Sunday, August 23, 2009


I am always excited for Sundays! It's funny, when I was little Sundays were the hardest because we had to stay quiet at church, and we couldn't play outside when we got home. However, now things are different. Now, I wake up with energy, and am excited for all the things I get to learn. It's noy just the learning, but the spirit that is present when I'm doing the things that will bring me closer to my Savior. Since I work in the Primary, I get to see all the little children light up as they too learn new things. I know that there's so much for me to learn and do in life, but I am just so grateful for Sundays, and how they rejuvenate me for the coming week, and help me to better recognize all of the Lord's creations.
When we got home from church, we noticed one of the gorgeous finches, that we have around here, eating the sunflowers seeds from our sunflower. At first Nels said he was upset that the little bird was eating all of the seeds, but then he thought about how awesome it is to be able to watch the little bird so close. It just reminds me of the Primary song that says, "Whenever I hear the song of a bird, or look at the blue, blue sky, whenever I feel the rain on my face or the wind as it rushes by, whenever I touch a velvet rose or walk by a lilac tree, I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world Heavenly Father created for me."
I'm so thankful for Sundays!

ATI Family Fun Day!!!!

Nels' work has Family Fun Day at this golf course that they own, so were able to go on Friday and ride the golf carts all around and hit some golf balls. We were even able to go fishing in one of the little ponds. Sadly, we assumed fishing lures were good enough, but we soon realized that they are spoiled little fishies, and they'd only bite for real worms. So, we only caught one fish, with the worm that we borrowed from our friend. It was a blast!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Last night I took Kaden to his horse therapy, and Haley, poor thing, regretted the decision to come with us. She has come before and been fine, but last night, I heard her sneeze once. Then a few moments later, she sneezed again, then again, and when I looked at her face, she couldn't even open her eyes because they were watering so much. Her nose was completely stuffy and by the time we got home, this is what she looked like. Thankfully I had benedryl in the car, thanks to Brynlee's new allery to cold things, so she got it immediately. She was tormented all through the night with this allergic reation and then this morning, I thought it would be gone, but no, her eyes were still puffy. It's now almost 4:00pm, and she's just now stating to look normal. Poor thing. I told her to thank Mama Linda, but she was not very happy that she had someone to thank at all for this awful state!

Morning Fun!!!

Our garage has been full of stuff that we are preparing to sell in a garage sale in the next little while, so there's a bit more space than usual. The kids finally realized this, so this morning as I was cleaning up the house, I came and found them riding their bikes in the open area. Kaden, of course wanted to join them, so I put him in his wheeled stander, and they all had a blast!

Kaden's New Toy

So here's Kaden's newest toy. It's called a wheeled stander. We got it yesterday, and he was wheeling all over outside. The way it works is that we strap him in so that his feet are flat and his tummy is up against the long black thing in the front. Then, the part you don't see is that there is a support behind his butt to keep his stomach up to the front, and there's velcro all the way around his feet and ankles, so there's no way of him sliping out of the correct position. This is giving him a great stretch, and also will allow him to be upright with the kids in his gym class at school. He's such an amazing boy!

Is blogging worth the time?

With so much going on, is this blogging thing really worth it? We'll see. Right now I have 8 crazy kids at home with me (two of them ,of course, are not mine). One is sleeping, and 7 are running around playing something that makes a lot of noise for a sleeping child, but they sure are having fun!