Monday, January 7, 2008

Isn't it about Time?!



We've had an exciting roller-coaster ride of a time these past two weeks and I've loved the ride! (not to mention the real roller coasters rides I got to actually go on! Our past 4 trips to amusement parks I have been pregnant.) Here's some of our ride the past two weeks together...

Spencer was called and began teaching early morning (6:00 AM) Seminary (can I just say this thrills me! He is made to teach! He understand so wonderfully the relationship between the teacher and student with the spirit. Truly, all are edififed and rejoice together!) We've had both our vehicles broken down and fixed (well mostly), We've danced in the kitchen, We've all had our own different sicknesses come and go (and come back again)- We've realized more our distance from our families (not being able to be with them for the Holiday's) and feel greater appreciation for them, We've sang to ourselves and others,We've tried to have game nights with friends- before the children meltdown time, We've dipped in and marveled at the ocean, We've played with play dough, We've bought and returned a toilet, We've read some good books-debatable actually (Twilight, Rough Stone Rolling and many with Adelaide spanning Suess, Discovery, Disney)We've stayed up way too late, We've gotten and paid a parking ticket, We've duck duck goosed, We've completely rearranged our upstairs rooms, We've colored, We've plunged out toilets (repeatedly),We've taken a few day trips, We've laughed and laughed, We've had a unknowing stranger accidentally steal our car keys leaving us stranded, We've prayed together, We've run out of milk and eggs, We've had some serious reflection and questioning that led to strengthened testimony, We've gone to concerts,We've eaten out twice (and once didn't tip- don't ask),We've broken and fixed our disposal, We've followed the campaign trail through its wars and "rumors" of wars , We've overeaten, We've Finished sorting our filing cabinets, We've watched some great football, We've decided to be true Defenders of our Faith at all costs! ..and through all the diaper changes, a "still in the freezer" turkey, and what seemed to be a never -could- stay- on- top- of- pile of dishes..these past two weeks have been some of the best of my life! I have loved being able to spend time with my dearest ones...and to the world (or possible endless void out there) I want to shout that I have never been more in love with my children and my sweet husband. And I really really mean that. We have become even better friends these past two weeks together. I am so thankful Father gave me them to have a chance at forever with. I can't imagine being able to have all that Time together, but welcome the promise. And especially to my love, Spencer... Thanks for choosing me.

..and it's back to work he goes.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

YES YES YES it's about time!!! In more ways than one, my dear. I've missed your posts. Keep 'em coming!

Amanda said...

Love all the pics...but my favorites are Addy at the beach. Too cute! You take GREAT pictures!

janet said...

The pictures of the ocean are so beautiful! What a vacation!

So, I ended up taking down my post about Twilight.. not because I changed my mind but because I was hurting feelings... I really made fun of EVERYONE who loves them and I didn't really want that on my blog. My opinion is still the same though.. I think it's cheesy, way too mushy, and a bit childish. It's an easy read, though and it is addicting, but I just don't get the big obsession. It totally baffles me! But it made for a good discussion. Anyway, email me and we can chat more.

janetleeshumway@gmail.com

and ps. If we are a lot alike, it's a total compliment to ME!

Rachel said...

So you did read it? I'm waiting to until I can get away on vacation or something. If I read a book here at home, I usually end up neglecting my motherly duties! lol
I will definitely let you know what I think when I get to it.
Hugs to you, Missy!

Kelli Wilkinson said...

Love the photos! Guess I have to call you to get the details. The beach is calling me too, but we're burried in snow!
I guess you guys didn't overeat way to much because you all look great!

The Dutkiewicz Family said...

Hey it's me. We just started blogging and I am so going to steal some of your ideas.

And to Janet-I don't get the Twilight sensation either. My wife and tons of her friends are into those books. I refuse to read them. Although, how do I rationalize my John Grisham addiction?

Anyway, love the blog-come see ours, but don't expect much. Right now, I'm just making stuff up.

Chris Dutkiewicz

Karlgaard's said...

Hi, I just thought I would pop in and say hi to Spencer, I am an old friend from Eugene! You have a lovely family!!! (Kari Tripp)

Kelly N. said...

Sara,
I loved my ten days in UT with my Kye and kids. We are all going with withdrawls now that he is at work again.
Twilight...I won't comment. I want to know your opinion. My husband thinks they are ridiculous (he hasn't read them...just what he has heard about them)

JAMIE COOK~ said...

I think its funny that everyone is commenting on twilight...so i won't. I just want to know how you ride rollercoasters with the two kids...someone has to be with them , so how does it work exactly?

Clean Cut said...

Hi Jamie. This is Spencer. We're fortunate that we went to Six Flags with my cousins Sally and Brad. We took turns with the kids and riding the rides...

Brianne and Jarod Stewart said...

Hey Sara...

I am so glad that you are so excited for Spencer to be a seminary teacher. I have to admit that I did not share the same joy that you did when Jarod was called to teach in North Carolina. We always have limited time together because of his studies, and I knew it would interfere with "US" Jarod loves teaching, and because of that I support him, but miss him a lot.

As far as Twilight goes...I LOVE them. I have really enjoyed reading them and am happy to admit it! Of course, I just love to read. The books are not written the best, but they catch my attention and leave me with the desire to read more ;)I am a sap for that mushy stuff :)

H-less E-less said...

So...i'll just say, Twilight is not my thing. So I'm one of the 3 other women on the planet that didn't absolutely love them. Congrats to those of you who did. It's always a treat to find a book (especially series) that grabs your attention.