Thursday, January 31, 2008

Three things I appreciate about President Gordon B. Hinckley

1. His Optimism. His attitude was always one of hope and encouragement.

2. His Devotion and Love for his wife. They were such an example of how to treat your spouse with love, kindness and respect.

3. His Humility. His efforts to be better, make me want to be better. From his closing remarks in the October 2002 conference "I, for one, have made a stronger resolution within myself to be a better person than I have been in the past. I hope that I will be a little kinder to any I meet who may be in distress. I hope that I will be a little more helpful to those who are in need. I hope that I will be a little more worthy of your confidence. I hope that I will be a better husband, a better father and grandfather. I hope that I will be a better neighbor and friend. I hope that I will be a better Latter-day Saint, with an increased understanding of the wonderful aspects of this glorious gospel."

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday Three

Hopefully you are all still sleeping and this will still count as a Thursday Three even though it is technically Friday.

Three Things that have been on my mind:
1. How come there is no other way to put my furniture in my apartment. Trust me, I tried to change it yesterday and it turned out like this.

2. How did the pioneers ever cross the plains. It is so cold here in Michigan right now that I seriously sometimes want to cry and then I want to cry more when I think of them doing it with so few supplies.

3. How would you ever care for triplets? I went over to a friend's house last night who has triplet boys. I helped her get them ready for bed. WOW, I have no idea how she does it. She is amazing. They are so cute, but there were so many of them!! I had a great time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Living the Dream

Wouldn't it be great if we could all spend our days in our underwear, drinking our favorite drink just hanging out on the sofa. Blake thinks so.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Keep your seatbelts fastened until the Captain has turned off the seatbelt sign

On my way to my visiting teaching interview today, I had a little bit of car trouble. We had some snow today and the church parking lot had not been plowed. As I turn into the lot, I lost total control of the car, went right over the curb and was headed straight for the parked car. I swerved only to realize that I would now hit a tree. I don't know how it happened, but I missed both and we made it on time for the interview. I went back later to take pictures of my tracks. I am so grateful that everything worked out!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's the most wonderful time

When I saw this at the check out line at the Kroger I got so excited. I love Easter Candy. Yes, I did open it already. Stop Judging me. At least I waited until after dinner!

Here are a few fun things we enjoyed during the holidays:
Cute Cousins

Staying in our pjs for 80% of the day on any given day

nieces and nephews raising the roof
Fun New Year's headbands
A rockin' New Year's Eve Party. Can you feel her excitement?

Blake's second Christmas morning of the holiday
More cute cousins
Seeing old friends

our own homemade disco ball. My mom REALLY knows how to party
Blake's first Christmas morning of the Season
Some holiday baking

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

LIke no one is watching

Since Justin Timberlake has already brought Sexy Back, I ("I" meaning the McKinnon girls) would like to bring Funny Back this year. We found we were struggling on our funny this last week (well two or three weeks ago, but I am just getting around to posting this) and decided to start anew in 2008. Watch out world, here we come!

Here's to more dance parties in 2008! Blake really enjoyed the first dance party of the year this morning. (sorry for the blurry picture, but you get the idea)

The Friendly Skies

Blake's face represents how I felt during our journey from Salt Lake City to Austin. We got in about 3:00 in the morning only to find no bags and no car seat. Sweetness!! Then finally, after about 45 minutes, they found us an infant car seat (way too small for Blake) for us to use to get home. Our bags finally came and having our own clothes was a special treat.