Monday, October 6, 2008

Originally, I wanted to write a blog every week, but as I am thinking about the week, I am realizing, I didn't take any pictures. Hopefully, blogging will help me with my lack of picture taking. I'm not sure if it is bad blogging etiquette not to include pictures. If so, oh well, here we go.

Saturday, I tried to potty-train Koda. Yes, it is amazing that I would volunteer to potty train someone who is not my child. I actually didn't mind. These days, I enjoy serving where I can, and I know that a potty trained child is a great treasure. So, since this is something that I can do, (unlike bringing a nice homemade dinner over to people - I'm sorry if you are ever sick, and I show up at your door) and Koda wasn't responding well to Heather and Dan's efforts, I decided to give it a try. Mark took all the kids over to Dan and Heather's. It was nice focusing on just one child for a whole day. It went okay, not as good as I'd hoped, but we are definitely on the right track, and I think it will take about another week or so until he is totally potty trained.

Sunday, we watched conference at Dan and Heather's, and pretty much hung out there all day. It was a little hard for me to focus on the talks, but what I did catch, I very much enjoyed. Things that I really needed to hear, like living in the moment, and enjoying our days right now. Also, I really liked the quote, "The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare." I know there was a bigger point to it, but I really needed to hear that if I am going to run a half-marathon in a month :) Sunday night, we played a new game called Elfenland. It was pretty fun, except I didn't win. Dang.

Oh, a funny quote from Emma. I printed off a conference packet for her, and the front page had a line for name and date. Emma came up to me and said, "I don't know what to put for date because I have never been on a date." It was funny.

The rest of the week was filled with pretty normal things. Abigail had her one year check up. She is weighing in at 17 pounds, which puts her in the fifth percentile. It is fun having such a little baby. I spent some time helping in Emma's class, which is always fun. Although the things they have her do are so easy. She could have done this stuff 2 years ago. Thursday, Chantel let us play with her dogs and kids for a while. That was a lot of fun, because my kids LOVE dogs. It was so nice for them to get to play with one for a few hours, and it was also nice to realize that I don't want one. :) I'm glad Emma and Hailey got to play together too. They are such cute friends. Thursday, we also got flu shots. Me, Gabe, and Abigail had ours with very little fuss. Emma was a different story. Holy Cow. She was screaming, "No! NO! I don't want it! NO!" We had to physically hold her down to get it done. Afterwards it was no big deal. I love to compare things that happen in my kids lives to things that happen in my own. This makes me think about things that God know are good for me, but might be just a tiny bit hard, and I freak about it. I might put up a huge fight, and if I'd just listen to the spirit and have faith, I'd be much happier.

Now, I have to go get ready for our week long family reunion in St. George. It should be a blast.



Sounds like things are going well and that you had a great week! Wasn't Conference great?! (the parts we heard...) I love that you're blogging so I can keep up with your family more. We miss you!

Angee :)


So I know that you're down here! I hope I'll run into you for lunch or something if possible. I know how it is when family is around. I'm loving your blog, by the way!


There is nothing wrong with a post with no pictures! So keep it up! Have fun in St. George.

Tim and Rachel Seely

Hey Sara!
I was blog surfing and I found you! You look amazing and the kids are so cute. When did you move to Lehi? I thought you lived in Idaho? We just moved from American Fork a little over a year ago, sad that we missed each other:( Anyways, hope you don't mind if I pop in every now and then.
-Rachel Goodwin Seely

Heather Stevenson
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