Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Oral

So after spending the week trying to unwind from the comprehensive exam we found out today that Jerry has another oral defense.  He is totally bummed.  I can tell it has devastated him and I have to say I am a little disappointed at their timing.  The day before Thanksgiving really stinks.  But it is what it is and I know he will do fine.  He always does. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A great Sacrament Service

Today was one of those great Sacrament Services when I just felt totally uplifted and spritually fed.  Our talks  were by the Smiths, who are fairly new to our ward and I enjoyed them both immensely. 

Bringing rest to our souls by T. Smith

1. Repent, follow the commandments and be obiedent.
2. Be still and know that He is God.  Take part in personal scripture study and personal prayer everyday.
3. Accept the blessings we get.  Trust that they are what we need. 

We can have peace when we are obedient.

Spiritual Darkness Brother Smith

Personal conversion is the key to fully understanding the gospel and it's blessings.  We cannot ride soley on the testimony of others.  We must keep the light of the gospel alive in our lives. 

We can do this through daily scripture study, daily prayer and refraining from getting caught up in trivial distractions. 
We will feel pain in this life but we can find light in the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Comps are done!!

Today as of 4:30 pm Comps are officially over, baring he passed of course.  He feels pretty good about his answers and I am sure he did fine.  So were are in the home stretch!!  To celebrate we went out for pizza and wings at Wooster street Pizza with some other students.  Not before I told Jerry our news though.  I wrapped up the pregnancy test and gave it to him like a gift.  I don't know if it was that he his brain was fried after an all day exam or what, but I don't think it completely sank in at first.  He just kind of starred at it for a moment and then it hit him.  He was super excited and it was great to finally have that news off my chest.  Yeah!! Now we have two things to celebrate!

Friday, November 5, 2010

We're Pregnant!

So I couldn't take it anymore and decided not to wait and take another pregnancy test.  It was positive.  I was thrilled and nervous all at the same time.  I can't believe it happened so quickly and we will officially be a family of five next year.  Unfortunately Jerry is in the last few days before his comprehensive exam and I cannot possible distract him with this news right now so I am going to have to hold it in until next week!  I think I can, I think I can!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

So they do listen

Tonight during scripture study we were talking about Satan and how he wants us to make bad choices and be unhappy like he is.  At which point Ansley blurts out, "Oh, the devil was a Laminite!"  Not quite, but glad to see she is really listening. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More candy bar wrappers

Today while changing the sheets on the bunk beds I found a stash of granola bar wrappers behind the bed.  Ansley swears they are old from before the last talk and they may very well be.  I haven't move the bed in a while.  Either way it makes me nuts.  There were crumbs everywhere and I'm left wondering why we don't have a rodent problem.  Makes me wonder where else I may find random wrappers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Daddy can fix it!

It seems like no matter what the girls break they take it over to their dad and he fixes it (at least temporarily).  So today Ally's new remote control car was sitting on the edge of the counter when Brenna bumped into it and sent it crashing to the ground.  Being that it's plastic it smashed into several pieces.  This was not it's first accident but definitely a bit more fatal.  So Ansley looks up at Brenna and says, "Don't worry, my daddy can fix it!"  I love how kids think their dads are super hero's capable of anything and everything.  Sorry Ansley, this one is even beyond daddy.