Friday, August 29, 2008

Unseen Blessings

I had an interesting experience this morning that really got me to thinking about how many times in our lives we are blessed and directed by the spirit without even realizing it.

Porter has been sick the past couple of days (yuck yuck yuck) anyways- He had just made a sick mess and of course gotten yuckiness all over himself in the process. I bathed him off and dressed him- and he seemed in a fairly good mood, yet pretty mellow so rather than haul him and an armful (both our clothes, two towels, a changing pad, and a blanket covered in yuck) to the laundry room I left him in his room to play.

I was in the laundry room less than a minute when I had the thought that I really should go check on him which was kind of strange because I'd barely left him and he wasn't crying or anything.

When I walked back towards his room I was surprised to see him in the bathroom right next to the tub- which of course I hadn't yet drained from his bath. I can't figure out what drew him to go in there- he hadn't been thrilled about the bath so I don't think he was trying to go back for more and the lights in the bathroom were off, and it was pretty dark in there (windowless)...

There wasn't much water in the tub to begin with and the laundry room is within good earshot of the bathroom so I don't know that anything would have happened, but you never know.... I truly think that the spirit whispered in my ear to check on him and maybe not so much to keep him safe as for the lesson that it taught me to appreciate all the unseen blessings in my life.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Temple Open House

A couple of weeks ago I and PJ got to go the the TF Temple Open house with Grandma C, Aunt Niecie and Auntie Em. It was so beautiful (as they all are) If you want to read about it click HERE. It was a long drive and a long day but lots of fun. It is a lot like the R Temple but about 1/2 the size. We stopped while we where there and saw S Falls.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am sooo bad at taking care of tags- both of these are at least a week or two old- If you tagged me and I haven't done it yet I am sooooo sorry it must have got lost in the shuffle. The first tag came from my blog buddy over at Be It Ever So Humble. "Take three pictures of the view from your desk" Well.... my desk location varies from day to day- today it happens to be at the kitchen table- I took a picture of the outside of my fridge which currently has 8 wedding invitations on it (all from the past 6 weeks) but then I worried that some of them wouldn't their pic posted on my blog so I left that one off. Here are the three that made the cut:
Part of a picture on my wall by Greg Olsen

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

PJ's Toy's

The next tag was from Shel's Scraps- Name 7 Random things about yourself:

1. My associates degree was in International Studies with an emphasis in the Middle East (I totally use that one everyday as a SAHM out here in rural America)

2. We just celebrated our 8 year anniversary!! XOXOXOXO

3. A few tears ago coming home from a camping trip we saw Dick Cheney Fly Fishing the river- in my excitement to take a picture as 'proof' I dropped and ruined the camera.

4. I am a garage sale addict - We go almost every weekend were home and in the winter I feel like I'm going through withdrawals.

5. My # 1 Favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

6. I am 15 years older than my youngest brother who is 15 years older than my little guy.

7. I Loooove reading and have probably easily read over a thousand books in my life.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

What princess are you?

One of my blog buddies told me about this fun quiz I just had try- I almost couldn't believe the results because out of all the Disney movies Sleeping Beauty is my all time favorite (followed closly behind by the Fox and the Hound) So what princess are you?

You Are Aurora! (A.K.A. Sleeping Beauty.)
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Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Porter & Oakley Play Fetch

Porter has really gotten to like animals- We have two kittens (actually they are almost cats now). Porter gets so excited when we go outside, his little feet start kicking and he starts talking to them in this cute little language he reserves just for them. We're mot sure where he picked it up but he calls the "ickles".

Our little black one especially loves Porter and lets him tug on his ear or tail and drag him around. It's not surprising that one of Porters favorite toys is a little stuffed black cat. It has been nice for me too because if I want to do something in the yard I can just put Porter in his stroller and he happily watches the cats play in the yard/trees for quite awhile.

Porter is really interested in our black lab, Drake, who although he is four years old, still thinks he's a puppy and jumps on and licks everything... needless to say Porter doesn't really get to play with Drake.

Grandma & Grandpa Jensen have a Sheep dog, Oakley, who Porter loves and gets to pet. Oakley is so good with Porter and the other day Uncle Ott taught Porter how to play fetch with him. It was soooo cute, Oakley didn't even mind that Porter could only throw it a foot or two.

Click to play Porter & Oakley
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