Bekah made me a "do not disturb" sign. Yesterday, she had a friend over from school and they were playing puppies. They made their own "do not disturb" signs so that they could take a "puppy nap". I remarked that I needed one of those. I guess she heard me because tonight she made me my very own sign to hang around my neck. I don't know if any of my children understand the concept of "do not disturb", but I appreciate the thought. Now if I could just get my hands on some noise-canceling headphones...and some chocolate! Oh, heck, I can always get my hands on some chocolate!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I know it has been several months, but here are some pix from Ellie's baptism day! Thank you Aunt Trisa for taking beautiful pictures! Ellie and Andy are almost exactly 8 years apart, so Ellie decided to have Andy baptize her. We were so happy to have Grammy and Grandpa Pyper and Halmoni, along with Aunt Trisa and Kaili and Jesse all come!
Monday, February 22, 2010
What did I tell you? I had a good run of two or three days of blogging in a row there! :) My excuse is stake conference. For all of you who live in la-la-land, also known as Utah, we actually have to drive an hour-and-a-half each way to go to stake conference. After driving there Saturday afternoon and then again yesterday, pretty much our whole weekend was gone. It was a good meeting though. I do wonder if we get extra credit for distance? :)
I am trying to catch up on some of my blogging so here is a picture from Halloween. Ellie and Bekah entered the library pumpkin contest. It had to be a character from a library book. Ellie chose the Rainbow Fish and Bekah chose, you guessed it!, Pinkalicious! I thought they turned out really cute, but they didn't win. We sure had a good time making these little guys.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I have been reading a lot of C.S. Lewis this year. I always loved the Chronicles, and the Screwtape Letters, but I am amazed at his understanding of our relationship with God, and each other. Here is one of my favorite passages:
"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you say it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nighmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations....There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations--these are mortal and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit--immortal horrors or everlasting splendours....Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses." C. S.Lewis , "The Weight of Glory"
I wish I could remember this every minute of my life! Especially when I am tired, out of patience, and my children want one more drink of water, or one more spread of the blankie, or "she is copying me"!!! I am afraid I don't treat them with much reverence at that point...I am too busy trying not to kill them! But I guess just not killing them is not enough, I must not WANT to kill them! :) Perhaps reverence will come with the next forty years of experience!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have no idea how they play it or what the rules are, but if I stumble across olympic curling during the day, I can't turn it off. Maybe because I can't imagine doing anything like that. I imagine myself curling...I would have to yell at someone to get out of the way of the rock, and someone else to pick up their dirty socks off the ice, and someone else to let the other one sweep because I asked her to do it! I guess that is why I am fascinated--it is light years away from my crazy life! I don't think anyone in my house sits as still as the person who pitches? throws? whatever, the rock, ever, unless they are asked to clean something! :)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So, the whole reason I started this blogging thing was so that I could not feel guilty about not writing in a journal every day. However, I haven't blogged since October! I feel guilty. Anyway, I decided to make a resolution (OK, I know New Year's was like 6 weeks ago, but I have been busy!) to blog every day. Even if it is just a sentence. So that at the end of the year, I can get it printed and have a journal that my grandkids can laugh at in 30 years or so! So, if you show up and I haven't blogged, feel free to send me a guilt-inducing email or reply! Whatever it takes! :) And, getting on here once a day seems a lot easier than running a marathon, or giving up chocolate, or not yelling at my kids--you know I won't keep any of those resolutions!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
"Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting!" Just read this on a website and I just had to laugh, because it is so true! Maybe I am the only one who feels this way, but since I am not normal, how would I know? :)