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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Here is Warrick in his "epelant" costume. He wears it every day that it is clean and even sleeps in it. I don't mind because it is warm and easy to put on.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentine's Day and Last Weekend

Very early in the morning Christian came barging into my room announcing that Kenny, the cat, had rabies.

"She doesn't have rabies." I mumble.

"She's acting all funny."

"She doesn't have rabies. Just put her out."

A bit later, it's hard to tell how long it had been since I had drifted back to sleep, I hear him rattling the door. He was struggling with something. He finally struggles enough to turn on the light and there he is holding an old cookie sheet filled with all the fixings of breakfast. After the cat incident, he had brought me breakfast in bed. There was a jug of water, milk and orange juice as well as a box of cereal. He had placed a cup with some water on it too and put a little cereal in the bowl. I was very surprised and mostly just pleased with the thoughfulness.

Then later in the morning the boys each brought me a card. A few days before, Glenn had them dictate a message to me. It was so fun to read them.

That's all I ask for Valentine's Day, just a little something to make me feel special and that is what I got. It was great. Plus my parents were here for most of the day and that made the day great too. It is such a nice change of pace when they come.

In keeping with a tradition that my dad started when I was a kid, I left everyone in the family (including me) a treat and a card on the front porch and ran. (Actually, I didn't run because that is no longer something my body will agree to do. I placed it all on the porch and then knocked on our front door from the inside and slipped downstairs before the boys upstairs could get to the door.)
That night Glenn and I watched a movie and the boys watched a separate one.

Also I will attach some pictures of last weekend when Glenn, Porter and Christian all went on a road trip to Wyoming to see cousin Eric speak in church before he goes into the MTC.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Three Sons




Sugar Cookie Recipe

I'm always looking for a good sugar cookie recipe and I finally found one this year. Here it is.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 c buttermilk
4 c flour
1 t soda
1t salt
2t baking powder

Mix shortening and sugar.
Add eggs and mix.
Then alternate butter milk and flour. (Mix soda, salt and powder with the flour)

Roll out. Cut. Bake @ 350 for ~ 8-9 minutes (check the bottoms to see if they brown)

Note:I used butter for the shortening and I used one cup milk with a teaspoon of vinegar for the buttermilk.

Monday, February 11, 2008


The older I get the more I realize how blessed I was in high school. A lot of people grow apart from the friends they mingled with in high school, but I have found something different. Every time I get together with someone from the old gang I am so pleased to find great conversation and still so much in common with them. They are such interesting people and full of interesting things to talk about. These are people I can laugh with, cry with and sympathize with. I feel blessed to have had these people in my life, especially at such a critical time such as high school. I will cherish these friends always and I look forward to seeing them in the passing years.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Lions and Lambs

Yesterday our boys were fighting like you wouldn't believe - or maybe you would. Glenn and I just looked at each other, not knowing what to do.

Today they have been best of friends and were having so much fun playing together that they didn't even want to go "somewhere fun".

I am reminded once again to not worry too much about bad days. Bad days will come, but the beauty is that they will go as well. The lesson is to remember to enjoy the good days while they are here and to just get through the bad ones because tomorrow is truly another day - especially with kids.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


We should be getting our new camera this week. I'm so excited. I have been without one since October. I kept thinking I would find it somewhere, but that was not the case. I'll post current pictures when I get it.

Friday, February 1, 2008

True Greatness from President Hunter

"There are some among us who are unhappy with their lives because they have wanted to achieve a measure of greatness in this life but now feel they have failed in some fundamental way. . . . "[Joseph F.Smith wrote:] 'Those things which we call extraordinary,remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life. " 'After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of all mankind, is the truest greatness. To be asuccessful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman.' (Juvenile Instructor, 15 Dec. 1905,p. 752.) . . . "True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a one-time effort or achievement. It requires the development of character. It requires a multitude of correct decisions for the everyday choices between good and evil."