Monday, January 18, 2010

What if...

my Dad did not like basketball so much? Let's see...

He wouldn't have gone to play with the guys at church some years ago when he was a teenager.
If He hadn't gone to play, He wouldn't have made friends with the people there.
If He hadn't made friends with the people there, He probably wouldn't have been so willing to hear the missionaries.
If He hadn't heard the missionaries, He wouldn't have been baptized.
If He hadn't been baptized, His wouldn't family wouldn't have become active in church.
If He hadn't been baptized, He wouldn't have served a mission.
If He hadn't served a mission, He wouldn't have gone to a certain singles ward.
If He hadn't gone to that singles ward, He wouldn't have met my Mom.
If He hadn't met my Mom, He wouldn't have had Me and Noah,
and Noah and I wouldn't be here today.

Since my Dad's family have become active in church, they have adopted four kids, one of which is now serving a mission. My Grandma is actively engaged in family history, and the names are sent to temples to have baptism's, sealings, and endowments performed.
Noah and I were born in the church, and are preparing to serve missions.
My Dad has heard back from some of the people he taught on his mission, and they are going strong!

And it started with church basketball.

P.S. Christmas post coming soon! I'm just trying to find the camera!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Emily Needs...

I heard about this from a friend.

What you do, is you google "(your name here) needs" and then write the first ten results. Here are mine.

1. Emily needs help deciding how to cut her hair.
2. Emily needs assistance with dressing, as well as structure and monitoring for her activities.
3. Emily needs to be told "No, there are certain things that are just NOT allowed".
4. Emily needs is on facebook.
5. Emily needs to get her tortillas.
6. Emily needs Bernard's watch!
7. Emily needs prayers.
8. Emily needs a share in Liverpool.
9. Emily needs a middle name.
10. Emily needs a Naomi.

P.S. Pops left this morning. We'll miss him. He's headed for Phoenix Arizona, 70` weather, Uncle Dave and Aunt Erin and their kids.

Friday, January 1, 2010

No ice cream? That's okay.

Tonight there was a New Years dance. It was a blast. I danced almost every dance and Noah made up for the dances he didn't dance with the way he danced the ones he did. He was never wanting for a partner. We got in about 1:30 to find that Mom was/is sick. She hasn't been feeling very good lately, and now a fever has set in. If you can, can you please remember her in your prayers?
With the new year here at last, it's giving me a chance to start over fresh. Or maybe to finish things up. Maybe something in between; starting to finish. Finishing to start.
I heard once (okay, more than once) that "each day is fresh,with no mistakes in it" but a new year is different. You measure long-term goals, and size up possible opportunities. Or maybe that's just me.
With the new year, I've decided to do a few things differently. These are mostly just s few things to keep in mind as I'm going about the day.
I would like to be kinder, and remember that the world is most definitely not going to end because of no ice cream, or because I am late. I would like to be more educationally oriented. I would like to read the scriptures every day. I would like to learn to laugh at my struggles, and look at them from a "five years down the line" perspective. I would like to listen. I would like to remember.

I am going to update this with all of the Christmas posts that I never posted. It will just come a little bit later.

I hope that your new year (it's new, so it doesn't have any spots on it. It's squeaky clean) is filled lots of lovely skies and lovely ideas. Have a wonderful 2010!

P.S. Pops is still here!! We are so glad to have him here for so long!