I am having BIG problems formatting my blogs lately ... some of the tools are not appearing. HELP! So, sorry that this post is so awkward to read!
We went to Utah for two and a half weeks in September ... what a trip! -We attended our home ward sacrament meeting -Went to cousin Travisse's homecoming -Hung out with Melissa & Joel & fam ... A LOT -Hit up our favorite restaurants -Saw lots of friends: Karen & Jace, Cody & Lyndsey, Allan & Erika, Lauren, Joanna, Michelle, Karie & my Maple Lake students, so many I am leaving some out I am sure! -Hung out with Brian's parents - FOOD, movies, fun! -Went to St. George to see my family -Saw Tarzan at Tuachan -Got massages & adjustments at the Chiropractor (ProHealth, Dr. Bentley, St. George - He's great & so is the receptionist!) -Went swimming @ Linda & Tam's -Visit with Lane & Bobbi -Brian got to play Xbox all night with his friends -Went to Logan to party with Devin & Jill & NEW baby cousin Gretchen! -Worked ALL day as food vendors at Peach Days. Lot's of fun with the Hallows! -And the reason for our trip ... Blessed Beckham! (Separate post)
Cousin Christian loved holding his new buddy Beckham!
The Staheli Cousins & b
b & his cousin Gretchen and her crazy hair!
Brian's brother Devin holding Gretchen, Brian holding Beckham
No need to make comments on this post. I just have felt guilty for my bad attitude lately, well the last few years, and needed to get some things off my chest.
I was reading someone's blog tonight that told a heartbreaking story of a family that has REAL needs. I sobbed. I felt so selfish for my complaining, my stupid tendency to pick fights with my husband, to take offense at dumb things, to be annoyed that I have to attend mutual on Wednesdays and teach on Sundays, for holding grudges rather than forgiving, and the list goes on.
The last few months I've been trying to refocus my life - rededicate myself to all things good.
I have been slowly trying to help our family hold Family Home Evening. I TRY to remember to read scriptures at night with Brian. I started attending a mission prep class a couple months ago -- got lazy last week and skipped & thought about not going back for the rest of the classes -- but decided I am NOT going to let myself be a quitter on this one. I had a really bad attitude about being called back into Young Womens, but I'm working on that. I am starting the personal progress program and dreading it, but I am a believer in not telling people to do things that I wouldn't do myself. SO I am going to work on personal progress as I encourage my laurels to do the same. I am going to let go of grudges that way me down. (If I can succeed at this my marriage might reach perfection! HA!)
These are the things that are on my mind and for some reason I felt the need to honest to the world - so I blogged about it.
Goppy playing with Beckham. We're trying to improve his upper body strength.
We've realized that Beckham has a thing about blankets. He will be freaking out and then all we do is throw a blanket over his face and he either plays with it, sucks on it, or falls asleep. In this picture he was freaking and so I told my dad to cover him ... 30 seconds later the boy was OUT COLD!
Just hanging out with Goppy.
My sister in law Camilla and two nieces Sofie & Lucy.
Cousin King on his blessing day.
My brother Jarem has been commuting to Brazil the last few months for work and when he returns each week he gives the girls his first class flyer gift bag -- eye covers, socks, earplugs, etc. Lulu is modeling it.
Brian & Lulu. I'm not sure how she is going to handle the news that she CAN'T marry Brian.
Goppy holding Beckham & King. (We just found out that my sister Ari's baby GIRL - due in January - is actually a baby BOY! THREE grandsons in one year!)
Thanks Goppy for coming to see us! We loved having you visit! Come again SOOOOON!!!!!
Brian and I were set up on a blind date in April of 2007 by my brother Jarem. I left for Hawaii just a week later and spent the summer there. He came out with his family for a visit at the beginning of the summer. His two week visit wasn't enough so we did the whole long distance romance thing! I ended up coming home earlier than planned to chase Brian down... we got married just a few months later 11.17.07. Our son Beckham made his debut 7.10.10. This little man is a heart stopper and we LOVE him!!