Showing posts from December, 2008

Fun Day

Celebrating Jesus Christ's Birth and Life

I love these words that I have written in my journal from College;"Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son might also glorify Thee - as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."   "I have glorified thee on earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."JOHN 17:1-4

Christmas is Coming!

Today was a very productive day!  With Dan's help, we were able to get pretty much the whole house cleaned and Daniel took the kids (all three of them...a first) to the Library to allow me a couple hours to do what I could to get my house in order.Mommy's sure do work hard, and feel ignored sometimes.  But I feel a great sense of fulfillment and gratitude that this is my lot in life.   This year is going to be more fun than ever before because our children are old enough to get excited about Christmas morning.
I'm finally feeling like three is doable.  Angela is so independent and FIESTY.  I haven't had such a fiesty one yet-it makes life interesting.  Two teeth have poked their way through in the past week or so, and she seems to be in a lot of discomfort still...guess she was holding out to get a bunch at once.  Poor girl, hasn't been her smiley self in the past few days.
We've received quite a few goodies.  The neighbor's here go all out - they tend to bake…

Family and Gospel

I love my in-laws.  I spoke with Dan's younger sister who is just my age for an hour or so today.  Every one of his sibling's to me, are great word and deed.  They're wonderful.  I have come to know each of them (nine) a little better each time we get a chance to visit.  I LOVE my in-laws.  I'm so grateful that when I married my husband, he brought a whole new family into my life.Other than family, I am thankful for the knowledge of the gospel in it's fullness. Here is an excerpt from the Book of Mormon.  From chapter two of Nephi.  Those of you who don't know much about the Book of Mormon, in this particular book, this is a prophet named Lehi, addressing his sons about life, and redemption, Jesus Christ's role in it. Since it is Christmas time, and most of us are celebrating the birth and life of Jesus Christ, I thought this was appropriate. 6."Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth…

Echinacea and Goldenseal

Echinacea and Goldenseal is my new best friend.  In the Dictionary Echinacea; "a North American coneflower.  It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties."
Goldenseal, in google; " one of the most popular herbs on the market today.  It was traditionally used by Native Americans to treat skin disorders, digestive problems, liver conditions, diarrhea, and eye has strong activity against a variety of bacteria, yeast and fungi, such as E. Coli and Candida.  
Goldenseal gained widespread popularity in the early 1800s due to its promotion by a charismatic herbalist named Samuel Thompson. .Over the years, goldenseal has gone through periods of popularity.  There is currently great demand for it, which has driven the price up.Good for:minor wound healingbladder infectionsfungal infections of the skincolds and flusinus and chest congestion Ginnie fell flat on her face in the parking lot during a snow storm three days ago,…


I LOVE Christmas time.We have a little book with Christmas stories, hymns, and a scripture to go along with each story. We're doing the twenty days of Christmas in December each night before regular scripture study.  I think the kids enjoy it...the stories are a little advanced, so once in a while, I stop Daniel for a moment and tell them what's happening at their level. Our overall closeness as a family has improved so much since we moved here.  We've set individual and family goals that help us to feel more unity in our home.
Ginnie has really grown into a little girl recently.  I don't know where she comes up with half of what she says.  But she reminds me of a seven-year-old more than an almost three-year-old.  She picked up a Book of Mormon and said, "This is the Book of Moemon, huh."  Then she thought for a moment and said, "Jesus told me to wead the Book of Moemon.  Jesus taught me to wead the Book of Moemon...and the Holy Ghost told me that I shoul…