Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So Many Count Downs!!!

What an exciting time for us right now!!!

Haley and Graden will be home in 3 days!!!

Alec will be home from his misson in Montana in 9 days.

And Aldo should be here sometime before or on the 22nd of September - no less than 30 days!!!
...and we are SO EXCITED!!!

Yeah, that is his excited look!!! LOL!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm Going To Be A Grandma!!!!

Last December I got a call from Melanie. She said, "Mom, I just don't feel well. I am sick to my stomach, my head aches and my back aches..." My first thought was "Oh, it's flu season." But then she said one more thing that changed my mind. She said, "And I'm craving raisins."

Holy Cow! She has always HATED raisins!!! I squealed, "YOU'RE PREGNANT!!!" She said, "Please don't say anything to anybody. We're not even totally sure yet."

I have been sitting on this WONDERFUL news for so long!!! Well, Monday they went to the Doctor to find out the gender. I figure it's time to shout it from the roof tops!!!

I'M GOING TO HAVE A GRANDSON!!!! They are due September 18, 2011.

Needless to say, I'm ECSTATIC!!!! Now, all I do is watch kids and giggle...I'm going to have one of those soon!!!

And as excited as I am, I don't think I can hold a candle to Elliot and Melanie. They already have almost EVERYTHING they need - including over 1,000 diapers - REALLY!!! Their nursery is all put together and ready, and you can bet that in the next couple of days, they'll have an ENTIRE wardrobe of darling boys clothes!!! (Elliot has already got a Real Soccer shirt for him).

For anyone who has seen Elliot and Melanie with kids, you KNOW they are going to be 'parents extraordinaire'.

Have I mentioned that I'm excited?!?! (Giggle)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Called To Serve

Paul and I have been called on a mission. No, really!! We have been called to serve in the Provo South Mission. Here's the kicker - Spanish speaking!!! It's a part-time mission so we serve from home, but we now work with the Spanish speaking missionaries in the Grandview 20th Ward.
We has been asked to help some of the ward members assimilate to the Utah ways in living, speaking, budgeting and banking. GO FIGURE!!!
It has been a very humbling experience. I'm really trying to pick up the language. During Sacrament meeting and Sunday School, I just listen and try to pick up words and ideas. During Relief Society, I use the translator.
Paul just feels right at home. The first couple of Spanish Hymns we sang and Sacrament prayers we heard, I saw tears running down his cheeks. It is just a flash back to his mission.
In church, I feel like I did when I first got to Holland. I can feel the spirit, I am just not sure of everything that is being said!! I'm getting better, though. I can usually figure out what the subject of the talk is and a couple of thoughts. Testimony meeting is a different ballgame!! There are so many different accents - and they speak so quickly!!!
We have joined the choir and sang with them a couple of times in Sacrament Meeting. They are very patient with my mutilating the words. They patiently correct me and have not laughed too much, even when I was singing to the 'cheese' (that's quiso - not queso).
We are meeting some wonderful people and learning A LOT!!! This has really been a great opportunity for us. We are looking forward to the next 2 years!!

Life Is Good

When I started blogging, I did it to share my feelings and experiences. I guess I have this semi-narcissistic feeling that people care. Well, when reading others blogs, I really enjoy hearing about their lives, looking at their pictures and sharing in their thoughts. May I safely assume that I am not alone there?
I haven’t written for a couple of months. Not necessarily because I have nothing to say, or am too busy, but simply because of the “Thumper Rule”, you know, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. To say that life sucks would be WAY off base!! There are many positive things occurring in my life most of the time. To say it has been difficult would be a little more accurate. But whose isn't?!?!
Kids are healthy and happy, we still live in Provo and have 2 running cars. The utilities are on and we have PLENTY to eat. Life is good -Hell Yeah!!!