Thursday, September 28, 2017

answered prayers

yesterday I had two incredible things happen to me.

first one that happened is I went to lunch with my PTA friends and a new parent who wanted to get involved and asked her to be president and she said yes.  Okay yes we technically had a president but only in name.  But this girl is going to be amazing!!!!!!  and guess what that means, my prayers all those dang prayers were answered in the most fantastic way.  Because not gonna lie I was kinda wondering if God was leaving me hanging.  But He didn't!  and I should not be surprised!  Because why wasn't my prayer not being answered when I wanted it to?  First of all because this mom didn't even go to our school or live here and He knew she was coming so I just needed to hold my horses!  Seriously its so great and amazing I'm pinching myself!

Ok the next the thing was super amazing  FYI yesterday was jam packed holy heck how am I going to do it all. And actually it seems that I have had more of those days lately than not and you know I don't like those kind of days, I prefer to not be as schedule but dang it life is demanding it from me so I'm just holding tight!  And with God's help I have gotten everything done!  (at this point in the story I am realizing that I talk a lot about church and God on my blog but guess what? Thats just me and what I love)

So the big kids (i.e.: Luke and Darby) had a temple trip tonite with the other youth. Jason was meeting them there, I had soccer practice with Baylie and needed to leave my house at the latest at 4:45 and taking Paisley and Ivy with me (duh).  I just had a few minutes and checked all our family search accounts and none of us had any family ancestry names ready for baptism (if you are wondering about this, lets have a chat and I can explain it but not doing it here at the moment).  Okay so nothing, and I have like 5-10 minutes.  Should I go get ready for soccer or do I try one more thing?

I didn't to try.  So I said a prayer, and this was my prayer.  Dear Heavenly Father, my kids are going to the temple tonite and if any of my family wants to have their baptism done I need your help to find me.   In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.  Simple.

So I'm looking at my family tree.  Trying to poke around.  nothing there nothing here.  Then I spot a name that I love and whose work I have done.  Edmonia Hines.  I click on her and she has a bunch of new information now, her 1900 and 1910 censuses are there!  (Censuses are good especially the 1900 one).  And guess what?? Guess what Edmonia helped me find.  All her children!!!!!!!!!  I was so excited.  But then guess what the next thought was after I added them.

What is this isn't right?  Whats if I just can't find the duplicates and something has already done them?  Whats if this will just be a waste of time?  So I hesitated.  Hmmm....what do I do?  and I have like 2 minutes at this point.

But then I remembered something I recently read from Elder David Bednar.  THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES IN THE WORK OF THE LORD.  I had prayed and got such a clear definite answer, why am I doubting that?  So I reserved and printed the temple name cards out just as I was running out the door and yelled for Darby to cut them and bring them!  (Thank you to my good friend Laurie who took them to the meeting spot) And my kids did the names!   Guys I hope you realize how amazing this is that I found these names that quickly after my prayer!  Like a total hand of God.

And then I went to soccer, went to the school art nite, dropped off the girls quick while Baylie babysat (desperate times!) and ran out of the nite time relief society visit!  Whew!  What a day.

Then late I talked to the kids about the temple and Jason too.  Luke's comment was when I asked him how it was that everything just seems smaller when he is there.  Lifes problems, school stuff, etc.  And that is true.  Everything just seems smaller.

Which brings to me the theme of the week which I heard in women's conference from my favorite Sister Marriott.

Some things matter, some things don't.  A few things last, but most things won't.

Now the trick to only worry about the stuff that matters and lasts!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sports on the weekend

Ivy wishes she could play (you can blame your dad for that although I can agree it's a smart decision). So here she is the super fan!!!!!!! Ready for soccer !!!


Love soccer kids team names ! Baylie has thought up way too many of hers. Her idea always dang wins!!!


Us being fans at la mesa .


After Luke's football game we stopped at a sandwich place on the way home to wait for traffic to be better (only in LA). It was delicious. And only a mere $60 later to feed our family!!! No wonder we don't go out to eat much!!! But casual dining is totally my favorite. No waiters or lines. It's the best!!! (Said in nacho voice)



Paisleys first year of soccer is totally adorable !


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

long neglected blog

Today has been productive good saturday.  I'm waiting for Luke get home from a stake dance and the rest of the house is asleep.

Jason got some car stuff done this morning, we mowed lawns and did chores.

Paisley and Baylie both had soccer games and Darby had a bye.

Paisley plays for the pink ninjas and Baylie is on the Blazing Emeralds.  Darby's team name is No Mercy :)

We sure can pack our mini van to the brim when we all go out to the games!

Luke played Friday and it was a bit painful for him.  They lost 18-55, played Crespi an all boys Catholic school in Encino.  Fancy campus and good team.  We still cheered loudly.  Funny how much you learn from a tough lost.  Luke has a good head on his shoulders even if he is sort of dreading going to school on Monday getting heat for the game.  Such is life.  Sometimes you are at the top, and sometimes not.

Lately have been thinking about our blessings.  Kids have commented on not having this or that.  But what do we have?   A mom who stays home and gets to be with them more and flexible schedule.  Disney passes!  Close to lots of fun things including the beach.  A warm and cozy home with new air conditioning.  Lots of people in our family who love them and make things more fun.   Good health and quick minds and parents who are married and trying to teach them correct principles.  And we live in America!  So hubcaps be danged and every apparent slight we might see is really just a reflection of the choices we have made in our life to live a certain way.  Really very lucky.

hmmm.  what else?  church tomorrow.  I'm sure there is allll these things I'm forgetting to keep on here.  oh well, i do what i can!

Friday, August 25, 2017

We are doing it!

Remember how scared I was about school starting?

Well it's working out. Boy we are busy and tired. More than I can remember . But just taking it day by day and trying to keep a happy home.

The transition to switching to nighttime scripture study is doing ok. It feels soo much harder probably because I'm much more a morning person but we are trying to make it happen.

Glad jason is back from Florida even though almost every second of his weekend is sucked up to an ayso coach training!!!

Luke's body is recovering from his first game. Football is no joke! Neither is early morning seminary. Glad we went conservative on his class schedule.

Next week is going to be even more nutso but just not going to worry about each day til it's before me and know that God will always help me accomplish much more.

The eclipse was much cooler than I thought it would be ! Glad I got to watch it with amber and christie v!























This is the girls going through Mahina's hand me downs .

And paisley read the 13th article of faith in church.




Luke scored two touchdowns his first game and had three long completed passes! It was so fun and super duper hot to watch . I took the girls out of school early so we can go. Jason was still in Florida .


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