Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So, I've been thinking a lot about The Fountainhead.  It is my new favorite book.  I just wish I had read the book 10 years ago so that Grandma and I could discuss it.  But Jacob and Katie make for good conversation, so that will have to do for now.

Speaking of Jake the great, he's probably fallen asleep on his knees downstairs on the bed.  He has a tendency of doing that.  It's very endearing.  But such is the life of a school teacher who waits up for me to come home from hair school, just so he can warm up my dinner that he's cooked and then tell me funny stories of the children that he babysits all day, both at school and at home :).  And to discuss The Fountainhead with me to my hearts content, and then to finally get ready for bed and say his prayers after a very long day.  You can't blame him for falling asleep sometimes.  

Really, I'm just so in love with the above mentioned boy.  
Not to mention Gracie and Ellie.  I missed them today.  I missed my surprisingly deep conversations with Gracie.  I missed Ellie taking off her diaper and running around in pure delight as I chase after her trying to pin her down long enough to velcro on another diaper before the air on her little bottom causes problems.   

And my final thought:  I love to cut hair.  I love to cut off dead ends, and create a new, beautiful shape.  I love fresh, new  starts.  Maybe that's why I love haircuts.  Good night!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

4 years

"Was there ever a man who truly loved a woman, or a woman who truly loved a man, who did not pray that their relationship might continue beyond the grave? Has a child ever been buried by parents who did not long for the assurance that their loved one would again be theirs in a world to come? Can anyone believing in eternal life doubt that the God of heaven would grant his sons and daughters that most precious attribute of life, the love that finds its most meaningful expression in family relationships? No, reason demands that the family relationship shall continue after death. The human heart longs for it. The God of heaven has revealed a way whereby it may be secured. The sacred ordinances of the house of the Lord provide for it. . . "

~Gordon B. Hinckley

I hope to be able to go snowshoeing again on our 57th anniversary, and maybe even again on our 200th anniversary if I'm up for it :)