23 October 2009

A birthday gift

Goosey has a party today, and this is the gift I made for her friend. It could use a little refinement, but it's cute I think.

22 October 2009

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Rikki Tikki Tembo is a retelling of a traditional Chinese story about why the Chinese give their children short names. I was introduced to this book by my elementary school librarian and read it frequently as a child. Today when Dogger asked me to read it to him I watched his face and it reminded me so much of my brother, Casey, and how he also loved this book.

The art inside is just as lovely as the cover. It's just a great children's book.

16 October 2009

My Mother-in-law is awesome

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Craig and I are completely awesome in this video. I'd like to thank my mother-in-law for creating this in honor of Craig's 34th birthday.

Too early

It's snowing right now. Soft flakes are gently floating down from the sky. It's not sticking, but that doesn't change the fact that it's snowing. On 16 October (which happens to be Craig's birthday). My sweet little daughter is standing at the bus stop, bundled up, while snow swirls around her.

Snow? This early? And we're having school? This definitely is NOT southwestern Oregon.

13 October 2009

It totally happened

I've always said that I'm just waiting to see someone I know on TV. Not on the local news like the time Craig was in a five car pile up and they interviewed him about it, or how I see my old high school mates on Monday night football.....but for real on TV. You know, like on a game show or reality show or on CNN because they did something incredibly stupid or awesome.

Well, tonight we were turned on a House Hunters that was part way through and I recognized someone!!!

"Hey, that's someone that we worked with at the BYU!" I pointed to the realtor.

"Yeah, he worked for me." Craig said, amazed.

There it is. One of my life's expectations met.

Is this a dream?

Goosey: Mom, is this a dream?

Me: This world? This life we're in?

Goosey: Uh-huh.

Me: No honey, it's not. It's real. But I know what you mean. When I was your age I used to feel the same way sometimes.

And I truly did. I remember sometimes wondering if what was going on around me was really happening, or was I dreaming it. Maybe it's because I have very vivid dreams. Or maybe it's because deep down our spirits know that this is a temporary state. We're here to have experiences, to learn, to prove ourselves so that we can return to our true home, with our Heavenly Father.

07 October 2009

Out of my element

Goosey and I spent waaaay too long wandering around Walmart tonight. She has two birthday parties this weekend--both for boys. I have no idea what 7-year-old boys like. My boys are still preschoolers, so they like trains, trucks and whatever their dad likes (which would be Star Wars).

She ended up getting a Bakugan something..... I really don't know what these are. But Goosey says some of the boys have brought them to school. Have I bought something that's going to make the parents loathe me?

Suggestions for 7-year old boys?

01 October 2009

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