THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK:
Dixon: “Do you know who plays Santa in that movie?” “Menace the Dennis!” 🙂
Bryson: “Dixon, sneak away with me to college.” Dixon: “No, I would miss my toys!” Not your Mom and Dad???? 😉
Tessa singing Jingle Bells (the one where you spell it out). She spelled it J-i-n-k-k-l-e. I looked at her and asked what she just said. She responded “Yeah, it’s Jinkle Bells!” 🙂
Our septic tank connector exploding. Kevin opened it up and the pump was spraying sewage everywhere. Thankfully, the alarm went off an hour and a half before Kevin had to leave for the airport. He ran around town looking for the part, but ran out of time. So he arranged someone to come fix it in the morning. THANK YOU KEVIN, YOU SAVED US! All is well on the sewage front. So thankful for the great guys at PR Septic Service!
Alabama house pipe leak (the day after the septic explosion). If things come in threes, then I will count Kevin getting rear-ended as number three (even though there wasn’t any damage and it was all ok).
Leaving Sacrament Meeting because I was laughing too hard. I actually had to excuse myself! I can’t say the entire story but I said something the wrong way to one of the missionaries and couldn’t believe I said it, then I had to be quiet and it just didn’t work. I am really hoping to grow up some day!
THINGS THAT WORKED:
No Sweets/Treats is over for this girl! 56 Days! I won, but didn’t. We started with four of us. Two dropped off. The last friend was doing so well that she plans on continuing no sugar for years. She feels great and is losing tons of weight! Yippee for her. She felt so badly for my agony, as my favorite desserts passed before me, that she ended it. She is still going, but declared “I’m out!”. So legitimately, I won, but really she is amazing and the winner. I am in heaven eating my sweets again, in moderation of course….. 😉 Hopefully, I can keep feeling good without the sugar, but just have it every once in awhile.
Addy and David taking Frey family pictures during their trip to Maryland over Thanksgiving. So beautiful!
Rolls Royce! When we named Royce, I always thought Rolls Royce would come up, but it really hasn’t that much. Ha! At dinner the other night Royce was eating tons of rolls. I didn’t want him to only eat rolls for dinner, so I randomly said “Stop eating the rolls, Royce!” I cracked myself up after I realize what I said. Finally! 🙂
Getting to attend the temple while Kevin was out of town (he got to go another day). I loved getting to drive alone and stop at Deseret Book. It was so festive and calm (meaning there weren’t any kids there talking to me). 🙂
Finishing the Book of Mormon Challenge! 62 days! Corbin finished his the week before me (he started ahead of me). It was wonderful to be reading it at the same time as him. I loved underlining all the names of Christ and anything to do with the Atonement. I thought I’d take a break and read it some other slow way, but the very next day I couldn’t break the habit. I started it again in my own scriptures and plan on switching topics each time.
Finally understanding why people get depressed from the rain. It doesn’t happen to me, but I know it is really hard for others. I realized it really relaxes me. So much so that I go right into slow motion. I think that would feel depressing if I came from another area. I embrace the slow motion and feel like it’s permission to relax. I actually have problems when the sun comes out all the time because I feel like I have to go, go, go all the time and can’t relax. Hmmmm….
#LIGHTtheWORLD initiative. Starting December 1st, we began serving each day in 25 ways for 25 days. I’ve loved focusing on this each day with the kids and seeing all the other inspiring ways people are joining in to spread the light of Christ. https://www.mormon.org/?cid=HP_FR_25-11-2016_dMIS_fmorg_xLIDyL1-A_
Fun Ward Christmas Breakfast! It was decorated so beautifully! The food was delicious and we all had fun. Singing carols was the highlight. Dixon and Royce seeing the substitute Santa undress and calling him a fake was probably not the highlight. Oh, my children…..
Kevin and the kids hauling logs home from someone’s property. It was incredibly hard work. Tess and Kevin were so sore. Kevin is in Heaven chopping it up this week.
Ordering most of our Christmas gifts in one day on AmazonPrime! Two days later, we had our presents. How did I ever do Christmas without it? So thankful to save time in this way.
Getting to watch the 1st Presidency Christmas Devotional during our third hour of church. There is one perk to the 3:00-6:00 pm church time! 🙂 https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/archive/christmas-devotional/2016/12?lang=eng&cid=HP_SU_4-12-2016_dCN_fEVT_xLIDyL1-B_
Bryson having the best spontaneous mistletoe first kiss story ever! It was even documented with pictures. They were both so surprised, she did the cutest kiss on his cheek, then the rest followed. I love how Santa and the Elf ended up walking away… Epic!
Snow!!!! We got snow twice this week! The first one was wet. Hovering right at 32 degrees and so fun. Then a huge storm blew in and it has been 27 degrees (the app said, feels like 13 degrees with the wind). So cold and fun! The wind actually kept me awake most the night, which worked out nicely because I kept feeding the wood stove to keep the house warm. I love wind, but I was sure a tree was going to fall down on the house!
Dixon turning six!!! No way is our youngest child six!!! How did that happen? It was so fun to watch him lead up to his birthday. He was excited about everything and everyone. His brothers and sisters were so sweet about calling him and pampering/helping him with everything to make his day special. Love my sweet little Dixon boy.