Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Hello. This will probably be my only post for the week. (I've only been on the computer once a week. All of my posts last week were scheduled ;D) My sister and her hubby are going to girl's camp, and since she watched my littles while I was at camp, I'm watching her 5 while she's gone. Yup. 10 kids from Tuesday through Saturday.
My other sister, Crazymama, had them for a sleepover the other night. She blogged about it. I quote:
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Elder Shipp & Elder Eckersly - July 8, 2009
Photos courtesy of Sister Mark!
oh and a side note, we left right in the middle of a kharkiv typhoon as the missionaries call them. 10-20 minutes of havoc, the streets flow like rivers that i could easily take a kyak down. then its over and gone. but since it was in the evening the sun wasn't around to disperse the clouds, so this was a couple hours of rain. it was great. i had the little umbrela Uncle Aaron gave me. which did the job till i made it under ground in the subway. and it wasn't to bad when we came out on our side and were walking home. hoorah for always keeping an umbrella in my backpack.
Sunday. Church is in an old institute called the institute of extreme cold tempuratures. it had a massive mural of lenin on the side too. its great but we use the first floor. it has been renovated really well and looks really nice, i really like the sacrament hall. the branch was nice enough, they accepted us well and i was quickly fellowshiped by an African from Tunsinia. he is very cool and is the young mens president. church went well, after church we went and taught a lesson to an older sister named svetlana who has a daughter that is inactive, she told us to go and visit her but pretend that we were just tracting and ran into her. we went straight there and she let us in! she speaks amazing english, so everything but her most complex thoughts were in english, it was odd, it felt really good to be there with her, like she really needed us to be there right then and the Spirit just kind of settled into the room and said, "Ah... thank you for listening" we just talked for a while and then she ASKED for a spiritual thought, so we whipped out 2 Nephi 32 and talked about studying the scriptures and prayer, which is something i know she hasn't done in a long while. she accepted our commitment to read from mosiah 15 and she said that she would like us to come back some time, but not to tell her mother. so thus begins the secret reactivation of anya sergeov velikovisk. after our impromptu lesson with her we went to the crittendons to have a lesson with michael on the plan of salvation and we ended by inviting him to be prepared for baptism for the 1st of august. he excepted to begin preparing. the main obstacle is that he has class right when church is and he MUST attend at least two meetings before we can baptize him he can miss class this next week because he asked his instructor but every week is going to be tough for him until august. so we shall see.
until next week my dear brothers and sisters.
goodnight and good luck
(some names have been changed to protect people from Googling themselves and finding out there's a conspiracy to reactivate them, LOL!)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
they'll ask for some paint to paint it with.
When everyone else see's the wonder,
they'll ask her to cut something to decorate their rooms.
That is the point when Mom says,
"Enough! I am not making anymore crap out of cardboard!"
Thursday, July 9, 2009
A: Folding for a while, then "Oops, I was folding them like Sis. So&So does it."
Me: "Well, people who have systems get upset if you don't use their system. Since I don't have a system, I don't care how you fold them, as long as they get folded."
A: "Then I'm going to use her system."
A: Folding for a while more. "I think I'll make up my own system."
Me: "fine." but thinking, "Just fold the flippin' towels!"
So, do YOU have a specific way you fold towels?
Confession: Sometimes, in the interest of time, I just toss all the dishtowels in the drawer, because really, who cares!?!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Throughout the day the three most frequently heard phrases around here are: "Check out my moves!", "Poopy. Poopy. Potty!" and "Mom, can I have some (fill in the food item)?"
BittE has been wearing two different earrings for about 4 months. She lost one from a pair. Then I replaced them and she lost one from that pair. Not a problem really, except that one is red and the other is crystal.
For the Fourth we went to the Ward pancake breakfast and Kiddy parking lot parade, then that evening we went to the drive-in and saw Ice Age 3, Night at the Museum 2, and fireworks from a distance. It was a really fun time and we even gave away one of our kittens. (The kids took the three kittens we have left and tired to give them away before the movie.)
I may upload the pics later.
I really dislike my little Nikon. It is a pain in the rear to upload the pics. My little Kodak Easy Share was a much easier camera to use and upload from.
Yesterday the news said that it was supposed to be "dangerously hot." So we tried baking cookies in the car again. I added a mirror into the experiment this time, started at noon, and forgot about them so they ended up cooking for about 3 hours. They were actually about half cooked. The candy thermometer got up to 175 too! I may take up solar cooking as a hobby.