Saturday, November 29, 2008

Do You Have Gas?

We do, now that the prices went down!! Yahooooo...finally, more than a quarter tank at a time for our $20.00!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I love a recycled piece of furniture!

I have this old dresser I got from a friend of mine, who got it from her great aunt. We're talking old! Like 40's or so old. It was hidious when I inherited it. But I had a vision. When Abbey was born, Dad painted it white, with pink trim on the face of the drawers and on the knobs. I added new feet. Abbey has had it in her room ever since. Well, she got Spencer's old desk in her room yesterday, and that meant something had to come out of her room. A-ha! I decided to paint the old dresser black and use it in my entryway! I'm kicking myself for not taking a before was soooo cute!

The brown looking spot on the bottom of the drawer is just the light reflecting.

Here it is in's really hard to see's super cute, though! I love it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Julie!!

On November 18, 1973 Julie was born...
That was 35 years ago today!!
We love you very much...have a good one!Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 17, 2008

Neal A. Maxwell

Saw this on another blog and loved it...truely speaks to our time right now:

Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.''This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions.'Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.... Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was,till then, unconscious of itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat.

~~Neal A. Maxwell, “A More Determined Discipleship,” Ensign, Feb 1979, 69–73. From an address delivered at Brigham Young University, 10 October 1978.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Two things Abbey loves...her Daddy's hat and a mirror

I caught her in the bathroom standing on the toilet "dancing" and singing...holy cow, drama!

Self Confident or Snotty?

Found this on the table this morning after Abbey left for school:

For those of you who are not proficient in "kid-spell", I will decode for you:
"I love it when I am pretty. I can be so cute I just have to look in the mirror every day. The end Mrs. May".
(Mrs. May is her teacher)
All I can say to this is "Oh my"!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The 70's

Since my scanner does not work, I've been taking pics of old pics with my camera so I can upload them to my computer. These are some of my favorite pics ever:
Me and Lisa
July 1972

Me age 11 or 12

My Mom and I at Borchard Park in Newbury Park, Ca.
Probably still 1971

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wish Us Luck...We Have A Teenager!

Spencer turned 13 yesterday, Nov. 9th

His sense of humor

He is responsable

He cares about others

He has my need for ORDER

His laugh cracks me up!

He gets excellent grades

His pastey white body in a could you not love that?

He is my firstborn

He has been able to sing on pitch since the day he could speak

His curly red's beautiful!

He stuck with track even when it got hard

He is on the fast track to getting his Eagle

In three years he can drive and I can use that to my advantage...errands, baby!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

"I miss Jesus"

As you may know from a previous post of mine, I am not a perky, happy person when I first wake up. It takes me a little while to be totally awake and ready for kids, chatting, etc. For this reason, I try to get up before the kids to get my day started. So this morning I am soooo tired, and still not totally ready for kids when they came downstairs. I was looking at a blog and they just had to come over and look over my shoulder. Annoying sometimes. I'm getting ready to click on something and Bailey says, "Can we look at that"? As I'm about to say, "Go get ready for school" (because I am trying to do something by myself) I see that he's pointing at a video clip on the blog with a picture of the Savior on it. So, somewhat reluctantly, I click on it thinking, fine, they can watch it and then they'll go along their way. The music starts, and immediately I recognize the voice of the man singing...Kenneth Cope. His voice gets me every time! Love him! So we watch this video to this song and I'm thinking to myself, how thankful I am for kids who have a desire to learn about the Savior and for kids who enjoy and choose to listen to Gospel centered things. Just yesterday, they requested to watch the movie "The Work and the Glory". Anyway, then Abbey starts asking questions about Jesus, and we had a couple of little chats about some doctrine principles. At the end of the video, Bailey says, "I miss Jesus and Heavenly Father, don't you"? Wow.