Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday's Lesson

So my lesson this month was on adversity and weathering it well. This quote is from President Eyring's talk. Hope you feel strengthened when you read this, I sure did.

"My purpose is to assure you that our Heavenly Father and the Savior live and that They love all humanity. The very opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence of Their infinite love. God gave us the gift of living in mortality so that we could be prepared to receive the greatest of all the gifts of God, which is eternal life. Then our spirits will be changed. We will become able to want what God wants, to think as He thinks, and thus be prepared for the trust of an endless posterity to teach and to lead through tests to be raised up to qualify to live forever in eternal life.
It is clear that for us to have that gift and to be given that trust, we must be transformed through making righteous choices where that is hard to do. We are prepared for so great a trust by passing through trying and testing experiences in mortality. That education can come only as we are subject to trials while serving God and others for Him." (President Eyring)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sarah Elizabeth

So my little one is growing so fast. It is hard to believe that she was early and weighed only 5lbs and is GINORMOUS now. Here are so fun pics! She is a really calm baby. Everyone comments on how calm she is. I don't know if she will stay that way but for now she is very easy and very calm! I love her so much!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Today was possibly the worst Sunday of my life. The entire morning was spent with Taylor throwing ruddy bloody fits which created a tense atmosphere in which Jeremy and I then got irritated with each other. We were an hour late to church, after church we were hungry and just grouchy with each other and not until after we ate did the mood soften up a bit. Paige was the calm in the storm! So thankful for her peaceful little spirit.

I don't ever remember having a Sunday like this in my life ever. I hardly feel uplifted and edified. To make it better, the girls and I sang primary songs for about an hour. That really helped me and reminded me of when I used to stand at the piano and sing while my mom played.

I am keeping my spirits up by thinking, "this too shall pass."

ahhhhhhhhh..... Next Sunday shall be better!

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Day of School

So Paige entered 1st grade this year! Wow what a change and I am not sure she likes it that much either. First grade is sure different then Kindergarten. So far so good. Taylor entered the pre-K program at Paige's school and is in love. She loves walking to class and pretty much has the attitude, "don't let the door hit you on your way out mom." We knew it would be this way! Enjoy the pictures and notice the backpacks. They picked all by themselves. LOL
The first pictures are of Taylor's 1st day. Taylor started on the second day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Meet the teacher!

So we went to the school last night to meet the teachers for the girls last night. It was overall a good experience. I think I like both of the teachers a lot. The classrooms are well organized and clean which is super important to me.

What I took from the experience is that I need to work with Taylor in the next 5 days on waiting her turn and saying excuse me when she wants to say something. She kept following the teacher around saying, "teacher". So we talked last night and encouraged her to say, "Mrs. Hatch". She is so excited. Paige loved her teacher and felt like she was just like Mrs. Scott, her Kinder teacher last year.

I am excited for my girls but every time I think about dropping them both off on their first day, I cry. I tear up mainly about Paige because it is a reality that she will be out of my grasp for 7 hours in a day. I won't be able to be there when her feelings get hurt, she gets frustrated with her work(probably a good thing. I'm not the most patient when it comes to teaching.) , she just needs reassurance, or heaven forbid someone physically hurts her. These are all a reality of life but I am not ready to let them happen without my control of the situation in some way. I guess at this point it doesn't matter if I am ready for them or not, She is!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Buying Snacks for the school

So I had the girls school supplies bought by middle of August. The only thing I didn't have was something I find kind of ridiculous. I have to buy, specifically, "Two COSTCO sized snacks" to share with the whole class.

I don't know, I think it is a bit ridiculous when we supply breakfast and lunch to the kids all through the summer but now I have to buy snacks for the whole class. I don't understand the need for it and well quite frankly I think it is a little bit presumptuous. I think that the school should be supplying that. I have to supply everything else in the dang classroom.

What does everyone else think?

p.s. If that man in Georgia would have hit my kid... (well I probably only would have slapped him back but mind you I would have instictively slapped him back.) MOTHER OF THE YEAR! lol