Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I think it is time for a "randomness" post. Here are all of my random thoughts for the day...

* Tonight I am having book club at my house. Totally didn't even read the book. Oops.

*Yesterday I told the girls that if they didn't get their chores done that they couldn't play at the park or check out books at the library (we always go the park after our library trips). As I walked out of the library empty-handed ( I am usually carrying a stack of 50 plus books...okay not really, but around 15) I realized that the whole no-checking-out-books punishment was pretty lame. Who punishes their children by withholding books??? Apparently, I do.

*I made brownies last night to serve to the missionaries after dinner. I should know this by know, but just so I have it in writting...NEVER add ingredients when you are in a conversation. After I took the brownies out and realized that they were saturated in grease, I realized that I added 1 and 2/3 cup oil instead of just 2/3 cup. One of the elders actually ate some...bless his heart....literally...bless his heart so he won't have a heart attack!!!

*My mind has been consumed with something that is going to happen that I cannot talk about at this point. I am feeling...consumed (I can't think of a better word) Don't you hate it when people start something but don't finish?

* Next week I register Katelund for first grade.

*The week after that we are leaving for our long car ride to Utah so that we can see Cory's little sister, Stefani, get married. She is going to be one beautiful bride!

*I can't eat ice cream or peaches. Both of them make me throw-up.

*Can I just tell you how much I love to listen to talks by Elder Maxwell? He is one of the people that I can't wait to meet in heaven!!! Speaking of favorite people....our Bishop told an awesome story on Sunday about an experience he witnessed with Elder Bednar. (you don't really know me if you don't know how much I LOVE Elder Bednar) I'll have to write a whole post on just that story. I'll save it for a rainy day.


MommyJ said...

I love randomness. :)

Can't wait to hear the story about Elder Bednar.

I hope your trip is wonderful!

I hope whatever is consuming you works out just fine.

And holy cow about the brownies! That is a lot of oil!

Crystal said...

On your long car trip to Utah if it takes you through Colorado you MUST stop by even if it just for a minute or overnight! Let me know, that would be so exciting!

Carrie said...

I love the no books punishment! I have done similar things before. The one punishment I really hate to enforce is no TV. It's not like I let Jake watch TV all day, but that hour of peace really does make a difference (for me-not him)! I hope you have a safe trip and I love Elder Bednar too-can't wait to hear the story.
I understand the whole consumed thing...For some reason Finding Nemo is popping into my head...You know when Dori keeps singing "just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." Besides scriptures and prayer (and other things of that nature) you can't get much better than a Disney movie for a little life lesson and inspiration! Just keep swimming Melissa-it will all work out.

Melissa said...

Thanks Carrie. The consuming thing isn't a bad thing, just one that is a little overwhelming.

Jen said...

I wish I were in Utah right now! I would love to see you and your family! We seriously need to plan a Braithwaite family reunion sometime.

Good luck with the LONG road trip while preggo. Also, good luck with your all-consuming overwhelming stuff. When you are ready to share, you know you have tons of support! Love you!

Mandy said...

Please give our love to Stefani and Nathan, and the rest of the family, too. I'm so tempted to buy a plane ticket and temple crash! We felt the same way when Sean and Brit got married, but our love is there with you all even if our bodies aren't. :)

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