Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hannah was a witch for the second year in a row. (Don't you just love it when they want a costume repeat)
Will was Buzz Lightyear. This is his preschool parade. (Ray was very excited to be a part of it)
Our Trick or Treating crew. (Will couldn't wait to start busting open his candy)
Hannah and Benny trying to pose before school.
Avril getting the hang of getting "free candy" from every house.
This is at our ward party. I was the Sunmaid Raisin Lady, and Ray was none other than the J0lly Green Giant. All of the adults knew who he was right away, but the kids had no clue. Their guesses where: a head of lettuce, broccoli....... pretty much any green vegetable.
(I told Ray not to drink that night!)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I just wonder if we had photographs of what was actually happening in the scriptures, would it look like this?
On Saturday, I had to walk with Hannah through this protest to take her to a birthday party in downtown Santa Rosa. The hate that filled the air was indescribable. We walked past signs that read, "Utah, keep out of my family" and "Latter Day Liers" and my personal favorite, "No more Mr. Gay Guy!" I kept thinking, "What if I told someone here that I was Mormon." I honestly think I wouldn't be safe. It was the weirdest feeling. And yet, at the same time I felt total peace. I came home and researched the words of our prophet and apostles on this subject and found this quote by one of my favorite apostles Boyd. K. Packer from a General Conference talk given in 2005, it read:
We live in a day when the age-old standards of morality, marriage, home, and family suffer defeat after defeat in courts and councils, in parliaments and classrooms. Our happiness depends upon living those very standards.
The Apostle Paul prophesied that in our day, these last days, men would be “disobedient to parents, … without natural affection, … despisers of those that are good, … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Tim. 3:2–4).
And he warned: “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:13). He was right. Nevertheless, when I think of the future, I am overwhelmed with a feeling of positive optimism.
President Hinckley in a Conference talk given in 2001 said:
Are these perilous times? They are. But there is no need to fear. We can have peace in our hearts and peace in our homes. We can be an influence for good in this world, every one of us.
Reassuring words like these from our leaders about these times are endless.
Sigh......... I feel so much better.......
Friday, November 14, 2008
And can I just say....
As you can see Ray (aka Barry Manilow) took the competition very seriously.
Heather worked the drums.
Jeanie again getting crazy on the vocals
Jason, Matt and me ROCKIN OUT to Metallica. (they tried their best to keep the song going despite my vocals)
Me rocking out to none other than the Beastie Boys. (those guys just bring out the crazy in me!)
It was an AWESOME night!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
You get to lounge around in a stroller drinking OJ straight up!
You get front row seats at the Library magic show
You get to experience brain freeze before you can even walk.
(Your Grandma is SO proud!)
You get more love than you can handle.
You get to tag along to every birthday party your siblings go to, and you even get to eat the cake!
You get to be a ragamuffin all day and still be cute.
And your parents don't even Freak out when your first words are:
Sponge Bob Square Pants
You Go VAVA!
**If asked who lives in a pineapple under the sea she belts out Spa Ba Spa Pa. When we put her down for a nap the other day she was singing the intro song as loud as she could over and over. We are SO proud!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Benny Roo Hoo
My Mom (Hannah picked out everything for my mom and made sure that she had sunglasses on)
There is no fighting over who gets what toy, because their is plenty of rain for everyone!
Even VaVa gets her share of the fun!
Pillowcase races has become a new sport to play.
And a basket has become the latest hat for playing dress up.
So, when asked, "Don't your kids miss their toys?"
Not one bit!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My question is: Do people really use this machine to seriously check their blood pressure?