Friday, April 25, 2008

New callings

Well alot have changed in the last few weeks, I was called as the Primary secretary as well as still playing the piano for them and TJ was released as the 2nd counselor for the Young Mens and has been called as a branch missionary and to help our missionaries when they need him. Its good because with him working nights, going to school, and trying to fit family time in there it was really really wearing him a little thin. He is really happy to be released so that he can spend that much more time at home with us, as of recently he just bought new golf clubs (used but new to him from ebay!!!) so I figured this summer he is going to be out playing more golf. I fell that I am finally getting in to the grove of doing the things that need to done each Sunday with my calling and hopefully I can continue to go a good job. I do miss Relief Society but i'm glad that I can be with the kids to teach them the gospel!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Time Out for Women

OH MY GOSH what a blast!!!!! I totally recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to go do so it was the best experience that I have had!!! We left our house about 2 to head up to OK city to be there for the Friday night events. When we got there the music group Mercy River was getting the group of us singing and enjoying their music, which was amazing. They are so good and I wish that I would have bought their CD so that I can enjoy there music at home. We then got to enjoy a great presentation from Kim Nelson who is so great and totally put a lot of things in to prospective for me. He did his presentation with Michael McLean who was also super great. I was just in awe at the whole experience. We then went to our hotel and got some sleep as we were back up and ready to go for a whole days worth of enjoyment.

On Saturday we were welcomed with another performance by Mercy River and then Dean Hughes gave a great talk on Self Talk, he talked about how we need to be better at talking to ourselves and not talking down and having patience and he also reminded us that we are not in that big of a hurry.
We were then pleased to hear some wonderful songs and stories from Hillary Weeks. She has the most beautiful voice and come to find out a lady in our Branch went to High School with her. So that was pretty cool to know. She also talked about 4 things that helps her find balance in her life
1. Make sure you are doing what Heavenly Father wants us to do
2. Read our Scriptures
3. Take time for yourself
4. Good Better Best (talk by Elder Oaks) Always find the best thing to do with your time.
She was amazing!!

Then Camille Fronk Olson spoke on how we need to lean on the Lord that he is our constant rock and that he will always be with us.

Merrilee Boyack spoke about sharing your box of Chocolate and how we need to share our service with everyone. She posed a great question Is it to much to ask to share?? She also talked about giving away 5 split seconds of your time to someone else and those 5 split seconds can change the life of others. She talked about doing service as a family and have it centered around the kids and what they enjoy doing.

Jason Wright talked about his new book Wednesday Letters. I can't wait to read this book and he also challenged us to write more handwritten letters.

Carolyn J Rasmus talked about Living my middle name, that we need to also put our trust in the lord and he will give us joy. And that Bad things can and do happen to good people, and that we are nothing without his love.

I was so overwhelmed with the spirit and am still on a spiritual high from it. I can't wait till I can go again next year. It was so amazing and such a great break from the daily grind. A big thanks to my hubby for watching the kids and giving me this great gift!!! I love you

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Time Out for Women

I am super excited!!!! This weekend I am heading up to OK city to Time Our for Women!! A group from our branch is going so it should be tons of fun. I can't wait to go and have a little break away from the kids, I love my kids but I think its a much needed break! Plus they get to have some great quality time with their dad. It should be an adventure for all of them LOL.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

Its a special day on our family its my nephew's birthday as well as my dad's birthday. Remi is turning 6 day and is such a funny kid and he keeps his mom on her toes and is very out going and loves his sister. My
sister's blog has a great tribute to him and has some great pictures of Remi from birth to now and its neat to see how much he has grown. I got a few from her blog to show here but if you want to see more then head over there and give him some birthday love!!!

As for my dad would have been 52 this year and I am sure he would be loving his grand kids and enjoying every moment he could spend with them. I really miss him this time of year and wish that he was still with us but I know that he is always with us and watching over us. Happy Birthday Remi and Dad.

This picture of my Dad, sister and me was talking at her wedding so its a pretty old picture but really he hadn't changed much until he got sick and lost a ton of weight. I'll see if I can get some pictures off my other computer of my dad to add to this one.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Easter outfits!

With us being sick on Easter we weren't able to wear their new clothes so we wore them last week and they were both soo stinkin' cute. Tanner was not wanting to sit and have his picture taken but he make the best of it!!.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Another storm

So we have been hit with another storm and its getting to the point where I feel like i'm going to wash away.LOL This storm had lots of lighting and a few close bolts that were visible from our front windows, It was pretty crazy. After that I grabed the camera and recorded the "show" TJ said it well that it was like a strobe light show. So here are the 2 video's I got. Don't mind our chatter in the background.LOL