Monday, February 25, 2008

Dad's Playing Time

Paul was having fun with this. He is good at getting Shayden to do cool stuff.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lisa's Pic

Cool! Lisa sent me this picture of Shayden she took yesterday while Paul and I were at the temple. I think it captures Shayden's look.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not much goin' on

Just kind of an update, Paul is still going to school and working for the National Guard once a month. He's been in for almost 2 1/2 years, only 3 1/2 more to go. He decided for sure that he doesn't want to contract. Paul and I were able to teach the 8-11 year-olds on Sunday. That was a blast. Those kids are awesome! Paul is usually in the library helping out.

I've been training for the Moab 1/2 Marathon coming up on March 8. I'm up to 11 miles on Saturday, the longest I've been since I've had Shayden. It's been really good to get me to run in the cold weather. The week after that Saturday is Paul's spring break, so we'll be down in Monticello for a few days visiting Kit and Lisa.

Shayden is still being the cutest girl ever. She likes to bang her face against soft things like pillows and the couch cushion. Still no teeth yet. She's a squealer and laughs only on occasion.

Friday, February 8, 2008

And the Trouble Makin' Begins

Yesterday was the first day Shayden took off all over the house exploring. She found a box of tissues and had fun throwing them all around and tearing them up. She got into a cupboard in the kitchen and pulled out the phonebook and ripped out a page. This is just the beginning, I'm sure. She likes my scriptures. Already startin' to read. J/K

Friday, February 1, 2008

President Gordan B. Hinckley

As I was thinking of my favorite memories of President Hinkley I thought it would be cool to share on our blog one of my favorite quotes from him. When he went to BYU-Idaho to dedicate the new Hinckley building on campus in 2002 he gave an amazing talk. You could tell his love was so great. He said that as we pray for the Lord's help to do the best we can, the sun will shine and our lives will be fruitful. He had great hope that we wouldn't involve ourselves in anything that would debilitate us. If we were honest and prayerful, he promised God would open a way. I loved how he taught "...look in the mirror every morning...and say, 'I can do the right thing today, God being my helper. And I will do it.'"