Monday, January 21, 2008
Well, I have to tell you about the talk in church sunday. It really has stuck with me this week. It was on Good, Better, Best. Meaning there are things that we do that we say " Okay, That's good." Even though we could or maybe should do them better. Like take um " The Laundry" It's Good that I do some. It would be Better if I did more and then It would be Best If I did it all and put it away. This isn't the example he used but it did go through my mind. Anyway the main part of the talk that really hit home was about mothering. The speaker brought up the fact that it is Good for women to get an education. It's better to do that and be a mother and teach children the things that we know to be true. But, it is Best to love being a mother. That really made me stop and think. How many times have I said to someone "Oh, I'm just a mom." or " Yeah, I don't work I just stay home with the kids." I say it like I hate doing it too. It really made me think about my situation. When I was younger I wanted to do all sorts of things. Like be a zooalogist and have my own zoo named "The Ark" and I had it all planned out. I wanted to be a elementry teacher, a photogragher, be in plays. I had big ideas. The one thing that always stayed though was wanting to be a mother. I wanted to be a stay at home mom. Then, I got it. I got to be a stay at home mom. But, I am afraid that I have just "Good ed" it. Ya know what I mean. I have gotten everything that I ever wanted and I find things wrong with it. At the end of the talk to sum it up we should strive for best. Satan would have us stop at Good. He at the very max would let Better happen. If we are forever striving for Best we will always be happeir. I bring up Satans part in this like this. It's Saturday morning. I feed the kids breakfast. Brian's gone to work. I look around the house and Satan says to me ( ya know just feelings not really a voice) "Man this place is a mess. You just cleaned this yesterday. Those little boogers never pick up after themselves." So I tell the kids to go pick up the basement and I will clean the upstairs. Off they go. Ten seconds goes bye and Davin is whineing . I tell them to stop fighting and work together. After about fifteen different little problems. Satan has got me thinking how bad it sucks that I am home with the kids everyday. I clean the same thing over and over for it to never be done. I finish a project only to come back to it later and it be undone .All this anti mom crap going on in my head. Laying facedown on the couch I relized. Satan is a sneeky little Guy. I took a few deep breaths. I told all the kids to meet me in the kitchen. I got my scriptures and went in to teach them. I read them the scripture
Mosiah 4:14 14 And ye will not suffer your children that
they go hungery,or naked; neither will ye suffer that they
transgrees the law of God, and quarrel one with another,
and serve the devil, who is the master of sin or who is
the evil spirit which hath been spoken of by our fathers,
he is the enemy to all righteousness.
15 But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth
and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another,
and to serve one another.
I lovingly explained to them that I was wrong for the way I was acting that morning. I told them how Satan didn't have a family. I talked to them about the thoughts that go through our head. I explained to them that The Family is Satans enemy. He wants us to be mad at each other and fight over things that aren't important. I told them how much I loved them and that I was sorry that I got so mad at them. Then we had our little family prayer and we sang some primary songs " When my mother calls me" I thought that was fitting. Then we cleand up the house and it was Better that time. The point in that story being. It's Good to clean your house on Saturday's. It's Better to have the children help and learn. It was Best that day to stop cleaning and teach them and love them. So I think next time I can honestly tell someone " I am a zoo keeper, often a Drama instructor, a Teacher,and a Photographer. But the Job I like doing Best Is being The Mom.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Finally,this is something that I have wanted to do forever. On January 11th I finally did it. I got Lasik. I have to tell you though, I was kinda nervous. Well I was mostly just excited. I think they make you wear your glasses for three weeks before so that when it is time for surgery you are so sick of wearing them you will do anything,(like let someone cut your eyeball open) as long as you don't have to wear glasses anymore. That's how it was for me anyway. Anyway, we went into the office and guess what is on t.v. Yep, you guessed it. Eyeballs being lasered with this little fish hook tool and sponges and all kinds of stuff. It was like "Well, I wasn't scared but now I kinda am!" Oh and it wasn't just a little glimpse of it either it was 45 minutes of watching eyeball after eyeball. By the time it was my turn to go back I was pretty anxious.Then they sit you in the room and have you watch a movie about the procedure. Well of course it has to tell you several times that there is no guarantee that this will work and that you may be blind and on and on. Then in comes the nurse with a 5 milligram Valium."Yep that will help. Thanks." I said while thinking "Is there like 3 more of those coming?" There was not. So we went into the surgery room and they had me sit bake in a chair and did the surgery. I have to say the only part that was bad was the pressure from the cut being made. It didn't really hurt it just felt weird. I did start crying ( thanks to the Valium) After the first eye was cut and completely black I started thinking." Holy crap! My eye is flapped open and what if it doesn't go back together!!" That's when I started crying only for a second though. Then I took a deep breath and they did the other eye. The surgery itself lasted maybe 15 minutes (that's with crying time). Well anyway it has been so worth it. I went in for my 1 week check back today. I can see 15/20!!! Before I was seeing 300/20. Now that is awesome. Anyone that is thinking about doing it really should. I wish I hadn't waited so long. Bye Bye glasses. Bye Bye contacts and all the contact crap that you have to pack everywhere. Hello world and leaves on the trees and blades of grass. Sight is truly a blessing and I am very thankful that my children don't have vision problems. and now me either.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Well, we have lots of new year plans. Our first is to get a new automobile.
Brian says his manhood has been squashed long enough ( the minivan) !!!
He reminded me that when we got the van, we said when the kids could buckle themselves we would get a suv. So we did. We got a Dodge Durango. We Love It!!
Hopefully Bri's Manhood has plenty of room.
I think it is funny well actually sad. He wanted a cooler ride but the kids are the ones that ended up with it. As you can tell by the pictures.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Yep, These are our kids.
Jayme is 7 and going to be 8 in two months. She has a injury everyday after school. I never have to ask for the details. She is sure to tell me.
Hayden is the baby. She is the one here all upset and red faced. She is turning 4 this March.
Drake, He is our oldest 10. He is so funny. He has lots of jobs around our house. I don't know where I would be without him sometimes.
Davin, well he is our underfed one. j/k He could eat an elephant and it wouldn't show on this kid. He is the baby boy and he loves it.
This is us.
This is Brian and I am Charity. We have been married for almost 12 years. We have had lots of fun over that amount of time and along the way we ended up with 4 kids. They are the best things we have done so far. They also may have been the funnest things!! We hope you enjoy our blog and like getting to know us. It maybe a little much for some . So be Aware.