Wednesday, August 27, 2008
No matter how many times I say it, I don't think it'll ever be enough. I love my husband!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Daddy's little girl!
And that's that
I thought this house was pretty cool tooExhausted from walking!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
And speaking of school.. I NEED to post pictures of Riellys first day on Monday. She absolutely LOVED it! So I'll write about that soon with pictures.
Reese is on his 3rd week on Kindergarten and absolutely loves it. Today was his snack day so yesterday we sat down and made graham sandwiches with graham crackers and frosting. He was SO excited about that. Hopefully it went over well. We signed him up for t-ball at the TLC church again this season and him and Jon will be able to do that together. That starts Thursday.
I have been busy busy busy with piano lessons and it's a good thing too. I actually got called today from a music studio in downtown Woodstock seeing if I have experience with 5yr old beginners. I have started many kids at that ages so while I'm not totally experienced, I enjoy it a lot. There's a little girl there that didn't hit it off with one of their piano teachers and they wanted to see if I'd be able to come in and help redeem this poor girls view of piano playing. So I have a trial lesson on Saturday and if it goes well, I may get a few lessons at the studio. Heaven knows we could use the money! Maybe just maybe I can just have them take the money I would be given and give it to another teacher so I can take some lessons myself.
Speaking of money- we got an estimate for our transmission and wow. wow wow wow... that's all I can say! But it should be fixed by Friday and then we'll be back to normal again. Just broke!
Oh and going back to the piano, I am recommiting myself to practising. There's a song I realllly want to rock at and it's tough and fast and it frustrates the heck out of me that my fingers won't move the way I want them to to play it! UGGGG. So I WILL LEARN IT!!! And I tried to play a song today that I played my junior yr of HS for some competition and I could hardly play it! What in the world? It's true what they say- you dont use it, you will loose it! I mean I never forgot the basics and how to play but the speed and precision wasn't something I learned overnight so I can't necessarily expect to be able to sit down and play that way when I haven't really pushed myself for a long time. But again.. it frustrated the heck out of me to think of where I could be if I just kept it up. So I am determined to be good.
So anyways I just wanted to jump on real fast and say hi and hopefully I'll get to uploading some of Riellys first day of school pics. Tomorrow and Thursday are looking to be insanely busy (which is good to stay out of Jons hair) but I'll find the time to sit down and post!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
R: how many people can fit into the box?
Me: what box?
R: the rectangle box that looks like a bed
Me: How do you know about the box?
R: I know everything
Me: Have you seen one before?
R: Yes remember papa was in a box before he went to heaven.
Me: Papa was already in heaven when he was in the box.. his body was sleeping
R: Where does our bodies go when we die?
Me: Our spirits move on but our bodies stay on earth. Remember papas body was sick and couldn't keep up with his spirit
R: If I get sick will I die?
Me: If you get sick, I will take care of you
R: What if you die?
Me: Then I'll wait for you in heaven
R: But daddies going to die
R: because he's getting old
And that was that. He was barely 3 when he saw papa in the "rectangle box" and it amazes me that he still remembers that. He cracked me up with thinking that because Jon is getting older, it means he's going to die. I sure hope Jon sticks around for many many more old years.
Rielly the other day told me she saw papa at Kroger. And she was barely 1 when he passed but through pictures she knows who he is. I believe these children are so pure and innocent that they are able to see and know things that we don't.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Rielly and her big rocks.
What pretty flowers!! You can see she's holding also a handful of rocks in each hand as well. According to Rielly.. "no flower left behind".
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
They are awesome candles.. flameless so no worries about them getting knocked over and burning your house down:) And the burners are so darn cute! So come on-- check it out and help the "I need a new burner" party credit fund:)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I can't say one bad thing about the book. I was nervous because I read some mixed reviews but I'm glad I kept an open mind about the whole thing. It is an awesome book and a great ending to the series (until Edwards book comes out..yay!!!)
I do need to apologize about my previous post about Bella. This book really changed my opinion about her. I misjudged her. I see her from a whole different perspective and I'm looking forward to going back and reading the books again in a new light. I really appreciated her character in this book.
I read about people saying it's too fairytaleish... come on people. Vampires aren't real!!! So what did you expect? So come on people..anyone who's still reading... finish the book so we can talk about it! lol
Monday, August 4, 2008
I'm a little emotional about it all but it's good for him. The bus was the hardest thing to do. Fortunately there was another little girl at the bus stop that was going into kindergarten as well so they were able to sit together and that made me and her mom feel so much better! It's just hard to watch him walk away not needing me anymore. Now I'll just be waiting until 3:15 to pick him up. He does this thing where he rubs his eyes because he says "his eyes are trying to cry".. but he wants to be brave and not cry in front of people. He did that last night when we were talking about school and he said he was going to miss me. Then he did it again this morning while we were waiting for the bus. We wants to much to be big and tough but I can see my baby still in there and I can only hug and love him more and then send him off. Jon gave him a wonderful fathers blessing this morning and it was such a nice experience just to watch my husband being able to bless his son with the power of the priesthood. I was and am so proud of both of them and lucky that my husband is able to do that for our children. They are lucky. I remember my dad giving us fathers blessings before school and that is priceless to me.
Leaving the house for schoolLook at that big ol backpack!!At the bus stopThe bus is comingBye mom!!!And there he goes..
Saturday, August 2, 2008
So check in in a few days for our trip details. Even though it's a short trip, it has been wonderful (except our white trash trailer park hotel) and it has definately brought us closer together. I love my family!!!