Thursday, January 31, 2008
I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.
I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.
I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance,
I welcome My noble, most excellent son."
I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.
I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward — there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.
Anna M. Molgard January 27, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I know he is so happy to be reunited with his precious wife. But we will miss him sorely.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Today was ski day and my children redeemed themselves. They had a chance to clarify their expectations of me ("be in the lodge when we are done, Mom") and I made clear my expectations of them, too. ("only three runs after lessons are done."). Sometimes it's all about communication of expectations.
Mike starts a new rotation tomorrow, which means we won't see him until Saturday.
C&L had Achievement Days at the church tonight and both enjoyed it. Lundi made Valentines in her class. Caleb reviewed the "My Gospel Standards (found here).....
Also, Brother Howatt brought his (very extensive) coin collection and let the boys drool all over it. Caleb was inspired and wants to start one as a new hobby.
There was someone from The Sun Journal doing a report on Titcomb Mountain. She took pictures of Lauren skiing and will include one in her report. Lauren said she is "kind of shy" and didn't want to be interviewed, she wouldn't even tell the lady her name. Caleb explained fame to her and she wants nothing to do with it. Good thing it's only the Sun Journal.
Lundi skied the main today at neck breaking speed. I try not to watch. She is getting so good and has alot more control this year. I have to remind myself "trust her, she knows her limits."
We changed the way we feed Abby. She gets each meal split into two courses, an hour apart. She has not thrown up today. Good thing....Mike isn't around and that is one thing I can't handle. That's one thing that makes Mike a good nurse, he can! Love him!!!
Liam needs a hair cut really bad.
All (5) of the hampers in the house runneth over. Since we have no van for the next couple of days, it will be a good time to get the laundry done.
Baby wakes....g'night all.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I took these pictures in October when Robyn and her kids came to visit. Isn't he really good eye candy? I just love looking at this kid.
And yes, he really is THAT cute. I almost kidnapped him.
My favorite big sister awarded me this today. Now you all know why she is my favorite big sister, she also happens to be one of my biggest fans. Her blog is in my sidebar. I would love to add several others to my sidebar, but Mike put these there a long time ago and I haven't figured out how to do it yet. I know, I AM a bit slow. I like to think of it as simple.
The funnest part is that I get to pass this on to at least ten people who have great blogs. Oh no, it means that I have to admit in spying on some people. Like Micah's wife, for example. I don't even know her name, but I love her blog. I hope those people don't think I am stalking them. :(
Here are a few of my favorites:
These are the kind I read the most. You know, the ones that have Mommyhood humor, that only we understand. For some reason, I feel more normal when I read these blogs..... like all of this crazy chaos doesn't only happen in my house.
So, there are three so far.....I'll post more when I can engage Mike long enough to show me a shorter way to do this....these three took my 20 minutes.
Slumber awaits me.
Read on if you stomach is strong enough because I'm going to tell you something really disgusting........She eats her puke. Is this normal? Do all dogs do this? Do we need to take her to the vet?
PS...I did a search and found this very informative article, in case anyone else is wondering.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Lauren: "Kiss on the wips, Mommy and Papa. We want you to get married."
Lundi: "Ya, we want you to kiss on the lips."
M&K play the part to please the audience.
Caleb covers his eyes.
Lundi: "Now we want you to French Kiss!"
Caleb: "NO!!...that's so gross!"
Mike: "No, we only do that in private." (wink-wink)
Lundi: "I bet you would do it if you were in FRANCE!!!!"
She has us all figured out. We will indeed french kiss in public in France some day.....in the shadow of la Tour Eiffel.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I don't want skiing to consume our life.
Mike is back in school.
I love my new calling.
Liam is a crazed climbing fool....scaling bookshelves and everything.
I signed the kids up for time4learning.com and they really like it. So do I.
The dog is getting better about biting.
Scripture study is going better than ever. We were challenged by our stake president to read the Book of Mormon by stake conference (which is in April). We have been reading along with a CD and everyone really pays attention. Even Lauren tries to follow along.
The Hurleys will find out tomorrow if the tumor is shrunk down to one lobe (after yet another round of chemo) so they can remove that part of her lung. If not, they (B&M) are stopping treatment.
I will start my exercising again next week. The race (with Mike) is on.
I lost my favorite gloves.
Mike graduates May 9th, I am counting down the days.
Lauren is reading simple words like cat, am, sit, it, at, sam and sat. She's moving right along, that girl. The foundation is there, now she just needs to practice.
Everyone is healthy in the house....what a blessing!
Caleb wants to take orchestra at the local PS....still praying about that one.
We still have the bird, and she is still free for the taking. Mike says we should let her and Abby out of thier cages at the same time. Hmmmmm(??)
I love my children.
Chemistry has been the fascination of the week. We have had these great kids chemistry books for a while, they have finally been "discovered."
Lundi has been learning about Pandora and other women of ancient history.
Liam has really turned a corner in his development. He is talking more and more every day....along with asserting his will. (Where is my baby? Oh ya...... they grow up.)
I'll add more to this list later.
Slumber awaits me and the dog needs to go out.
Have you ever gathered up skis, boots, helmets, goggles, ski pants, gloves, coats and hats for four kids? (plus getting the baby ready). All in an hour? It makes it even harder when these children have a habit of shedding their stuff piece by piece as they roam around the house. It makes it really difficult to find it all the next time we go.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Caleb: "That's a good story, Lundi. Also, you have really good penwomanship. Know what I mean?"
Caleb: "You know, it means that you write your letters really neatly and you use good punctuation."
Lundi" "Thanks, Caleb."
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
As I was browsing this evening I came across an inspiring thought presented by someone that reads my sisters blog. Steph always seems to know where the good ones are, so I go there to find new things to read.
I have yet to tap into the full potential of the blogging world. There is so much that I don't understand. For example: blog rings, linking, blog rolls, how to post a link on my blog, ad sense, labels....the list goes on. Anyway, I would love to give credit to the person who inspired this post, but I'm not sure how. So for now I will just say "Thank You, to http://mytotalpv.blogspot.com/ .
Look at that, the good old copy and paste (I mastered that one a while ago) trick did indeed work. Wow, I just learned something new.
On to the inspired post....
Warmth is the topic of the photo contest. The cheeks in the foreground belong to my beautiful son, Liam.