Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Word to Describe Me (Jun 25 - July 2)

ENDURING - In some ways, I am just getting used to experiencing severe emotional thunderstorms every few weeks. During those times, I just kinda withdraw, take cover and hold on tight while I wait for the storm to pass. Not much anyone can do, no words to soothe, no magic medicine just lots of reading, studying and praying. Typically, I am not experiencing feelings of hopelessness just deep deep sorrow and desperation for further knowledge and spiritual understanding. My efforts have not been futile, I do feel that my understanding of spiritual things has increased and I am feeling the promptings of the Holy Ghost. My heart and mind are slowly being opened .... as I humble strive to submit my will to the Lord.

During my absence ....

Well, I know that my faithful blogging sister have been checking my blog trying to watch over me and make sure I was doing okay .... only to find that I haven't posted in 3 weeks! I was searching myself for a word to describe me and couldn't come up with one .... just really not able to articulate how or what I was feeling. Definitely relieved to have the criminal proceedings over but feeling unjustified to continue riding out that calm feeling. Felt conflicted and emotional about what to do next ... can't say that I have found the answers but the storm has calmed and my emotional state is brighter, so I am pushing on.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Can I Play?

If you've been around me at all, you know that I don't want my baby to grow up. I need him to stay little but he just keeps getting bigger.

This week, he has began standing with "no hands" in the middle of the floor AND this morning he flipped himself out of his crib! (Fortunately there was still room to lower the matress.)

Here he is looking out the back door watching the kids play, screaming at them to let him come play too!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Word to Describe Me (Jun 5 - Jun 11)

Calm - Just trying to ride out the relieved feeling from last week ... avoiding stress or worry. Really being kinda lazy (If it is possible to be lazy while raising 4 children?) though I have made dinner 3 of the last 4 days. Regardless of what you call it, the days have involved napping and watching movies.

Birthday Celebration

Today was David Earlywine & Taylor Eaton's Birthday so we went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse. Here they are with their balloon hats posing for a picture ... praying this doesn't end up on my blog! Sorry folks .... you're just too cute! :)

Here's Taylor wishing she was dead instead of being embarrassed beyond repair!

And Dave wishing he was a Cowboy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Reflections of Christ

If you haven't seen this video, I highly recommend watching it. This was an exhibit at the Mesa Temple's Visitors Center. I was able to see it and cried .... a lot! Love the Angels and the Music ...


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Things That Comfort Me

1. Quiet time with my husband
2. Hearing testimonies of Jesus Christ
3. Vacuumed floors
4. Reading; Life Everlasting, Glimpes From Eternity, Mom's Journal, Scriptures
5. Ice Cream Cones
6. Dreaming about Mom
7. El Rico's Mexican Food
8. Clean Sheets
9. Sleep
10. Hot Bath (without kids)
11. Music