Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well, and if you are married that you are completely enjoying your spouse and their help! We had a pretty good week. As you can tell from a previous post, Clark started school and is really enjoying it. He isn't so thrilled to practice his letter sounds and writing, but the sticker reward system seems to work great!

Monday morning I did some grocery shopping and errands. One errand was to go to Kohl's and return a shirt I bought the beginning of June. Yes, it was only $5, and I've worn it a lot, but it started getting holes in it by the hem! I would expect a shirt to fall apart in MAYBE a couple years, but not a couple months! So after a confusing transaction, and probably ruffling the cashier, I was able to exchange it for another one. I washed it on Thursday and when I pulled it out of the dryer, I noticed a hole in it! I hadn't even worn it. I'll try one more time and get another one. I probably shouldn't mess with it, but with still trying to live like "students" it will be worth it.

Thursday afternoon I decided last minute to go to Fayetteville and attend a briefing at Ft. Bragg about a Do It Yourself move. (DITY Move) My friend Nicole was great taking Clark and Cal last minute.

Friday we went to Maren's house and I enjoyed talking while the kids played and wandered. Another friend was there, Shannon, that has (about 6 months old?) twins--a boy and a girl. Lee got back to his hotel that afternoon from Camp Bullis.

This happened Friday night.

As with any mess, I did not want this to happen. I made potato soup and should have put the flour away, but Shanna wasn't feeling good and was really wanting me. Cal dumped some on the floor. But it was good timing in a sense. Dinner was already cooking and I was just waiting.

Saturday was Lizzy's baptism. I am glad we were able to go!

My brother Daniel, Lizzy and Daniel's wife Amy--we try and go to Daniel and Amy's once a week. Amy and I have a great time talking and Clark loves playing Lego Star Wars with Anthon.

In our church, children aren't baptized until the age of eight. From The Book of Mormon, the book of Moroni, Chapter 8 and parts from verse 8, 10 and 12: "Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin...Behold I say unto you that this thing shall ye teach--repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable of committing sin...little children are alive in Christ..." The age of accountability is age eight, thus the time when they are baptized. Just a little tidbit of background info for anyone wondering.

My dad with Shanna and Haley at the baptism

Today at church went fine today. My dad and mom helped me out in Sacrament meeting, and then my dad helped me in Sunday School. I was on my own for Relief Society as Dad was teaching a lesson. I lasted about 5 minutes and then left because Shanna got mad and wasn't calming down quickly. Sister Durrant was in the hall the same time I was out with Shanna and she helped me keep tabs on the girls in the hallways.

After dinner we had a treat and watched two conference talks. We are WAY behind. Hopefully we can get caught up because General Conference is just under four weeks away! Enjoy your week. This will be Clark's first full week.


Lois said...

Sweet update! I love reading your blog!!!

Lois said...

I miss your treats! They are really good!!!

Lois said...

That's crazy your new shirt got a hole in it too!! I was noticing one of my shirts has a couple little holes - but it's a year old so I don't think they'd let me exchange it.

Lois said...

I'm glad Clark likes school!

Lois said...

Your blog ROCKS!

Mike said...

Good luck with getting through your Conference talks. We listened to double talks on some Sundays so we are done with the Saturday and Sunday sessions. We just have half of the Priesthood session left. One of our favorite Sunday traditions is listening to a conference talk and eating a treat every Sunday night.

Nyberg Family said...

I love that you explain things about the church on your website, that's just great! We'll LOVE to see you at church, it starts at 9am (nice and early). Look forward to seeing you guys! Keep up the good work on your blog!