Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
on the path!
Griffin liked the SPILT rock
Griffin got to enjoy it to his heart's content.
Griffin took this picture of me. I had no idea!
choice 2 for a family pic
Griffin took this picture of us. He said he got close!
Here is that beautiful clearing with the swing
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
During the HUGE time of cooking (thanksgiving food, regular food), I have been asked to Make 2 dozen cookies for a church activity and make a cake for extra credit at school!
On Wednesday, read big day of roll & jello making, I have to spend hours at school for a special thanksgiving program. I enjoy being at school with my child, but it is a little stressful when I should be home preparing food!
So, I will get from these shocking, yet true situations, I am thankful for:
a kitchen to cook in
great recipes to cook from
friends and teachers that feel that I am a great cook
an oven that works
Children that have good schools to go to
a car to drive me to the places I need to go
Legs that can walk or run me places also
Medication I can take in case I get a headache!
great sales this week at the grocery store
I also discovered how to make a quick shortcut for the "strike through" feature on Word! I love it. I'll share that later I don't have quite so much to do!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I made this pumpkin costume in 1984. I see we still have it in our costume box in 2010. I believe that only Christopher ever wore it...the timing and size never worked out for anyone else.
Here is Christopher wearing that sweet, little costume!
And here is Christopher now, in 2010, getting his Master's Degree.
**Editor's Note on this Post:
Because I was going through old photos because of yesterday's "7 babies" post, I came across Christopher in his first Halloween costume! I had to scan that in. Then I remembered I had taken a picture of that costume his Halloween and knew I could do a post about those 2 pictures. I put up Christopher in his costume and search the computer over trying to find the picture I just took this Halloween and could NOT find it! I just saved the post and left the computer. While sleeping, I remembered where that picture was! Hooray! Then at the end of the post, I decided to put a current picture of Christopher. So, I started looking in August when he would have left for school...oh, yea, he is done with school, no leaving for school pictures. When was he home last?? It was hard to find a picture of just Christopher's face. Ok, be warned people, I am out hunting all my children with my camera. I will be snapping pictures like crazy! I need more of YOUR face.
**If the spacing is wrong, I give up....just enjoy whatever it is you see!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Quinn then Kylie
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
If you are in primary, have primary children, have read the recent handbook for the LDS church, are in a major calling at church, you will enjoy this:
And church yesterday was fabulous. It was the ward Primary program, so instead of a regular Sunday service, the children in the congregation sing songs and give talks and cuteness abounds. And it was really inspiring. There are great kids in our ward, and great leaders. And the Primary president had us join in singing "I've Got Peace Like A River" with the kids, which is probably a little unorthodox because it's not a Primary song (ummm I'm not really sure what kind of song it is, but it is awesome), but I didn't care because there was nary a dry eye in the audience and it was the little boost I needed to get through the week. And then after the program was over my two Cub Scouts (who read parts that they wrote for the program) ran up to me with open arms yelling "Hannah! Hannah!" and I melted a little bit because maybe I am doing something right with the busyness that is my life.
I had the song stuck in my head most of the day, and I hummed it to myself on the way to work, and now I'm feeling a little better about what I thought would be a miserable Monday.
It kind of makes you giggle, right?
I love the fact that the CONGREGATION sang that. I love that it made Hannah feel happy and light. Isn't that what church is really all about? Sometimes it's the spirit of the law and not the letter of the law.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We have oodles of tomatoes! Anyone want to can them? Please do.
Look at the BEAUTIFUL zinnia!