Friday, October 28, 2011

He is such a HUNK! Ahhh,

I know, it isn't quite Halloween yet.  But we had a trunk or treat, so we dressed up early.  Usually, I think of a great (my definition of course, not G's) theme to do as a family, but I just wasn't getting it this year.  So I just pulled the easy card, and did nerds.  I thought we looked pretty nerdy.  I think we made a few people's night, as we got quite a few laughs.  It isn't just anyone who can look like this big of a dork, and then have to see these people again.  To top it off, G attached some toilet paper to his shoe!  It was such a hit, he decided to wear it to work the next day...Yes, everyone else was dressed  up too.  We still have more places to go, so stay tuned for more costume fun!

Good things:
1. imagination
2. laughing at ourselves
3. snort giggling

Friday, October 7, 2011

Can it be any clearer?

The future of this life has long been declared. The final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins, because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear.

--Jeffery R. Holland (i think)

A friend shared this with me awhile ago.  I love it.  It is so clear, but we sometimes forget that if we don't put on the winning jersey, we, by default, put on the losing one.

Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam!

About a month ago I was released as the stake young women's president.  Finally you say!  After 6 years I either finally got it right, or the stake presidency has given up on me.  So many emotions traveled through my head in the last while.  I really thought it would happen last year, but when it didn't I just kept on going.  A lot of  people have asked me if I am so relieved?  And I guess I am, but when you do something that is so much fun and have really good people to help you, it doesn't really seem that difficult.  Now, don't get me wrong, there were plenty of times that I was a basket case. But as I look back over things, it was a really great experience, and I learned so much from so many people.

I think the thing I will miss the most will be my counselors. We started and ended together and  I have come to love them and it has been a true joy to get to know them.  Sometimes it is difficult to believe that I didn't know either of these women when I asked for them as counselors.  That just testifies to me that Heavenly Father knows each of us so well, he knows who and what we need.  It didn't take long for me to realize these two women had talents and qualities that I lacked, but were needed in our presidency.  I have come to love and appreciate them so much.  They have been wonderful.  They have been great examples to me, and so supportive, even when it meant sewing over 100 "great ideas."

One thing I learned is that each young woman is so different, and requires different types of leaders.  I truly believe each ward has the best leaders for their girls.  And as girls change,  so do the leaders, to those who can best help each girl.  I know I have a very boring teaching style, but hopefully I have able to reach someone, and other people have touched someone else. 

Another thing I have learned, and I am sure I will have to continue to relearn, is that Heavenly Father is in charge, and we just need to have faith that it will all work out.  We just have to do our best, and keep going.  There are so many other things, I could go on forever.  But it has really been an amazing journey, and I am so thankful for those I have worked with, and learned from.

But for now, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam! And I look forward to a new experience with three year olds, and I am sure I have great things to learn from them.

Good Things:
1.  wonderful people to work with
2.  learning
3.  new opportunities

Monday, October 3, 2011

She is a senior!  Click on this link to see her.


Yes, I am alive and well. Just needed to take a hiatus. And now I am back to an occassional blog. My G tells me I really do need to update, "How else do I know wh
at is in your head?" I suppose he could actually talk to me! But, since we don't have time for that, I guess I better write! So, it is going to take me a bit to get you all up to date on the happenings at the K home. No, no order, just random as usual. So let's start with some recent senior pictures of B. She tells me we still need to do the straight hair take, but for now...curly. Enjoy!
Good things:
1. someone who cares what is in my head
2. some sort of journal for my posterity
3. pictures
P.S. I am having some technical issues...