Sunday, November 30, 2008

Today is Good

Today is a good day :) My talk is over and I think it went well.

The best news is as I was pulling out the rice cooker to get dinner started I looked down into the pot and sitting there was my wedding ring!!! Yes, in the rice cooker!! I started bouncing around laughing and crying. I was so sure it was gone for good. For those who don't know I lost it two weeks ago and was certain I had lost it up at the church during a pack meeting. Then this past week we have been busy trying to clear out each of the rooms and I never came across it. I look back now and realize I was cleaning like crazy the day after pack meeting and part of that was getting all the pieces to the rice cooker together in one place. I must have had the cord in my left hand and when I went to slip it in the pot part of it my ring went with it. I had gone back through every area I had touched that day, just not the cupboard with the rice cooker in it. I forgot I had even been handling it. So, sigh of relief. And finding it again makes this a very good day :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Remembering Christ at Christmas

I have to give a talk in Sacrament meeting at church tomorrow. It's been hanging over my head all week. But last night I actaually sat down and wrote it all down. First time in my life I've had a talk written TWO nights before I was to give it. It usually gets written very very late the night before, maybe even the morning of if we have afternoon church :)

Anyway, the following goes along with my talk, which is on how we can each personally remember Christ during the Christmas season. I found a site that does a scripture Advent for Christmas. It comes from here. We will be starting this with our family this week. I'm excited to start it and have a discussion every day with the kids about the prophecies and birth of Christ. I hope you can use it with your families, too.

Day 1: The Pre-Mortal Realm Moses 4: 1-4, Moses 5: 6-8
Day 2: Abraham is a type of Christ Genesis 22: 7-13, Jacob 4: 5
Day 3: Prophecies made to Judah Genesis 49: 8-12; JST Genesis 50:24-27
Day 4: Look to Christ and live Numbers 21: 4-9, 1 Nephi 17: 41, Alma 33: 19-22
Day 5: Lord will raise up a prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18: 15-18
Day 6: A virgin will conceive a son Isaiah 7: 14-16; 2 Nephi 17: 14-16
Day 7: For unto us a child is born Isaiah 9: 6-7
Day 8: I know my Redeemer liveth Job 19: 25-27
Day 9: Christ is of the Stem of Jesse Isaiah 11: 1; 2 Nephi 21: 1; Matthew 1: 1-17
Day 10: 600 years & the Messiah comes 1 Nephi 10: 4
Day 11: Prophecies of time before Christ 2 Nephi 25: 12-13
Day 12: Christ will be wounded for us Isaiah 53; Mosiah 14
Day 13: Salvation cometh to all Mosiah 3: 1-14
Day 14: He will be born of Mary in Jerusalem Alma 7: 7-14
Day 15: He cometh to redeem the world Helaman 5: 9-12
Day 16: Out of Judah will come the ruler Micah 5: 2-4
Day 17: Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecy Helaman 14: 1-9
Day 18: Annunciation to Zacharias Luke 1: 5-25
Day 19: Annunciation to Mary Luke 1: 26-38
Day 20: Mary visits Elizabeth Luke 1: 39-55
Day 21: John the Baptist is born Luke 1: 57-64
Day 22: Prophecy of Zacharias Luke 1: 67-79, 65-66
Day 23: Mary returns to Nazareth Luke 1: 56
Day 24: Annunciation to Joseph Matthew 1: 18-25
Day 25: Birth of Jesus Christ Luke 2: 1-20

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What Have You Done?

Sitting here finally catching up on some friends' blogs and came across this list on Julie and Vaxhacker's blogs so thought why not? Not much going on these days to report on and I'm avoiding going to bed as I've been in pain for the past three days with my back out and sleeping just tenses everything back up. So, the less I have to sleep lately the better :)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Try this out. It's fun to see what you've done. It also makes you think about what you want to do, I think I need to get out more :)--so just copy and paste, then bold the things on the list you have done.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sleeping like a baby?

Seth was having a hard time tonight. Sundays are hard as church falls right in the middle of nap time. We don't bother trying to put him down anymore before hand so by the time dinner rolls around he's pretty cranky. After dinner he was just beyond grouchy and couldn't stop crying and screaming so off to bed he went. Well, he wanted nothing to do with that either so after letting him cry it out off and on for an hour I took him back out. Seth didn't want anything to do with being held either as he continued to scream and cry. Rob took him and couldn't comfort him either so we set him on the chair and let him sream it out. About 20 mins later we realized he wasn't making noise anymore and went downstairs to see what he was up to. Dead asleep on the chair where we left him :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Brotherly Love

I was sitting here working with Elizabeth when I noticed behind her Nathaniel and Seth sitting together quietly looking at one of her readers. I had to get some pictures :) Nathaniel is so good with Seth. Always watching out for him and playing silly games with him. I love to watch them interact.