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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Project Christmas

The Christmas tree and all the decorations are out, now it is time to begin the baking and finish the Christmas cards. Thank goodness, I am just about finished with all shopping. The stores are a mad house. 25 days until Christmas!!! Did you know that the Christmas tree orginated in Germany and is ment to symbolize Gods eternal nature? The lights symbolize the light of Christ.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Minature Golf




After cleaning up the aftermath of Thanksgiving, my mother and I took the boys to Stone Mountain. We enjoyed riding the Christmas train and getting ourselves into the Christmas spirit as we rode around the mountain listening to Christmas music. We ate kettle corn, watched a shortened version of Polar Express in 4D, and enjoyed a round of putt putt golf. We had so much fun with our guest yesterday the McCarthy's who are from Ireland that we didn't get any pictures. I guess that means that Thanksgiving was a success.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Parade of Turkeys


I found this really cute recipe for Oreo Turkeys on the Internet. The boys had a blast making them. Now it is time for the mash potatoes, gravy, turkey, corn, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, apple pie, and pumpkin cheesecake. Yummy!! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oldies but Goodies

This fall here in Georgia has been unusually cold. Normally, we have a few cold days, but then it is warm again at least up till the beginning of December. Anyway, this cold weather has kept me inside and I have been watching oldies but goodies. My favorite is Lorna Doone which was an early Christmas gift to myself. I bought the whole Romantic Package by A&E. It includs Pride and Prejudice, Ivanhoe, The Scarlett Pimpernel, Emma, and Tom Jones. I have also seen a few good movies on the movie channel such as With Six You get Egg Roll that featured Doris Day. New Movies are good, but there is some comfort to be found in the oldies. What are your favorites?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Children's Books

My children love this Thanksgiving Book called the Know-Nothings. It is fun, silly and worth the adventure as Children learn what Thanksgiving is or isn't. We read this book every year because it is just so silly.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

News

OK, it isn't really that spectacular news, but I just wanted to write that my 21 month old baby has gone potty in the toilet 2 times. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a good trend. Given that the other two didn't potty train until they were three. It would be nice to have something be a piece of cake for him. He isn't talking much. This worries me a little. He has about 3 to 4 words if you want to count them as words. He says mama, papa, baba, and more. He also signs more and eat. He shakes his head for no. He also has started doing this really cute thing before he eats which is saying his own prayer. He folds his arms, bows his head, and mumbles a prayer. You can't understand anything he is saying. I am sure Heavenly Father understands. I am going to try to get this on video. I also got my camera back today. Yeah!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Count your Blessings

Count your Blessings is one of my favorite hymns at church. Do you count your many blessing and name them one by one? I find that when I count my blessings and look at the cup 1/2 full I am much happier. It would be so easy to look at life from the other side with a 1/2 empty cup and sink into the never ending pity party pit. I know that this would not be what my Heavenly Father would want for me. He wants us to be happy. It is only Satin who lies to us and tells us that we would only be happier if we had more, or if a situation would be different. There will always be people out there who have more money, bigger houses, nicer cars, prettier hair, skinner bodies, better talents, the list goes on. I think age has taught me at least one thing, and that is no one really cares except me/you. Let me explain, When I got married I was so proud of my wedding ring. It was/is really beautiful. I knew that my ring had more stones than other women's', and while initially people made comments on it's beauty the comments have stopped. Really no one cares! Personally, I am glad they don't care either, and those who do really should get a life. There are just more important things out there to be concerned with than how many stones and the size of the stone. Another lesson I have learned is that life is fragile. We don't have time to waste. We need to live life to the fullest as if each and every minute could be our last. While I can list more than a hundred things to be grateful for, I think I will just list the top five because they are the most important.
1. I think it goes without saying my family. My sweet husband who is a wonderful father, and works so hard to provide for us. Our children Harris, Winston, and Roman who are patient with me as I learn how to be a mom. My parents who are always there for me.
2. My testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ who through his sacrifice allows me to make mistakes and repent. His gospel and never ending love. The opportunity to pray and search the scriptures in times of need.
3. The opportunity to live in a country that allows me to worship how I may, and be treated as an equal.
4. I am grateful for medical advancements that allow me to have my son Roman. Think about it just a little over 60 years ago the doctors could not do anything for him. He would have died most likely by his 3 months of age.
5. I am grateful for chocolate. It brings me a little piece of joy each day. It might be trivial, but it makes me happy.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flashback Friday

Do you know who this little boy is?
Harris on the Oregon Coast age 4

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trouble

I have not one, not two, but three boys which spells trouble; however, this little boy who is wearing a shirt titled Little Monster learned how to push a chair up to the counter,and get on top of them. He is only 20 months. I thought I had a while before he learned this trick. Life as I know it has changed once again. JOY!