Sunday, September 25, 2011

Forget-Me-Not


I attended the General Relief Society Broadcast with my mom, niece, and sister last night. All the talks were great, but the one that really stood out was President Uchtdorf's. Here's a recap (according to my notes):

There are FIVE pedals on a forget-me-not flower so here are FIVE important things to remember:
1) Forget Not to be patient with yourself.
-Don't compare yourself with others.
2) Forget Not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice.
-Ask yourself if you are committing your time to what matters most.?.
3) Forget Not to be HAPPY now!
Your golden ticket is NOW!
4) Forget Not the "why" of the gospel.
-Gospel is a light! The gospel is joy when we understand the why!
5) Forget Not that the Lord loves you!
-You are not forgotten!

Favorite quote from the entire talk: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf- "Sisters, wherever you are, whatever the circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you, with an infinite love." 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today at Lowe's.

Today I went to Lowe's with Curtis and the boys. While there, I saw a girl I recognized...Ashley Sullenger. I told Curtis I was going to go talk to her. He didn't want me to go bug her, but he knew I was going to anyway. People don't believe it when I say I was shy when I was younger. I was. I hardly ever raised my hand at school...I didn't like the attention on me. I still don't, I just like to talk to people (maybe because I am home with a 2 year-old and 1 year-old all day). So I walked up to Ashley and told her I look at her blog all the time. We talked about teaching for a little bit and our kids. She is a cute, cute girl and really nice! I told her she is wise beyond her years from reading all of her posts. Her little guy, Ledger is darling. I don't know why I asked for a picture, but I did. Go to: http://patrickandashley.blogspot.com/ to see her and her family's story.

*Picture taken from my iphone - that's why it is so small.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cannon's First Day of Preschool


Cannon's first day of Preschool was September 6, 2011. I was grateful the teacher let him in her class - especially since the deadline was Sept. 1st, and he won't be three until Oct. 21st. The main reason I want Cannon to go to school is for the social aspect of it, and so he can learn to sit. I also want to give Carter more one-on-one time too while Cannon is at school.

A few weeks before school started, the teacher sent us a ladybug to decorate and turn in on the first day. I had Cannon color it with markers, and I strategically added a few stickers to it and bendable straws for antennas - you know I had to decorate it a little more. When the teacher called Cannon's name to take up his ladybug to put it on the bulletin board, he said to his teacher, "My mom did this ladybug." GRRRRR! He told on me. ;) All the other moms started to laugh. I didn't do it all, I just did a little of it. :)