Monday, September 27, 2010

TMI but.......

So tonight I am getting my grandmother ready for bed.  We walk across the hall in to the bathroom.  Now we have this routine where she turns away from me and I rip her depends off and tell her she can now sit (on the toilet).  And tonight she chants,

"I'm sitting not shitting.   I'm sitting not shitting."

Then she looks up at me and says,

"Aren't I witty?"

Sorry for the delicate nature of this post but really - it's to funny!!!  I am lucky to have her in my home where I get to enjoy her sense of humor.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thank You

My friend Jenny challenged us to write a thank You letter to someone who made a difference in your life.  I have been pondering this all week and the same name kept coming up. 

Sister George.

She was my first seminary teacher.  The George family had not lived in our ward for very long when she was called to be our teacher.  She seemed really unhip the first few days, after the first week we all loved her.  Well, most of us anyway.  She worked so hard to help us with our scripture mastery and to prepare for the Seminary bowl.  In the olden days, at the end of the school year, we had S day.  This was a day dedicated to Seminary.  Each class in our stake were in competition in 3 areas, scripture chase, seminary bowl and attendance then a dinner and a big dance.  We cleaned up that year even though we were only freshman.  I found her to be quiet and humble, she taught her children to take care of each other and I admired how nice they were to each other.  The oldest 4 were girls, starting a year younger than me.  I got to know the girls as well as Sister George.  After seminary was over for that year she became my Young Women's leader.  She remained my Young Women's leader for the remainder of my youth in some capacity or other.  I learned some of  the most important lessons from her.  She was very kind and always had a big smile for you.  She had gone on a mission, something I didn't know girls could do.  When I think of her I always get a warm fuzzy feeling.  She was not into big productions but small and effective teachings.  I always thought she was the most Christ like person I knew.

So I messaged her on Facebook - which I find really funny.  She and her husband have been mission presidents twice and are now temple presidents.  I say it like she is the president and her husband helps even though I know it is the other way around.  One interesting note is her sister was in my ward in Provo, on the first Sunday I couldn't place this lady but she looked so familiar.  Actually she is a semi famous LDS author and the sister of my Sister George. 

I know my testimony of the church was influenced by this great lady.  I have been blessed to have her and others in my life to teach me, including goodly parents who made sure I was there for these teachings.

Thanks for the prompt Jen.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DWTS Recap

I have to confess I only watched the last 5 minutes of the results show tonight because I cannot stand the results show but I did watch the whole thing last night and truly believe that

David Hasseloff needed to go home!!!!!

The host said he did not expect it and was surprised but I think he was by far the worst and showed no class or ability.  I did feel sorry for his partner Kim because she is great.

I always wonder when the pros get their assignments I wonder if they ever get mad.  I mean the pro who got Macy Gray had his work cut out for him and I believe he lucked out to go home so soon!!

I was surprised by Kyle Massey - he was fabulous.

I actually voted for Bristol Palin so she at least wouldn't go home first.  I felt really sorry for her since she is the only one who has never preformed in front of people.  Yes she was stiff and looked uncomfortable but she gave it a good try and I think once she gets used to it may surprise us.

Jennifer Gray was good of course and she lucked out with Derek, I wonder who she bribed. Also I wouldn't recognize her from her youth - got her nose fixed and a little other stuff I think.

Kurt Warner was passable (*snicker*)and I thought did a good job.

Rick Fox is sooo tall - I think that will be trouble for them

Lastly, I am a little ashamed to admit that The Situation has charm.  He started at least a week behind everyone else and was a little nervous and actually did a decent job.  I am interested to see if I continue to find him OK.

I am a lot more excited to watch this season.  Last season I was not too happy with the cast.

Still love GLEE!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

She has the forehead of a 20 yr old!!

My Brenn is 20!!!

How does this happen?  When did she grow up?  Where have I been?  It seems like the last 5 years have flown by at hyperspeed!!

I could not be more pleased with the person she is.  When people compliment her to me I just say,

"she came that way." 

And she did.  She has always show grace under duress, kindness in the most basic way and a loyality that cannot be faulted.  I have always felt priviledged to be her mom and wondered how in the worrld I was chosen to be the one to guide her in this life.

I love her and hope she has a great day today!! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You have WHAT!!??

Yep - that strep we thought Dallin got when his wisdom teeth were yanked is really MONO!!

Hopefully he hasn't shared with the rest of us but I wonder......

On the bright side it will cut down on the opportunity to gain a girlfriend before the mission!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tah-Dah!!!! (with rising music in the background)

My word


I thank you for your comments (and emails) and compliments, for sending me to the drawing board yet again.  I have thought about it quite a lot and I decided on willing.  It is an action word because I am usually in action somewhere. As I pondered this word and rolled it around in my head I thought:

I am willing to:
help with anything
follow God's plan for me
read my scriptures
take care of
have company
do what I want, not what your want

Sometimes I force my willingness on people because, of course, I know best!! 

I can see both sides of this the good and the bad.  It seems like there wouldn't be a bad but sometimes I take on to much, or force myself on someone because I  can clearly see they need something they don't see (roll your eyes now).  I am sometimes only listening to MY will instead of the will of my Father or have a hard time taking direction from others who are more wise. 

So that's it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just one word???!!!

My bestie Jen has posted a challenge to come up with one word that describes you, as I read the blogs that have taken up her challenge I am awed, humbled and, well, entertained!  Since she is my bestie (aren't you glad I didn't misspell it as beastie?) I have been really pondering on what word I would choose.

My friend Sue used her post to write it out and peel back the layers to come up with a great post and a wonderful word.

My friend Jamie also rocked her word.

I am still blank.

I keep thinking of these words but they are not very flattering or require deep thought:


(I did attend 4 different colleges)


(sorry for prolonging the conversation for your birthday lunch, you should have kicked me under the table)

(I am blogging instead of cleaning)

What do you think?