Sunday, June 8, 2008

I'm on a roll

I figured that while I am taking the time to write, I might as well use the time I have while Jeremy is out of town to get a few things posted.
I still need to figure out how to get photos on here (my laptop) from my camera, but for now it's going to be mostly words.
Here are a few of my favorite things as of recently:
--Eden has started singing along to the primary songs when we put her to bed at night. She doesn't just sing. She belts it out and knows almost every word to every song that we sing. That girl has a vault for a memory. We really need to get a video camera so that we can record her.
--Chocolate covered cinnamon bears. If you have not tried these, you have to. I could eat a whole bag within just a couple of days.
--Eden has started sleeping in. Ever since she was born, she has gotten up around 7:00 or earlier. I am not much of morning person, but had to become one with her internal schedule. But, she has started to go to bed later (8:00-9:00) instead of 7:00, and has actually started sleeping in. It has been a little piece of heaven sent down to a selfish, sleep-loving mother. Poor Jeremy has had to get up by himself since she has started doing this though. He doesn't seem to mind though. Nothing really ever bothers Jer though, so that's not unusual.
--Jeremy has been cooking dinner for me. I am not a fan of cooking. It is just one of those things that is absolutely necessary and important because my family needs to eat, but it just isn't something that I really look forward to. Jer is actually a really good cook:)
--Listening or watching Eden while she is taking a bath. This girl has an imagination like no other. She turns anything and everything into some sort of character (whether in the bath or anyplace else) and always has a story to go along with it. It really is hilarious to stand outside of the bathroom door and listen to what she comes up with.

.Those are just a few of the things that have really made me grateful for the little joys in life. I could go on and get more sentimental and spiritual, but I think this will do just fine.

You have to read....

If you have not read this book, you absolutely have to read it. I love to read. I just do. Not just anything though. I really have to be drawn to the book in order to be compelled to use my time reading it. In fact, Jeremy often teases me about having a stack of books next to my bed that are all partially read, but not completed. I always think that i will eventually get to finishing them (and i usually do,) but often start reading other books in the process of trying to finish one. I guess it is the multi-tasker within me.
This is one of those books that I am completely drawn to, and have really learned something new every time I pick it up to read even just a page or two. It is written by Beverly Campbell, a member of the LDS church. This woman has incredible knowledge and so many questions that were unclear in my mind are made clear through this book. She quotes scripture often, and uses reference after reference from Prophets and Apostles. It is excellent. In fact, i think that they should offer institute and/or Sunday School classes based on this book. So, if you are looking for something inspiring and incredible (or, even if you're not), find or buy a copy of this book and start reading. It will be worth every minute and penny.

Random Ramblings

I am a terrible blogger as any of you know who even bother to check this blog anymore. I don't know what it is about blogging that is so appealing to me when I read other friends blogs, but when it comes to making the time to write on my own, I get all turned off. I think I am much more of a face-to-face conversationalist. That is probably why I don't really enjoy talking on the phone. In fact, half of the time I don't pick up the phone when it rings because I don't like the idea of stopping whatever I am doing to talk on the phone....major turn off. This drives my sister nuts sometimes. We don't have caller ID, so it's not like I am purposely ignoring specific people, I just only answer if i happen to be by the phone, or if i am really expecting a call. Otherwise, I rely on the idea in my head that "If it is important enough, "they" will leave a message." After all, that is what I do.
When we lived in Texas, I was much better at sending out pictures of the family, or talking on the phone, or e-mailing, etc. because I never saw anybody in person. So, I knew that unless I wanted to seem like a complete jerk, I had to keep in touch. Now that we live here, and my Hill side of the family has a private blog, and most of both of our families and friends live within an hour of here, I really have gotten lazy with e-mailing, and blogging. So, if there are any of you still out there wondering what we are up to around here, I apologize. I am actually thinking of turning this "photography blog" into a family blog because maybe I would share more of what we are up to more often. What do you all think?

Since this is so is a very random pic. of Jer from last summer because blogs are always better when there are pictures involved. Ha! You love when I put your picture up on here, don't you my dear?