Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Open Up!

I foolishly scheduled all four of my children at the dentist today to save driving into Lethbridge more than once. Well...I would have gladly paid the little extra for gas had I known that I was going to be there for THREE hours. Three hours to clean their teeth! I was referred to this dentist by my sis-in-law Karen, and he was wonderful, however, trying to keep Josh occupied by the lame dentist lego set was a bit of a challenge. I always find dentists stressful and I am trying hard not to pass on my phobia of the drills and the mouth full of flouride to my children. So far they seem to enjoy the whole process, which is good. Three of the four have been referred to the orthodontist. Great! And Scott has some pretty nasty wisdom teeth that need to be extracted. The good news is that we have double insurance, so in the end, it should all be covered. They did require that I pay for today's visit up front...which made me choke just a little. $1200.00 for 3 hours of work ain't bad! So that was my afternoon. Nothing too exciting, but necessary none the less.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Food for Thought

OH MY! What a night! We had a "Young Women's Leader Night Out" tonight at the Movie Mill. We decided to go see the new Emma Smith movie before it left town. I knew that it wasn't going to be a comedy, but my goodness, I wasn't expecting the absolute sadness I felt as I watched it. It was such an incredible story about such an amazing, faithful woman. It was awesome to see the story through her eyes and feel the sadness and despair and hope that she experienced in her lifetime. I found it very hard to watch, but so inspiring. It gave me such perspective on my own life and the trials that I face. It made me want to endure to the end and it reiterated what I have always believed...that I belong to the only true church upon this earth. It was great to see the theatre filled with others who I assume feel the same way that I do. It was so hard to see her bury her little babies, one after the other. I thought about how my faith was tested during my miscarriages and how I wondered how much I would have to endure. It certainly made me think about what I am asked to face and if I face it well. All in all, it was a faith-promoting evening with great friends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Think I Love My Husband!

As I was playing on the trampoline with Josh this afternoon, I laid in the warm sun and looked over at the beautiful fence that my dear husband put up for us this month. He weathered wind and rain and mud and fatigue to construct a 400 foot fence so that we can let our busy little three year old run until he collapses. It means the world to me that he would put that effort into something that means so much to me. I know that many days he went to work absolutely exhausted because of the time that it took to work on our yard. I also know that Jason doesn't feel appreciated some of the time, and I just want him to know that he is so loved.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Favorite Season

I LOVE AUTUMN! I am so in love with this time of year. The coolness in the air, the ability to wear sweaters again, not sweating profusely all day long, and the look of my yard when the leaves begin to fall. I don't even mind raking, and we have A LOT of trees to clean up around. It just gives me a chance to be outside in the most beautiful season there is. My house is even decorated in Autumn colours. Red, Green, deep yellow...I can't get enough of it. I am drawn to this palette whenever I go shopping for home accessories. My heart skipped a beat yesterday when I found the cutest napkins with green leaves and red berries that go perfectly with my new dinner plates. I understand that this isn't earth shattering stuff and that I probably should be focused more on the weightier things of life, but I must admit that my love of Autumn and all that it brings makes my world a little brighter.