Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
It's my wife's birthday today. The big quarter century. I could do the husband thing and go on and on about how awesome she is and show pictures of all that stuff, but I thought I'd just post my favorite picture of her and me, and post a couple little poems I found on the internet that pretty much encapsulates how I feel. The first is anonymous but has some jokes I think she'll find funny.:
You say your wife is wonderful
She’s like no other kind
Her beauty’s so unparalleled
She makes most men go blind.
You say your wife is magical
Her every word’s a charm
She’s sculpted like angels
Blowing trumpets with one arm
You say your wife is talented
She cooks like Boyardee
Every bite is heaven sent
A five-star French cuisine
You say your wife so patiently
Looks after your five boys
They’re all so perfect, well-behaved
And love to share their toys
You say your wife is luminous
That she transforms a room
By waltzing in so gracefully
With only an old broom
You say your wife is pure and clean
She never passes gas
And rarely burps and couldn’t scream
(And always shaves her legs)
You say your wife is clever
And she has a rapist wit
When telling jokes at parties
She will put the guests in fits
You say your wife is number one
And I say that’s just fine
I only let you ramble on
Because you’ve not met mine.
The second is by Lord Byron:
SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A small growth on my heart. So it's not just in my blood after all...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had “never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1941, p. 123)
This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions. Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.
Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel.
There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself.
If those words weren't fulfilled in part this year, I don't know what a prophecy is. He also talks about how religious opinion will be attacked and people will try to replace our state's recognition and embrace of religion with irreligion. I'm sure it was beginning back then, but it is full blown now, and very much a part of the Prop 8 debate.
I hope someone out there reading this is enlightened and understands a little better about how I feel.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So first off I want to express how grateful I am for my husband and for all that he does for us. He works so hard and has to put up with a LOT of stress in school. Somehow he still manages to be so sweet when he gets home. Lily and I are always so excited when it is time to go pick him up. I also want to say how grateful I am for my little girl. She is such an example to me at such a young age. If I never have any more girls I will forever be grateful I got this one. I also feel so blessed that I am able to have children and that I have a sweet little boy on the way. Although this has not been the most pleasant of pregnancies, I still love to feel that tiny little life inside of me and I can't wait to meet him. I am so grateful for my family. My parents and parents-in-law have done so much to help us through the difficulties of being a poor, struggling student family. It scares me to think that I might not be able to repay them for all that they have done. I am grateful for so much more but I will save it for the journal.
PS. I am also grateful that my husband is going to proofread this when I am finished so that I don't look like an idiot. Although I could do without all the little chuckles I will hear whenever he finds a mistake, I am still grateful. I am glad we can tease each other.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This is my belly at almost 5 months. I think it is too big for 5 months but for those of you who don't think so, I should tell you I have been this big since 9 weeks which is why I didn't want to post any pictures till now.
Here is the little sweetie. Right now it just looks like a cute little alien. Jacob thinks it looks like him, and that is okaywith me at this point.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I told her to smile and this is all I got. I just liked this picture because of her big blue eyes. Her eyes are about the only thing she got from me so I have to brag a little.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I have been dreading the day when Lily would learn to climb on the table. Yesterday that day came. Every time my back is turned for a second she is up there. The thing that encouraged this behavior is the roses that Jacob gave me for our anniversary. Although it makes me nervous when she gets up there I think it is kind of sweet that she just wants to smell the roses.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Starting a family. This is Jacobs first diaper.
Can I just say that Jacob is the best gift giver in the world. I always think he is not really listening to me when I talk but then on days like this when I get a gift from him I see that he was indeed paying attention. He always gives gifts that you would never expect or even think to ask for but once you get it you realize how much you wanted it and that it is more than just a gift because it has more meaning behind it. For example he gave me the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. It was one of the first chapter books I ever read when I was a kid. I remember thinking to myself when I read it that it was my favorite book and that I would always think it was great no matter how old I got. I have not read it or even seen the book since I was young. I am excited to read it again and relive some childhood memories. Thanks Jacob I love you. Sorry my gift was so lame.