Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Now for my next moment. Well I have to say I was not ready for this one at all. I knew this would happen someday, but not at this age! My oldest child decides she will use her free agency for the first time. So after school both girls get off the bus (or so I thought!) and come in the door. Well Loralie comes in all upset and telling me something that I can barely understand. So once I really listen I realize she is telling Carlee didn't get off the bus. So I ask her if she was on the bus, and she ways yes. So I figure she went to her friends house and got off the bus there. So I call twice with no answer. So in my HOUSE SHOES I drive over there, and sure enough, there she was. Trying to act like it was normal!!! I nicely told her to get into the suburban and she was not suppose to be here without asking. So when we arrived home she went straight to her bed to do her homework. I called her father and told him, which he said he will talk to her when he got home. I was in total shock. This wasn't like Carlee at all. So I decided I need to make her FEEL like it was wrong. Not just lecture her. So that night we sat down with her and talked about the situation. I know older kids do things like this. But at this age??? IS this normal??? For all you moms with older children I would love to hear some feedback. What works?? What doesn't??
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
President Thomas S. Monson
Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family.
If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly.
Stresses in our lives come regardless of our circumstances. We must deal with them the best we can. But we should not let them get in the way of what is most important—and what is most important almost always involves the people around us. Often we assume that they must know how much we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know. Wrote William Shakespeare, “They do not love that do not show their love.”3 We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Carlee the morning of her baptism
Well, this year was a little different from normal. Carlee came home from school sick. VERY sick. For most of the night everything was coming up. So this year we only had 2 princesses, a pumpkin, and a Nephi. And it all worked out very well because we decided since Carlee was sick we would trick or treat in our neighborhood instead of the trunk or treat. We only had to go to 3 houses before their pumpkin bags were full to the top. The neighbors said they didn't get very many trick or treaters. It worked out great for us! So here are the scary little monsters!
Friday, October 24, 2008
John and my uncle Ronnie are playing marbles
John Turley with my Aunt Donna
I truely LOVE family history. I have been working on my Great Grandfather, John Turley Berry's side. What is so fun is that the link to these ancestors is so close. I am looking for all of his siblings so they can be sealed to their parents. Through my research I have found 4 more children and one that died that I do not have a name for yet. They had 11 children with two that died as children. The census records have been so fun. They tell you so much about your family. Where they lived, there occupations, how many children born to them and how many living. That is how I found out that there was one more child that had been born and died between the census. When you do the work you feel like you know these ancestors. To me, it will be exciting to meet them when I leave this life.
I often wonder about the lives they lived. What did their home looked like? What did they enjoyed cooking and eating. What did they do for family get togethers? Or what happened to the two children that died. I think of how the mother and father must have felt to loose 2 children and of how excited they must be that someone is working on their family and they can be together with there loved ones again. It was also fun to see where my name came from. John had a sister named Mary. Then he named my grandmother Mary Imogene. I can't wait to see if Johns parents passed the name Mary from some of their family. Is anything more important than family??
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
What a cutie!!
She also cut 13 inches of her hair.