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Friday, January 23, 2009

Great advice! I want this to be my new way of thinking and doing!!

I got this in an email and was really inspired to try to use this way of thinking in my own life everyday. I thought the comparison was a great one!

"Wonder what would happen if we treated the Book of Mormon like we treated our cell phones?
what if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?
what if we turned back to get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we spent an hour or more using it every day?
what if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as a gift?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?

Is this something that makes you go hmmmmm..where is my Book of Mormon?

Unlike our cell phones:
*One plan fits all.
*Unlimited usage.
*No roaming charges
*You always have reception
*You don't have to buy batteries or recharge it
*No weak signals AND...
We don't ever have to worry about our Book of Mormon being disconnected, because...
Our Savior has already paid the bill!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WOO HOO Emmalee!

At the beginning of this year, Emmalee won the school Spelling Bee! We were so excited and thrilled.

Today she participated in the District Spelling Bee with 5 other schools in the district (including the middle school with 7th and 8th graders). She hung in there to the end and took 2nd place!

She sadly missed the word megalopolis (I don't even know what this word is?!), which she accidently said the letter "j" instead of "g" and couldn't repeat the word once she said a letter wrong. She said the letter and then backtracked to start over but knew by then she messed up.

She is such a trooper. She now gets to go to the county spelling bee in Casa Grande Feb. 20th. I am still beaming for her victory! She looked so tiny next to the 7th grader that won.

Emmalee, I am proud of you! Love, mom

Grandma Pidd came to root her on!

Emmalee was so composed and confident!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

Since it's not Christmas anymore, I thought I would at least update my page and maybe even type a little post. Christmas was fun, but getting our house cleaned and somewhat organized the week after felt even better! James took the week after Christmas off and we did a major clean job to the house. Now, the trick is to keep it that way. Any tips? Getting rid of kids isn't an option :)

We did take a day during the week last week to take the kids up to play in the snow. We enjoyed sledding, snowman building and of course, snowball throwing. We topped off the trip with me reading the ENTIRE book "The Christmas Sweater" while we drove there and back. It was a tear jerker for us all and was especially hard to read aloud while trying to choke back tears. The book was great and hopefully we can strive to remember the message it shared. Unfortunately since I read the book aloud in one day, my voice seemed to disappear for the next week. I think maybe it was a belated Christmas wish from my family to keep me from yelling at them (LOL).

Here are some pics from our snow adventure:

Elizabeth takes a turn down the hill

Jacob is all smiles as he hits the bottom

Emmalee is all giggles!

Snowball throwing is always a favorite with Jonathan!

Jordan doesn't hold back! Watch out!!

Elizabeth puts the finishing touches on the snowman.

We hope you all are having a great start to a new year! We are hoping for a happy and healthy one for you all! Maybe I can keep one of my new year resolutions and actually stay on top of this blog so it doesn't fade away...hopefully I can keep it better than past resolutions I have set :)