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6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowingbeforehand the things which I should do.

7 Nevertheless I went forth...

1st Nephi Chapter 4:6-7

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."


Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

9 Months




I continue wondering where the time goes. I do not think it is going to slow down any time soon. Edward is 9 months old. I can't believe he is so big! He is about 28 inches tall and 23 pounds. This is just a guess, since we don't have to go to the doctor until he is a year old.
Edward is standing alone and becoming more and more curious about walking. He crawls FAST everywhere. He is getting four teeth right now, so he has been upset the last two weeks. I can finally see one of his bottom teeth. YEAH!
Edward is such a wonderful joy to be around. He laughs 87% of the time. After about a month of sleep training, Edward sleeps around 10 hours at night. He loves his Dad. He cries when Stephen leaves and crawls up to him when he comes home from work.
We are truly blessed to have Edward in our lives. I am so grateful each day I get to spend with him.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Irving Berlins White Christmas comes to Albuquerque


The last month has become extremely busy for me. On a beautiful Friday afternoon I decided I would audition for the "Albuquerque Little Theater". The audition was set for two days later. Was I prepared, NO! I could have been preparing for weeks; however, this was a last moment decision. Sunday came and I took the only song I had memorized "White Knight" from The Music Man and auditioned.
The director immediately asked me if I could dance. Now this is a tricky question. I can dance. I can't learn choreography in 5 minutes. So I explained this to him. He invited me to call backs. I danced. It was terrible.
Monday I came back to read for the part of Betty Hanes. I had no idea this was the female lead!! After an hour of watching the other women sing and read for Betty, I knew I didn't stand a chance. Then the director pulled me aside and asked if I would like to be the understudy. SURE!
Honestly, I would have been any part in the musical. I love theater and I was looking for a small way to get back in.
October and November have meant memorization for me. Memorizing a part that I may not get to perform. I am very grateful for the opportunity. I love the music and I love to sing.
If you are wondering, yes, I do have my own REAL part in the musical. I have about 5 lines and my own little song. Sure, the song is about two seconds long, but I get to sing on stage.

The show starts Friday November 27th and runs each weekend, Friday, Saturday and 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. The show runs through Christmas Eve, a 1 PM performance.
If you are just driving through or live in Albuquerque I would love for you to stop by and see the show. http://www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org/ Go to this site to purchase your tickets. $22 per person and WELL worth it. The two people who are playing the leads in the show are AMAZING!!

Now you know... I have been busy. Oh and we are moving to a home in Albuquerque November 27th (Black Friday). Noon we load up the uhaul and drive across town to a HOME!! No more apartment. NO MORE loud neighbors above us. No more parking nine miles away and dragging groceries and Edward to the apartment. No more worrying about my car getting stolen. No more gate. No more APARTMENT! I can't explain how excited I am.

Enjoy your Monday!! I hope to see you sometime during the 12-16 performances of White Christmas.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

where, oh where, have I been?

Busy... more details to come...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween, a first

Happy Halloween!!!



Edward was a bit tired and I am a little sick, so we only went to ten houses. Edward looked super cute as a baby giraffe (we bought for $8 bucks a the k-mart half off sale) and I went as a vampire along side my prisoner, Stephen. Although our trip was short we had a great time.















Grandma comes to town





Susan stopped by for a wonderful visit last weekend. We hiked up the mountain by our home to show her the beautiful snow. Edward had a great time playing with her and I know she will be missed.
Edward did not enjoy the snow, but I took him out there to play anyway.