10.07.2013

Let's Catch Up!

 ^^A new classic favorite: Levi fell asleep at the kitchen table.^^

Some folks have mentioned that I've been curiously MIA from this little blog lately.  Honestly, nothing out of the ordinary has been going on; just the normal ups and downs of this sweet lucky life I live alongside three handsome {and crazy} boys.  But if you were to come over for lunch, I might mention a few of the following things:

:: We spent all of Saturday afternoon cleaning and organizing the garage.  Who knew giving the rakes and shovels a home along the wall would feel so good?

:: We enjoyed listening to General Conference, or what I heard of it anyway.  It sure is hard to hear when all my little boys want to do is wrestle!  But the parts I did hear were uplifting and seemed to be meant just for me.  I can't wait to read them over the next few months.

:: I bought the boys a handful of new winter clothes.  (Three pairs of pants and two shirts for $26.  Not bad, huh?)  Who said boys' clothes aren't cute?  The styles now are really fun! Unfortunately, it took Jed less than 24 hours to put a hole in the knee of his brand new pants!  Whaa?!?  Crazy boy.  I suppose I'll just sew on a patch or else Jed has an extra pair of shorts for summer.

:: On a more serious note, last week I read multiple articles pertaining to a feminist movement within the LDS church.  Frankly, the articles frustrated me and thoughts about them kept me awake at night!  Was I not being forward thinking enough?  I absolutely think it's okay to question.  It's exactly the catalyst for many of the rights and liberties I enjoy today.  But their arguments just didn't sit right with me; they smacked of bitterness and anger to say the least.  I felt like the very things I feel so passionately about were being attacked.  Finally, I came to the same conclusion that I have come to many times before: it's silly to let little things get in the way of the big picture.  The church itself may be imperfect, but the gospel is perfect.  I am grateful my elder brother Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and made a way that my family can be together forever.  Never before in my life have I felt as content as I do now.  I am happy and confident in my beliefs and I think that's all that really matters.

:: With the change of seasons comes nasty colds.  If there's one thing I can't stand, it's not being able to breathe through my nose.  Ugh.

:: Spudnuts!  We had friends over Sunday evening for a donut party.  I'm not exaggerating a pinch when I say that Bron's spudnuts (donuts made with mashed potatoes) can rival any professional bakery's donuts.  I ate five, I think.  They were sooo delicious!  And delicious food tastes even better when eaten with good friends, don't you think?

:: I am feeling stoked and very spoiled.  I've been saving my money, but Bron broke down and bought me a brand new computer!  It's shiny and fast and has a 23" screen.  (Oh, the better to see that blemish, my dear!)  It's going to be a photographer's dream... well, as soon as I wrap my head around Lightroom.  My entire photo editing process is in upheaval right now.  However, in a few weeks I think I'll be glad I upgraded.

Happy Fall! 
What have you been up to?

^^Jed put a hole in the knee of his new pants when he fell on the road. He loves pushing this dump truck around the neighborhood.  And I think I'll continue to let him.  It makes him happy.^^

5 comments:

  1. your photos are always to die for cute!

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  2. Oh I remember the holy pants days I pulled out Gavin's old 3T clothes for Mason and guess what? All the pants had holes in the knees! Gavin is 6 1/2 and still occasionally comes home with holy pants.

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  3. I am so proud of your ability to see through the smoke and realize what the true value of life is. I am lucky to have you in my life. Love you tons.

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  4. Oh yes...cleaning the garage can feel liberating...just as much as buying new clothes for the season...I love the fall, but it's definitely a time of transition; it can be quite tiresome getting ready for winter.

    I feel like we both, very much, have the same strong spirituality... Good for you for listening to your own heart and knowing what's right.

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  5. I found your blog on Today Is My Favorite. Can't wait to read some more, but I had to comment on this one- that photo of your little sleeping at the dinner table is so good! What a sweetie! His little reflection in the tabletop is so precious. :)

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