Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Family Home Evening

We had such a fun family home evening last night. We learned about how being grumpy makes everyone else grumpy. We played a game called "Here, Kitty Kitty", and then made Christmas tree ornaments. For the treat we had some homemade pumpkin pie that Madelyn and I made before FHE. Here are some fun pics.

Monday, November 26, 2007

One Year Ago

One year ago I was preparing for the birth of this precious little baby. I remember not feeling my best but being ready for this change. Brayden has brought so many blessings to my life. He is such a sweet baby boy. I can't believe he will be 1 in a little over a week. Time flies!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we went to our friends, the Newtons, home for Thanksgiving dinner. We had a great time!! Katelyn helped me prepare the rolls, frog-eye salad, and pies before we left. Hope you all had a great day, too! I am so thankful for my family and all the Lord has blessed me with, which is so much!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I love Fall

My most favorite season of the year is Fall. I love how cool it feels outside but is not totally cold yet. I love the leaves changing to beautiful colors outside. I love the holidays that come in the Fall and all the gatherings that come with that. I love taking pictures of my family and scrapbooking them later while remembering all the fun times we had.

I haven't posted on this blog in quite a while. I haven't blogged that much in general. Guess I've just been busy with my life. I'm not feeling that well this week. I think I have a stomach virus and I'm just a little bit moody. Don't tell Bryan that I've admitted to the second part. I don't know what it is all about but I just haven't been myself. I think I am analyizing things too much.

Yesterday I got to spend all day scrapbooking in OKC with some friends I met online in the scrapbooking community. They were all super nice and I was able to make some new friends. We are going to do this quarterly and I am in charge of the next one. The girls that were in charge really went all out with the decorations and goodies. I won the huge doorprize at the end of the day and it was worth well over $100. I only paid $20 to go so I got that all back. I was so super excited!

Today I'm going to spend getting my house in order for tomorrow's scrapbooking day. A few of the girls from church are coming over for a couple of hours. My house is still pretty clean from last week, believe it or not, so I only have a few loads of laundry to do today. FUN!

I am letting Katelyn stay home from school today because her throat still hurts and she doesn't feel well. She missed church yesterday, too, because of it. She is definitely going to school tomorrow but I went ahead and told her to go back to bed this morning. Poor little thing. She hates missing school because she doesn't want to get behind.

I've really been enjoying the New Testament in my personal scripture study. There are so many parables & stories that are familiar to me but I've never read. It seems like simple reading to me. I miss reading the Book of Mormon so I am starting to add some of that to my daily routine, too, instead of just reading that as a family. The BOM was written for our day and there are many teachings in there that I can apply to my life now. If you've never read it I highly recommend it. You can go to www.mormon.org and request a copy or I can send you one. :)

Well, I'd better get on with my day. I just wish I could feel normal. I just have all these thoughts in my head and I can't contain them.

I wanted to add that Bryan's practice is doing great! They have doubled their patients since last month which is really wonderful. Maybe now we can start making a dent in the money we owe. I don't think people realize that we haven't even started paying anything back yet because when we were in the AF it was all deferred. Also we had to pay for the residency and we didn't get paid. The phone calls are already beginning for donations and I'm trying not to get irritated but I would like to get out of debt first. You know what I mean. We have lived like students for 11 1/2 years now and I'm ready to be out of that phase.

Have a great day!