Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fear Not....

Reading the scriptures as a family has not always been our strength...but we are working on this. We are reading the Book of Mormon every night. Right now we are in 3Nephi. We are reading about the Gadianton Robbers and how the Nephites are praying to the Lord for help in defending themselves. When the Nephites see the Gadianton Robbers coming they fall to the ground in prayer...but the Gadianton Robbers believe the Nephites have fallen to the ground in fear. So, after we read about this we had a discussion about how we can pray when we are scared. Hannah is so notorious for never listening and living in her own little I looked at her and asked "what would you do if you were scared?" and she said "hide under my blanket!!".

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Coming Soon

I am so excited!! Megan and Josh will be involved in North Star's production of BYE BYE BIRDIE. Opening night is the first Thursday in March. Josh will be Albert Peterson and Megan will be Mrs. Merkle. I can't wait to see it...I know it's going to be awesome. If you are in Lincoln the first weekend in March please plan on attending. There will be shows Thursday, Friday and two shows on Saturday. This is gonna be a fun one!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Open to Interpretation

I work overnights in the ER. I am a patient registrar...which means I greet patients when they come to the ER....I get all their information, name, birthday, address, and then put all that in the computer....then later on, after they've seen the Dr....I get their insurance info and put that in the computer. I do other things too, but the main thing I do is register patients. I go to work at 1130pm and get off at, I sleep during the day. That's the set up for the following.....

Today I was sleeping nice and soundly until I was startled awake by a blood curdling scream (my kids are still home for winter break). I then HAD to get up to go to the bathroom...which is so irritating really, it wakes me up too much and makes it so hard to go back to sleep! Today, I was lucky, I was able to go back to sleep (yay!) . I was again startled awake by another blood curdling scream (I figure I got a total of 6.5 hours of sleep, which is actually quite good for me....yay again!). Because I was startled from a good sound sleep, I remember my dream quite vividly. I was checking patients into the ER lots and lots of was never ending. I remember the last one was a very tall, like 7 foot, very thin african american woman. She looked freaky in my dream, all big teeth and big bushy eyebrows. I was asking her name and she was standing very close to me as I typed in her name and for some reason we were standing by an indoor waterfall thing....anyway, she was standing way too close to me and I was very uncomfortable and when I asked her last name she said "REVOLUTION" and when I asked her first name she said "LITL' LIL". At this point I was jolted awake by said blood curdling scream. So, my question.....what the heck is that all about? Any good dream interpreters out there?


We spent New Years Eve at home playing games and trying out new recipes. I made pepperoni casserole and roasted brussel sprouts for dinner. Megan made homemade reeses peanut butter "shapes". She made all kinds of skiwompus shapes...wish I'd taken a picture. That really should be my New Years take more pictures, but what they really are is to work on my spirituality and our finances. Anyway...we had a fun night...very low was nice.

We had fun reminiscing. We were laughing about how Megan could not hear the first couple years of her life and we had no idea! I told her "you would always come when I called" and Josh yelled "Mmmmmbbbbbllllleeeee". Lots of laughter. Megan was also telling me about a conversation she overheard a couple days ago.

Joe: I wish I had a lunch sack.

Hannah: (holding up my makeup bag) here you can have this when mom dies.

Here's to hoping 2012 brings our family and our loved ones many blessings...and hopefully Joe will get his own lunch sack and not inherit my make up bag.