Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is us in swim lessons. Me too cause Baylie and I are in a mommy and me. Which has been so fun cause I don't get (never) to do mommy and me classes. Darby is rocking it, that girl is a fish. But cross your fingers for Luke tomorrow because he is getting switched after three days with his sister to the big huge Michael Phelps looking pool since he is more advanced. He was okay with it after seeing he would still have a boy teacher. Seriously keep them crossed.
I went to the cutest Dr. Suess baby shower last Saturday and still wish I had some of this cake. They had even spray painted some bushes crazy colors and painted the walkway white and red...that is some hard core baby shower dedication. Of course we ate some red fish.
Want some green eggs and ham? I love baked french toast by the way.
We officially love Santa Clarita....it is my Shangri - la.
Costco and super walmart are down the street, and there are families everywhere! Lots of them bigger than mine. I resisted this area for so long, but it has made me officially love California. I have no more beef. We have nice, friendly neighbors. Jason's commute is the same and both us feel like we need to get pinched. Maybe if we ever get grass you'll really have to pinch my enormous tushy. Seriously so many cute ladies with kids I am in heaven. I just want to walk up to them all and say, "Okay, wil you be my friend?" Cause I could be friends with them all. Maybe I will.
Holy cow I went to Relief Society on Sunday (for the first and probably last time --substituting in Primary for the next two weeks before they probably grab me there-- time in many years). Remember that is the Sunday school part of us Mormon's three hour Sunday service where it is just women. Just women studying the gospel, my favorite part. It was heaven. So many classy ladies, I'm sure I will stalk them all. Here is what I learned....I was the poor deprived primary girl scribbling every tidbit on scratches of paper in her purse.
"The Lord shapes the back to bear the burdens placed upon it." President Monson
The lesson was on how to be your best self, from a talk by President Monson. The talk was from a priesthood session of conference (can't remember which one).
His main points were to 1- read the scriptures, 2 - pray fervently, and 3 - live righteously.
But this cute gal said something that really stuck with me.
She said, if you stop doing one, they all stop. So true. I can see that in my own life definitely. Those three things are easy answers we have been spouting in Sunday classes our whole life. But just because they are 'easy' doesn't mean they aren't true. The teacher also had an interesting idea that our prayers don't have to be super long to be fervent. Just sincere. Here's to actually getting up when my alarm goes off to read scriptures before my kids wake up. Here's to going to bed a little earlier and being more patient in Costco even though 'they' keep bugging each other and screaming (but then they all helped lug all the stuff in the house, even Baylie so we are okay). Here's to being a better self this week....or to wishing.