Tuesday, September 27, 2011

You are my chocolate!

A lot of things have been on my mind lately. We are in a transition in life and it seems like it is taking forever for the changes to happen. We've put our house up for sale because we've found a house with more room, but things aren't moving very fast. Gus finished school, but has yet to jump that last hurdle and pass his boards test. A lot of things are on the verge of changing, but nothing has happened.
On Saturday, I watched the General Relief Society meeting. The last speaker was President Uchtdorf. I love listening to him speak. It always seem like something is meant just for me. He talked about forgetting not. He compared them to the 5 petals of a forget-me-not flower. The one that stuck out to me the most was #3-Forget not to be happy now.

President Uchtdorf related the story of one of my most favorite children's book and movie of all time Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the movie with Gene Wilder, not Johnny Depp, although that one stayed truer to the book). Anyway, he recalled how everyone wanted a Golden Ticket. Everyone wanted it so bad, that they forgot the chocolate bar that they still had. President Uchtdorf then talked about being happy now and not waiting for your Golden Ticket in life. Be happy with what you have now.

So, I have been thinking a lot about my chocolate. I've been waiting for a Golden Ticket and I need to focus on my chocolate (not literally, but I wish it were!). So here is my chocolate:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer 2011

So I promise that we did have a summer this year! Here is a top 10 list of things we did this summer:

1- Had a baby (and a very cute one, may I say!)

2- Celebrated the 4th of July. (Pocatello is not my favorite place to go, nor will we stay here again. The parade was awful, but the fireworks were all right.)

3- Spent some time in Island Park with the Jones' and some really big ANTS!

4-Parker and Alivia took swim lessons.

5- Played in the water- a lot!

6- Had the Blad reunion at Steadman's in Raft River.

7- Played with cousins.

8- Blessed the cute baby.

9- Visited the Dinosaur Park in Ogden.

10- Visited Temple Square.

I know that sounds like a pretty lame summer, but we didn't have the funds to go somewhere extravagant. I have to admit that this summer has been very stressful. Gus is waiting to take his boards again after he didn't pass. He is studying like mad!! Money has also been tight because we had that cute baby. My hospital bill was $6000! Thank goodness for insurance and thank goodness my husband works at the hospital. I am very grateful for his job. All in all, the kids didn't let anything deter them from entertaining themselves. Oh, to be a kid again!

Cooper's Blessing

Oh, how time flies when you are super busy! I'm finally getting around to posting about our summer. Cooper was blessed on August 14, 2011, by his father. He was blessed in the Alameda 9th Ward in Pocatello, ID.

We are so very fortunate that we have family and friends that live so close and can come share our special days with us. Cooper is such a great little guy and we are so blessed to have him in our family!