Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Still here

Just a quick post to let you (all 3 of you) know that I'm still here. I've just been really busy lately. Also, our laptop died and so it's not as convenient to be on the computer as it used to be. I promise to get caught up later. I have a lot to blog about.

I'm going to make a list to remind me to blog about

1) the pumpkin patch
2) pumpkin carving
3) Halloween party
4) My birthday
5) Primary program

I'm woefully behind in my blog reading but some day I will get caught up.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Have you done any good in the world today

Another great general conference has come and gone. I always feel so blessed to be able to listen to the inspired leaders of our church.
We watched Saturday conference here at home (hooray for BYU TV). This morning we were invited over to the Newberry's again for conference and a wonderful brunch. This is our second time getting to join in their tradition of Sunday Conference Brunch. Lots of great food , great talks and great company.
Several of the talks really spoke to me but my favorite was by President Monson. He talked about service. He talked about a man that would always ask each member of his family nightly what they had done to make someone else's life better that day. He told us of many letters he received in response to his request that people serve each other for his birthday. Some of the examples were so sweet.
It really made me realize how wrapped up I get in my own crazy busy life and how I need to pause the remember what is really important. I am going to start asking myself each day "Have I done any good in the world today?" I hope the answer is always yes.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First day of school and scissors gone bad

Blake started school on the 8th of September. (Yeah, I'm late) He's a big 1st grader now. This is the first time he's gone to school all day. I was worried it might be a bit much for him but he's really loving it.

We were hoping to get his kindergarden teacher Mrs. Bayley because she moved up to 1st grade but he got Mrs. Ahlberg instead. At first I was a little disappointed but after talking to her a few times, I think we are really going to like her. Blake seems to like her a lot. He wasn't disappointed at all.

Sadly, he decided to try out his new scissor skills on his hair. Yep, he took a chunck of his hair out right in the front. I thought we had passed the age where this could happen and that we had dodged this particular typical childhood episode. Apparently he is just a late bloomer.

Oh yeah, did I mention that school pictures will be taken on the 20th? Maybe I should just buzz it.