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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Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"The Happiest People I Know"

[Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt]
"The happiest people I know are those whose life-style centers around the home. Work is very important, and success in one's profession or business is also essential to happiness, but remember what we say so often: 'No other success can compensate for failure in the home.' "

-N. Eldon Tanner

Friday, January 27, 2012

Koala Farts

Oh my goodness, I almost forgot about Happy Friday. AND I just realized that I completely forgot about it last week. Sorry!

So...since last week's two-weeks ago's Happy Friday was about farts, I thought I'd stick with the same theme this week:

Happy Friday-almost-Saturday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just a Quickie

My posts have been a little...short lately. I'm trying to finish up my Creative Writing class, which I've put off for far too long, and that eats into my blogging time. So, rather than not blog at all, I'm writing little baby posts.

And here's another one.

Snow was falling last Sunday morning when we woke up (or when Little Boy woke us up, yelling, "COME SEE THE SNOW!"). It doesn't usually snow for long around here, so Little Boy and I put on our coats and boots over our pajamas and went out on the porch.

If I'd known that the snow would keep falling...and falling...and falling, I wouldn't have bothered. Heh.

But it makes for a fun photo, so I guess it wasn't totally pointless. And it was a happy way to start a Sunday morning.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

As Long As It Takes

[image by Pink Sherbet Photography]
"[A true faith in Christ] is knowing that His atonement is real, that its purpose is to transform us, and that it will be available as long as that perfecting process takes. We have a Savior who covers us, a Redeemer who changes us, and a Good Shepherd who is willing to go in search of us again and again--continuously."

-Brad Wilcox, in The Continuous Atonement

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

[Photo by bengrey]

"Each of us knew that the journey to exaltation would be long, strenuous, and sometimes lonely, but we also knew that we would not travel alone."

-Keith K. Hilbig

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Math Quote of the Day

So, picture this. I'm on the computer, and Little Boy's at the kitchen table working on his subtraction workbook (which he's in love with, but that's another story). Then I hear a frustrated little voice:

"Uhh...I'm having a problem over here!"

Cracked me up. I had to hide my giggles, of course. Math problems are not funny. (Teehee.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Little Boy is a Builder

[Mega Bloks airplane. Goofy face.]
Little Boy is a builder. I am not. I've posted about this before, but it constantly amazes me how this is one trait that he got totally, completely from Isaac, rather than a mixture of Isaac and me.

Little Boy used to need a lot of help with building things, mostly using the instructions that came with his building sets. ("Mommy, can you help me build this?" "Uh...maybe Daddy can help you with that when he gets home.")

Now he's getting better at following the printed instructions himself, and he's finally making up some of his own designs. I like that, because he's never really been a thinking-outside-the-box kind of kid.

He made up a "guy" out of Mega Bloks all by himself (yes, that's how "Mega Bloks" is spelled), and today he made a "crazy car" out of Legos. I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of "crazy cars" and "guys" for awhile. And then, who knows...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

To Be Offended is a Choice We Make

Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

This quote isn't mega-spiritual, but it's something I've been thinking about:

"Certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else."

-David A. Bednar

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