Sunday, August 10, 2008

Too long

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted. I could say the old standby "Wow, it's been busy but I'm sure my little handful of readers are tired of hearing that. So, I'll just say....I'm baacckkkk....LOL

Let's see, what has been going on. Let's start with a quote from Blake. I really like those. Coming home one day he was firing away question after question. Hardly taking a breath in between. So, I made the comment "Sheesh Blake, you sure do ask a l0t of questions" and he said "Duh mom, I'm a kid, I have a lot to learn" Well, he's got me there. :o)

I was lucky enough to go to a sealing Saturday morning of a sweet couple in our ward to their adopted baby. Of course I cried as I sat there seeing myself kneeling with my family in a couple of months. We have set the date. We will be sealed together for time and eternity on October 11, 2008. Tim is having his temple classes and we are trying hard to keep the adversary at bay. I thought it was tough before I went to the temple but WOW does a certain someone not want this to happen. I am doing my best to do all the simple things, such as prayer, scripture study, family home evening etc. I will leave the rest up to the Lord. He knows how much we want this and I know we will make it. Our friends are from Utah are going to come. They will have then seen this thing come full circle. From them teaching me, baptizing me, being at my first temple trip, Tim's baptism and now our sealing. It's going to be an amazing day.

Speaking of the gospel, I am starting to figure out that the one thing you can always count on in this church is change. I'm not so good with the change but I'm trying. So many families are moving out of our ward. They say the want to be closer to their families but I just say they are traitors. No, I get the need to be close to family. But some of these people have been in my ward since I joined and I love them dearly. I'm thankful for the Internet so we can keep in touch.

My calling is keeping me pretty busy. With so many people moving out it's hard to keep all the callings filled. Today, we had 2/3's of our teachers gone. Part of that is summer and part of it is people moving. It will get better once we get some of these filled and settle in a bit more.

There is more to update you on but I need to get going. I promise to not let so much time pass before I make it back again.

**Update** After reading this I have decided the title can be two fold: I have been away "too long"and this post is "too long" LOL

**Update part 2** I can't believe I forgot to wish my sweet hubby Happy Birthday. His birthday was on 8/8/08. He is 19 if you ask him but if you are into reality he is 37 years young. Happy Birthday my honey. I lerrvvv you and I lerrvv that dumb dog.

**Update part 3** I've been gone awhile, cut me some slack. I bought Tim ROCK BAND for his b-day and have been totally rocking out. Turns out I'm a rock star and I didn't even know it. Tim is a guitar savant or something. I love the Wii.


Kate said...

Glad to have you back! I'm so excited that ya'll have a sealing date set . . . 2 months from tomorrow . . . YAY! :)

Melissa said...

Wohoo for a temple date! That's awesome!!
I hear ya about friends moving. It's always a hard thing. We've had several people move out of our ward the last little while... sigh...
I love what Blake said! That's too funny! He's a smart kid :D
As for the Wii... we FINALLY got ours hooked up to the internet. And who knew the fun we could have with that? It's mildly addictive!

Nancy Face said...

This post was well worth waiting for! Blake sure is a smart kid! Your hubby had a VERY cool birthday...8/8/08! My nephew and a blog friend had the same birthday! :)

I am so very happy and excited for you and your sweet family to be sealed together just two months from today! How wonderful! :)

Kimberly said...

Oh yay! Back when Tim was first investigating this is what I envisioned happening for your family. So, so happy it's really happening!

And Blake is so hilarious!

Amber said...

Sigh. Neglecting us to become a rock star. I should have known....

Yvonne said...

Definitely worth the wait ; ) I'm so excited for your upcoming temple sealing. That is wonderful.

Happy Birthday to your hubby--and Rock Band is such a great gift.

Love Blake's comment--that is too cute.

Chel said...

So happy for you being sealed soon! It will be amazing.

Yay! for Rockband! So glad you've joined the club! ;)

Yvonne said...

I have an award for you on my blog ; )

Corrine said...

oh it is hard to have your ward family members move on. I couldn't stand it when my friends left.

i can't believe you forgot your hubby's birthday :)

and the post wasn't too long.

Mo Mommy said...

Ha, had to wait all the way till the third update to find out the REAL reason you've been absent!! I hear that game is a total time sucker.
Gratz on the sealing date being set. It can get tough as the date approaches, so just knuckle down and prepare. Don't be afraid of hitting your knees too often. DH and I had been married almost 5 years when we went and I felt like I was married to a total stranger who I hated in the weeks leading to our sealing. But we pulled it off and now he's stuck with me forrrreeeeverrrrrrr ;)
In the military ward we were last in we were the old hats having been there for 5 years! Change can be fun! (says the lady who moved in a year ago and still doesn't know people's names)