Monday, July 31, 2006
We got a lot of packing done this weekend. There is still quite a lot to be done, but most of it is reorganizing what was already in boxes and gathering things from the garage, kitchen, office, etc that are ours. It will be intersting to see how our apartment looks considering the fact that we have no desk, dressers, tables, kitchen table, or chairs. All we have are our beds, a couch, recliner, and a little bookshelf I got for the girls. It is kindof like starting over again. I am really sad that we gave so much away in Rexburg, or that we didn't have enough room to take our desk or my wicker furniture from Arlington, but oh well, we will make do and the Lord will help provide a way for us to get what we need.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Today we went to one of our last playgroups. Well I guess there will be two more. It is going to be so hard to leave all of Katelund's friends behind. She has so many little friends that are such good kids. I know there will be more in Asheville, but the ones here will be missed. Brad and Mandy told me that they haven't told Bethany that Katelund is moving yet because they are so worried about how hard it is going to be for her. I don't think that Katelund is quite to the age where she will really understand that she is leaving her friends. Her friend Kevin Ward, our friends that moved to Tennessee awhile ago, has been telling Celeste, his mom, that he doesn't want to go to nursery there because his girlfriend, Katelund, is not there. I don't think Katelund has mentioned Kevin's name since he has left. She loved him to death, but I just think she is still too young to understand. At least I am hoping and praying that it won't be hard and she won't understand.
Well the packing is coming along slowly. I do as much as I can while Cloey is asleep, because otherwise she is in to everything. Sherrie has been watching some kids from the ward the last 2 days, so Katelund has been very entertained and I have been so grateful for that. All though, she has now turned into the easy one and Cloey has become the challenge. She is just at that "get into everything" stage. Anyways, I have to go take Cory to get a drug test for CBL. Hopefully he passes. :) J/K :)
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Singing time also went great today. I (Cory helped me a ton) created a pretend campfire with wood, orange and red iridescent wrapping paper, and a light to go underneath of it all. It looked awesome. I then created a little script of a program that consisted of little stories/exerpts of pioneer children journal entries (from the best book ever on Pioneers called "We Walked to Zion") and pioneer songs that we've learned this month. It was so fun!! I had all the children sit around the campfire on the ground, we turned the lights out and then me and Sister Curdy (a counselor in the Primary presidency) read the stories and then sang the songs in between. Sister Curdy and I dressed in pioneer clothes so that we'd look the part. The kids loved it!!!
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Yesterday I went to the dentist to get 1/2 of my root canal done. Today I go into to get the rest of it done, and then I have to go back in a couple of weeks to get a cap. The left side of my mouth is so sore this morning. I am not suprised considering the fact that I had to lay with my mouth wide open for 2 hours, but I am so thankful that it is getting taken care of. I hope I never have to have another root canal in my life (knock on wood). They are not so fun!!
Katelund has found a new interest in life, "doing hair". She sits and spends like 30 min- 1 hour brushing my hair, putting clips and "ponytails" in my hair, etc. It is SOOOO cute!!! I love it so much. She actually brushes pretty softly and it feels pretty good.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Last night in cub scouts I did an activity about Indians. I wanted to read them an Indian (sorry, I mean Native American) folklore story but I had such a hard time finding one that was appropriate. There were so many that were about hate, killing, affairs, etc. Finally I found one about how the dog came to the Indians. It was pretty funny. I am so grateful that I don't have to tell or listen to those kind of stories or myths in order to come up with a reason for how things were created. Just knowing that Heavenly Father, His Son, and Adam created the earth is all that I need to know for now.
Yesterday I decided to just put Katelund into training underwear because the pull-up has just turned into a glorified diaper that is easier to take off when it's dirty. After cleaning up Katelund's poop off the carpet yesterday, I decided that I think I will wait a little longer. Maybe she'll be potty trained before she goes to school, then again maybe not. It is such a frusgrating SLOW process!!! Although there was a little ray of sunlight when Katelund woke up at 6 am this morning and went straight to the potty to go pee pee. I couldn't believe it, I thought to myself "she has finally caught on". The thought has since left after once again changing a glorified wet diaper a couple of hours later. What a vicious cycle it is!!!!!
Sunday, July 09, 2006
So tomorrow Cory and I are leaving for Asheville. I am so excited!!! I am really excited, sad, and nervous about such a big change in my life. I love change but it isn't always easy, especially since there are so many people here in Fayetteville that I will miss terribly. I just hope and pray that tomorrow as we are in Asheville, we will be able to feel and hear the Holy Ghost so that we will know for a surety whether or not we are making the right decision. I am trying really hard to not let my emotions interfere with the promptings we are trying to receive.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Today I have really been studying, reading, and reflecting on the pioneers. I am teaching pioneer songs in primary tomorrow, and since I am not sure how to go about it, I have just been reading, reading, and reading. I went to lds.org and found a whole interactive webpage where you can click on each of the different camping/significant spots along the trail and read the info on that spot and also journal entries from pioneers. I spent an hour last night and a couple hours this morning reading all of the information and crying my eyes out. What an incredible way to get into the pioneer celebrating spirit, especially since June 9th marked the 150th anniversary for the handcart companies.
Tommorrow for singing time I am going to come in the primary room all decked out in some pioneer clothes that I am borrowing from Sherrie (she had for the trek they did a couple of years ago). I am going to pretend that I am one of the pioneers that was in the Martin Handcart company. I am going to tell some stories and then teach them "The Handcart Song". It is a really good song, and it was actually written by John Daniel Thompson McAllister, a member of one of the handcart companies. I am really excited.
What an incredible heritage that we have! I couldn't even imagine what it must have been like to be one of the pioneer mothers. In talking about the pioneers in this months Ensign, President Hinckley says, "As great things were expected of them, so are they of us. We note what they did with what they had. We have so much more, with an overwhelming challenge to go on and build the kingdom of God. There is so much to do." What a great responsiblity we have. I can't wait until the day that I face those pioneers on the other side of the veil. I would love to hear there stories as I kneel before them in reverence and awe of the great sacrifices they faced and the faitih, humility, and love of the Lord which carried them each step of the way.
Friday, July 07, 2006
You know as many reasons as I have come up with about why I should never own a dog, seeing how cute Katelund and Cloey are with them really makes me see why parents finally just give in.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
My 4th of July was wonderful. We spent it with Cory's family and with the Pattersons (Brother Patterson is the one that works way up there in the Pentagon for the Department of Defense). We went to the Catlett Ranch and had some target practice with some pretty incredible guns. Brother Patterson has tons of guns obviously, but he has some that are black powder guns from the Revolutionary War period and one from the Civil War. They were pretty incredible guns. I put on all of the "gear" that he had so I could pretend like I was really there and then I shot the gun. It took my breath away, it was a powerful gun. I could hardly hold it up long enough to shoot it because it was so heavy. I had so much fun. I really like to shoot guns (at paper targets only of course). I thought it was a pretty appropriate way to spend the 4th. Afterwards we all had pizza for lunch and then that night Cory and I had some fireworks that we set off here at the house for Katelund. It was a fun day.
Today Cory got a call from the Asheville mall manager. He wants Cory and I to come down on Monday and tour Asheville, then stay in a hotel that night, and then meet with him on Tuesday at the mall. The company will be reimbursing all of our food, gas, and hotel expenditures. I am so excited because Cory asked his mom if she'd watch the girls so we can go alone as a get-a-way. I can hardly wait. It is going to be a long drive but Cory and I have had lots of practice and experience with way longer drives than this one. We always have had so much fun driving across the country together. I will have to take pictures and post them so everyone can see what a beautiful area we will be living in.
This morning Katelund woke up and told me that she needed to let the dogs in to get their food. So I told her to go ahead and do it herself. So I listened from the other room as she opened the door and yelled with the cutest southern drawl I've ever heard "Aynee, cum tu beid". It was so adorable. I wish that I had it on a video tape, I would play it over and over again.
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