Monday, June 7, 2010

Big News (that makes it excruciatingly obvious how mundane my life is…)


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While I do the dishes, the smell of lilacs is wafting into my kitchen.  It’s about the easiest way to brighten my day, as I realize “I HAVE A LILAC BUSH IN MY OWN BACKYARD!”

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Seth is riding a bike without training wheels.  It took about 3-4 sessions and quite a few falls, but he is now the proud rider of a 2-wheeler.  Now, if he could just start without me!

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Faith MADE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH SACRAMENT MEETING WITHOUT BEING TAKEN OUT! I realized what a monumental achievement this was when I had no less than 4 people comment on it:  “Wow!  You didn’t have to take out Faith today!”  I should have realized we were a huge disturbance, when I started regularly hearing comments like “Watching Faith and you is the best thing about sacrament meeting” or “We purposely try to sit behind you so when can see what Faith does this week.”  Yeah.  But those people will have to find some other bad toddler to watch now, won’t they?!

Really.  It’s kind of hard to contain our excitement around here, with all these major goings-on.


Tristan said...

Lilacs are seriously one of my most favorite flowers! The fragrance alone is just awesome! They remind my of my Grandma who died when I was 6.

Yay for Seth! Teach him to start from the curb. Ya know line is bike up on the curb and then he gets on from the sidewalk.

Yay for Faith, but mostly for you!! I'm still waiting for the week when I don't have to take one of my young ones out.

Tammy said...

You are hilarious. It sounds like things are great!!

Margaret said...

Love it!

Brooke said...

They announce from the pulpit weekly in our ward to go out if your kids are making noise, so we have to go out every week.
Congrats on staying all during sacrament.

Lauren in GA said...

Mundane? What do you mean mundane? I was on the edge of my seat reading this. No training wheels and getting to stay in the chapel the whole time is major.

Our friends invited us to swim in their backyard pool and their backyard has lilacs and I LOVED the smell. (And kept hoping my kids didn't trample them.)

queenieweenie said...

That's the stuff a good mommy's life is made of!

G and G Nut said...

The little joys are always the best part of life.

Jenibelle said...

It's nice to know that you provide such cheap entertainment for your ward, between Faith and Seth's shoes...I would definitely have the Romney's naughty children as my center square on my church bingo card.

Hollyween said...

I LOVE lilacs. I was just telling John the other day that I wanted to plant some.

I'm still reeling from your marathon post. SO. SO. Amazing. Seriously.

Oh, and isn't it nice when you don't have to take your kid out a million times anymore? I always feel so 'on display' when leaving. It's nice to just sit there and listen.

J'net said...

Glad 4 u about the sac. mtng stay in! NOW I am glad to make it THRU sac. mtng before having to go out to the ladies room, 9am meeting n breakfast juice n early morning water...... LIFE is a cycle of in/out of sac mtngs!!!
Was u in ur neck of the woods n it RAINED buckets for the 2 1/2 days of driving n the 2 1/2 days of visiting n meeting new in-laws... THAT IS A LONG, LONG drive!!!? CA 2 WA. Shasta was FULL n pretty w/ lots of snow on the top!
HAPPY Summer!!

Cami said...

Oh but these are the little joys :)

Tami said...

Hi Jessica!
I just read your comment on Abbie's blog. I wanted to let you know that you are the first person I have heard of who has actually "heard" the Scripture Stories episodes.

I need to tell you, though, that the Book of Mormon episodes are the hosts from last year. I am hosting the New Testament series. Although we have recorded about severn of the forty episodes, only one is completely edited and ready to air...they need four finished before putting them on the Mormon Channel.

Thanks for speaking up that you actually listen! Spread the word. It is a wonderful little program and certainly a great experience for me as well as the children.


PS...I love your lilacs!

Rochelleht said...

Ah, as a mother of four terribly difficult children, my joy in your successful sacrament meeting knows no bounds.

I am now back in Utah for the summer and am enjoying those amazing lilacs. We don't get them in Texas, so I TOTALLY understand the simple joys of those flowers.

diane said...

I wish you were in my ward because I would sit right behind you. I love some good sac. mtg entertainment.

Mmmmm lilacs,