Monday, October 27, 2008

My Love Languages

I just took the Love Languages quiz and found out that my Primary Love Language is ACTS OF SERVICE with RECEIVING GIFTS and QUALITY TIME tied for second. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION came fourth and PHYSICAL TOUCH came in last for me.

Now I need to read the book so I know exactly what this means. I tried to find a cute widget for this to put on my page, but I couldn't find one...if anyone knows of one, let me know!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My First Tag

I've been tagged by my friend Lyndsi...I'm supposed to post the 4th picture from my 4th photo directory and tell about it. (I cheated a little since I have quite a few directories that are clipart and the actual photo would have been a little yellow bird that nobody including me cares about, but I did use the fourth family photo dir and the actual fourth picture.)

This was from Shaylie's Mom and Me Girl Scout camp up in Park City. She made friends with her cabinmate, Sammy, right away and they were about to set up a game of Go Fish!...I think this photo is within the first hour of moving into our cabin. They were cute little buds the whole three days we were there!

I now tag Mom, Anissa, Chad, Annette, Melanie, and Jill...and whoever else reads this...except for I never feel like I'm really tagged unless someone posts my thanks Lyndsi, that was fun!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Reading Between the Lines

We bought this cute shirt for Taylor last year for Halloween. I never thought it was anything but festive, but she came home today saying she would "NEVER wear it again!!!" Of course, I asked her why...and when she told me I CRACKED UP!!! See if you can figure it out!

Needless to say, I probably won't make her wear it again!

Monday, October 20, 2008

When you are discouraged...

Count your blessings, or so goes the here's my list.

I'm grateful for...

1) beautiful kids who do their best to make me happy. They do great in school and occasionally clean their rooms when I beg them to, and always make me laugh when I'm down.

2) an amazing husband who puts up with my moods, my pains, my fits, and my overall grumpiness; who tells me he loves me many times every day and means it; and who does the dishes every morning before he goes to work.

3) wonderful friends who give me fun times to look forward to, who let me share my burdens and who always lift my load...and who allow me to do the same for them when I can.

4) a job that lets me spend the maximum time possible with my family. I was pretty spoiled for over ten years being able to be a full-time mom...and now that I have to work again, I'm grateful that the job I have is ideal for me as a mom.

5) the healing power of a good cry and a long prayer...and, hopefully soon, a good doctor.

6) a Savior that knows me and loves me and has promised all of us that everything will be okay in the end no matter what, and if we have faith and serve Him with all we have, we will be blessed beyond our ability to receive.

7) my blog. I've always found writing to be a very cathartic experience, so I'm grateful that I can write my thoughts, share them with others and read the responses of those who care about me or have good advice. It really helps me to get some much needed perspective!

8) my dog. He's annoying and eats anytihng plastic, but he likes to cuddle and petting him makes me happy. Is that weird or what?

9) sweater weather. The cooler weather is my favorite and I get to bring out all my warm fuzzy clothes.

10) music. I love listening to my kids practice the piano or flute and even enjoy making the attempt to play myself. There's nothing like hymns and Christmas carols to brighten my day!

11) chocolate! If by chance, this blessing counting didn't work, I'm glad I have chocolate for a fallback fact, I'm going for the backup right now! No sense in taking chances!

Wow! You know, I really do feel better...

Monday, October 13, 2008

I need Medical Attention!

As much as I hate to admit it, I need to see a doctor! Many of you know that I have hardened my heart against all things medical at least where I'm concerned, but my needs are outweighing my cynicism now and I need to find a GREAT doctor who can actually help me! I don't know if there is such a creature, but...

If you read this and have had a good experience with your family doctor OR if you know of a back doctor who has helped someone you know...please let me know!!!! Distance is not really a factor...I'm willing to go to Vegas or SLC or anywhere in between, if the recommendation is good enough. And I promise to be nice...or at least try my best! Thanks!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Shaylie's Good Advice (?)

Tonight, I made dinner and Shaylie didn't want to eat it, as usual. She asked (begged) for cereal instead. I finally gave in but I told her in my most intimidating MOM voice that I was really mad.

She poured her cereal and looked at me and said, " You know, Mom...when I'm really mad I just put my knees backwards like this (she tensed her legs really tight and made a weird shaky face) and it really makes me feel better."

At least I know it's nothing personal. :) I may have to give it a try tomorrow night.