Thursday, December 18, 2008

What Color Crayon is Barry?

I thought it would be fun to see how Barry and I compared so I had Barry do the crayon quiz. Although he thought it was a little silly he answered the questions and this is the result.

You Are a Purple Crayon

Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.

You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.

People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.

And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!

Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

What do you think? Is Barry purple or should he try again. Although, in my opinion, it doesn't describe him perfectly it does do a pretty good job.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thankfulness M, N, O.....

"The Ocean"

"Moms and Mom-in-laws"

M - Moms and Mom-in-laws
I have been blessed with the best mother in the world, some of you may beg to differ but really it is true. My Mom is one of my best friends in the whole world. I have missed her so much since she and my dad have been on their mission. I am incredibly proud of both of them for what they are doing and yet I still miss having her close. She is a great grandma and is a great example to all the grand kids. My Mom had always been there to support me and love me through my decisions whether or not I made the right one. I can remember even as a teenager looking forward to telling her how my day had gone. I hope to someday be half as smart as she is and I pray that my children will feel the same about me as I do about her. I love her so very much! Thanks Mom for everything!
I have also been blessed with a wonderful Mother-in-law. There are snide remarks, jokes, and even entire TV shows based on having a bad mother-in-law but I have the exact opposite situation. Sherry has gone out of her way to show support for Barry and I and is always willing to help us with the kids. She is a wonderful Mother to my husband and a fabulous grandma to our kids. We love living in the same town and ward as them, it's wonderful to have grandparents close by. Thanks Sherry, I love you!

N -
Noise and Naps
I am sure that some of you are thinking that noise is a very strange thing to be grateful for and I'll be honest, I am not always grateful for it. If you have ever spent much time at our house, especially when we have all 9 of or kids there, you will know that we have a fairly noisy household. Occasionally when we are all around the dinner table and there are 4 or 5 fairly loud conversations all happening at the same time and food is being passed and moved around I get a little overwhelmed at the intensity of your little family. On the other hand, not so long ago I imagined that I would never be happy again, but my life is truly amazing. Many times over the past few years I have stopped and taken stock of the events in my life and asked myself, "How can this be my life?" It's funny but I do it even more often now only the question is much more positive, "How can this be my life?" I am so blessed. I have a firm testimony of the Gospel, I have a wonderful husband who not only loves me but respects me and has earned my trust, I have been blessed with not 2 or 4 or even 6 wonderful, noisy, and amazing children but 9 of them. I have been blessed with a great education and now a job that I truly enjoy. True there is much noise in my life but that noise serves to remind me how wonderfully blessed my life has become.
I have also come to enjoy a nap. Occasionally Barry and I are able to sneak a nap in. I love it. Today during lunch at the office I was able to close my eyes just for a few moments and get a quick 10 minute nap. So refreshing. Sometimes when my alarm goes off I hit snooze which gives me 8 short minutes to grab a quick nap. My favorite of course are those with my husband but I'll take what I can get.

O -
Oxygen and the Ocean
Ok I'll admit it some letter are harder to find words for then others. But lets face it without Oxygen we would all be, well for lack of a better word, dead. So each day I will be thankful for the air I breath that contains enough oxygen to feel my lungs and then carry it on my red blood cells to each and every portions of my body! And I do love the ocean, when we were in California for Christmas last year we spent part of Christmas day on the beach. It was a little chilly but fun nonetheless. I am sure the kids had a great time even though there was a little whining about how cold it was.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Elementary School Christmas Program

Things have been busy lately as we all try to prepare for this Holiday season, a big part of that was the Christmas program at the Elementary school. For those of you who don't know Barry's mom Sherri is the PE teacher at the Elementary school here in town and is in charge of the Christmas program each year. She always does and amazing job and once again she out did herself this year. Rachel and Ammon were both in it. I couldn't see Rachel very good most of the time and the dance that I filmed on the camera is somehow lost on the computer but as soon as I find it I will post some more pictures. Barry's sister Brooke, her husband Dan, and their baby Addy played the parts of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus and did a great job. Here are a few pics from that event.

Copying Chantelle

I have decided that these little quizzes to find out more about yourself are fairly intersting. Chantelle is a green crayon. You'll have to look at her blog to decide if you think that is accurate for her or not. Here is the results I recieved.

You Are a Blue Crayon

Your world is colored in calm, understated, deep colors.

You are a loyal person, and the truest friend anyone could hope to find.

On the inside, you tend to be emotional and even a bit moody.

However, you know that people depend on you. So you put on a strong front.

Your color wheel opposite is orange. Orange people may be opinionated, but you feel they lack the depth to truly understand what they're saying.

Check it out and see what color you are!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just copying Brooke!

Since Brooke is Mulan I decided I just had to know who I would be. I suppose with our 9 kids Snow White and all those dwarfs makes sense!

You Are Snow White!
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Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that' s center.

Disney Princess Are You?