Sunday, April 27, 2008

I just found out that President Monson is going to be the concluding speaker at Women's Conference this year. I was pretty excited about that. Last time I went Brother Ucthdorf was the concluding speaker, and he did a great job. Anyways I thought that was pretty exciting.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Well Ashlynn's 7th birthday is coming up here in a little over a month. And the other night as we were cleaning up from dinner she said "Mom can I make a birthday wish list?" So I asked her what kind of things she would want to write on her wish list and she mentioned one toy that she wanted and then she said and "I want a love note from you and Daddy" I asked her what kind of a love note? She explained she just wanted me to write her a little note telling her "how much I love her and what I love". I then asked her if there was anything else on her wish list and then of course she added "you could give me a little treat (candy bar I assume) with my love note". What a sweet little girl. Of all the things in the world a seven year old could and would want.... She asked for a "love note from us". I love my kids! They always surprise me!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Do you and your family have any traditions that are somewhat different or special?
Years ago while we were living in Northern Idaho, I was able to attend a organizational class that went on for about 8-12 weeks I cant remember how long... But it gave alot of good ideas on ways to be (basically a better wife and mother). One of the ideas she did with her family was if I remember right once a week or something like that... they would have a "special dinner" where the family would eat by candlelight, and they would use the best dishes (china). And she said that you would be amazed at the difference. So we have been doing this now for around a year or so. And we do our "special dinner" on Sunday's. The girls are always excited to set the table and help with dinner preparations, and light the candles. I have found it is a great way to start off the work/school week.
So now I would love to hear about a tradition that you do?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Getting some practice....

Well this last week we were so excited to have Niohleen come by and visit us with her new baby Cabriel. He is so adorable, I cant wait to have our own little baby in our house! The girls held him the entire time... I didn't even get a turn (unless you count when I was switch him from Ashlynn's lap to Bella's lap and vice versa) I can tell already that they are going to be great helpers when their baby sister is born.

The weather has been so beautiful the last few days here in Portland. The last 2 days it was in the 80's. I love it! I am looking forward to warmer weather. Today we went to "pirate park" and had a picnic after we got home from church. I could get used to this weather. But from what I hear we have rain coming tomorrow and for a few more days after that.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Back to work...

Well I made it through the first week back at work. To think I only have another 2 months until I am going to go on my maternity leave.... Yeah!
I am sitting here listening to General Conference with my girls ( Rick is at work) We just sustained our new prophet Thomas S Monson. It was a neat experience.
Well my friend Mandi called me yesterday and asked me if I was going to go to Women's Conference at BYU... I have been thinking about it now for a few weeks. I feel pretty nervous about flying (I haven't flown anywhere in like 6 years, since Josh came home from his mission) and I will be really pregnant by then. But I went ahead and registered for the conference. We are going to stay in housing. Last time when we went together we stayed at her friends house. We talked about how it would be fun to stay in the campus housing. You know get the whole student experience.... I didn't really think that I would be getting the whole student experience when I was over 7 months pregnant. But hey there is a first time for everything.
I went to women's conference with Mandi @ 4 years ago or so. It was a very uplifting experience. I loved it!!! I met so many people from different places. And I came home to my family feeling like I would be a better wife and Mom. I am looking forward to those same feelings again.
Well I have a doctor appointment on Monday, I am having my glucose test. Blahhhh! They are also going to check my Iron again. I pre-registered at the hospital and I did a virtual tour of the birthing center. I showed the girls what the room is going to look like and everything. The next three months are going to go so slow!!!
I watched the movie Dan in real life last night. It had a good ending. I cried and cried the last 20 minutes of it. And the entire movie I felt bad for the poor guy.