Friday, September 25, 2009

8 dollars? Psshhh, that's nothing. Totally worth it for fashion's sake.

Here are the few lame pictures that we got of Kai's first game, then the camera died. This is BEFORE the urgent sock emergency phone call.

And here, HERE, is the after, with the ADORABLE 8 dollar knee socks. So cute on her. Cuter in person than in the pictures. Way cute. Too cute. Love em.
Would it be wrong to say that she's the cutest one on the team? She totally is. Even Kiki whispered it to me and she's the "older sister" and wouldn't be all that anxious to compliment the kid sister on her cuteness.
It's true, she rocks that VB uniform like the 2nd child that she is.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I may have forgot to mention...

10am phone call...

Hi. There's a volleyball game tonight that I didn't know about and it's an away game, so we're leaving from the school early, so I need you to drop off my long white socks by, like, 1 o'clock, K?

What long white socks?

The ones I need to get.

Sooo, you don't actually own any long white socks?

Right. I need you to go buy some and then bring them to the school as SOON as possible.

I didn't even know that you NEEDED long white socks.

I forgot.


Ring Ring...

And my jersey! I forgot my jersey. Thanks.

Of course I did it. And the requested knee length socks were $8. EIGHT. For the one pair.

I love this job.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Something for me to think about

Father, where shall I work today?
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a tiny spot
And said, “Tend that for me.”
I answered quickly, “Oh no; not that!
Why, no one would ever see,
No matter how well my work was done;
Not that little place for me.”
And the word He spoke,
it was not stern;
He answered me tenderly:
“Ah, little one, search that heart of thine.
Art thou working for them or for me?
Nazareth was a little place,And so was Galilee.
Meade McGuire
New beautiful pictures of my blessings, the children that God has given me stewardship over (compliments of..and to...JenniferLynnPhotography)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Current Highs:
  • Getting to attend the Portland Temple with my hot husband. He has been a member of the church for a little over a year and attended "temple prep" classes and was interviewed by the Bishop to determine that he has a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel and an understanding of the covenants that he would be making in the House of the Lord and that he is striving to keep the commandments. It was a beautiful experience and I'm still amazed that he even decided to join the church...actually I'm still amazed that he announced out of the blue to the whole congregation that he knew that it was the true church and he had known it for several years. In a few more weeks we will be going with our children to be sealed for time and all eternity as a family. Again, not something I can even get my mind around happening for us. Amazing.
  • It's autumn. I love the smells and the colors and school starting and football season and crunchy leaves and having only two kids at home all day and no Kindergartner. It's much easier for two kids to get along with each other than three. Even when one of the two is Vee.
  • My husband started off the morning of September 11th by gathering us together in the living room to kneel in prayer. He offered a wonderful prayer of gratitude for our safety and relative peace and asked for blessings for those who were affected by the tragedy and for the men and women serving our country in the military. It was a beautiful gesture and I'm so grateful that I have a husband who would think of that. It made me cry. Not easy to do.
  • Got to hang out with Heather tonight at Mom and Dad's house. I wish I lived close enough to do that much more often.
  • Kaila FINALLY returned from her family reunion trip to Hawaii. It was a very LONG week and a half and she started off the school year by missing 5 days. She was, incredibly, able to catch up on all the missed work within days of being back. Thanks to her natural brilliance and some great help from our friend Calli.
  • Our friends/neighbors/Chris'-other-family have continued to take great care of us. Fixed our lawnmower (again) and found us free tires for the van and installed them for us. It was SO needed and such a blessing for us right now. This is the family that Chris goes to for a second dinner if he didn't like what I cooked. He knows that her food is guaranteed to be amazing and that he's always welcome.
  • Everybody is healthy and happy and life is good!


  • The mortgage industry. Yikes.
  • Searching for scholarships already. Yikes.
  • Keeping up with schedules for five kids. One who is on the volleyball team (woot woot!) and one who is in too many things to even list. Yikes.
  • Vee goes weeks without an accident and then days in a row where she never once makes it to the toilet. Not once. Today was one of the not once days. The last accident was while I was getting them buckled into the van to drive out to Hillsboro. I had just changed her, too. She just stood right there looking at me while she peed all over the floor of the car. Don't worry, I knelt right in it after that, so not only does the van smell of urine, but so do I. At least Jenny isn't riding in my car anytime soon. Yikes.

Highs totally outweighing the lows. Gotta love that, right?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Flashback - Seahawks Edition

Baby Morgan at a Seahawks game with us and the Komps 6 years ago!