Thursday, August 21, 2008

Life's Many Blessings

This week has been a learning one. We have been struggling with some hard decisions and after lots of discussion and prayer we have finally made them. At first it didn't feel right because we obivously weren't sure about the decisions. But we did feel some peace and the morning that we finally decided, good things happened. We received answers to other things, and we were able to resolve other issues. It's amazing how the Lord works. When we listen, and do what we are inspired to do, we will be blessed, even it we don't know if that is what is what we were supposed to do.
OKAY! Now that I have confused the heck out of you, I wanted to catch you up on our week. My lesson on Sunday went great (I think:). Clint was sick and so he didn't get to church. He slept all day. He is still not completely better, but getting there. We also listened to the 7th Harry Potter book "The Deathly Hallows" on CD and finished it. (I have previously read it) but Clint only had about 230 pages left, so we did that most of the day. It was nice to relax. The girls had fun playing and making messes :) What they are best at! :)
On Monday, Clint was back to work. My father also went in early in the morning for knee surgury. It went very well. He is a tough cookie though. I am glad that he is okay, and now he will have good knees. He got the other one done last winter (right around Christmas) and it has been really good. Anyways, after Clint got home we went and met his mom at the DI (Deseret Industries) to shop around. I found some great things. A few square blocks I am going to repaint and decorate cute (actually 7 of them and got them all for only $2.50) hehe. Also found more books for BN and BC. They love books. Me too. I am glad they love reading. Its funny how they pick up on the things you enjoy. Not surprising, but just a nice confirmation. It makes me very aware of how I act around my babies. I don't want them running around swearing or doing inappropriate things (not that I do either of those much) but it makes me extra careful. Back to the subject, it was just fun to go and find some fun things for a good price. I also found three new dresses for the girls. One for BN and the other two for BC. They are like new dresses that were at least 20-30$ each. HEHE. I love those deals. We also found a new light for our living room. If you have ever been to our house then you would know it as our "Redneck Light" :) Our apt. doesn't have central lighting in the living room, so we bought a very long cord that is ready to be wired to a light fixture, and then you can just plug it into the wall. Well, we had a cheaper black light that we had wired a riged to hand from the celing. But, Clint, bless him, found a beautiful square glass one. Its just like the fixture would be in say your bedroom, but we riged it so we could hang it from our living room. So for those of you who can, you will have to see it next time you come. It is so bright. We had to take one of the lamps we have in the corners and make it so we could turn it off and on without the lightswitch on. Its to bright to have on all the time.
Okay. So. After shopping on Monday, we went with Clint's mom out to look at his Grandma's house which is now unoccupied. They moved up to live with Clint's parents, so their house is just sitting there. I don't want to move for the obvious reasons, to far away (40 miles) from where we are now. Which means further for Clints to have to drive to and from work, but also a lot of miles on the car, a lot more gas money (heaven help up all). But I love it here. I love our ward, and the friends we have. It takes time to develop friendships and to know everyone. This is the longest we have ever lived in one place since we were married, and it is nice. I am finnaly comfortable. I know we would have a yard, and a little more room, but if we get into a house I want it to be a long term thing. And I don't know if thats where I want to go. The house is nice, but it needs work (it is old) and it is still VERY full of his Grandma's stuff. It's like someone is still living there. To much. anyways,
On Tuesday...what did we do...oh yeah. LOL. We spent the morning shopping (groceries) and fixing BN's new bike. It is a cute CUTE Dora toddler bike. It was given to us, but we needed to get training wheels and a new seat so we went and bought an old bike from DI that had good training wheels and a decent seat and just switched them over. $3 well spent :) She loves it. We even got her a helmet and elbow pads just in case. She does really well. It was so fun. I will post video and pics of all of this soon.
Today was nice and relaxful. We got a lot done. I finsihed up with a website I am building for my sis called Petals, Pens and Pots. You should check it out. It is fantastic. She is so talented. I have also been admiring the letters that my sis-in-law is making for our hometown fair. You should check them out here. How fun. I also have been working on a family site for my dad, there are three that I am making., and They will be great of course ;) lol
We have been watching the Olympics a lot. I am so excited for May and Walsh and their gold in Volleyball. They are so fun to watch. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson are two of my absolute favorites. Obviously Michael Phelps is fantastic and talkented. But there are many more we love and all of them just fasinating to watch. I will be sad when it comes to an end in a few days. I am trying to convince my husband to take to the the Gynastics Tour coming this fall. Then I would get to see Nastia and Shawn. That would be so cool.
I also went to a scrapbook sale this morning. It was ok. I have been to better (here it is not hard to find) lol. But I did find some cute things. Thanks to my sis-in-law for telling me about it.
We also spent a couple of hours and washed our cars tonight. It was fun. We detailed the outside of the car. Its so shinny. The truck looks good too.
Well, I am so so tired. I hope this all makes sense. :) I will post the pics and video soon.


Allisha said...

Thanks for the brag! Love you lots and can't wait to see you!

Smith Fam said...

Fun! I went to the scrapbook sale yesterday, too. :) Too bad I missed you!!! Thank goodness they had the little kid-room. It would have been a mess.