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, January 27, 2013

Can You Even Imagine?

"The Savior calls us, without price, to exchange our sins, to take upon us His countenance, and to take that into the hearts of those within our reach. For this, we may receive all that God has, which we are told is greater than all the combined treasures of this earth. Can you even imagine?"

-Elder Robert Gay

Friday, January 25, 2013

I've Got Everything That I Need Right in Front of Me

It's true. I do.

When I woke up this morning, I had this song stuck in my head. I think the universe was trying to tell me something...namely, that it would be perfect for Happy Friday!

So, happy Friday, everyone!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Say, "Ahhhhh"

Someone around here has been losing teeth everywhere. And it's grossing me out.

I've lost official count, but I think he's lost four teeth in the last few weeks. And that tooth that's dangling below his upper lip in the photo? I'm praying for that one to come out as soon as possible. I try not to cringe when I see him wiggling it all day long, and I try not to gag when he asks me to try to pull it out. It's still hanging on, though I can't figure out how.

It doesn't help that he's nearly as disturbed about it as I am. Body parts should just stay put.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Way through Difficulties

[image: oefe via Compfight cc]
"You need never be discouraged or afraid. The way through difficulties has always been prepared for you, and you will find it if you exercise faith."

-Henry B. Eyring

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Friday, Friends!

It's been a dreary, gray day here, so let's do something fun. Oh, I know! How about a Farty Party Friday, for old times' sake?

don't fart in smart cars

(Here are the links to some past Farty Party Fridays: koalas, dolphins, and bubble gum.)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

One Little Flashback

I totally missed Christmas here on my blog. So here's just one little flashback--if The Boy remembers anything about this Christmas, I'm sure it will look something like this:

He received three big LEGO sets, and he spent the entire day building things and taking them apart. And I let him. Because, hey, it was Christmas.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Well, That's Just the Way I Am

“If there is one lament I cannot abide—and I hear it from adults as well as students—it is the poor, pitiful, withered cry, “Well, that’s just the way I am.” If you want to talk about discouragement, that phrase is one that discourages me. Though not a swearing man, I am always sorely tempted to try my hand when I hear that. Please spare me your speeches about “That’s just the way I am.” I’ve heard that from too many people who wanted to sin and call it psychology. And I use the word sin again to cover a vast range of habits, some seemingly innocent enough, that nevertheless bring discouragement and doubt and despair.

"You can change anything you want to change, and you can do it very fast. That’s another satanic suckerpunch—that it takes years and years and eons of eternity to repent. It takes exactly as long to repent as it takes you to say, “I’ll change”—and mean it. Of course there will be problems to work out and restitutions to make. You may well spend—indeed you had better spend—the rest of your life proving your repentance by its permanence. But change, growth, renewal, and repentance can come for you as instantaneously as for Alma and the sons of Mosiah.”

-Jeffrey R. Holland

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What Manner of Men Ought Ye to Be?

"Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am."

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bedtime Means Storytime

Bedtime story time has been a tradition at our house for...I dunno, actually. As long as The Boy's been able to pay attention to the pictures in a book. He doesn't remember a time before story time.

It's one of my favorite parts of the day. The Boy is almost in bed for the night (*whew*), and Isaac gets to step in and spend some time with him, one-on-one, enjoying a story together. Isaac spends time with The Boy, of course, besides story time. And The Boy spends a lot of time with books during the day--I read to him during school, and he reads to himself periodically throughout the day. 

But bedtime story time is tradition. I hope we can keep it going for a long time.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Friday!

For your viewing pleasure today, I have these rockin' bandaids. (Not sponsored or anything. They just make me smile.)

[image from Urban Outfitters, via Pinterest]

Awesome, right? I'd wear them even without an owie underneath.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Old Years and New Years

[image by Katratzi]

I haven't been blogging well lately. (You may have noticed. Heh.) So...I think I owe you guys an explanation.

At the beginning of November, I found out that I was pregnant. I felt tired and sick, so I didn't blog much.

In the middle of December, I found out that I wasn't pregnant anymore. I felt tired and sick (still), and a lot of other things. Blogging was not on my list of priorities at all.

And now...most of the time, I feel like I'm making a pretty good recovery. And I feel like blogging again. So here I am.

So, New Year's, anyone? There are a lot of changes coming up for us in 2013--Isaac will be graduating from technical college, hopefully finding a job, and moving us who-knows-where. It's hard for me to think about goals and self-improvement when I can't see past big, scary, hairy changes.

But. You know how a lot of people will say, "I hope 2013 will be awesome!" Hoping for a great new year is good, but I think we can all do better than that. Life is what you make it, right? So isn't 2013 going to be what you make it? Sure, you might get sick, your parents might die, your house might burn down, the economy might NEVER EVER EVER recover, and the government might knock on your door and take your guns and your children away. (Uh...maybe.)

But if you really believe that happiness depends on your attitude (and I do believe that), then 2013 depends on your attitude, too. So, be a good person. Help someone out. Do your small part to make 2013 a good year for everyone. And if you feel crummy or sad...take a nap.

And then get up and try again. 2013 is going to be awesome.

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