Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Almost New Year's!

I have just 24 hours to hit my first couple goals for 2010. . . I want to have done 200 posts - - very silly little goal, but oh well.

I'm currently working on cleaning my room, cuz I think it'd be cool to go into 2010 with a clean bedroom. (I'm quite messy, by the way).

We had an awesome Primary Presidency meeting this morning, planning for the coming year. I'm excited about it!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kid meet and greet

My former teacher and pal, Mrs. Beth Taylor, has and continues to be an important influence in my life. . .tonight we got together with Laura, her husband and our assorted kids to hang out for a bit and go to dinner. Unfortunately my computer apparently has a multitude of viruses and won't cooperate for uploading much right now. . .but the pic above is me with Anne Claire, her daughter. . .we have the same birthday! YAY! and this year, I'm 30 and she's 3. It's fantastic.
Below is Mrs. Taylor with Jacob, Anne Claire, and Laura's 2, Ethan and Evan.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Baptism Day/Cake Day

I'm gonna try to get to 200 posts by New Year's Day! :)

Kaleigh's Cake!

Kaleigh will be baptized tomorrow!!!
This will be on the cover of her baptismal program!
(Her mom took the pics)

And here's the cake her mom and I made!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jacob and the Articles of Faith

Jacob just ran in (yeah, so it's 11pm, oh well) and said, "I can do the 13th Article of Faith!" and sang it, only missing a couple words. . . I love that:
1. he was so excited that he could do it
2. that he could do it
3. that I followed through with having "8 is Great" last week, where one of the gifts he got was an Articles of Faith card.
4. That he found the card and studied by himself
5. That he's getting ready to be baptized this coming year.
6. That his dad is getting ready to be able to baptize him. This should be an amazing experience for BOTH of them.
and so many more things. . .

Carter's Hunting Cake

Happy Birthday to Carter, who turned 6!

This is my first cake JOB! (as in, I was paid. :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

8 is Great!

The program went really well -- all 6 "8 is Great" kids were there along with their families. 2/3 members of our Bishopric, both my counselors. . .it was . . .well. . .GREAT. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Choose your identity"

I was just leaving a comment on a friend's blog and when I got to the part where i had to sign in, I thought the instruction, "choose your identity" was somewhat funny: wow? who do I want to be? Hmmm the options are endless! I guess I will be me.


I cannot believe it.

The kids at school were funny. Kids totally understand the birthday thing - and tell them it's your birthday and they will break out in song, hug you, try to give you things, and TRY (for like 20 seconds) to be "good." It was a CRAZY school day - off schedule because of collaborative teacher meetings, but it was still a pretty good birthday.

Facebook is fabulous for helping you to feel cared about you on your birthday. And emails are fabulous too. Received one or two unexpected birthday wishes - including calls from my brothers - Michael and Robert - and Robert's family, and even a nice email from my ex husband, who is currently deployed to Iraq.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

8 is Great!

When I lived in Columbus, Robin Harrell used to do AMAZING "8 is Great" programs/firesides for the kids that would be turning 8 in that coming year. This year, Jesup has SIX kids turning 8, which - for Jesup, is amazing. And Jacob is one of them. So - - I decided now would be a great time to try to do one of these firesides. I'm really happy with the way that these invites turned out. I designed them, and my dad designed the corresponding envelopes.