Sunday, February 24, 2008

Today is a good day

I should warn you , before you read this post, if you don't like my gooshy swooshy loveyness, then skip this post. My title says it all. I really could just leave it at that, but of course I won't. Yesterday, was my dreaded talk that I had to give. It went well mostly... Right before I went up I realized that my pages were out of order, and I said Oh no!, a friend of mine handed me a pen to number them so that it wouldn't happen again.

Well... I numbered them wrong. When I turned to page 3 I realized it was actually page 4 and that some how page 2 had ended up at the end. I'm sure that I'm confusing you, but I was more confused. Luckily my talk was on humor, and the sisters seemed to find it amusing.

I just feel so relieved to have it over with. It's been in the back of my mind since she asked me back in December, that's a long time to have to worry about giving a talk. It could have been worse too, I could have been asked to give a talk on a serious subject, but I can handle Humor.

So as a reward for my talk, I have been blessed with a great day! I mean nothing spectacular happened, it's just been one of those days where you sit back and appreciate everything you've been given. Today felt like a Percocet all rolled up into a day.

It started out that I had to take the 4 kids to church by myself. Adam is the Stake Clerk and that means on top of his weekly meetings he has to go to all of the Ward Conferences. It averages out to be about one a month, which is really not too bad until you factor in the children.

So this was my first time with all of them by myself at church and it could have gone HORRIBLY, but instead I found it to be a very pleasant experience. I sat there watching my children be reverent, Paige did take 3 pieces of bread, but still they were great. I kept thinking to myself. "Wow, we've done something right" I'm sure all parents feel like they are lacking at times, I know I feel that way a lot. Not today though, today was a day where I got to appreciate my children. They really are good kids.

I'm sure tomorrow they will be having their whiny moments, but today was heavenly.

I don't have any pictures that go along with it, so I'll just add some random ones.

I told you I was going to get random, This is going to be the cover for my next Christmas card, it will say something like "You can only Dream of looking this good!" or "I'd give you a piece of pie, but I ate it all" Either would be true. It's actually from a pie eating contest this past Summer.

I love this picture. The joy that this girl brings to me is enormous. She is a good girl. This is from about 1 1/2 months ago, I found him on the counter eating candy corn off of the top of the fridge. I guess I can't blame him. I'd probably climb Mt. Kilimanjaro if they put a French Silk Pie on the tippy top of it. This is from about the same time as the Tommy picture. Since I'm gushing about the monsters, I can just say that Paige sparkles, she's definitely going to give me a run for my money when she's a teenager, but until that day I'll keep her.

My sweet grandmother once told me that she thought I'd never get married (that was because I used to spin the boys around my head at the dances). She didn't really mean it (I think), but there were several nights where I wondered if she would be right.
Oh how I miss her and I soo wish she could see me know. She would be proud. I got the best of both worlds. Not only did I get married, I married a man who lets me spin him around my head. Is there really a luckier women out there?


Jennifer said...

I love love love that picture of Kelly. You know, I actually named my daughter Summer because I remember moments like that from childhood summers--just carefree joy.

The Pagets in Florida said...

I really feel your pain... or rather Adam's pain. I have to go to all the ward conferences too. We have 9 units though, 6 wards and 3 branches. Some are just over an hour away. It could be worse though. I am the assistant stake executive secretary. I could have a something much worse... like bishopricitus.

The Divine Miss A said...

Jen, I love your post. It really is ooshy-gooshy, but it is a happy thing.

Gram said...

Seeing all your pictures and reading all your stories is almost as good as being there. They are such a cute bunch, but then look at where they started from!!!

emily and adrian said...

You deserve a million good days! Sorry I missed your talk. I really was teaching!
Oh, and I just posted a hundred new blogs for ya...happy??!!

emily and adrian said...

Hahahahah!!! I was TOTALLY sucking in!
But I promise, I won't be one of those women who only gains ten pounds in nine months. No way! I'm about to let myself go. Just watch.

The McKameys said...

Jen, random question, but I love your pictures, what camera do you use for them? I am looking for a new one and want input. thanks!