Thursday, August 1, 2013

Going Digital Hurts

Today I informed my children that it would be a NO SCREEN day.....for them.  They were not happy and I have been unhappy numerous times today.  But I don't think I have had any more arguments between them than any other day when they do get a screen.  Just different ones.  And maybe a couple more physical. 
At one point I sent them up to my room to go look through picture albums.  It mostly went well, but like always the 12 year old boy does everything he can to make the 8 year old girl ticked off.  It seems he just can't be nice to her........EVER. 
But that's not why I'm writing. 
While the other 3 were upstairs gawking over how cute they were as babies.  My youngest, 4 year old Ben, came down and asked for his book.  "What book?" I said , "all your books are on your shelf."  That is not what he meant.  He claimed he wanted HIS book the one of HIM as a baby. 

OH CRAP!!!!!! There is no Ben Book.

I felt like OH CRAP too!  What kind of mother am I?  I told him that all his stuff was on the computer.  I showed him a few of the digital scrapbook pages I made of him.  He enjoyed looking.  And he again asked, "But, where's my book?" 

So, I just ordered 91 prints from WalMart photo.  (Great price) And in one to two weeks I will be stringing out all my scrapbook crap (That's my word of the day by the way...crap)  that I never use anymore and dish him up the best scrapbook photo album  ever!!!  12X12. 
Not even the other kids have 12X12's.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

That truth made known to man

It's time for me to write down some thoughts and feelings.  It's been way to long.  I feel a great need to share my gratitude for the blessings in my life.  To testify of my Savior, Jesus Christ.  And to allow all those who stumble upon this site to read and feel it. 
This May, my oldest son turned 12.  He was ordained to the office of Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  This was a big deal for me.  And I'm just his mom.  I have not had the Priesthood in my home for the past 23 years.  I have been blessed by the Priesthood by many ways and forms.    But to actually have it in my home really makes me feel grateful and blessed. 
And my youngest daughter will be baptized this coming Saturday.  I'm so thankful for wonderful holders of the Priesthood who can bless my family so we can receive these sacred ordinances.  I'm calculating that if my youngest son can wait a couple of months after his 8th birthday, my oldest son will be able to perform that baptism ordination in four years. (Not mentioning all the other hopes and 'righteous' desires I will be praying for in the meantime.) 
I'm thankful for a supportive husband, that allows me to teach and raise our children in this Gospel.   And I'm thankful for my Savior, who has shown me the way to live.  Help me along that way.  And makes up for my mistakes as I carry on and try again and again to be a better person.