Saturday, August 30, 2008

Teach Ye Diligently

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how to teach Landon all the things I want to teach him -- how to help him be calm when he gets all worked up and not to go crazy when he is frustrated... and just how to be a good boy... one night I was feeling like it was such an overwhelming job and how could I possibly do it well? I looked up 'teaching' scriptures that night and found this one - 

"Teach ye diligently, and my grace shall attend you..."

This was such a sweet reminder for me. As long as I'm doing my best in teaching my precious son, the Lord will help me and strengthen me and mostly - make up for the things that I miss. 

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Change of Perspective

For the last month or so, Jordan has been working at home and doing some job searching. Up until today I'd felt like it was great to have him around, but I really needed some space to get my routines back in order! :) This morning Jordan left for the weekend for an interview up in Washington and I miss him so much!  This is a first for me, and after having him home 24/7, I'm feeling his absence that much more. Funny what just a few hours can do to change my mind about having Jordan work from home. :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We got to have our ultrasound today and found out that we are having a little baby girl! Hooray for a happy news day! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Count Your Many Blessings

Today, I'm grateful for...

Breakfast in bed this morning -- waffles w/ ice cream! Lots of good interviews for Jordan, A million squash and zucchini from our garden (and a few tomatoes too. :) A wonderful visit last week from Kathie and Winslow, All the people who love our little Landon so much,  A trip up to Logan this coming weekend? My mom finding an apartment and a job, Fun bike rides and walks with Jordan and Landon, Landon still sleeping through the night -- I can't say how grateful I am for this!! My fun calling teaching music in the primary, Teaching piano, Our beautiful little home, Getting to spend my days teaching and playing with Landon - what a wonderful blessing, Hints of Fall in the cooler evenings and mornings, Extra time with Jordan this past little while :) Converting Nathan's room to Jordan's office, Getting all of my visiting teaching done this month and getting to know one of the sister's better, My precious little family...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What's Next?

Well here we are -- the 'no longer an option' is behind us and the 'your life' is a mystery! :) Jordan's been interviewing for several companies in the past little while and working from home on some consulting work and such. We were really hoping for a job at BYU, but found out on Friday that they had chosen someone else. Up till then, we hadn't been overly concerned or even thought too seriously about any other options because we felt pretty sure that was going to be the right place for us. Now we are quite uncertain about where we should be headed and what avenues we ought to pursue. It seems like there are so many jobs out there, but none of them have jumped out at us as what we should be doing. Hopefully a wonderful opportunity that feels right for us will come up soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The True Magic of the Magic Eraser

Somehow the magic eraser has turned Jordan into an amazing cleaning machine!! He was so excited to see what it could do on our kitchen floor, that he has since had to try it out all over the house and even when it doesn't work, he's still found whatever tool would to finish the job. So far, he's attacked the fridge - inside and out, the whole top of our oven - every time I go to turn it on I think "Wow! I've got a new oven!", the incredibly burned up, corroded burner covers of our stove top -- these he has had to chip away at with a screwdriver even, but he's got one almost like new! And, yesterday he scrubbed the whole bathtub - a huge task but so nice to have a sparkling white(-ish) CLEAN bathtub! That's the magic of the magic eraser and a super sweet sweetie!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Little Helper

I've made zucchini and summer squash muffins three times in the past two weeks and Landon just loves the "keeny muffeens." Today I mentioned to Jordan that I'd have to make some more or something and Landon went to the door and said, "More 'quash...get" Smart kiddo!

And just as a note -- while my computer was out of commission, the thing that I missed most was being able to check out allrecipes on the spot to find a recipe for whatever I was about to make. Here's my latest favorite from them - super yummy zucchini bread (I make it into muffins, and it was just as good with summer squash too! :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Hooray for Apple Care!

My new computer arrived today! Apple Care has came through for us yet again - my computer was having some internet problems and Jordan called about sending it in for repair, but instead they said basically "why don't we send you a new, upgraded computer instead?" So, after a week of computer-less-ness, I've got a beautiful, shiny, non-Landon-fingerprinted laptop. Hooray! :)