Saturday, January 22, 2011

What do you say???

I was tucking my 5-year old in bed a few nights ago. As I lean over to kiss him, he says,

"Mom, is there anything else true that I don't know?"

~ It's 9:30 at night; I've been up since 5:30 and I can't think of how to respond. So he says,

"Mom, is there anything else that happens in real life that I haven't seen yet?"

I seriously need a vacation. Apparently, so does Pee Wee Aristotle.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"When Pornography Hits Home"

Unfortunately, The Drug of the New Millennium is a bigger problem than we want to admit... a must read article.

I've been invited to speak next week to a group of women at BYU-I whose husbands are addicted to pornography . You can bet I'll be referring to some wonderful insights from this woman's article.

Always remember, ladies... there is hope.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Observations by a 5-year old

This morning at breakfast:

Caleb: "Mom, did you know that Dad is not only bigger and stronger than you, but he is also smarter than you."

Me: "Excuse me?"

(Older children's cereal-filled spoons freeze mid-air to guage my response...)

Caleb: "Yes, Mom. It's true."

Me: "Well, Dad is smarter than me in many ways. Wanna know why I think your Daddy is so smart?" (heads nod) He can build things, he is smarter with technology; and he is good at his career, which mommy knows nothing about."

"But what's something mommy knows a lot about that Daddy doesn't understand?"

~the silence in the room is frightening me~

~nobody offers any ideas~

So I say, "What about music?"

All 4 chitlins giggle politely as they nod their happy little heads and say with a sigh of relief, "OH YES!"

Emma: And you're smarter about braiding and curling our hair, Mama!

~ that certainly calls for celebration; at least an IQ point or two higher for sure~

Me: "So Caleb, why do you think Daddy is smarter than mommy?"

Caleb: "Because he can eat a whole package of Ramen noodles and you can't."

Applicable quote for the day: "When you're feeling down, just remember you're the one sperm that won the race!"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Allan & Laura Wolford - Loving Husband, Dedicated Wife, Mormons

This is my cousin Allan... I found this by accident on Mormon Messages. Way to go Allan & Laura! Very uplifting!