Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I had never really thought about woman's suffrage before, just assuming since it happened that it was a good thing. Now, I'm not sure. Getting rid of the domination of men- oppression in the cruel sense was good, but it would seem that that was the beginning of the downfall of the family. I also just read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" which I found to be pretty insightful. We live in a society that is oppressive to men. Now, woman are told that we can do EVERYTHING ourselves, and we don't need men at all. And that we need to punish men for not being as wonderful as women. There are a lot of oppressed men in marriages today.
I'm really glad to be a woman, and to have the gospel. So I know that I have a divine role as a mother and a homemaker, and a help-meet to my husband. So what if my husband can't remember what he did yesterday, that's what I'm here for, to help! Not to nag him because he can't do something I can. Yay for our divine differences!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This is the valentine that we made to give to our family and friends. It's not fair, because I had them done ahead of time, and I still haven't finished passing them out!! Being sick is so not fun!
The poster the girls and I made for James; some of the valentines we recieved...
The coupon booklet I made for James, valentine from my sister Dawnelle (thanks Nelly!)
My ultra fancy valentine dinner: meatloaf shaped into hearts, pink mashed potatoes and red jello. I actually made this SEVERAL days after the day because of aforementioned stupid sickness. The day of I made pink heart pancakes, then sandwiches cut into hearts for lunch before I crashed. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
This is Brighton after winning at her Pretty Princess game. She wins pretty much every time- big surprise- and we play it at least once a day. Thanks for the great gift Grandma Linda!!
On a side note- it's pretty cute to see James play it with her. He looks beautiful in earrings. :)
I've been telling everyone about these, so I thought I'd just post a picture. My bishop's wife brought some of these to an activity and I fell in love with them and bought them before the week was through. They are out of iron- and I got the whole fam for $22! I wanted to screw them into the wall, but James wouldn't let me put any more holes in the walls, since we're only living here for a few more months. He's such a spoilsport!! I told him that he was oppressing the people. teehee! This is my no-hole solution, hanging them from the top of the door.
This is what we have to look at ALL DAY!! My little plumber- she is so skinny that none of her pants stay up. I'm constantly asking her to pull up her pants. They fall off sometimes if she runs. :)
Brighton is starting to draw these kind of pictures, which I'm sure have a name but I don't know what it is. The circle with the stick legs, that one. This is a picture of Aunt Bonnie. Notice the matching hairdo's.
I cut Brooklyn's hair a few weeks ago to chin length, which just looks pretty darn cute.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
But seriously, it still haunts me. I've realized that I have no control over what happens to my family and precious children. I used to be the one that thought bad things happened to other people, not to me. I check to make sure Logan is breathing every time I lay him down for a nap. I scare myself maybe once a week when I check on him and he looks gray because of dim light, and for a second I tell myself that he's dead. Then I realize that he IS breathing, and I go cry in the bathroom for a minute until I can stop shaking. It used to be every day, so I'm doing better! Anyways- I hope you all appreciate your kids and how wonderful they are, and what life would be like without them.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
but the best is that you can stick masking tape to it and make cool roads for your cars. Actually, the girls and I talked about making this all morning, and then after taking 5 minutes to make it, they played with it for about 2 minutes. Then they ran off to play Cinderella with their dress-ups for the umpteenth time. A boy would think this is cool, right?!! Tell me my creative talents won't be wasted forever!!
More good reasons to love the carpet:
You can sweep it. Really- works great in a pinch!
You can do puzzles on it.
Easy to clean poop, pee, paint, and most other substances. (Like things that don't start with the letter "p".)
Brighton turned 4 this past Monday (Jan 28th), and here I am finally posting pictures of her party. She invited 11 friends- which was a bit much for my 750 square foot apartment! We made princess (and prince) crowns, played a game, chowed down on an AMAZING cake that James created, and opened gifts. Whew! It was a crazy party. Happy birthday Brighton!!
(This is a fun video of one of her little friends stealing her thunder! :) Super cute!)