Sunday, September 20, 2009


One last dinner outside...

The lesson in relief society was on friends. Everyone has a lot to say on that subject, so I kept my comments to myself. In the lesson I learned about how a friends heart never fails. In my mind I decided that meant that a friend is not selfish, a friend doesn't stop thinking about others.

There has been so many times in my life where I have been in self pity. I would be so sad about something or so overwhelmed and think to myself... where is that call I need, or that knock on the door. BUT, it is when I am being a friend and caring about those around me, that I am blessed by that knock on the door and that saving phone call. So I can't live in ignorance anymore in my self pity.

On a lighter note. I am so excited for this fall time. The leaves are already falling, and the coolness has started. I am sad to see my summer go.... but I still love the holidays.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

So SO much

Jacob's birthday, the first day of school, and we are back in the swing of things.
The birthday cake, ended up being another one of my demolition derby cakes. And after the fact, I pretend that is what I meant it to be. Jacob couldn't care that it is not perfect, he just feels privileged to come home from school and see that I was thinking of him and had the cake already made and waiting for the party to begin.

I got these balloons to set out front to surprise jakey when he got off the bus. I hid behind the porch to await his reaction. As I saw the complete humble look of surprised happiness, I started to cry. Maybe my hormones are to blame, but it made me feel so happy to make him happy. That is one of those times that I felt joy in motherhood.

Ben's first day of Preschool, hot stuff and all! He is so excited to become as smart as his older brother.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Okay, this picture was taken after school, because I forgot the camera gig in the morning.