Friday, April 30, 2010

Let Freedom Ring

Coleman just participated in a fun kindergarten program where they sang patriotic songs and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Poor Coleman was yawning through the whole program, and I kept thinking, "Who is that boys mother, and why doesn't she let her son get more sleep?!?"
But he did a great job singing and doing hand actions anyway, even though he looked so, so tired.
His cute teacher Mrs. Walker has been at our school for so many years that some of the kids in her class have parents that were her students. Coleman loves her!
Sophia slept through the whole thing (which is why she is in her car seat... I usually don't like to carry that bucket around, but I couldn't bring myself to wake her up to get her out and put her in the sling, which I am still getting used to maneuvering).

On the way home we told Coleman we wanted to take him to get a treat--he said that he would pick something and save it for later because he felt sick! No wonder he was yawning! He slept the afternoon away and was all better the next morning.

I'm so proud of Coleman! He's done great this year in kindergarten and loves learning.

I made it!

After eight months of injecting this into my body twice a day, I am thrilled to say that

I am done!

(If anyone knows someone who uses this and could use some 80 mg/mL syringes, I ended up with a few extra... they are fully sealed so they'd be safe to pass along. I was very blessed in the early days with some medication from some friends and would love to pay it forward!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010


S"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero."
--Marc Brown

Monday, April 19, 2010


"A sister is worth a thousand friends."
--Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Did you LOVE the return of Glee last night?

We had to laugh at Sophia's reaction to the episode, when she appeared to be plugging her ear.

It Always Comes Full Circle

So on Sunday I got a new calling... which I'm really excited about.... I get to be an Activity Days Leader for the 8 year old girls in our ward which for now includes my sweet Liv!

I had to laugh when the coordinator came over to my house to do a quick orientation... she handed me my binder... and I immediately recognized it as one I made over four years ago when I was the Primary president. Good thing I made it cute, huh?

(A short aside, I think it should be part of the Church handbook--or at the very least an unwritten yet well-understood rule that is followed by all Church leaders--that women with new babies shouldn't be given callings or "opportunities to serve" until their babies are at least six weeks old, but maybe that's just me?)