Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Blogger I am not....

I have to start repenting and start blogging more often. I have just been overwhelmed with "life" for the past year. My job ends this coming Friday and I am finally starting to feel like I am getting the hang of what I am supposed to do. They told me when I started that I had one year to "get it down". Well, my year is coming to an end and I have gained a lot this year and I look forward to starting fresh in August.
As for the girls....they are still growing like weeds. Jennaka turned four this month and McKayDee will turn three in August. They LOVE being outdoors in the backyard or going to a park or for a hike into the mountains. We have been working in the garden and they have been great little helpers with that.
I got to attend a mission reunion for the Michigan Detroit Mission this past weekend and it was great to see four of my companions there. It is hard to believe that I have been home over 11 years now. I had the best mission president, President John P. Livingstone (and his wife, Linda). Such loving people (and still are). My mission was one of the hardest things that I ever did in my life but also one of the most rewarding. I look back and wonder how one can get up at 6:30 everyday and follow the routine that missionaries do but when you get into the mindset that this 18 or 24 months is the "Lord's time" then you just do it. I think about all of those people that turned away an opportunity to hear the gospel. I hope that they get that opportunity again someday. I have many people in my life who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I hear all the time, "what makes you guys think you have the 'true' church?" We just do! (and I am not going to go into all of the reasons why here). This is my blog and I can say what I want to, right?
I am still not that savvy on posting pictures on this blog but I am going to try and put some updated pictures of my little creatures.