Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spiritual Sundays

“We invest a great deal in the acquisition of stuff. Companies bombard us with slick, relentless propaganda as to why we must have their stuff and judge an individual’s success by their stuff’s sheer quantity and supposed quality. I like stuff. I especially like the word stuff. But consumption never was creativity; it brings few lasting satisfactions and can bring burdensome debts. Stuff beyond our basic needs does not liberate. Consider the overall investment of your time. You have to shop for stuff. You have to clean, maintain and organize stuff. You lose stuff. You look for stuff. You polish stuff. Secure it against theft, trip over it, recharge it, upgrade it, accessorize it, pack it, move it, unpack it, insure it, fix it, and eventually sell, trash or bequeath it. Stuff has no use beyond this life and it takes a lot from us. Very much unlike stuff, knowledge has few such liabilities. Knowledge does not depreciate but grows deeper, stronger and more valuable with each use.”
- Shawn W. Miller, BYU Devotional, August 3, 2010 (punctuation my own)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 on Tuesday (on Wednesday!)

1. Well I've been too stressed to post. :) But things are looking to work out. So I'll just update as to how things are now and skip over all the stress that has happened in the past month! We are moving to Raymond next week. Bought a house. Renting out our house.

2. Shot two weddings this past weekend and it just about killed me. :) A couple shots from each.
Mr & Mrs
Tyler & Arianne

3. One of those weddings was in Cranbook BC so Regan and I made a weekend of it and stayed there for a couple days. And seriously I sat around and did NOTHING since I could barely walk the next day.
aug 22 - 11 year get away

4. My friend Nichole took a few pictures of me when I was taking her family pictures last week. I was going to do a full photo shoot with my other friend but frankly I have no idea WHEN that would have worked out.
Me & Regan
Baby #4
The belly
5. I have been on hold at various utilities places for almost 2 hours now..... now THAT's a party!

6. Did I mention I was done being pregnant? Not actually done, but feel done. I have been having BAD Braxton Hicks contractions. Like keeping me up at night bad. So this morning when I couldn't sleep I got up and ate half a deep and delicious cake. With milk and a banana. You know, to balance it out. Well maybe it was only 1/3. But I've only gained 24 pounds so far this pregnancy. So let me eat my cake!

7. I am really behind on Foto Friday. Two pictures I did take but never posted from past weeks of it....
Week? : Water
and Bubble
Bubble: Week ?

8. She has taught her self to read. She thinks that in Grade one you should read. So she just did it. This morning I had taken her to the library and got a bunch of those level 1 and 2 readers and she sat on the couch for 2 hours and read them all. I tested her on the words you need to read by the end of grade one and she read all but 8 and then promptly sat down and studied them so she'd know ALL of them.
aug 8 - Reader

9. The kids and I were going a little mental with dad working so much. Sooo I enrolled them in a cartooning class at the Bowman Art's center here in town. They LOVED it.
aug 12 - Cartooning class

10. My inlaws garden at 6am. thanks to Eli :)
aug 11 - morning light

Thursday, August 18, 2011

List 33: Ten things I'd Tell my 17 Year old Self


1. Treasure every moment with Kelly ever more.

2. Your mom will be one of your best friends one day.

3. You will find the best man for you - don't waste your time on all those others.

4. Dressing modestly is always in fashion.

5. You are skinny.

6. Advertising and Public Relations is the right program for you.

7. Nothing is important as the gospel.

8. Your hair looks terrible.

9. Be wiser with your money.

10. You are beautiful.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

List 32: Best Days So Far


1. August 18, 2000: Wedding Day

2. October 15, 2002: Alden's Birthday

3. October 5, 2005: Lucy's Birthday

4. June 28, 2008: Eli's Birthday

5. The day we found out we were in MEdical school. I can't remember the date exactly. (although if I looked up in my journals I am sure I could find it)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Spiritual Sundays

“Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God. A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”
- Joseph Smith, TPC-JS, pg 330-331

Thursday, August 04, 2011

List 31: Favorite Websites

1. Pinterest

2. Eighteen25

3. Think Garnish

4. flickr

5. Clayton Austion (Really I could do a whole list just on photographers I love! But he's my newest find that I LOVE!)

6. The Creative Mama

7. Under the Sycamore

8. Brooke Snow

I think that's enough ;)

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

10 on Tuesday

1. It was Regan's birthday yesterday. He was on call. Soooo we'll just pretend it's today and I'll bake him a cake and some food he loves. :) Happy Birthday to him!!

2. I haven't been posting as much lately. And YOU haven't been commenting as much lately.

3. Our house has sold. Let's all pray the financing and all that jazz goes through. Cause things are getting cut close here.

3. Speaking of yesterday, we spent the entire day in our pjs. (well not Reg, that'd be WERID in the ER!)

4. Our AC in our van died. Again. And the fan belt is making sweet loud noises. AND the electrical has some serious problems (which means we can't tell how much gas we have.) (which means we've run out on the side the the road.) (which means someone had to come and rescue us.) (which was TOTALLY awesome.)

5. More pictures to see on my photo blog. Go on now, go see and comment.

6. This baby moves A LOT. Like nothing I have experienced before in my previous 3 pregnancies. AT ALL. More movement than non movement.

7. Regan is a working doctor. It'll take me a while to get used to saying that.

8. My belly sticks out a LOT this pregnancy. Like a lot a lot. Haven't really gained a lot other places. Pictures to come soon!

9. I feel like everyone is off doing fun things are we are here at home doing a whole lot of nothing (except waiting and growing a belly.)

10. I'm going to need to start packing soon.