Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today is the Day...

Today, Wednesday April 9, 2014, my allergy season started in full force.
I knew it was coming but I kept hoping this would be the year where they won't be so bad and I can avoid the stupidity inducing medicine.
After one day, I surrender.
Farewell brain cells, I will see you back here in June.

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

I'm a Part-Time Tooth Fairy

It is no secret that I love pulling teeth. I pulled out ALL of mine and Lesley's in one night while in the second grade. We were toothless monsters for years!!
As a teenager, I pulled the loose teeth of the kids I would babysit.
Now as Auntie, I have pulled at least 1-4 teeth of all my nieces and nephews, minus LaurieLoo and Lady Cate. Jackers was the last hold out. He never would let me even get close... Until tonight (insert evil laugh here). The whole family is at the cabin for LDS General Conference Weekend. I went to bed earlier than everyone else but I was awoken by sweet Laurie's voice, "Auntie, Auntie wake up! Jack-Jack has a tooth you can pull out!" and I was instantly up. She led me upstairs and Jack was there at the top with his mom. His front tooth was just hanging by a thread and it was an easy job. He was so nervous that his mom had to hold him down. He kept curling his top lip around his teeth and crying out in his deep baritone voice. Two pulls and it was out!! We all cheered and Val and Ash both got it on video.
I know I'm a freak about teeth but I am SO happy that I have been able to help my nieces and nephews in these big moments in their life.

I helped Val pull out her front tooth at Leatherby's.
I pulled out Ash's front tooth right before a family photo.
I pulled out Evan's front tooth at Aunt Nancy's BBQ.
I pulled out Aaron's front tooth at Grandma's house.

And now we will forever remember the time Auntie pulled out Jack's front tooth at the cabin on General Conference Weekend.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

1st Ever LDS General Women's Meeting

It was fun to witness and be a part of history today.
Today, March 29, 2014 was the first ever General Women's Meeting for the LDS Church. Women gathered at the Conference Center in SLC and LDS meeting houses around the world with women ages 8 and above invited. The womens choir at the meeting ranged in age from 8 to 80 and they sang beautifully and with great spiritual power.
As this meeting was such a big deal, my wonderful mother organized and cooked the most delicious light meal, invited us over for dinner, and then we all (mother, sisters, niece) went to the local stake center to watch the meeting via satellite. I ran in to one of my dearest childhood friends in the parking lot and met her 3rd child (!!!) born 6 weeks ago, and saw a lot of the women that touched my life growing up.
The meeting started and I literally had tears running down my cheeks throughout the entire meeting. It was so amazing to join with my sisters in the Gospel all around the world, all daughters of our Heavenly Father.
The feminist in me was gitty with the historical importance of the event, an international and intergenerational gathering of women, while the covenant keeping disciple in me was over come with the love of God.
We are all so very loved and The Lord sent us here with each other so we can help each other return home.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Saturday Seething: part 65 of a 444 part series

Why is it that a dog lover is totally socially acceptable and yet there is still the stigma of the "crazy cat lady"? Don't people realize cat lovers run YouTube and own the Internet?

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Yes, I'm a Baby Hog

But I can't help it when the world's most beautiful baby is around.
I had the best day cuddling with Cate!!!

Wise Words for a Friday Morning

Sunday, February 23, 2014

In Summer- Our Version of Frozen Lip Sync

We finally got all of my nieces and nephews in one video!!! They all did an A+ job

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Catherine The Beautiful

videoI love my baby Cate