Saturday, May 30, 2009
"Just a minute mom, I'm reading Dwight Howard's Blog!"
Apparently, the Torrey Pine Tree is one of the rarest pines in the U.S. There are only about 4,000 of them that grow in a narrow strip on the California coast in San Diego. Living in Washington, I had no idea there was such a thing as a rare pine tree!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Derek had a rough weekend. It started with pink eye, continued with a smashed chin on our fireplace, but ended happily with lots of driving the boat.
For Garth and I, the weekend started with work in the yard and ended with play on the boat. My brother Bryan and his family came up from Yakima so my whole family was together for the first time since Christmas.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
*My mom had to speak in church on Mother's Day and she called Carter the day before to get his thoughts on his mother (believe it or not, Carter at 6 years old is extremely articulate and a bit of a spiritual giant!) My mom asked him how he feels about his mom and he said "pretty good" (considering how moody and pregnant I am, I took that as a compliment). So then she asked him "how can you honor your mother. . .do you know what honor is?" Carter, without missing a beat says, "yeah, it's like the praise we give veterans." He then told her that he could honor me by obeying when I tell him to turn off video games. That would be great!
*My Mother's Day started out normal with early church etc. but Garth took the kids outside to play in the afternoon and I got to sit on the couch and read a book in total quiet! That was a real treat to me. Then we went to my mom's for dinner and the husbands all made dinner. We felt guilty for just a second as we were sitting on the couch while the men cooked, but we got over it quickly.
*Carter offered the prayer at dinner and I was touched by what he said. "Bless the moms all over the world with the strength to prepare their children." Seriously, I don't know where this stuff comes from. He's a great kid!
*The kids filled out questionnaires on their mom's in Primary and I had to smile at some of their answers. Sydney said her mom is 50 years old. Carter said my favorite thing to do is watch cooking shows and Sydney says it's the computer. They both said the best thing I cook is "cheesy tunnels" (that's what we call manicotti). And they both said the thing they like best is that I play with them.