! I can't wait to hear the prophet speak! You can listen to, by going to the new LDS General Conference Website. We are so blessed to be able to hear what our Father in Heaven wants us to know.

Life has felt overwhelming to me at times lately. Mostly because I've had no appetite, (even before my wisdom teeth, but let's face it, that didn't help!) and a bit of insomnia. I just can't shut my brain off at night! The combo makes for a grumpy momma! I'll explain this a little more soon, but I've had a lot on my mind. Things are getting a little bit better, thankfully.

Tonight I am taking Boston and some friends to The Olive Garden for dinner in early celebration of her TWELFTH birthday which is Monday. How on earth did my girl get to be so old? She'll be joining the Young Women in the High Heel Hallway! She's such an amazing girl and I'm so lucky that I get to be her momma! She wanted to do her party early because she's hoping to have a part in the Missoula Children's Theatre play next week. The boys are trying out as well, wish them all luck!

The boys recently started piano lessons and Kenzi, after much begging, started dance class and LOVES it. Boston is taking a break from swim team for a while, but is still doing orchestra and is about to start early morning math club.

Busy busy busy, but good. I'm so blessed to have such an amazing family and good friends.