Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Kyle: Ma, what do turtles do?
Michelle: They walk really slow
Kyle: Do they have backs?
Michelle: Yes they do! Their backs are hard shells which they use as a source of protection from other animals.
Kyle: What do Poo bees do?
Michelle: Polar Bears?
Kyle: No Poopies
Michelle: Oh! I don't know?
Kyle: They live in the toilet.
Kyle: What do Chipmunks do?
Michelle: I don't know?
Kyle: They talk.
Kyle: What do dinosaurs do?
Kyle: Dinosaurs do bite!
Kyle: They live in the trees...
Kyle: Shhhhhhh! (whispering) there's a dinosaur at our house
Michelle: No there isn't!
Kyle: (loud whisper) MA! shh! shh! I hear them...
Kyle: Shh...shhhhh....(looking all around) do you hear that? It's the dinosaurs
Three minutes of silence goes by
Kyle: Now I don't hear it.
Kyle: Can we talk?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I love this foundation, 'air touch by Jerome Alexander'. It's very light and easy to apply. It does a great job evening out your skin. It lasts a nice long time. I do not recommend it for those with really fair skin because the color is for darker skin tones. It moisturizes my dry skin in the winter and wears especially well in the summer. I've tried so many different foundations and this one is my favorite. Also has spf 15.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
How Do I Cook From My Pantry?
Step 1: Put together a 2 week menu plan (You choose the meals YOUR family likes and will eat!)Step 2: Collect the recipes and convert to use food storage as needed.Step 3: List items in each recipe and multiply by how many times you want to serve it.Step 4: Purchase FoodStep 5: Develop a working rotation system that works for you.
Posted by RMMs at 3:24 AM
Pres Gordon B. Hinckley
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others. We encourage Church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example to go into debt to establish food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve. We realize that some of you may not have financial resources or space for such storage. Some of you may be prohibited by law from storing large amounts of food. We encourage you to store as much as circumstances allow. May the Lord bless you in your home storage efforts. The First Presidency
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Shane: I couldn't live without you.
Michelle: I couldn't live without you either.
Shane: I think you could. But if you died I would be a broken man.
Michelle: If you died I wouldn't make it, I would need anti-depressents and/or sleeping medications for at least a year.
Shane: No, you would eventually pick up the pieces and be ok. Women are emotionally stronger then men in that way. They are use to being broken down and are capable of moving forward to a full recovery. They are made this way for a reason--they are the ones that have to perpetuate the race. This is no easy task. Once a man is broken, he is broken for good because he's not use to being broken down. I'd just be better off dead if I had to live without you!
Michelle: Thanks honey, I love you!!
BRADEN/KYLE COMMENT OF THE DAY
Our blow-up mattres blew out last night. Braden walked into our room and said:
Braden: "Oh no! Dad! your bed did melt! Come look, come look!"
Dad: Yeah I know, mommy's getting a new one right now!
Braden: (big smile) "Ohhhhhhhh goood!!!"
Thursday, May 1, 2008
One of my friends called and we got talking about the challenges of motherhood. Both of us have three children around the same ages. She asked me if I had read the talk by Elder Ballard about motherhood. I hadn't because I haven't got my ensign yet. She encouraged me to read it so I got on lds.org and printed it out. I thought I'd share my favorite parts of the message:
"First, recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.
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 , 10–11).
Second, don’t overschedule yourselves or your children. We live in a world that is filled with options. If we are not careful, we will find every minute jammed with social events, classes, exercise time, book clubs, scrapbooking, Church callings, music, sports, the Internet, and our favorite TV shows. One mother told me of a time that her children had 29 scheduled commitments every week: music lessons, Scouts, dance, Little League, day camps, soccer, art, and so forth. She felt like a taxi driver. Finally, she called a family meeting and announced, “Something has to go; we have no time to ourselves and no time for each other.” Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together."