Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
She talked about a few different things, but there was one part that stood out to me. She talked about how life is made up of 3 different lists and how recognizing what goes on those lists is life changing. Here are the lists:
#1: The essential list-Scriptures, Prayer, and qualifying for a temple recommend.
#2: The necessary list-service, work, cooking, exercising, chores, laundry...
#3: The nice to do list-reading, sports, crafts...
And then she made this statement (roughly quoted): I have tried to live my life with putting the nice to do list first and I can promise you that in most cases, it does not allow you the time for the essential list.
Why this hit home to me:
Every week on Sunday night or Monday morning, I make a to do list for the following week. I have done this for over a year. I thought long and hard about the things she listed and talked about and I realized something. If I am accomplishing the essential list (and most of the time I am) then I shouldn't stress so much about anything else on any other list. What a blessing to know that if I give just that small portion of my time and effort, the Lord will bless me and allow me to feel peace about everything else.
One of the last things she said was; the moments that are the hardest are the best times to grow.
I can't help but think of the stupid things that I "struggle" with, like not getting rid of a little baby weight or Owen teething and being a little more fussy, or whatever it is. I am so blessed and if that is the least of my worries (in a general sense) that it is easy to see that every day brings a new set of blessings. I really feel like I have a lot to be grateful for and I really felt touched by this wonderful speaker.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Don't you love that look? Why are you kissing me mom? Oh well! I wished I would have got some pictures from when my parents came to our house for the rest of the weekend. I was sooo tired! I actually forgot to get out my camera. We had a blast with them and were so glad that they came. Owen loved it too!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Of course, some of us got a little lost...thus the picture of one of the 4 or so phone calls to get everyone in the same place. :)
A couple of group pictures! I thought that I would just mention a few things that I love about these wonderful women...
Amiee: What can I say about Amiee? She is a load of energy. She is fun and happy and just makes you feel at ease. She is soooo easy to joke around with and still has a beautiful spirit that is easy to feel and she is just fun to be around!
Whitney: Always willing to listen and reach out to anyone who needs it. She has a lot going on and always makes time for others. She has always been there for me. I love that I can just talk to her for hours, and feel like she really cares.
Lisa: Such an amazing friend. She has a way of always making me feel important. She has such a good heart and sense of humor. I have always appreciated the kind of friend she has been to me. Always willing to love everyone and just take care of them. Oh, and what a loving mom!!!
My conclusion: I have truly been blessed with good friends! Being a mom is a learning experience, it gets easy to feel like I live in my own little world and then I take a step away from motherhood even for a night and realize how blessed I am as a mother and a woman. Thanks for the fun night!