Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Count your many blessings

That's what my brother was doing this past Sunday morning

On his way to an early morning Bishopric meeting at church, someone fell asleep at the wheel and swerved over the double yellow line and smashed into him, totalling out his car.

Here's some bits and pieces from his email on Monday. .

"I'm fine but had to dukes of hazard it out of the window to get out of the car." --I can totally see him doing this. . .even in his best Sunday suit!

"The Executive secretary came and picked me up and said it was a miracle that I walked away from it." --not only will he make an appointment with the Bishop for you. . .

"I had glass dropping out of my suit the rest of the day at church, LOL." --I love that he just shook it off and headed straight for church!

and this, counting his blessings, after commenting about the Prophet passing away on Sunday. . ."I guess it was his day to return to our Heavenly Father and not mine".

Monday, January 28, 2008

A blessing

When my Mom called with the news of President Hinckley's death last night I was initially saddened. Sad that we won't have him here to guide us. I will miss his wonderful spirit and immovable deep testimony of the Savior as well as his spunk and sense of humor. What a wonderful man. I'm happy for his peace today and that he is finally with his sweetheart again. I hope they give him a day of rest for all the work he did here on earth but I have a feeling he'll be right back to work there, and he'd expect the same of us.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Honestly, some kids will do ANYTHING to be the center of attention. Even before they're born.

Our little one caused enough trouble to land me in bedrest for the weekend and a trip to the ER for a early ultrasound peek to make sure things were fine.

Of course, everything was fine (after much sweating, and worrying, and tears). . .so listen up little stinker,

we prefer BORING, really we do.

And get this, the ultrasound tech, told us he would guess 70/30 that it's a boy! Although at this stage it really is a guess, but hey, that's a better chance then we've ever had before!! I'm not counting on anything until our "normally scheduled" ultrasound next month. . . don't send blue booties just yet.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The New Year off to a dripping start. . .

Ugh. I thought I was D.O.N.E. with water around this house. We put up big bucks to fix this problem. We had Thrasher come and dig a hole around our entire basement and put in drainage tile and a big sump pump, and YES we splurged for the battery back up. (Doesn't it really sound like a know what I'm talking about??)

So, fast forward a couple of months to yesterday, 1/1/08, 6:21 pm. I suppose I should feed the kids, so from my drunken pregnancy nap I manage. . "Matt go down and see if there's anything in the freezer worth eating".

All I hear is "no, Maddie, I can't do that I need to deal with the basement. . .there's water. . ."

WHAT?? Well, seems as though we've managed to protect our house from the outside elements but not from our very own water heater. It had decided to puke all over the basement.

So, we get a new water heater, the fancy, "non-tank, heat the water as it's used, super efficient" kind.

Oh, and did I mention that if we had bought it on 12/31, we could've had a $300 tax deduction, oh, but that's not offered this year. Ugh.