Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here's an Audrey story: on the weekend, Mommy needed some alone time and I turned on the tv to find something for a minute to let my brain zone out. I found the ballroom championships (which I love!) and a latin dance couple was on. Audrey walks in, assesses the situation, and asks, "Mommy why is that lady naked?" yup......

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Blog Attempt

So, after many months of putting off blogging, I've decided to give it a whirl. I have to admit that the biggest reason for starting a blog is that I'm pretty much a journal failure. I have a grand total of three journal entries that cover a total of 35 years of life and the thing that is really lame is that I never finished any of those entries. I started writing down some important event in my life (mostly out of guilt) and I didn't finish the entry. "...So then I reach down to pick up my new daughter for the first time and with much emotion I..".Oh, hey...the football game is on. Unfortunately, Karen's journal efforts haven't been much better so we thought that we'd give this a try.
I'm not sure what's going to end up on our blog but I thought that I'd start with a couple of Julia quotes since they're fresh. Last week in our Family Home Evening, I was doing my best to teach the girls about the importance of letting the Savior into our lives. I pulled out a print of the famous painting of the Savior knocking on a door that has no doorknob on the outside. I asked the girls what Jesus was doing. Julia: "Knocking." Me: "Do you notice anything unusual about the door?" Julia: "There's no doorknob." Me: "So, how's Jesus going to get into the house?" Julia: "He's going to have to break it down."
After my rather unsuccessful lesson, Julia had the responsibility to lead the song. She informed us that she had composed a new song about modesty for the occasion. She started singing and conducting her new song all about how everybody should wear modest clothing and how Heavenly Father doesn't like it when people wear skimpy clothing, etc. The song lasted a good couple of minutes and was pretty thorough. The curious thing is that she sang the entire song while wearing nothing but panties.