Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Last weekend was so much fun because we had some great visitors, and when you live far away from family and friends it is a rare treat. My mom surprised me by bringing my grandma up for a visit with her. I love my mom and grandma, with all their quirks. The 3 of us are all very particular about how things are to be done. For example, my mom loaded my dishwasher for me, (Thanks mom!) then my grandma felt she had a better way of loading it so she fixed it, and I of course had an even better way of loading the dishwasher so I rearrange the dishes. Which makes me wonder, how do you load your dishwasher?Our other visitor was for Maggie. My next door neighbor just got a little dog, named Taz. He is full of energy, like Maggie, and my neighbor works so I offered to have Taz come over for a puppy play date. For nearly 3 hours these two dogs raced around the house and yard, it was a lot of fun and the best part was that Maggie was mellow the rest of the day
That night my sister Natalie, her husband Scott, and baby Chandler came over for a BBQ and to play games it was so much fun! By the way, if you are every looking for a new fun board game, Ticket to Ride is one of our new favorites! Or better yet, come for a visit, and we will play it with you!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well I realized that I feel the same way about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love this church, and I know that it's teachings are good and true. This is why I want my family members and others to try it. I think that is what Moroni's promise is all about. He says "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." Book of Mormon, Moroni, 10:4-5. In other words, "try it you might like it". I love this church and so I want everyone to be able to enjoy it's good news as much as I do. So to my family who I love dearly, "try it" find the good and the joy that can be yours, "you might just like it".
Brandon and Cooper.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So thank you Elder Ballard for your words of encouragement, love and insight. I will try harder to find joy in the moments, no matter how small they may be.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Some of Maggie other favorite things include, squirrel (which is in terrible shape, not worthy of a picture), ball, walks, and baths (yes she really does like them, she even gets jealous when I am giving Brandon a bath). She loves barking at cats, dogs, children, and anything that passes our house. She loves tearing up tissues and newspaper. She gives great "pet"icures (by liking my feet, which really does feel good). She is a great guard dog. :) ha haShe always greets you when you come home, but best of all Maggie loves Brandon (even when Brandon grabs her fur and wont let go), and Brandon loves her, he giggles every time he sees her, and he loves her kisses, all though I am not a big fan.So here's to you Maggie, thanks for making me laugh everyday. You are a great addition to our family!!!