Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time Keeps Going....

It's amazing how fast time seems to fly by these days. After the holiday break we have been able to get our lives back to rutine which is VERY nice. Ben has been walking to school with a friend and his mom and I pick them up. So, it's nice to not have to hurry and get all of us rushed out of here in the mornings. I might be getting a little lazy though.

We are getting ready to paint the playroom downstairs. It will be a very nuteral color and we are hoping to have it done by February. We'll see if we can make it.

We are actually trying to sell our van right now as well. We have listed it on and we still need to get a sign to actually put up in there. If anyone is interested or know someone who might be, send them our way. :)

This should be a good year this year. I think it'll turn out busier than we think it will at this point. It always seems that there is something going on, so we'll see how things turn out. Life is good and we are excited to be in 2010 (even though it seems so strange at the same time.)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Captain Moroni

I was reading about Captain Moroni today in Alma and started thinking about him and who he was and all that he did. I am always so amazed at how he led the army at age 25. Now that I am beyond 25, I realize more of what an amazing thing that is. I also realized that he was prepared just like so many others that have come before us. This thinking then tied in to a conversation that we had at my parents' house on Sunday.

My dad had taught the lesson in Priesthood and gave us a briefing of the lesson (I don't hear them since I'm in Nursery, so it was good for me). As he talked my sister brought up a point in the lesson that says "...our Father in Heaven knows who we are and what we did before we came here. He has chosen the time and place for each of us to be born so we can learn the lessons we personally need and do the most good with our individual talents and personalities."

With that being said and thinking of Captain Moroni, I realize how prepared we all are before we came down to the earth. I think I forget that I AM SPECIAL, just like YOU ARE SPECIAL. I may find things about my life/situation hard, but doesn't everyone at some point and how lucky I am to KNOW that there is someone who loves me so much that he has given me these opportunities and situations that will help me out the very best for me and he has also done this for everyone else as well.

I am very grateful for this knowledge and the chance that we have to remember things as we do simple things in our lives. I decided to share it with you all, because maybe you feel the same way or need a reminder just like I did. Also, this is a journal of sorts for me, so....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Charlie!!

He is now a 4 year old. He is such a cuddlely, fun boy, We love having him around. We finally got him to decide a little bit on how he wanted to spend his birthday. We ended up going to see "The Princess and the Frog" everyone seemed to enjoy it and Jacob took a little nap while we were there as well and that was nice. After we went to Golden Corral to eat. It was a great place for everyone to get what they wanted.

We then came home and had naps and relaxed. Later that night we got the presents and cake out to sing and to have Charlie open his presents. We sang and he blew out his candles and as he was getting ready there was a knock at the door. It was the UPS man. It was a gift to Charlie from his G & G Johnson in Germany. They had told us earlier that we shouldn't expect it and it sure was a suprise at just the right moment. He got a bunch of things and he seemed excited to have them all. Here are some pictures of him and his birthday.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Isn't Christmas just wonderful? I love this time of year, it really is the most wonderful time. It was busy as usual. We attended Christmas eve dinner with the Hansen's and then came home so Santa could come. We then headed back up Christmas Day to get together with the Johnson's. We then had a Dredge gathering on the 26th and then headed home on the 27th.

It was fun to be with all the family and the kids LOVED spending time with their cousins. They did not want the cousin time to end. (Maybe we can convince someone to move down to this area. :))

Thank you to those that let us come invade their space and staying and hopefully didn't leave too big of a mess.

Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.