Sunday, March 30, 2008

Our day at Church

We had a new Bishop called today in our ward. What's funny is that right before we left the Geneva wasrd, Bishop Koch was called and we left soon there after. I was a little disappointed because he is such a righteous man and I thought of how awesome the spirit was going to be in the ward (not that it wasn't already, I just knew amazing thing were going to happen). Since having been the Nursery leader in the last ward, my testimony was a little weak. I felt that I needed to do something to get it to go back to that amazing feeling that I had when I was first baptized. I sat through the entire sacrament meeting as those who were asked by the Stake President to bear testimonies- it was a great meeting. Then enter YW, Sister Main gave an awesome lesson on the Priesthood. She left the last 7 minutes for testimony bearing and I started to reflect on having the spirit with you always and how Sister Main shared her experience of when she felt the spirit leave her when she wasn't where the spirit could be with her. A few moments of sitting there, my heart started beating and then it started pounding, it was seriously going to jump right out of my chest, I wanted to bear my testimony not only because I got that feeling of the spirit back that was SO strong but it has been 2 1/2 years since I have bore my testimony outside of teaching lessons and giving one talk at church. The YW president got up to close the meeting right as I was going to get up. Oh well I guess I will have to do it next time I thought. As I sat there for the last 2 minutes during closing prayer, I felt that I disappointed Heavenly Father. I neglected that prompting of the Spirit to bare my testimony to these girls that needed to hear it most. So I want to bear testimony now that I know Heavenly Father has sent his son for us and that this Gospel is the true Gospel and that the church is true. The Spirit is such an important "tool" to have with us in times when we need guidance and direction. The YW in our ward bring out such a sweet yet profound spirit and they helped me to see that and get that feeling back. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Self less act

I took these pictures of Sariah when they stayed with us last week. I wanted to post them because I felt that the pictures from the hospital didn't serve justice to how cute she is. Later that night, she feel asleep on my chest while we were laying on the couch watching T.V and started to think about the fact that she could have been ours. Her mother was willing to give her to us because we couldn't have a child like her. That is a true friend in my book and I am so greatful to her mothers willingness do to something so un selfish. I know one thing, even though I can't be a mom at the time, I am going to be one great aunt.

Valentines Day

I know Vday was almost 2 months ago
but with the computer problems we have
been having lately, I didn't get around to posting any pictures

This is from the Valentines Day Party at school with my 2 assistants
and almost all of my kiddos

Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday Night Late Night

I am sitting here in my bed at 12:30 on Friday night or if you would like Saturday morning. No that wasn't a typo I am in my bed- our dell of 6 years finally went kaput and this past week and I broke down and bought an HP laptop. I am very excited about it because I don't feel like I have to be stuck in the office whenever I need to do something on the computer. Now I can be wherever I want to be.

I just wanted to take a minute to reflect on my spiritual thoughts this past week. I LOVE my calling as the Mia maid advisor and being in YW in general. It has really strengthen my testimony as i try to be an example to the girls. The other thing that has helped is the Book of Mormon challenge. I feel like this is the time I am supposed to grow spiritually.

Just a few thoughts for the day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Playing Mommy

Ok, I now have a new respect level for mothers. After taking care of Deanna for the past 5 days I don't know how moms do it especially those who work! Dennis had been working at night so it's like I am a single mom, I can't get anything done!! I now know what its like to not be able to do the following:
1. Sit through YW (luckily I wasn't teaching)
2. Have 5 minutes of piece and quit
3. Keep my sanity after hearing WHY? 500 times in 5 minutes
4. Sleep in!
5. Take a shower by myself
6. Get ready by myself
7. Get to church on time
8. Watch TV
9. Pay bills
10. Do the dishes
12. Walk the dog
13. Raise a child and hold a full time job ( no stinking way)
14. Go to Bunco or any other event I want to because I now need a sitter)
The list will just go on and on and on..........

What I know I will be able to do:
1. Go to bed at the same time as a 4 year old (actually not that bad)
2. Dress a child and myself and make it to church during the opening hymn
3. Clean up puke
4. Play Tigger and color until the markers run dry
5. Make dinner and eat by 9pm
6. Make a kid laugh, even if it wasn't that funny
7. Put a child in time out several times in a day
8. Not get in the shower until 12pm and feel o.k about it (maybe that not a good thing)

It really has been great taking care of Deanna. It has really opened my eyes as to what mother hood will be like and I am not sure I am ready to be there yet, with a 4 year old anyway. She is so cute at times yet a pain in the behind at other times.

Now bring on her sister Sariah and I can do that, hands down

New Toy!

Dennis' phone went kaput this past week so we went into Nextel to see what we could do since we had insurance on the phone. It was either get a refurbished phone (which would be the 6th one) or switch to sprint and get a brand new phone, which we had been talking about for a few weeks. We decided to switch to sprint and get news phones, after all we couldn't pass up the deal of getting 2 phones worth $700 total for a whopping $200! Here is a pic of my new toy that I absolutley LOVE

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Sariah Lynn Larson has arrived!

Niece #2 was born on Friday, February 29th- a leap year baby. So while Shanna is recovering, I am playing mom to my 4 year old niece Deanna. The next few weeks should be interesting!