Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday was a funny day for the Schafers...and a cool one too! First off Zack and Josh sang a duet in Church....it was wonderful and they got so many compliments. They sang A Childs Prayer. They made their mom feel so proud! Those are my BOYS!
The three older ones had to attend Sunday School with their parents as the youth teacher had to leave. So, the Gospel Doctrine teacher used to be in Young Womens and knew Megan so she picked on her and asked her a question....the question asked was "what do you think was brought to the alter as a gift?" Megan's answer "animals" Sister so and so asked "What kind of animals?" Megan's answer "Sheeps and Chickens".
It's been a while since I've done anything crafty....I copied this idea from a magazine. I think it turned out pretty cute....I got all the bottles from thrift stores and made the flowers with yarn and twigs from our backyard. It makes me feel kinda MOLLYISH!!!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today after church was the baptism meeting for all the kids who will turn 8 this year. Believe it or not, Joe is in included in this group.....time just flies so fast! So, we're sitting there, me, Joe and Aaron and our Bishop is talking about how when you get baptized you become responsible for yourself and all of your actions and this is when Joe looked up at Aaron and said in a very loud whisper "I am not going to do all the dishes!".....apparently in Joe's mind along with responsibility comes work.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Today is Valentine's Day....I feel like talking about LOVE but a different kind...it's the love for teenagers. We have three in our home and soon enough there will be four. I just know that Heavenly Father sends us these sweet babies so little and so helpless so that we will fall completely in love with them and by the time they are teenagers it is too late...we already love them so much that we pretty much forgive all of their stupidity. I don't think I've ever felt so unsure of myself as a parent as I do raising teens. I'm constantly wondering if I'm making the right choices. I'm also constantly getting my feelings hurt. I have too tender of a heart as it is, but man, it's taking quite the beating here! There is no way to describe the feeling I get when my daughter looks right at me and says "I don't love you".....especially when I love her so much. I realize there is much manipulation going on here. I also can't describe the panic I feel at realizing how little control I really have over what they do or say when I'm not around. I can remember folks saying to me when my kids were little "oh, just wait til they are teenagers.....you think it's hard now??? HA HA, you just wait!!"....and now I say this same thing to people with little ones..."enjoy them now...eat up every minute.....for one day they will be teenagers!". I suppose ignorance is bliss. Now the good stuff.....although the trials and struggles are many....there are the good things.....watching them grow and become young adults....seeing them interact with adults and be able to hold their own.....seeing them accomplish great things.......watching my son's receive the Priesthood and use it......carrying on wonderful conversations with them. There's so many good sides to teens. Now, just remind me I said that the next time my daughter rolls her eyes at me.......
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
My baby girl just makes me smile. I didn't get much sleep yesterday...so I ended up going up to have a nap at 8pm. Pretty soon I heard someone sneaking up the stairs...and there she was. She jumped in bed with me and said "you know why I came up here" I said "why?" and she said "cause you're soooo snugglie". Then she said "You know what mom?" I said "what?" and she said "you are just like an owl". I said "oh really?" she said "yeah, cause you stay up all night long and then you sleep in the daytime." Then she fell asleep...in my arms....oh how I love that girlie...