Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Random Photos of My Life

When a 3-year-old makes popcorn by himself...

I keep thinking that maybe I can bring it back to life...

Obviously on one of the many rounds of scootering around the house someone had to make a pit stop...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

BYU 59, UCLA 0

Our first game of the season couldn't have been more perfect -- lunch at Brick Oven, beautiful weather, great seats, the whole family and an unbelievable trouncing of UCLA!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nicholas Makes My Day

I've been getting a lot of hate talk from Nicholas lately thanks to his being three, having three older siblings (going to actually blame it on the two older brothers) and now having access to cable where I've caught him watching Spongebob and that damn (yes, I mean it!) show, Fairly Oddparents as opposed to Clifford, Arthur and DragonTales.

But today at lunch:
Nicholas: Mom, can I move the chairs in the shape of a square?
Me: Sure!
Nicholas: Oh! You're a fun Mommy!

Such little things, such big rewards! (Although tonight when he was in watching iCarly instead of getting pj's on and I turned off AND unplugged the TV, he told me he hates living in this house. Can't wait for the teenage years!)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Yes, I Do Like Change, But...

On Sunday, my 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency got called as the Young Women's President. She took my Secretary with her. The wonderful part is my daughter will now benefit from these amazing women. She absolutely loved her previous teachers and leaders -- they were wonderful examples and the girls could feel how much they loved and cared about them. And now her experience as a Young Woman will continue to be enriched by these new women who I know will love them just as much and have additional experiences to share with her.

Of course I trusted that the new leaders called would be wonderful. But I didn't realize I'd have to "let go" of these two women who I've learned so much from and relied on so much and who I've enjoyed a new friendship and bond with over the past year. And it's been really hard. I've alternated from a thrill of how much they have to offer my daughter and the other young women to tears the next minute because I will really miss working with them. I like change, but this one's been hard.

While I'm on the subject of spiritual things, Dan, Christopher and I attended the baptism of several of his friends on Sunday who turned 8 this past month. Christopher wasn't that excited to go because it meant putting his Sunday clothes back on and sitting in a church meeting for another hour. But we thought it would be fun for him to support his friends and also see what a baptism is like since he'll be getting baptized in April.

When the meeting started, the Stake Primary Leader talked about baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost and mentioned, "You will feel the Holy Ghost when you're choosing the right." She said, "You may even feel the Spirit right now." And Christopher whispered to me in the most matter-of-fact way, "Yea, I do. Right now I feel warm right here near my heart. And mom, I felt this same feeling earlier today. Today when I paid my tithing I felt this same feeling."

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Back to School

I've survived the craziness of the first week of school and have really enjoyed the second. Nicholas has his first day tomorrow (Friday -- weird) and he's so excited! I'm excited to run some errands -- because what could be more exciting than returns at Target and the mall, dropping off printer cartridges to be recycled at UPS and purchasing crafts to decorate the classroom door for Spirit Week? Too bad I can't squeeze Costco into my 1 hour of by-myself-idness (1 and 1/2 hours will be taken up by exercising and showering) or it would be a perfect errand day.

In other exciting news, I've been making zucchini bread and everyone has been loving it. (Sometimes I am so surprised by my kids!) Our garden had tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini and we've had tons of everything. I'm feeling pretty good about my first attempt at gardening something other than tomatoes (the tomatoes reseed themselves every year and grow themselves -- what can I say, they obviously like living in our yard)!

And finally, I'm posting pictures of our new office. It's like those dreams where you find another extension of the house behind a door you never knew was there. Except we always knew the door was there, just didn't like crossing over into the depressing chaos. Now it's heaven. I'm also including a photo of the piano sans striped carpet that I knew wasn't right the minute the guys put the piano down. But asking your husband and brother-in-law to lift a grand piano back up so you can remove the carpet isn't a wise thing to do. Dan's refused to move it since then, soooooo who lifted it and moved the carpet? Oh yeah...I'm an Adair!! And Marty got roped into rollng back the carpet while I lifted in return for not having to practice. The last photo is of the striped carpet now under the kitchen table and it looks great!

Now I'm heading upstairs to sew boy scout patches on a uniform. Nothing too eventful, but I really do love my life.