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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Our Basement

We are still fixin' up our basement. I am very excited as we will almost double the square feet that we currently have.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Our Beloved Cat

Just last week we had two goldfish and one cat. We now have one goldfish.

I don't want to talk about it.

For All You Mothers Out There

I just wanted to share my favorite homemaking site with you. I check it often and it has taught me so much about being a mother, wife, and about keeping my home.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Our fish is dead. Our cat wishes to be dead. (Today the cat is sporting a Valentine sticker on his back - given from the heart. The cat doesn't seem to mind. I think it is the least of his problems.)

Just a note for the animal activists. In all seriousness this cat has it pretty good and Glenn even kind of likes it.

Now we are off to a cookie exchange with some gals I know.

The boys are playing with two of the neighbor boys downstairs. One of which has very stinky shoes - like a dead animal is living there. They were all mashed into a play tent and Christian said, "Something stinks in here so one of you has to get out." Share the love. I'm about to make sure he doesn't take his shoes off. I'm afraid of the surprise we might find. Poor kid - no one wants to be the one with the stinky shoes.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Joseph F. Smith

"After all, to do well those things which God
ordained to be the common lot of all mankind, is the truest greatness. To
be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a
successful general or a successful statesman.
Success in an occupation--even a lofty one--is only temporary. Whereas success as a parent is 'universal and eternal greatness." - Joseph F. Smith

The Week Before Valentine's Day

Glenn is now deep in remodeling out basement. Our neighbor is a contractor and is helping us, but Glenn is doing the electrical and I have to say how impressed I am that he can figure it all out and make it all work. Pretty cool, but he has been down in our dungeon for the last two Saturdays and we miss him!

Christian gave a talk today in Primary. He had in his mind exactly what he wanted to do and that included a story about dinosaurs, asking for a volunteer to help and a small battle among the dinosaurs. All ended well and the point was that a certain group of dinosaurs worked together, even though before hand they hadn’t gotten along, and they “defeated” the big bad dinosaurs.

Porter has a very sensitive nose – like his father and his grandfather before him. When he messes his diaper, he says, “What’s that smell?” and can hardly bear it. (He’s not the only one.)
Through a story that is not worth mentioning, we ended up with a goldfish. I never knew goldfish could be as exciting as this one is to Porter. He takes it anywhere I will let him and lays next to it on our kitchen floor and just watches it. I put it on a little platform next to his bed when he sleeps and Porter thinks that is pretty neat. He constantly wants to feed it as he is certain that it is starving. He told me that it is swimming around and that means that he’s hungry. The fish is named Curious George.

Glenn and I finished the first season of 24. I feel the way I feel when I finish a good book. Glad it is over, yet missing the excitement of it all.

See you soon.

Friday, February 2, 2007

And There Was Light - Summary Book Review

And There was Light - Book Review
This is an autobiography about a blind man who was key in the French Resistance during WWII. But it is just as much a book about what it is like to be blind. It is also a book about friendship. I liked the book because it was a unique perspective of how a blind man survived being a prisoner of the Nazis. I thought the book would focus more on the man’s experiences during the war, but instead I got a very philosophical view of a blind child and his experiences. The reader of this book should be aware that he will hear the story of this remarkable man from the time he became blind until after his survival of a prison camp. My sum up in two words - Interesting viewpoint. Score 3.5 (due to expectations of it just being about WWII issues, but instead being more about a man being blind - not what I was looking for, but interesting, nonetheless.)