Sunday, June 5, 2011


Today Hyrum bore his testimony at church.  He has been doing that for over a year now, but today he said it ALL on his own.  I got a little nervous because at first he started breathing really heavily into the microphone and then paused for a while.  I was standing right beside him, ready to help, if needed, but then he just plunged in.  I WISH I could remember everything he said, but it made me cry and cry.  He said he knew that Jesus gave us our bodies and that Jesus suffered for our sins and that we could go to heaven.  He said he knew that he could help other people be happy, especially when he gets bigger.  I know that he said more than that and I have been racking my brain, but nursery for a couple of hours in high heels took all my brain power.  After that he started talking about our car accident and going to the pet store, so I had to help him wrap it up(although he said he had lots more testimonies).  He is such a special boy and so are ALL children.  I am so grateful to have him and Jude and to have so many examples of what to do and what not to do around us.  This last year has been hard and I worry about him ALL the time(what parent doesn't), but it's good to know that he gets it.  I sure do love that kid.  Also, this week, while being attacked by Dad he said "NO!  For Freedom!!"  I have no idea where he got that from.  Funny boy. 

Jude is climbing up on stuff all over the place, standing up, only holding on to something with one hand, like it's no big deal, while I have a heart attack.  When did he get so old???  He says "Dad" all the time, he sure love his Daddy.  Also the difference between sick happy and normal happy is astounding.  He has been sick for so long I almost forgot that he was normally MORE happy!  How is that possible??  He is always happy even when sick, but when he is well he squeals and laughs and screams with delight all the time.  Church is noisy.  He is especially scream happy when he is tired.  It's hilarious and not a scream that grates my nerves, so we're good.  Can not WAIT to see everyone in Maine/Canada/California in a few weeks.  These boys are going to get to hang out with the coolest people ever. 

Art is taking spring classes, working and hanging out with us too.  He is amazing.  He's our handy man and he is an amazing artist.  I love the stuff he is doing right now(and always).  He is taking a glass blowing class and I am so jealous.  I love hearing about all the cool stuff they are learning.  He has so many skillz!  Summer is awesome and terrible at the same time.  We love to feel like we can hang out till after 12 every night because the sun stays up forever, but then at 6 in the morning, when Hyrum comes running in, we get a big fat slap to the face with reality(and also a few cannonballs and dives from Hyrum onto our still sleepy bodies).  It's hard to balance all we have going on.  Anyone else have that problem???


Sometimes I have to go to the bathroom...and this is what happened the last time.  Never again.

I said make a face like January.  bahahah.
I am going crazy.  I am packing and unpacking, sewing and knitting, gardening and waiting to garden, being a mom and getting ready for our big trips this summer, etc, etc.  We are so excited to get a big dose of family.  Mama, Walt, Mum, Daddy, Nicky, Dad, Beth, and all of our awesome siblings.  ALL of them.  So stoked.  I miss Maine and Canada and California and I am going to get my fix.  I can't wait for Jude to meet everyone and for Hyrum to see everyone again.  Hooray for people getting married.  It's the best.  Sorry for the random pictures in the middle I can't figure that out...which makes me feel old.