Sunday, May 27, 2012


My favorite quote from this charming, heartfelt film we saw tonight:

"Everything will be alright in the end, and if it's not alright, it's not the end . . ."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

sweet sophie

I had to find some time this evening to post Sophie's precious talk she gave in primary on Sunday.  Yes, that would be the same Sunday I just wrote about, the one when I ran out the door in record speed to get to my Snowbird post.  As I was frantically making myself presentable, I suddenly remembered Sophie had to give a talk that morning.  My parting words to my 10-year old were, "I am SO sorry Sophie, but you're going to have to write your primary talk during sacrament - good luck - hopefully I'll make it back in time to come see you."  A bewildered Sophie just stared at me and asked what she should talk about, and I gave her three safe options (prayer, choose the right, or baptism), told her to pick one and again, wished her the best of luck before I flew out the door.  My parting words to her went something like this, "don't let Dad see what you're doing or I'm really going to get an earful!"

Apparently she took her little notebook and a pen to church and dutifully picked up the slack that her forgetful mother left behind, because when I found my way into the primary room, she was already up front holding a little piece of paper where she had written her thoughts.

I was so touched by her talk considering Liza's baptism this week that I just had to post it:

For my talk today I will be speaking about baptism. Baptism is very special in our lives.  All your sins will be wiped away when you are baptized and you will come out of the water perfect and clean.  But after that you will have to repent to Heavenly Father when you do something wrong and ask forgiveness.

My little sister Liza is getting baptized this week.  I'm very happy that she's making this choice to be baptized.  I also hope that she will feel the spirit as much as I did. After she comes out of the water she will dress in a pretty white dress.  She will be the newest member of the church and be confirmed and receive the Holy Ghost.  I'm very grateful for this choice that Liza will be making and I know that she is a child of God and that Heavenly Father loves her and is glad that she is getting baptized.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

time to blog??

Forget about it . . . after Chris' frustration the other day while I was scrambling to get ready to run up to the Snowbird branch to play piano (which had completely forgotten about until I stepped out of the shower and realized my neighbor who was giving me a ride was at the front door patiently waiting), he reminded me that if I would just MAKE A LIST and stop saying "yes" to everything, my life just might be a little less harried.  So, I quickly told my neighbor to go without me and set up, and I would hopefully be there for prelude.

And yes, I did make it in the nick of time and enjoyed a lovely meeting in the Cliff Lodge.  Our ward has the responsibility of holding sacrament up there each Sunday and I always enjoy playing for the small congregation of visitors that attend . . . especially when I actually remember that I am supposed to be there :-).

So, taking Chris' advice, I wrote down everything I need to do this week (not including Liza's informance, volleyball practice/game, Caroline's ballroom dance performances, kids' weekly lessons/activities, Art Night, Liza's baptism, and "teacher appreciation week" - which I am responsible for . . . oh heavens, do I dare tell him I've committed to PTA president!?!).

Here's the list I made yesterday morning and after Chris glanced at it last night, he added his own commentary (that would be the "holy crap" part):

One day I just may get back to blogging.