Ahhh..fer cute!

I'm sure you can guess
who this chubby,
happy little girl is.
Dean was acting funny on the morning of my birthday...
He was rummaging through my cedar chest,
and then he walked backwards out of the room.
Later, he asked me for the password to my blog.
Dean found this picture of me and took it to work with him,
scanned it, and intended to post something really sweet
and sentimental on our blog about me, the birthday girl.
Key word here..“intended”… It is now the 21st of November.
I’ve decided to post this picture myself,
and give Dean all the credit in the world
for being such a thoughtful husband.
After all; one cannot expect too much.
“It’s the thought that counts.” seems to be our family motto.


Awesome video

I originally saw this video on the Neves Horses blog.
I get chills whenever I see it.
My brother wrote..."I came upon this video on youtube.
It's an amazing horse; I think any good horseman can appreciate."

Have you ever had a Sheriff show up at your house, draw his gun and then take a k-9 unit through your house sniffing out an armed robber

no?... well, I have!

Monday, I was out shopping when I got an urgent call
from our neighbor saying...
"Someone has just broken into your house and robbed you,
but do not worry; we already called the Sheriff,
and a K-9 unit is on its way."

Apparently, she was walking by our house when she noticed
that our back door was wide open.
So, knowing that we were out, she went to shut the door for us.
That's when she noticed that the lock on the back
door had been broken into.

Actually, it only looks like that because Dean practically
ripped the doorknob off while trying to replace it,
and has never put the new one on.

Panicking, our sweet neighbors called the Sheriff,
who then sent for the k-9 unit,
which ended up searching
(with guns drawn)
every inch of our home calling out the bad guys.
(All while the kids and I were browsing in Target.)

Imagine my embarrassment (actually I made Dean do it)
having to tell the Sheriff, that there is no emergency,
just our irresponsibility.

Saying Ah well, makes everything all better....so, Ah Well.

By the way...
I'm sure you know that Mervyn's is going out of business.
Liquidation! Sale! Everything Must Go!...right?
Don't waste your time.
40% off a kids hoodie originally priced at $45 isn't a great deal.
Also, all sales are final.
A good sale at JCPenny or Macy's beats anything at Mervyns right now.

Ah Well.


No Regrets

Quincy is five months old tomorrow.
Is it possible?
Can't I just freeze time,
and not allow her to grow up one more minute.
I'm sure you feel the same way about your own kids.
Trying to appreciate and enjoy my children
through the frustrations and demands of motherhood
is something I struggle to balance every day.
The following excerpt is from this talk
given by Elder M. Russell Ballard that I found on the
I printed this quote and put it by my bed to remind me of what is important.
But Alas, here I am blogging instead of mothering. I am so weak...

"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said:
“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . .
I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of my three children sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day,
ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about,
and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night.
I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed.
I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”
Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).


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