Sunday, February 6, 2011

This is Sunday.

Most exciting things first.
I had my first Dr. Pepper. That's right, I met my goal. It took a month to lose 5 pounds. Who is excited for me? Excitement wise, the rest of the post is downhill from here.

Clint's birthday is Wednesday! We had a mini party with my family for him today.
 I don't move random trash out of pictures. I'm classy like that.
twenty-two. get it? :)
 "come chase me!" My niece is the absolute cutest little girl on the whole entire planet.
"Your bum is too big!" It was so cute to watch them play.
Just a day at the spa for the old dog. "Okay Lilly I'm gonna hide the dog now so you can find him." "mmmm....no he needs to take a rest." She's so funny with organizing things. She's only three! I am so in love with her! I just wish I could spend all day every day [pretty much] with her. She's so much fun. And so funny. Kids are a ray of sunshine.

In other news, we had a fabulous lesson on pride in relief society today. It was applied to pride when being critical of others. The teacher shared this beautiful quote about a woman's experience with a special man who suffered from extreme deformities:


As she looked at her friend’s flowers, she noticed a beautiful golden chrysanthemum but was puzzled that it was growing in a dented, old, rusty bucket. Her friend explained, “I ran short of pots, and knowing how beautiful this one would be, I thought it wouldn’t mind starting in this old pail. It’s just for a little while, until I can put it out in the garden.”
Mary smiled as she imagined just such a scene in heaven. “Here’s an especially beautiful one,” God might have said when He came to the soul of the little old man. “He won’t mind starting in this small, misshapen body.” But that was long ago, and in God’s garden how tall this lovely soul must stand! 3
Isn't that just fabulous? I love it. It was given by president Thomas S Monson in the latest general conference. I'm trying to attach the link but it's not working. If you go to lds.org click on latest general conference. scroll all the way to the bottom and click on "Charity never faileth"
I love Sundays :) more pictures will come soon from the rest of the weekend. 

7 comments:

Nik and Dawna said...

How did the DP taste after not having it for so long?

Shalyn said...

I loved that talk by Pres. Monson. Congrats on the DP fast- I couldn't give up DP for anything!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Your niece is adorable look at that dress. Oh and I love your play list

Ramsey said...

Those cuppy cakes look yummilicious!

Erica said...

Wowee-talk about great blog headers! That picture is beautiful! I love your green sweater against the orange, looks perfect.

Ruth Ann said...

Congrats on the weight loss. It's much harder when you get older, believe me. So make the Dr Pepper an occasional treat rather than a habit. And get Clint to do the same!

Thanks for taking good care of my boy and thanks to your family for giving him a b-day party. He's given us joy since his grand entrance.

Who's having more fun--Clint or your niece?

kristine [kristine. or polly.] said...

Um, those cupcakes look amazing. And great job losing 5 pounds! Yay! And what a great story, I loved having that lesson in Relief Society (I think it was the same one!)