Wednesday, November 26, 2008
by Mrs. Schmalison at 6:47 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Well here she is during her tummy time, she loves holding her head up and looking around.
We had a reading night the other night and I was able to read a few books to the kids before I lost Patricks attention and Elena got hungry.
Here is Patrick in his winter jammies for the first time this season. He thought it was really funny.
Here is Patrick in a box. He was really funny to watch.
A good picture of Patrick and Elena in their jammies, Jesus got this great picture.
Here are both Jesús and Patrick watching TV and solving a Rubix cube.
Jesús threw me a little surprise party for my Birthday. My Birthday was on the 16th and he was going to be leaving town. He felt pretty bad having to leave so he got the Buntings and Nichols and Randalls to surprise me a few days before my actual Birthday. I guess Dave thought it was a little boring.
Jesús got me my favorite pink champagne cake. It was really good.
My Mom got me a Marie Calendars pie for my actual birthday on Sunday and I got some presents like a gift card to Joanns to buy some fabric or whatever since my new hobby is sewing. I also got some flannel pajama pants that I love and I got a lot of cookie sheets from Jesus and my Mom so I will be returning the one my Mom got me because it is from Williams and Sonoma and I would love to shop in that store. I also got a great little cake that Ann Pitts made for me. It was so stinkin' cute. I didnt get a picture of it with my camera so I will have to get pictures from my moms camera.
My Mom went with us to the park on Monday. It was Elena's first trip to the park and she slept all the way there and all the way home. She wasnt a big fan of the sun in her eyes so she wouldnt lay on the blanket with me.
I need to be taking more pictures of Elena. I feel guilty because I was going through Patricks pictures and I have soooo many of him and I hardly have any of her. That will be my new goal. So hopefully my next post will have more of her. I did however get this cute video of Elena talking to her daddy.
by Mrs. Schmalison at 10:07 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Woke up this morning to Patrick crying.
Went in to check on him.
He had pulled down his pants and taken his diaper off.
Told him "Patrick, dont take your diaper off".
Laid him down for his nap at 1:30.
Was making dinner for Relief Society when I heard him crying.
Went in to get him out of his crib and he had taken his diaper off.
I said "Patrick, I told you not to take your diaper off. Dont ever take your diaper off".
So I put him in the bath tub and went to feed Elena, listening closely to him.
I heard him say, "I want to get out of the tub".
So I went to get him a towel and get him out.
I walked into the bathroom and found he had pooped in the tub.
I said "Dont poop in the tub!"
I pulled him out, bleached the tub, put him back in and washed him off again.
Please tell me this wont last very long.
by Mrs. Schmalison at 5:22 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
As I watched the news last night I was scared by what I saw. There are so many people protesting out side our beautiful temple. I always associated the temple with peace and reverence and it breaks my heart to see so many people treating it as just another building and thinking of it as a place of hate. I know that they have the right to speak up, but we have the right to vote how we feel. We voted not based on hate but based on our beliefs and that marriage is a sacred thing between man and woman.
We have the right to worship as we want and now I believe that our testimonies are being tested. I love the gospel. It has given me peace.
I stopped going to church after high school because I thought that was what was causing me to be unhappy. It took seeing the destruction of someone elses family by their own mistakes to get me quit my bad habits. The truth is, I had never tried to strengthen my own testimony. My Mom taught us as children that Faith is an action word. You cant just go to church and expect to know that the church is true. You have to act on all those answers that we give as primary children. We are told those things for a reason. Reading the scriptures has given me more clarity in our beliefs. Praying is the my private time speaking with Heavenly Father. I feel that my heart is more open and humble when I am praying.
We grew up without our father active in the church and now as a wife and mother and can only imagine how difficult that must have been for my Mom. She knew the church was true and even though Dad fell farther and farther away, she continued to be a shining example to us. I pray for my own family that we can stay true to what we believe, especially through these challenging times. I think how we react to current events will prove our feelings for the church.
To all the protesters, I dont hate you, I love you, but I cannot go against what I believe is true. There have been people who have given their lives because they would not deny their belief in Heavenly Father. Even though it is difficult for me to deny you the right to marriage, I love God more and what he has told me is the truth. I cannot let the gospel fit around mine or anyone elses lives. We must center our lives around the gospel and not change it to fit our wants.
Please understand where we stand. We cannot go against what we know is true. We have dedicated our lives to this gospel and we will sacrifice it all to prove our love to the Savior.
by Mrs. Schmalison at 11:10 AM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
by Mrs. Schmalison at 11:24 AM