Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Niece

Baby Emy is here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Pepsi's

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2

A professor stood before his Philosophy 201 class and had some items
in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Pepsi's from under the table and
poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty
space between the sand.

The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children,
your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if
everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still
be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no
room for the pebbles or
golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will
never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Practice "romance" as often as possible.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of "Mama" first---the things that really matter.

Set your priorities..

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Pepsi represented.

The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The pepsi just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of Pepsi's with a friend.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Vehicle

After a week of debate, argument, prayer, and fasting we finally broke down and bought a mini van. J and the twins finally have enough room to be comfortable, and it makes Mom and Dad happy when the boys are happy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Check this out!

My cousin is applying to adopt for the 2nd time. Help support their noble quest for another child.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The adventures of Jakub

From Desitin-
To wall paint-
I just can't keep up with this "CowBoy"


The Easter Bunny came to our house and gave J a bike helmet. Now he is a bit more confident about learning to ride his bike.
James and Jakub got shovels.

The boys looked very handsome in there new outfits from Faraway Grandma.
After church we had dinner and egg hunt at Close Grandmas.
I know that my Savior Lives. I am grateful for the Easter Holiday to celebrate His life. I hope I can help my boys to grow and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

At Grandma and Grandpa's house this weekend we celebrated the April birthday's in the family, ate dinner, had an egg hunt, and when the guys were at Priesthood meeting 5 women and 9 kids went shopping at Kohl's. Grandma bought all the grandkids outfits. I want to send out a big thanks to Grandma. I can't wait to post the pictures of the boys in their Easter outfits. And I am excited to wear my new shirt too.