Friday, June 27, 2008

LIFE!

Do you ever wonder when the waiting game of life will just settle down? I don't think it ever will... Wait for someone to marry, wait for the new baby, wait for the college degree, wait for the good job, wait for the new house, wait for the kids to grow up, wait for retirement, wait for the mission, wait for grandchildren, wait, wait, wait....

Maybe that's why the best advise in life is simply to just Live It and Enjoy the Moment! Sometimes I get caught up in what I want to happen Next and I stop enjoying what is happening Now! Leif and I know first hand how life can take sudden turns over night. It amazes me how we could go through something so momentous as losing our daughters yet I still struggle with appreciating what I have at the present moment.

I have to stop many times and remind myself that life is NEVER easy. There is always something that is put in our path to teach us something. But, it could always be worse. I could have the trials that my neighbors and family are struggling with... I learned that I only want MY trials! They are custom made:)

I'm babbling... We're doing fine. Just strapped financially. It seems that when money gets tight everything seems tight including the walls of our home and the borders of the tiny town that we live in. But then I wake up and I see the blessing all around me! Our little family, our extended family, the cottage we live in, the beauty around us, the gospel, and so much more!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Send Me Your Blog Addresses!

I would like to link my blog to all of your (friends and family) blogs. Please let me know what your blog addresses are so I can list them. Also, let me know if you have a personal website or something that you'd like me to list.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Family Health and Nutrition

I know this is probably not interesting to any of you. But I need to kill two birds with one stone. I want to document what we're using as vitamins, and I want to blog. So I will make a list of the vitamins and supplements that we need to reorder as soon as we can. We're running on empty. And you can skip this entry if you're not interested:)

LEIF
SeaVegg
Omega's
Solar Cal D

LENA
Sea Vegg
FlexProtex
Omega's
Solar Cal D
Probiotics
Ashwagandha
Rhodiola Root
Griffonia Seed
Zoloft

JAKOB
Dr. Sears Multi vitamin
Dr. Sears Omega Vitamin

I know you're wondering why in the world we take so many supplements. The answer is; because we need them and they are available for us! I have found that if I do not take my vitamins my body is in severe pain all over. I've decided not to dwell on the pain issue, but to figure out how to eliminate the pain and lead a normal life. That's what these supplements do. They have also helped me continue to loose weight after delivering Caleb. So, I'm not complaining! Leif and Jakob take them because it is a known fact that multi vitamins are highly recommended.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Father and Son Campout

Leif new that his free time with the family was coming to an end this week. So he planned a little camp out with Jakob on the trampoline. We had a delicious tinfoil dinner cookout and roasted marshmallows together. Then I took Caleb up to the barn and Leif and Jakob stayed down.

They both had a great time looking at the "star pictures" as Jakob put it. They also read dinosaur books with the flashlight and played a shock game with the static electricity sparks from the trampoline.

Leif said that Jakob said this to him when they were ready to go to sleep "I have an idea, lets take my blanket and Lucy (his stuffed dog) and go up to the barn and go to sleep." :) Leif said that it was really noisy and kind of cold. He felt like he was covering Jakob all night long.

Our house is surrounded by animals. Our back neighbors have chickens, roosters, and ducks. The other back neighbors have horses. The side neighbors have 1 hound dog and 2 other dogs. And the front neighbors have 2 beagles. So there is a lot of noise, not to mention the crickets and other night sounds. Jakob wasn't too thrilled about this part of sleeping out.

But, they survived and came up in the morning a bit tired but smiling.

Leif's New Church Calling

We are really excited about Leif's new church calling. He is the primary music chorister. His first day was today. He enjoyed it and all I heard from everyone in primary was how excited they were to have him in there. Leif Loves music and he loves to direct music. Children also gravitate to him. So this is the perfect calling for him.

I think it will be really good for our family too. Leif will be able to teach us the songs here at home.

I'm grateful for a husband who is willing to serve!
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