Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yes, I opened the door

A few nights ago at the dinner table, one of the girls, either Emily or Kayla, asked if a girl can be a bishop. Mark said that they couldn't. Then I said, "What do boys have that girls don't?" I opened a door so big that you could drive a Mac truck through it. What was I thinking? I was thinking that our girls were too innocent to think anything else but the word I was looking for which was the word priesthood. It was silent for a moment then Hannah said, "A weenie." At least she has a firm grasp on reality.


This entry is all about Kayla. Kayla's birthday is tomorrow, February 1. She will be 8 years old. She is very excited about it. Just a little bit about her big day, the day she was born.
She was born a poor lonely white child in Cottonwood Hospital at about 6:30 pm. She weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces after she peed on the doctor. Lucky him. She had dark hair and was beautiful. Mark wondered where she got the dark hair from and I said, "Hello, have you looked at me recently". Silly man. The day we brought her home, it was a day that it was below zero outside. We walked into the house and it was freezing. Mark checked out the furnace and found that it was not working and called our bishop because he knew about that kind of a thing. He told Mark how to fix it and fortunately it started to work.
Kayla loves to dance and sing and she has a beautiful voice. She is a very loving child and loves to curl up beside me or her dad on the couch. She loves to play and have a good time. She has a great sense of humor. She loves school and does well and she has lots of friends. She can be rather stubborn and has quite a temper.
She got her ears pierced today and she was very brave. She keeps looking in the mirror to see them. Her sisters picked out some earrings for her birthday which was rather sweet.
We are fortunate and blessed to have her in our family.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2008 gone 2009 upon us

Well 2008 is long gone and 2009 is upon us. Why do we celebrate new years? Is is because we can't let go of the soon to be old year? Is it because we are excited about the new year? Is it because we want to set goals and the new year is the only time to do it? I'm not really sure. It might be all of the above. What I do know is that it seems that it is the same old thing but that I have to write 09 on my checks when I send out the bills.
I am glad that I was able to spend 2 whole weeks with Mark and the girls during Christmas. I am, however, very glad to have things back to normal. (As normal as they can be.) Emily and Kayla back to school. Mark back to work. The house stays clean and I don't have 50 questions throughout the day by Emily and Kayla or by Mark. Hannah pretty much keeps to herself and can play by herself. She doesn't need me to entertain her. I just put her in front of the TV.
About Hannah, I'm not sure where she gets her personality (certainly not from me) but she is hilarious. One day we were getting ready to go to crossing (I'm a crossing guard at the school--don't laugh-I'm a real Mom now) and she said to me, "Mom, I love you and not because you're a crossing guard." Thanks sweetie. I glad that I have more endearing qualities. I love those girls of mine. So lucky to have them.