Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I know that Jesus is my Savior. He suffered and died so that I might be able to live with Him and my family again one day. I don't understand all of it, but I know it happened, and I am so grateful.
I know Jesus Lives. After he died on the cross, he was resurrected and rose on the third day.
I know the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, is true. After Christ was resurrected, he came to the American continent. The Book of Mormon and Bible can help us have more faith, knowledge, charity, and bring the spirit and joy into our lives.
I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet. At the age of 14, he was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. For the rest of his life he was a faithful servant. He translated the Book of Mormon and was commanded to start The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I know the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church on the earth today to have 100% of the truth. It is truly Christ's church.
I know the church today is led by a true and living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. If we follow his council, he will never lead us astray.
Of these things I am certain. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Me: I am torn. I need to do about a million things (then I name them), and if I don't do them, I will not have a good day tomorrow because the house will be a disaster. But I REALLY want to start my 2 week free trial with ancestry.com. Is this what my life is destined for (meaning kids all day and cleaning all night)?
Brandt: No. You even said you wanted to take classes, or maybe start a business.
Me: When? When I'm sixty?
Brandt: No, I wont be in law school till your sixty.
Me: When did I become such a neat freak?
Brandt: Slowly over the years since we have been married I guess.
Me: I used to not care. Am I really a neat freak though? I hate cleaning, and sometimes I just don't do it because I don't want to. But then I get all antsy and anxious until it is done.
Brandt: Your not really a neat freak. You just get really stressed out until it is clean.
Me: Isn't that kinda the definition of a neat freak?
Brandt: Yeah, you ARE a neat freak! NEAT FREAK! (sometimes he thinks he's so funny)
Me: It's your fault you know. And, you're the one to talk. You are worse than I am. But you are a wierd kind of neat freak. You like to make piles.
I thought I would blog about it to get it off my chest. Does anyone out there feel like this sometimes?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Kalle counts down the days until Tuesday. She just can't wait for ballet class to come. She tells us all about what Miss Sunny taught them and about how nice Lizzie is. Lizzie is the little girl Kalle adores in the class. She is four and Kalle's partner for the "Merry Christmas" dance. Kalle follows her around most of dance class, and the sweet girl is so nice to Kalle. Kalle loves to practice here at home with Oakley. Brennen, Brandt, and I love to watch this just about every night (although it looks like Kalle is pushing Oakley, she is really just trying to "spin" him):
Here is actual ballet class. Of course Kalle is following her partner... Lizzie!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Me: We need to start helping the poor more.
Brandt: We ARE the poor.
Me: But what about the story of the guy who cut his table in half- he was poor.
Brandt: I guess you could cut our table in half.
Me: C'mon. When our ward had that clothing drive for the branch, we should have bought more white shirts for them.
Brandt: You have to actually have money to do that. The man that cut his table in half didn't spend money he didn't have.
Me: I guess
(later on tonight while we were laying in bed talking. Brandt is probably half asleep.)
Me: I really want a jacuzzi some day... One that has a lock on it.
Brandt: Why, so your kids can lock each other in it?
Me: That is not funny.
(a short pause)
Me: How can I even live after hearing Elder Christofferson's talk?
Brandt: I don't know- you might as well just kill yourself.
Me: Really, how could I ever buy a jacuzzi knowing all of the poor people- if I am trying to live worthy of Zion?
Brandt: (as he turns over- almost fully asleep by now) You could just buy the jacuzzi and invite the poor people over and use it.
Why do I even try to talk to him in bed?