art by Robert Duncan "Let us make our homes sanctuaries of righteousness, places of prayer, and abodes of love that we might merit the blessings that can come only from our Heavenly Father. We need His guidance in our daily lives." -Thomas S. Monson
Friday, May 29, 2009
"You’ve got to break this cycle in your head that you deserve stuff. None of us deserve squat."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
So when I turned on Blue's Clues last week, and he grabbed a story book and ran upstairs, I was surprised. I mean, come on...it's Blue! And Steve! And Tickety Tock!
I followed him upstairs, where I found him like this. It took me a moment to figure out what he was doing:
Now I just need to find him a green-striped polo shirt.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I've had an idea brewing in the back of my head for awhile. It's a little bit personal, but I'm sharing it because I think it's something that many of us struggle with.
Perfect = Good
Imperfect = Not as good
Me = Imperfect
Me = Almost good, but never quite good enough
This is the right equation:
Imperfect = Also good
Me = Imperfect
Me = Good
So let's go forward and be good and lovable just by being ourselves.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My baby sister's play was last week. I wrote about it a few weeks ago--and about how...excited...I was to see it. It mostly lived up to my expectations. Mostly, that is, except for my sister. She was goooood [not that I didn't expect her to be good. I just didn't know she'd be that good.]. I'm proud of her. My pictures of the show are atrocious. My camera is...inexpensive. But I'm posting the photos anyway. BWAHAHAHA!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The books are written for kids, so they're a quick read. They're not on the same level as Harry Potter or Eragon, but the stories are still fun and engaging. One thing I like about these books is that they don't take themselves too seriously. A couple of quotes from the fourth book, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary:
"Grandma held a crossbow."
"Seth regretted having shown the troll that every Yahtzee deserved a victory dance."
Seriously, you can't go wrong with trolls and Yahtzee.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
My parents have this big trampoline that Little Boy loves. We went out there the other day, and...wait, what is that all over the trampoline?everything. It's just part of living in a wet climate. Weird, huh? But my guess is that there's something strange about wherever you live, too.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Last weekend, we visited the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
It's a spring tradition in my family, but I haven't been in a few years. I've missed it.
Little Boy wasn't sure what the big deal was.
These purple & yellow ones were my favorite. I wish I could remember what variety they were.
"Yellow Cheerfulness." How perfect is that?
We'll definitely be back next year.