Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And the Angels did sing

The Sunday before last was the Primary Program.  You know what day that is...

... the day when all parents sit back and tear up at the joy their children bring into their lives.  And at that moment we all have perfect children.

Mr. Finn brought that up after he got back from Home Teaching and he is right.  No matter how angry I was with those kids before the program, my heart swelled a hundred fold listening to them sing their songs and say their parts.  I could hardly remember why I was so angry.  Well, I could still remember, but it was overshadowed by how proud I was to be their Mother at that moment.

And...  I got to sit through the whole program without a child antagonizing me.  It was heaven.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Things I love about Mr. Finn

We were there the moment they lit this tree and watched it change colors over and over again to the delight of our children.

He is the adventurous one in our family.  I have "desire" to go see things, but I putter out and want to stay at home.  We get to experience so many wonderful sights because he drags us out.

Being able to go to Kansas for a tree lighting ceremony when the kids should have been in bed was worth it.  Such a spectacular sight watching the joy in your children's eyes as the tree lights up.
Very tired but HAPPY children.  Thanks Mr. Finn!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Super Saturday

 I love Sis. Geddes hair.  So gorgeous... like fire.

 The Bishop's wife has the cutest baby belly.  Only 2 weeks to go.
I absolutely love Super Saturday.  I enjoy the crafts, but I really enjoy the women, the talking and the time away from kids.  That sounds bad that I enjoy 4 whole hours without being told someone is hungry or got hit or... you get my drift.  I enjoy that when I come home I have something made that I can enjoy!  And oft times I make more than one that becomes a gift for someone special.

These Christmas Tins are going to be framed and they also have a cute plaid round magnet that counts down the days.  Perfection!

I didn't do much else.  I semi learned how to make crocheted head bands with rosettes, but I am still working on it.

What did you do in your Super Saturday?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our greatest blessing

(thanks Jolin for the photo)

Our temple is being built!  It is hard to believe that with construction moving at the pace it is that we could be visiting the temple next year.  I am so excited for the blessings that it brings into our lives.  To be able to go once a month or whenever you get the urge, it will be there, waiting.

One of the most wonderful and hardest times in my life was when I lived in Virginia, just outside of D.C. and my friend, my wonderful Margaret would pick me up at the "crack" of dawn to be at the first session in the DC Temple.  It is where I learned the entire session by memory, mostly to keep myself awake.  Not that I did all the time.  You're laughing, aren't you Margaret?  She used to wake me up often.  That is when I started memorizing because my body doesn't do sit well.  That couple of years, the first Saturday of the month, changed my life.  Thank you my Friend for being part of that with me.

How many blessing did I mention in this post?  It's hard to tell how many you can see and how many were realized later because of these events.

Did I catch up Shannon?  You are my inspiration for the daily gratitude.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Who's tired of my last post?  I am tired of looking at it and yet am highly unmotivated to change it.

Does it help that The Dude had the Flu on Tuesday and I had it on Wednesday night until this morning and I am exhausted?

Would it help to add that I hadn't clipped coupons for 2 months and spent three, YES I said 3 hours clipping them?  It could have been four.  I lost consciousness somewhere in there.

I will bring something new to the blog tomorrow.

If I don't get bogged down with something else.

Like Super Saturday.

Looks like you are out of luck until Sunday.

And we all know that I don't do anything on Sunday.

Because it is a day of rest and I take that very seriously around here.

See you Monday then.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am grateful for: #8 & #9

For a girly girl that asks to have her hair curled on Sunday mornings.  And that loves to pose after having her hair done!  She is so yummy!

Mr. Finn's job that provides this little guy with toys of unmeasurable pleasure.

Thank you Hon for sticking it out when you are tired and want to be at home with us.  We miss you and love you.  Lots of prayers going your way every day that you will return to us safely...

... On Friday afternoon!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I am grateful for: #7

I am grateful to have another project done in our home.  I have had this overwhelming urge/drive to get things done.  Every morning I wake up between 5 and 6 a.m. with a clear mind as to what I should accomplish that day.  There are many reasons that this is strange for me: 1.  I am not a morning person and prefer to sleep until 9.  2.  I don't usually decide what I am doing until I know how much energy I have.  And,  3.  I space out my projects so I don't get burned out.  Especially since I have been doing other projects intermittently while doing my own and I am pretty tired.

I am glad they are done though and so for the month of December I will have plenty of time to get those Christmas cards mailed out this year.  Sorry to all of you last year that waited for ours to appear in your mailbox.  I didn't have the energy to even address an envelope, but just think of all the ones I will be sending this year!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I am grateful for: #6

I love the Relief Society Sisters.  I have always loved being part of this group of women, my sisters.  Today showed me just how important the society is for us as Latter Day Saint Women.  Miss Boo was completely awful in Sacrament Meeting which was running late due to testimony bearing.  I finally couldn't take anymore and grabbed her under my arm and hauled her outside, all the while she was yelling "PUT ME DOWN!" which I really didn't hear through the pounding in my head of my blood pressure rising.  As I hit the doors to take her outside, Sister Geddes showed up behind us (they were sitting behind us) and said to go back in she would take her so I could enjoy the rest of the meetings today.

Such relief and guilt flooded over me as she walked off with my child glaring at me.  Yet I felt peace.  This is what the sisterhood of the church is all about.  Seeing the need in another and filling that need without being asked.  I am grateful for our Heavenly Father and this Church that fulfills the needs of women and gives them the support they need.

I am so grateful for Relief Society.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I am grateful for: #5

For Friends, without them I would be lost in so many ways.  Everywhere I have lived I have been blessed with just the right friends for me.  I give thanks today for all of them out there.  You know who you are and I can't imagine my life without you in it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I am grateful for: #4

The miracle of life and a loving Heavenly Father that promised
me the joy of bringing these two into my life.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I am grateful for #3:

The energy to do projects that keep our home looking nice.

Well, mostly done projects.  Give me another day to get the hinges sprayed and the last of the cabinet doors on and I will post the finished project.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I am grateful for #2:

Little boys that are too big for small beds and need to sleep on the Princess and the Pea style bed to feel grown up.  He looks so small.  I want to go climb in with him and not leave until he is bigger.  He even has a 2nd sippy cup on his bed for me.  I love this little guy.

I am grateful for...

This wonderful little girl that has a fetish for tying up her Princesses.

Should I be worried?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween cont-

This is how I felt the Friday before Halloween and the day before that and the day before that.  I think you get the idea.  But, because I love my children, I sucked it up and loaded the kids up with Mr. Finn and we headed off to this quaint little town that did the Halloween Hallows a couple of weeks ago for trick or treating and then to the YMCA in town for another round.

These three people were amazing and Iron Man was totally into his role.  The Dude was beside himself and decided that next year, a whole 365 days in the future, he is going to be........ Woody!  Because he totally wants to look like this guy, right?  I guess it goes to show that you never get too old for dressing up.

I love my kids.  They were so polite with their "trick or treat" and "thank you".  Makes a Momma proud.  Miss Boo wanted to be a butterfly so I did my best at drawing one on her face and realize that I am not an artist.  Next year I am going to need better paint and a picture because the one in my head is sad, but she said it was lovely and so I am good.  Note to self, find out sooner than the day of what she "REALLY" wants to be and make sure you can get to a store and buy some darn wings.

I see so many things that I am going to eat.  This is going to be a very bad time for me and after I lost those three pounds.  Oh!  There they are right there in pretty shades of candy.

Because I don't like many decorations for holidays in the house and kids helping with the Christmas tree usually turns out badly, I bought this tree... the holiday tree for the kids to decorate for every thing.  This year they were into spiders.  The only scary thing I will allow on the porch.  I like to "scare" without the gore and supernatural.  I think spiders work just fine as most people are squeamish about them.  Especially in large quantities.  Mwaaahaaaaahaaaa
Someone asked me why we didn't celebrate Halloween on Sunday this year.  For one, our Bishop asked up to remember the Sabbath and in my mind that was not trick or treating.  I even took our decorations down Saturday evening so there wasn't any confusion whether we were "in" or "out".  A friend said she knew it was my favorite holiday and I do agree.  It is fun to be out together as a family walking around seeing the neighbors and see how crazy they dress up.  I haven't missed dressing up since I was pregnant with Miss Boo.  I am sad to say that I was too sick this year to paint my face green and put on witches costume this year.  Next year Miss Boo and I are going as witches together.  That will be a great year!

Maybe I will put as much effort into my child's costume as his Mother.  Wow!  Our favorite costume this year.

Monday, November 1, 2010


More to come...