Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Your Testimony Will Never Leave Your Children

“If a child is not listening, don’t despair. Time and truth are on your side. At the right moment, your words will return as if from heaven itself. Your testimony will never leave your children. “As you reverently speak about the Savior—in the car, on the bus, at the dinner table, as you kneel in prayer, during scripture study, or in late-night conversations—the Spirit of the Lord will accompany your words.” Neil L. Andersen, Ensign, May 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Gonna Love Havin' My Boy at Dixie High

I am so excited this year to have Jared come to school with me. He'll be a junior this year, and it is our 100th anniversary for Dixie High School, and Dixie College, which is great since he'll be attending both, and I am so proud of him.

He and Kudi will be taking Chemistry at the College together. He can help her with the science, and she can help him keep track of when the assignments are due. He's playing football and has lost 10 or 15 pounds this summer. He looks great! This will be a big year for him-- he'll turn 16 in November and will be able to date and to DRIVE.

I think it's going to be fun, fun, fun to bring him to school every day, and to have him slip in to my office and beg me for lunch money, and when he can drive I can send him to pick up Jimmy John's for lunch for me!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Missing My Kids

I was missing Ian really bad last night. He is at Scout camp for the whole week.
The WHOLE week.

I sent a text message to Laura Swenson (the Scoutmaster's wife):
Heard anything from Bud? I am Really missing Ian. Hope he is not as homesick for me as I am for him.

She wrote back:
talked to Bud a couple of hours ago - all is well - boys having fun but not sleeping much - I'm sure they'll make up for that at home :) - when he calls again I will ask about Ian.

and the next day:
just talked to Bud - Ian is doing great and is happy -

Glad to hear it. Hope that's what I hear when he gets back. I plan on cleaning his room for him, and leaving a surprise under his pillow (big box of Milk Duds) that says Welcome Home. Jared leaves for camp Friday morning, so I will do the same for him.

I remember when Tara was gone for the summer before her senior year, I missed her so much and I would go in her room and sit on her bed and stare at her bulletin board full of pictures and just wish she was home. I kept telling myself it was good practice for me, since the next year she would be leaving for college. It didn't help. When we dropped her off for college in St. George and headed back to Idaho Falls, I cried all the way to Salt Lake. It was awful.

I am soooooo glad we are all together again here in St. George. And I'll be sooooo glad when summer is over and Kudi is done with the paramedic program and the boys are back from all their running around and Tara's back from vacations and school will be in and we'll be back on a schedule. And we'll all get together for Sunday dinner.