Monday, February 11, 2008

Random tidbits- REALLY March 20th

By the way, this post was started on February 11th but I just finished it on March 20, 2008.

I know this is longer than the weekend after my procedure and I hope no one was too worried. The "procedure" was more intense thatn I initially thought or was led to believe. Anyway, everything went great, recovery went great and the tests all came back that everything is fine. While they were inside me they removed my IUD so we will inevitably be pregnant next month. I'm thrilled at the prospect. I'm ready to be moving on to the next stage, watching the kids grow up but I know our family isn't complete yet so I'd like to move that part of the ride along.

This week has been so hectic. Monday, I couldn't get any of my errands done because I had locked my keys in the van. I couldn't even pick Noah up from school. Today, I ran all over creation to collect birth certificates for my kids so I can register them for school. What a pain in the butt. Ahh, but now it's done, everyone is signed up for school and now I can relax on that issue.

We had great news this week! Noah made it into the charter school we wanted him to get in. It's a school that specializes on the arts, visual & performing. He is ecstatic and I couldn't be more excited for him to have a more rounded education than is traditionally offered now. After his audition, I commented about how proud I was of him and he said, "I'm proud of me too". Why can't they always have this image of self worth? I'm not ready for him to stop believing he can do anything.

Benjamin taught me a small lesson is humility this week. He is 2 and on Monday night while I was making dinner, I heard him asking Seth to "teach me to say axk (ask), Daddy." Now, my other kids usually start things with "but I can't", Benjamin is different. He always wants to give it his all. So after a few minutes with Dad, I heard him cheering. Then he ran into the kitchen, "Mommy, tell me to say ask"- clear as day. He was so thrilled with his small accomplishment. I couldn't resist giving him extra loves to show that I was proud of him too.

On Friday, I am going to devote some of my day to figuring out how to make my blog more interesting. I want to add some pictures, music, cool links, and a fun background. So hopefully there will be something interesting to see beginning of next week.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Unknown

Usually, I have very little in my daily routine that surprises me. I am a stay at home Mom so I do virtually the same things everyday. Don't get me wrong, I don't begrudge this, I love being able to stay at home with my kids. We go to preschool, run errands, go to the gym where I play racquetball for 2 hours to work out any stress I might have, have lunch, naptime (Mommy's sanity recovery time), dishes, laundry, dinner, bedtime.
Tomorrow however is the unknown. I am scheduled for a "minor procedure" at the hospital in the Surgery Center. I know doctors use the words "minor procedure" to make patients feel less anxious, nevertheless I am a wreck of nerves as I await the morning. Thankfully, I have a husband who will be holding my hand and tonight when he comes home, he will use the power of the Priesthood and give me a blessing. And I know that will calm my Spirit and I will be able to sleep tonight so my body can prepare for the morning.
I'm hoping it will be worth it if we can get some answers. I'll be back this weekend to update on the unknown.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Today I begin anew

As a New Year Resolution, I had started reading the Book of Mormon from the beginning with the intention of completing it before the year end. Today, I received an email with the Hinckley Challenge as a link. I was delighted to learn that there is a group together reading the Book of Mormon from cover to cover in 97 days in honor of President Hinckley and his love of the Book of Mormon. I went and created an account and within 5 minutes over 500 people had joined. This is growing and I think it will be exciting to watch since we can all update our progress and it shows you exactly how much you have to read to finish in time. So anyone who wants to join go to and sign up today. Join the other Warriors who have accepted the challenge. Just for fun check out this link:; it shows where everyone is from. I just saw someone from Uraguay join. This will be a huge boost to all of our testimonies. Enjoy.