In case you were wondering...

...life around here is good. Even Norah thinks so:
(I laugh hysterically every time I look at this picture)

Norah is such a good baby... could not be more opposite of our newborn experience with Dallas. She rarely cries, doesn't require constantly being held, and sleeps like a champ.

Dallas has adjusted beautifully and is kissing his sister's head as we speak.

Mommy cries spontaneously but really is very pleased with the way we have all adjusted.

Daddy needs to come home from work and play with us... we miss him.


8 Weeks To A Better You

My sister set up this 8 week challenge and I can't wait to get started on it... so I thought I'd pass along the opportunity to my friends to do the same. Here's the info...

8 Weeks to a Better You Challenge

Basically it is a 8 week challenge that will focus on our Physical and Spiritual Wellness. There are 10 things that you will try to do each day to earn points in the competition(with 1 Free day each week)
Check out our 8 Weeks to a Better You Challenge Blog to learn more about it and join in if you want.

It will be rewarding, I promise! You will feel great and as icing on the cake there will be some cash prizes and random giveaways throughout the process.

It starts on MONDAY, so hop on the bandwagon and bring your friends onboard too!

Its the cool thing to do.



-- Norah --
September 16, 2010 3:25pm
6lb 11oz - 17.5inches


The Luckiest

On the eve of what will no doubt be a memorable day for us Bishops, I thought about Lou Gherig's famous retirement speech in 1939 and how I feel the same 71 years after his address. "...Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth...When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed--that's the finest I know." It's hard for me to imagine what life will be like with little Norah and what life would be like without Jana and Dallas. I truly consider myself "the luckiest."


I will STAY and do...

For those of you who share my faith, you are very familiar with the following scripture:

1 Nephi 3:7
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare
a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

{For those of you who don't, you can learn more about the Book of Mormon here: http://mormon.org/book-of-mormon/ It has all of the answers. It really does.}

At any rate, I've been thinking about this scripture all week after a comment that was made by a woman in my parent's ward. She commented on how not only should we GO and do what the Lord commands, but that sometimes we just need to be content to STAY and do what the Lord commands as well.

Our prophet, Thomas S Monson, has counseled on the same thing:
"I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now....Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey." - Thomas S. Monson"

I am always looking forward.

When we got married, I was convinced our life would be perfect as soon as we both finished college.
When we finished college, I was convinced our life would be perfect as soon as we had babies.
When we had babies, I was convinced our life would be perfect as soon as I could stay at home with them.
Now that I have all of those things, my mind wanders to a bigger home with a backyard to run and play in...

I just need to STAY and do what the Lord commands me to do. Bloom where I am planted. Love my husband. Nurture my children. Teach them and be a good example. Be grateful for heavens sake. It's so simple. And it doesn't require anything that I don't already have.