Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Facts of Life

Fact -- Some days, like today, I consider sprucing up my resume, and looking for a teaching job. I used to be under the impression that a stay-at-home moms had the easiest job ever. False. I am more exhausted now at the end of the day than when I worked long hours. But, they--whoever "they" are--say that I'm making a difference for my kids. We'll see...

Fact -- 13 days until Halle's 7th birthday. We've been counting down for some 50 days.

Fact -- When Halle was 3, we told her she could get a dog when she was 7. Uh oh! My genius husband though, has now decided that we can get a dog at any point within the 7th year. Probably. Maybe. We'll see.

Fact -- Going to church is exhausting. Chase is--by far--the loudest kid in the chapel. I wish our ward had more little kids to drown out the noise from our row.

Fact -- Sam turned 35 a week or so ago. I still remember when my parents were 35. Crazy.

Fact -- Kids, I think, are cold-blooded. Why else can they hang out in the backyard and turn on the water in 60 degree weather? Halle wanted to put on her swimsuit the other day. Ummmm... I'd say yes, but the neighbors would talk.

Fact -- Chase is over 3, and he finally sleeps in his own bed. Pathetic, I know.

Fact -- He thinks mommy and daddy should sleep in there with him. We don't. Mostly.

Fact -- Now Lizzie is in with us. Goodness, we need more bedrooms.

Fact -- When Lizzie plays peek-a-boo, she covers her ears instead of her eyes. I'd correct her, but it's adorable.

Fact -- I love blogging, but somehow, loading pictures & writing something genius seems like a lot of work.

Fact -- I'm going to do better.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Believe

I don't usually take the time to write my testimony down. I have a testimony, but with kids, and everyday life, putting it down on paper doesn't seem to happen. Thanks to Dawn, who did something similar on her blog, I am going to share my beliefs on my blog. Someday, if I ever remember to turn this blog into a book, I will be grateful that I did this.

All week I have been thinking about the Atonement. On Sunday, we were talking in Young Women's about the suffering that Christ did for each of us. For ME. For YOU. At some point during Chist's time in Gethsemane, He was thinking about me. I find that so amazing and overwhelming in this world of so many people. It's easy to feel lost in a sea of others, but we have someone in Christ who knows exactly what we feel, and can relate like no one else can.

Nearly two weeks ago, Sam's amazing grandmother, Pauline Pace, suddenly passed away. She lived 92 great years. Although a sad time, it was great to know of eternal families. It is wonderful to know that we will be able to be together forever if we choose to do the right things here on Earth.

Being a member of the church is the greatest blessing. I am so thankful that I have the knowledge of our Savior. Thanks to my faith in Christ, I am able to endure trials. I hope to live my life in such a way that pleases Him.