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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cousinly Love

 We got to enjoy our niece and two nephews Saturday.  It was fun having them over after the YW fundraiser.  The energy of younger children in the house is stimulating.
 It is nice to see cousins getting to know each other and share talents with each other. Kayla did Kamryn's hair before church today.
 It turned out super cute.  She's turning into a beautiful young woman.  I remember keeping her when she was a baby, so her mom had a break.  She was very colicky and cried a lot. 
 Kadin is a freshman in high school now.  He is interesting in history.  Boy after my own heart!  He is very interested in wars.  He is really mature and easy to talk to.
 Kolton, also know as, Kole train, was lively.  He really loved our dogs and had them working out.
 They wanted to follow him where ever he went.  Kolton asked, when can we come again and stay more than one night in a row?  We might have to grab them this summer for a bit.
It was a fun weekend with the extended family hanging out.  There is nothing better than family time. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What Can Happen in 22 Years?

My oldest turned 22 today.
Is it even possible that time can go that fast?

 We've changed a lot over the years.  We grown up learned so much and have lived a rather blessed life.
We cheered and watched and were involved.

We pushed, taught and watched.

We experienced, laughed and cried.

 We bloomed and grew stronger.

 We had arguments, ups and downs.  We tested boundried and picked ourselves up when we fell down.

 We did it over and over again.  What a happy day, when you wake up one day and know that you did the best you could, you loved, forgave, and moved on.  Moose you have been great for your mother.  I have become better because I know you.
I've loved the last 22 years.  I look forward to watching the next 22 and hope to see you achieve the goals you have set for yourself.  Happy birthday son!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 I'm Ready

So I've had some time to think about goals and what I want to accomplish in 2017.  The New Year always brings about the opportunity for positive change and reflection.
 At the beginning of the month we had unseasonably warm weather and took a family walk at Byer's Woods close to home.  We want to be mindful of our health.  I have also been trying to do yoga 2-4 times a week, but have gotten sick.  I hope to pick it back up when I can do it with out dripping out my nose while trying.
It's fun when the puppies can go too.

 Kota got a vest for Blair as one of his Christmas presents.  He wants to take her duck hunting when he is in Minnesota.  So he puts the vest on her on occasion, it has floats in it like a life jacket.
 She is cute in it anyhow.
 So the goals for the year are to learn new skills some things I have always wanted to, but haven't made time for.  I signed up for a knitting class with my mom.  We are going to go Tuesday to Joann Fabric for a class.  I'm excited.  I am also planning on picking up my genealogy again.  I haven't had much time to work on it the last few years.  I am going to blog hopefully once per week, but no less than twice a month.  I want to have a journal for myself and this is a fun way to do it.  I am going to take more pictures.  I need to start carrying my camera around with me more, but purchased a new SD card and am ready to go.
Spiritually, I have been called into the Young Women's organization.  So I have a lot to learn again.
I have been enjoying working with the girls, it is challenging, but Kayla is good for me to help me bridge some of the gap.
We read D&C 109: 7-9 (And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom, seek learning even by study and also by faith;
 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
 That your incomings may be in the name of the Lord, that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord, that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands unto the Most High—) as a family at the beginning and decided this was going to be our family scripture for the year.  To build our house and to focus on our personal areas of weakness.  We have been using the ponderize app to read a weekly scripture and think about together.  We each made a list of things we will fast for in the next few months.
2017 is off to a good start.