I'm Andrea, and this is my personal blog. Thanks for being here! I usually post on Fridays and Sundays, when I share something that makes me happy or a spiritual thought for the week. Sometimes I manage to squeeze in another post or two.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008


"Your students deserve more than your knowledge. They deserve and hunger for your inspiration. They want the warm glow of personal relationships. This always has been the hallmark of a great teacher."

Gordon B. Hinckley - Oct. Gen. Conf 1965

I try to remember this one when I'm teaching the little kids in Sunday School.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Photo Monday...I mean, Saturday: Little Boy / Grandpa Edition

Looks like I haven't blogged in a few days. Without further ado:

Little Boy loves to play Isaac's guitar. He must have the shoulder strap over his shoulder just so. And he does try to use the guitar pick sometimes.

 And now, I have a couple pics of my dad. Dad's birthday was last week. We celebrated.


Here he is praying over his cake. Just kidding, he's really conducting us while we sing "Happy Birthday."

Dad's cake had seven candles. He insists that's because he's turning 70 (he's not). Looks pretty good for a seventy-year-old man, doesn't he?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Sunday, plus Quote of the Day

Photo by adwriter, via Flickr

"I fear sometimes we see the Lord's love only in the big events of our lives; we must also see His love in the smallest of things. Don't underestimate your ability to share His love through a simple, genuine gesture such as sitting next to another sister and making her feel welcome."
-Bonnie D. Parkin

Church Quote of the Day

 Teacher: "Have you ever had a coat drive at your school or collected food for the needy?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

All in the Family

I was just reading Talk To Me Tuesday over on Tip Junkie, where there's a post about family-themed Halloween costumes---and I remembered the one-and-only time my family had a sort-of theme going on at Halloween. I don't have a picture of this (sorry) because it was at least ten years ago.

This was when my sister was still a baby. My mom dressed her in a black sweatsuit, with a white stripe down the back, and made a stuffed skunk tail that fastened around my sister's waist. Then my dad, who works at an oil refinery, borrowed a gas mask and a hazmat suit from one of his coworkers. Good thing my sister was too little to remember it later, huh?
Photo by Invisible Hour via Flickr

Sunday, October 12, 2008

 "Life often feels like a great pile of obligations, frustrations, and disappointments. But the Lord is there, always the same, His arms still outstretched. When we feel overwhelmed, we have to remember the peace He has spoken to us on previous occasions. His peace brings comfort and strength; the world cannot give that to us."

 -Kathleen H. Hughes

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Spookables and Terribibbles

I've been trying to create an age-appropriate Halloween for Little Boy. For the last week or two, I've checked out Halloween stories and videos from the library. He probably won't remember this Halloween next year, but at least he'll have a vague idea of what's going on right now. His newest words are "buttin" (pumpkin) and "doast" (ghost). He loves that doasts say, "ooooooOOOOoooo". And he loves to point out buttins wherever he sees them.

Last night we watched Frankenpooh and Spookable Pooh (from the library, of course). Little Boy doesn't usually get to watch an hour's worth of cartoons, so it was quite an event to him. Lucky kid.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Photo Monday: Princess Edition

Little Boy went to a princess-themed birthday party yesterday.

Cute, huh?

Each of the kids decorated a crown. Little Boy, being a boy, got to put car stickers on his. He loves it. He calls it his "taw hat."

This is the birthday girl, opening Little Boy's present to her. It's a fun little jar filled with "Magical Princess Cookies." Some of the cookies have Disney princesses on them, and some of them are pink with sprinkles.

Happy birthday girl = successful party.
Birthday Party Quote of the Day

 Princess Party Guest, pulling shiny plastic crown off her cupcake: "We can't really eat this because, well, we could, um, choke and die."

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