Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
On January 27th, 2008, I received the sad news as I lay in bed after a long day. I hear the news reporter come on the television, "At 97, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has passed away."
I can't help but to have happy tears as I hear about what a great life we get to celebrate. The life of one of the most powerful men in history. I have never met this man, but have felt his love and great power.
“If we will live the gospel, if we will put our trust in God, our Eternal Father, if we will do what we are asked to do as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we will be the happiest and most blessed people on the face of the earth”(President Gordon B. Hinckley ).
Friday, January 25, 2008
I found a new chocolate you might be interested in trying. I love cheesecake and I LOVE chocolate, so I thought I'd give these a try. Try not to get too hooked on them though because they are a limited edition and we always know what that means. On a scale 1 to 10. With 10 being the best, I give em' and 8.
Let me know what you think...
Thursday, January 24, 2008
So, am I the only one getting spam text messages? For the past 3 weeks, Matt and I have been getting text after text with some foreign message when we open it up. Some come at the wonderful hour of 2 a.m.
I registered my home phone on the National Do Not Call registry a while ago and now I'm dealing with it on my cell phone. The difference is that it comes in a text message. Today I called the do not call registry to register my cell phone. So far we are doing okay. Let's see if I still feel the same in the middle of the night.
Anybody know anything about this? Am I the only one getting these strange all of the sudden text messages?
Here is some info that might help...I hope it works!
National Do Not Call Registry
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Oh, I hated those dreaded words from my mom or dad when the real answer was, no. I'll think about it was a definate push away answer for no. Well, now I catch myself saying it to Haley and to my surprise, she accepts that answer really well. We went to Target the other day and she saw a Hello Kitty alarm clock. No 2 year needs that but when I came back with no she immediately told me, "mommy think about it." I said,"Yep, mommy think about it," and everything was completely forgotten and we stayed $6 richer for the forgotten purchase. For any of you that are looking for a way to say no to the I want this and I want that of everything, try the, I'll think about it. It may work for you. Too bad they don't accept that answer forever. I'm hoping it lasts a little while for Haley.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
When I was about 8 years old, I was shopping with my mom at the mall when I spotted a wallet on the floor. My mother taught the very important honesty lesson as we found the owner of the wallet right away as we thumbed through the wallet. When we called the lady, she thanked us and in return gave me an Asian cooking plate. At the time, I was thinking, "dumb." Well, it didn't take long to figure out that it wasn't about the gift in return but the important lesson I learned about honesty .
A couple of days ago I was at Roberts with my 2 hudlums and running from here to there to catch up with Haley's helpful hands and spotted a $5 bill. Without hesitation I picked it up, looked around and brought it to customer service. They gave me the polite thank you and put it under the counter. Now, if you lost $5, would you be searching everywhere for it and go ask customer service for your lost bill? In the end I'm sure, Roberts will make $5 for the end of the year Christmas party. But, what if I wouldn't have returned it? Would I have failed at my mom's hard work of the honesty lesson?
Yesterday I was at the post office with both children again and realized after I had gotten the kids all strapped in the car that I had not been charged for a book of stamps. My first instinct was to pay next time when I come so I don't have to get kids out. My next thought was the fact that the guy's till would be off today and to go in and pay it now. I found a closer parking spot and caught him as he was just closing his station down. I again was thanked and I went on my merry way.
I didn't want this blog to sound like I'm trying to pat myself on the back but I hope someday when I'm in need of a very honest person, I can receive the same treatment in return. How sometimes we don't get a huge pat on the back but our actions of honesty every day can affect other lives too.
What kinds of run ins have you had with getting charged too little for something or finding something that you knew wasn't yours?
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
All in 3 days. We did it all and had so much fun in California. We started with bake day the minute we arrived on Saturday, then we had action packed fun until Wednesday morning when we left. From Carrie's and Christina's awesome Chinese food on Sunday to the roaring game of dodge ball for Christmas eve, Santa, and yummy Stoned Fired Grill for dinner. Then Christmas morning, of course all the fun presents, Rudolf song and nativity story with the kids and the awesome Honey Baked Ham and twice baked potatoes for dinner. My mom and dad are the best. Thanks to all that were there for the fun weekend and holiday.