We were fortunate this Summer to be able to perform our Temple ordinances. We joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in June of 2006 and were able to go to the Temple after our year anniversary. Chris and I were able to be sealed together (like a wedding) for all time and eternity and then we were sealed to the children. It was a truly special day for our family. I know for most of our family and friends back home it was a shock when we joined the church, but it has been the best experience for our family and we feel so at home. The blessings that have come to our family since joining the church are too many to count. Joining the church has been a real journey for me especially. I considered myself very spiritual, but not religious at all. In fact, I was very cynical when it came to organized religion. After learning about the church for almost a year, I have to say that when I was baptized it felt as though a piece of me had been found. I feel much more at peace in the world.
Monthly Archives: November 2007
I’m going to write a little description of each of my children so you can have a snapshot of where they are in their lives right now. Emma is currently 20 months old and really, really cute; but really, really a pill. She definitely proves my theory that the cuter the kid the more of a stinker they are. This is God’s way of balancing the scales you see. So, she is into climbing on everything. She climbs on tables, chairs, beds, bathtubs, etc. You get the picture. She also likes to flip upside down and she loves to bounce. Climbing, upside down flipping and bouncing…..not good combos. She talks all the time and quite well for her age (she takes after her sister). She loves animals, loves water, LOVES her sister and brother and loves going “bye, bye” the most. Emma is also my first and only child to eat like a normal person. If there is one area I have utterly and totally failed as a mother it is in the food department. Those of you who know Connor and Gracie know I am not exaggerating this point. But, Emma eats. She eats anything and everything. No separate meals, no fussing, no noodle only dinners. It only took 3 tries, but I finally did it!
Halloween was great this year. My Mom was able to fly out for a few days and spend the holiday with all of us. Connor was Tony Hawk , Gracie was a magic Genie and Emma was a little witch . The kids got to trick or treat twice because we did Trunk or Treating a couple of days before the actual holiday. I think we have about 20 pounds of candy in the house right now between the two nights. I’m not exaggerating, my kids are trick or treating machines! Emma was the most dedicated though, I must say. By the end of Halloween night Gracie was in her stroller and she was still going up to houses and taking candy. She wasn’t very good at saying the trick-or-treat part, but she was excellent at saying “thank you” which delighted everyone. I’m gonna have to start secretly mailing candy to everyone just to get it out of my house! So, if you receive a plain, manila envelop in the mail with candy in it, you know where it came from!
Well, I never considered myself a blogger (I think that’s the term) and I’m not sure how all of this will turn out, but I’m gonna give it a try! Really, I just want to have a place for all our friends and family to look and see what we are all up to. I’ve been horrible at calling and e-mailing, so I’m hoping I will keep this up, but who knows. I plan to have updates on the kids with school and their different adventures and have plenty of pictures of their adorable selves. I hope you enjoy my first try at this!