Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Me and the Boys

Amber and Boys Nature Trail2

My Mom took this picture when she was here visiting. We had a nice walk through the trees at the Irvine Nature Center. We saw beehives, bird houses, lookout huts and ate lunch in a gazebo overlooking a beautiful valley. It was a nice relaxing outing. (Mom send me the pic of you with them)

A bee at the Nature Center  At the Nature CenterNanny on trail w boys 2  Nature Center   exploring at the Nature Center

Monday, August 30, 2010

If You Care About the Future for Our Children Watch This

 I think this video explains my fears of the future.

World Family Policy Center Video

I had a dream the other two nights ago. The world was flooded by one after another tsunamis. My family was gone. It was deeply emotional and very vivid and detailed. I woke up in not the best of moods. Needless to say, I am worried about the future for my children. Not in our little family, but about the world I will send them out into. It seems like morality is fading away. Once the traditional family unit erodes away, so will society. This is a scary thought and one I am going to fight. Goodnight.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tommy Boy- The Famous Brake Pad Scene

Don changed my break pads all by himself last weekend. It reminded me of this scene from SNL.

Little Miracles

Welcome my new brother Keola Michael and new sister Miriam Lili. They are very special. My Dad and his wife, Tracey, and the new twins live in Hawaii. I wish we lived closer so I could hold them all the time. Here they are sleeping:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Words to Live By

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Couple Things

It is late. I am really tired, but I want to write this down so I don't forget. Tonight I was listening to the boys chatting in the other room and Lucas asked a very common question I here these days "what is your very favorite thing in the whole world?" Usually the answerer will say whatever it is that he is doing or is playing with at the time asked. Tonight Jayden answered "Ummm, I don't know Heavenly Father and Jesus, I guess." I just smiled to myself.
Yes. My Jayden is maturing. Don and I used to worry a little about Jayden and his...well...lack of empathy at times. We believe at times he has acted negatively to his brothers out of jealousy. Today I was pleasantly suprised with him. See we have a rule that legos are not allowed in the van for obvious reasons. Jayden and Lucas snuck them in. Grrr. Nicholas tattled, Jayden was mad about that, told on Lucas and it was just not very pretty sound. Lucas threw a lego in the direction of Hunter and then...I heard the loudest scream ever. Jayden was screaming and then crying for me to get the lego that he thought was with Hunter. He knows that Hunter will put everything in his mouth and he was VERY worried. Wow! I immediately pulled over and checked all around the carseat, but could not find the little piece. I thanked Jayden for taking such good care of his little brother. Now that is brotherly love.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Future of Mormon Motherhood

An interesting article on what is the likely future of mothers in the LDS Church:

The Future of Mormon Motherhood

Monday, August 2, 2010

Church Boys

The boys and I before church. They look so handsome; don't you think? Nicholas and Lucas said the prayer and scripture (Luke 18:22) for the first time in primary this month. Lucas giggled the whole time. Nicholas repeated after me like a pro. He is a natural.
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