Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Just the other day I was reading some illustrated bible stories to them and we were reading about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. When Jesus finally arrived at Lazarus's house he had been dead 4 days. His sister Mary was so distraught at his death, and knowing that Jesus could have saved him from his sickness, fell at Jesus feet weeping. Jesus, so overcome with her emotions started crying himself. At this point Belle jumped up and ran to get her stuffed dog which she put on top of the picture of Mary. Confused I asked her what she was doing. She said she was giving her puppy to Mary because she was so sad. I would love to feel that kind of empathy for people.
Another night we read about Satan and people who listened to him and about why God gives us commandments. We talked about how commandments are meant to help people feel happy because then they won't listen to Satan, who wants us to be sad and angry. In their innocence and sincerity the girls said, "I will Not Ever listen to Satan. I will Always follow Heavenly Father." I smiled as I reminisced about 30 years ago when I had the same conviction. While I have tried to live the best life I know how, no one is perfect! I thought of their future and how much more secure and confident their attitude right now is compared to mine. I long for that conviction again. Children truly can give us strength through example when life has dimmed our faith.
I love catching Brian listening to conference in his car. I'll use his car to run a quick errand, and conference will be sounding from the radio. Inevitably I listen to it and come away feeling a little more inspired and peaceful in my heart. I like that feeling. Makes me wonder why I don't do it myself! :)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
What a cutie!!!
Eliza's First Professional Haircut
Friday, August 21, 2009
After. Now that's better. Seriously, how cute is that face!
Who is that guy?!?
So, when he came home from his first hair cut, $80 later I was not impressed. I took some scissors and clippers to it myself, and I think the hack job I did is worth at least $80. $80!!!! I could Not believe it. Won't make that mistake again.
Ok allow me to make a disclaimer. Now I know there are those out there who spend that much or more and love the hair cut. To you I say, if you like it it's worth it and more power to you. But seriously, does anyone know where forehead went? Eliza is looking for him.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Brian took Eliza fishing to the lake by our house. She absolutely loved it and had quite an unforgettable experience. So, there they were, fishing and having a great time, when Eliza caught a catfish that almost broke her line. Well, she and daddy weren't the only ones with their eyes on that fish. As they reeled it in, they realized they had some competition.