Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
and his cute wife and daughter.
This picture of their little family was taken about a year and a half ago.
The reason I am putting them on my blog is because I love them very much and I am asking for your prayers for them. Scott is leaving today to go to Fort Lewis in Washington state for awhile. There he will receive some training. Kelly is pregnant and will have their son in the middle of April. Scott will not be able to be there for the birth, but he will be able to come home for a few days during the last week of April to bless his boy. Then Scott will leave here and go to Afghanistan for a year. We had a family get-together last night to say our goodbyes and my Dad gave Scott a beautiful blessing. Even though there were 22 children and 14 adults there, the Spirit was strong. Dad blessed Scott that he would be safe, that the vehicles he traveled in would work properly and would provide him and the people he would work with safety. He blessed him that he would be an example to those around him, and that they would know that he represented Christ, and that he might be able to share the Gospel. He blessed Scott that his family would be cared for while he was gone, and that his children would know that he would only be gone for a little while. It was so sweet and special. I was so glad that we were able to be there. I am scared for Scott and for the situation that he is going into, but I have been reassured that he will be safe and watched over while he is there. I love you, Scott. I'm sorry we don't know each other very well. (I am almost 14 years older than Scott, and moved away from home when he was about 5 years old.) Be safe, and know that you are always in our prayers.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
On a totally different note, Michelle finally got done with the super secret project she was doing for Mike for Valentine's Day. She made a book for him called "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told". It is a book about how Mike and Michelle met, their first date, first kiss, the engagement, pre-wedding trip to Wisconsin, and wedding. It includes the honeymoon, first place they lived, and why Michelle would do it all again. So much love packed into one little book. So much love packed into one life together.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I have been busting my gut to get our basement framed in. I finally finished this task and have begun the joy of re-learning electrical installation, installing heating duct work(which I have never done), and plumbing. My goal has been to spend an hour a night in the dungeon getting some task completed. This week - Phone and Cable wire Pulling!
Work in the staffing industry has been going well. I am having terrific new year as a sales person. We are helping people who really want to work and are willing to work hard and that is the part of my job that I really like.
I have been able to come home to my barefoot and pregnent wife who is never getting any sleep and has a pinched nerve in her leg. She walks around like a gimp because her leg is asleep. I am daily aware of how much this amazing woman puts up with me and the five other juvenile deliquents in this house. Today she was wearing a black dress, and was looking rather fine, and I just had to smile and feel grateful that she put in with me for eternity. I just might make it in the next life because she is there pushing me.
To the frustrating portion of the week, I am daily amazed at the constant attention a 13 year old boy needs to get his homework done. Ben is a great kid with a lot of love in his heart and this week I was about ready to pack him up and send him to Philadelphia to live with Sara. Mom & Dad, forgive me for the pain and suffering I may have caused you in the past.
Also frustrating is the sickness that seems to be every present in our home. I am about ready to take each kid and dunk them in a pool of anti-bacterial fluid and then purge the house with a nice burning.
The smiles this week come from Aaron who graduated to "the big boy bed" and thinks i is just to cool. He also comes and wants to read a book with me all the time. He is quite the smart young man.
Emma also put a smile on my face when we went to get the new mattress for Aaron and she said she is happy to be with me because Dad is fun to be with.
I also got to give a lot of bear hugs this week to each kid. I really liked today's Gospel Doctrine lesson where Lehi speaks of his eternal reward and that he will be encircled about in the arms of the Savior's love. I remember the hugs Grandpa Rex Price would give us and how I felt when I was squeezed by him. I think this is the best thing on the planet and I am glad my kids like to have a tight squeeze with me.
In conclusion, I would like to state my immense dislike for shoveling snow, folding laundry, and cleaning up after sick kids. If I could get these things to a smaller scale, I would be OK with the Change. Things I would like to see increase are passionate kisses with my wife, the overall GPA of my childrens' school work, my patience, and the overall Economic Stimulus Plan. BRING ON THE REFUND CHECKS!!!!!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I have no baby, at least for another six weeks or so.
We didn't plan on doing this today, but we found a deal on a mattress and Aaron is SO ready to move out of the crib. He took his last nap in the crib while Mike went and bought the mattress. I got the garage cleaned out a little so we could get to the bed frame and box spring that we had. When Aaron woke up, we took down the crib and put up the "big boy bed".
Aaron is so excited!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
1. Chasing two boys around, ages three and a half and one and one-fourth.
5 things on my to do list today:
1. Quit spending time messing around on the computer.
5 foods I enjoy:
1. Anything Mexican. Hot and cheesy- yum!
1. I am lazy about housework.
5 of my favorite toys:
1. The computer.
5 people I tag to do this survey: