Friday, July 30, 2010

Long time, no see

It has been a while... Life has been crazy. I'm going to try to catch you up on the important things over the next week.
Remember my post about the Ragnar Race my son ran? How I told myself I couldn't do it? Last week I was visiting with a neighbor who told me she had signed up to have a team at the 2011 Ragnar Race. She had most of the team spots open. So I signed up! I gave her a check the next day. (Oh, I just realized she hasn't cashed that check yet... I'd better balance my checkbook soon. It isn't cheap to run the Ragnar!) Anyway, I've started training already, though it just might kill me. I dusted off the treadmill, which hasn't been used much since Jared ran the Ragnar. I ignored the backpack full of weights that he would wear while running on the treadmill... I was lucky to survive the 15 minutes of running without passing out.
My neighbor ran the Ragnar with friends this year. Their team name was Fat kids win at teeter totter... I'll let you know as soon as I know what our team name will be this year!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Song

This week's Sunday Song is from John Canaan: Let Him Heal Your Heart
No matter what challenges we are facing, Christ can heal our hearts.

Friday, July 16, 2010

busy moms

Wow, this week has been incredibly busy... so busy. I'll tell you about it... just as soon as I have a minute. I'm running out the door (again). Until then, read Sherri Dew's article: Are we not all Mothers?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Song: If the Savior Stood Beside Me

Our Sunday Song is If the Savior Stood Beside Me 
This was chosen because of a particularly difficult discussion I had this week. We need to be very careful about the things we say and do. Too often our words and actions can be hurtful... If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ogden City Parks

Kids bored? Need something to do that doesn't cost money? Did you know Ogden has 40 parks and playgrounds? We've had fun exploring parks we haven't been to before and revisiting some we have. These pictures are from Bues Pond Park. The playground isn't great and has no shade, but the trail around the pond is fun to walk. There is a sign saying not to feed bread to the ducks (because seagulls will attack the baby ducks to get the bread).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunken Ships

I've been working eight hour shifts this week. My kids decided to entertain themselves and make paper boats while I slept in. We have sunken ships and sea creatures.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

See saw or Teeter totter?

When I told people we were making a see saw, they'd ask, "you mean a teeter totter?" Whether you call it a see saw or a teeter totter, we made one for the kids! I was searching online for fun things we could make ourselves this summer and found this see saw project 
The directions are good, but there are a few things I'll mention: 1. be sure to buy the lugnuts that go with the bolts (who knew?) 2. it took 3- 40# bags of concrete for us to fill the tire- this will depend on the size of your tire, but it does take a lot of concrete. 3. We got the tire free at a tire store, just by asking for it.
We painted it, which cost us an extra $20. The kids picked out the color (it was the only one of hundreds they could agree on!). With the orange color and tire, it looks like a construction zone!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bowling Pictures

I'm sharing our pictures from bowling! It is a new month, so be sure to print your new bowling passes. This is at the Ogden Fat Cats. We had lots of fun!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Song: The Pledge of Allegiance

Since today is the Fourth of July, the Sunday Song is: The Pledge of Allegiance.
I want to share this scripture with you:
2 Nephi 1:7 Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.
God is talking about our country. It shall be a land of Liberty Beautiful. I pray God will continue to bless us. I am so grateful to live in this free land, bought with the blood of my forefathers and all who have fought for our country. Thank you.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Holistic LDS Living Conference

I had a great time at the Holistic LDS Living Conference. There were so many classes, if you missed it, you can get classes and handouts downloads from their website. I learned much from the classes I was able to go to, but I wasn't able to go to many. I plan to look at each speaker's website to see what information I can learn there.
I believe strongly in learning from those around us. It amazes me how often I have an experience that mirrors someone else's. Or when I hear of someone going through something that happened to me earlier in life. If we don't share and learn from each other, and the only way we learn is by doing, then we will have some very painful experiences that could have been avoided by looking at the example of others.
More later on this... I promised the kids a trip to the skating rink and they are now ready to go...