Monday, March 30, 2009

Zachary's Birthday!!

Yesterday Zachary turned 9 years old! He didn't want to celebrate until he officially turned 9 at 12:03 p.m., so right at 12:03 during church he turned to me and told me he just turned 9 years old :) I was instantly reminded of the experience I had bringing him into this world, and became a bit emotional. Brian was in MN at the time and wasn't due home for another 3 weeks, so my dear mother and sweet sister, Honor were there to hold my hand and help during the delivery.
We were all surprised at how quick Zachary arrived, especially the nurse. I mentioned to the nurse about an hour before the birth that it would be nice if Zach would be delivered by noon. She assured me that it wouldn't be that soon, however I was off by 3 minutes! I was very grateful!! :) Zachary was such a content, quiet baby, and now he is full of energy, but so much fun and we love having him in our home :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Flu Bug Flood!

The flu has come,
It's here to stay.
We really hope
It goes away!

Each poor child
Has had a turn,
With coughing, aches,
And fever burn.

We are prisoners
In our own place,
Walking around,
Masks on our face.

We're trying not
To spread the crud,
And keep at bay
The Flu Bug Flood!

Monday, March 9, 2009


I was talking to a friend today about how we are so much more drawn to doing things that allow us to create, as opposed to folding mounds of laundry and cleaning sinks (we didn't create those things...unless you say we "created the mess", but then that's not usually true because our children typically do that, which is probably why they do it so well, because it is the deepest desire of the human soul to create!! :)

I love this video presentation using one of my favorite General Conference talks given by Elder Dieter Uchtdorf in October 2008: