Thursday, October 30, 2008


So tomorrow is All Hallows' Eve. What I consider to be the most misunderstood holiday EVER!! Okay so if you don't know, I don't particularly like Halloween. If you are interested in what the holiday started out to be check out Anyway, I suppose when I have kids, I will give in to the pressure and dress them up and take them trick-or-treating but it doesn't mean I have to like it!! If only the kids didn't look so darn cute in their costumes! My sister-in-law started asking my niece several weeks ago whether she wanted to be a superhero or a witch. For 2 or 3 weeks she was walking around saying she was going to be "super Priya" (picture that being said in a 3 year old's voice) however, when her mom was getting ready to go get the material to make the costume, she decided that she wanted to be a princess. Mom told her she could be either a witch or a superhero and those were her two choices so...she is going to be a witch. She is not entirely happy about it since she won't get to be the same witch she was last year but she will get over it.

I however will be continuing my tradition of disconnecting my doorbell and hiding in the family room so I don't have to give out candy. This year it will just be me at home so it will make it extra hard to wrangle the dogs should I feel inspired to actually give out candy (don't worry, i won't). I have already told Aaron and Marjanne if they are bringing Priya over call first so I know they are coming. Maybe next year I will have to work out a secret knock so I know it is someone I want to answer the door for. Would that be to Gadianton Robberish?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Okay, there will be no fainting from suprise!

Hey look! It is 2 in the same year! The last month has been very crazy around our house. Actually it has mostly been me driving myself nuts trying to get ready for the primary program. For those of you who don't know, I was called in February to be the primary chorister. I never realized how much work it would be when I accepted the calling. Of course, I suppose if I had known that I might have said no. I think the hardest part of the calling for me is the fact I don't have kids yet so trying to keep the 50 or so kids in our primary entertained requires me to think in a way that I am not used to! But the primary program is over and it went much better than I had hoped (I know, I know show a little faith). I had some major concerns because there were a couple of songs that we sang through the sunday before the program and the kids all sang like they had never heard the song before! But they came through! I have to say, the best choice I made was asking the bishopric to sing the second part of "A Child's Prayer". The spirit was so strong there were not very many dry eyes!

So the drama of my life continues. As some of you know (and some of you don't) Nathan and I have been trying to have kids for just over 2 years now with no luck thus far. Just a few weeks ago, we found out that Marjanne and Aaron (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law) are pregnant with their second. I am very happy and excited for them but I did start bawling just because it isn't happening for us yet. It will in time. Yet even knowing that, it is hard to see it happening for everyone else. Nathan's sister Rebecca is about to pop with her baby. The doctor told her last week that she is starting to dialate and the baby could come anytime. I am very excited for her but at the same time scared for her as well. She is in for a rough road since she will be a single mom. (For those of you who didn't know, her husband passed away in April.) The good news is she is back living with her parents so she is closer to us.

I guess that is about all I have to write about for now. It is back to trying to figure out what I am going to do for primary for the rest of the year! Any ideas?