Sunday, March 15, 2009

Many Feelings

This will be a bit long. I apologize now.
I am not a really religious person. I have my beliefs and I live my life the way I have been taught. I love the gospel, don't get me wrong. I just don't go yelling it from the rooftops. I prefer to let my actions speak for me.

I have so many thoughts and feelings going through me!
I have to tell you the funniest story!! I had to be in my wheelchair for the weekend. yuck. LOOONG week. anyways, Reed and I were coming back from lunch and I was telling him I wanted to get Kenneth Cope's autograph for the kids, on his CD, as we were entering the doors. Reed says "Let's go through this one so we don't run into anyone. . . . " as we run over Kenneth Cope! Poor guy winds up in my lap! I am laughing so hard. I know, it isn't funny. But, it is. Reed tells him "We were just looking for you she wants your autograph." He is the sweetest guy ever. Then he poses for a picture. He will have a bruise for sure!

It was such a great weekend. Listening to these speakers was so nice to hear their stories and it lifted me up. One thing about being sick for a long time is you start to feel down. Pretty much all the time. I was definitely there. Then we went to time out. It was exactly what I needed. Sheri Dew is amazing. Do you think she is always like that? Life is crazy, but she never shows how hard life can be. I am still, a week later, pondering all that she said. Each talk was so comforting. I enjoyed all the speakers and music groups. Like a reassurance that we will be ok. Yes, life is hard, but that is what we are here for. To grow and learn then return home to our Father in Heaven. Why do we forget that?? I am trying to hang on to that thought. The ultimate goal.

I want to hug my children more. Make sure I tell them how much I love them and be a better person all around. It was such a great weekend. I am so thankful I was able to go. I will treasure it for along time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Time Out!

I am going to Time Out this weekend. Reed is taking me to Houston for the weekend. Conrad and Ben will be home and Ali is going to a friends. I am so excited! Sheri Dew will be speaking Fri. night she is one of my favorite speakers ever!!! Then Sat.S. Michael Wilcox, Jericho Road, Kennith Cope, and a ton of others I can't remember right now will be speaking. I am so excited!!! It is exactly what I need. It has been too long since I've had some uplifting thoughts and music. Sheri Dew is giving us her new book free. :D! This is as great as conference. My kids are just as excited. Conrad is being super sweet about it. He offered to watch the littles for us. He knows I still can't drive so he volunteered. It was so cool. I love that kid! Then Ali asked if she could go to a friends. She would have more fun, so- Yes.

The doctor said my MRI was fine. There is nothing to worry about. I will be trying out this book Mom told me about on chronic pain. I will let you know how it goes. I just got it today. I will probably start doing the exercises next week. Time to start taking matters into my own hands. I was looking at it and I bet I will lose some weight too. Won't that be nice!
I'll let you know how my Time Out is! :D
Love Ya!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

This Week

This week was a little crazy. Cassia wound up in the ER. She has the flu and she got dehydrated. Joey took very good care of her. He earned big kudos! She was given some meds. to help with the nausea and is doing much better. It is very hard for me to be so far away. But, Joey was there and he was great. :) Thanks Joey.
Conrad became a member of the German National Honor Society on Thursday night. We are very proud of him. It is the National Honor Society through his German class. It was fun. They spoke in German for the whole meeting. Way to go Conrad!!
Ben is in the play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". It is through the community. Being a community production it isn't very good, but Ben has had a lot of fun. He got to hang out with his friends until 10:00pm every night. It goes until the weekend of the 22nd of March. LONNNG time. He is so cute. :) He will hate that I said that. hahaha!
Ali is a typical teenager. She spends a lot of time on the phone and at the mall. She is there now. She is NOT typical because she is so sweet still.
Emilie is doing really good at school. She just started a weight training class that she loves. She found an apartment for next year. She, Cassia, and Ashley get together once a month for dinner. With all their schedules being so busy it is their time to catch up. I love that they make the time to do that. I wonder if Kyara will want to do it when she gets there.
Reed and I are doing good. He is working hard all the time. He still gets to fly 2 or 3 times a week. Thankfully! :) He really missed that when we moved here. He flies out to oil rigs and inspects them. It is still a scary job. Those platforms are so tiny!!
I go see the Dr. Tues. I'll let you know what he says.