Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Rundown

Today was a good day. Ben was home after a long week away, the kids were generally happy and well mannered in church, we had a delicious dinner...Grilled Tri-tip, roasted potatoes, tomatoes with s&p, and watermelon. Yummy!!!
The highlight of my day was when Reese bore his sweet testimony about a time when his prayer was answered. He was a little teary as he told his story. He came back down to his chair and said, "That felt so good, I just had to cry. Sometimes when people feel good inside they just cry." I sometimes forget how sensitive and good he is. He is such a special little guy. Then in Primary when the Primary Pres said something about Family Night he announced to the whole Primary that we don't have family night. Someone told him that Family Night is the same thing as Family Home Evening. We really do have FHE. Sometimes, however, it is merely a lecture or a lesson as we are eating our dinner. Probably not ideal, but we do attempt!

I bought some sun dresses for Maya and Bella at Costco a few weeks ago and have had them hanging in my closet since then, waiting for myself to buy t-shirts to go under them for modesty's sake. Bella and Maya asked if they could wear them the other day and since we weren't going anywhere and I was behind on the laundry, I let them wear them. They were so excited and told everyone that I let them be immodest that day. It was very exciting for them. Anna was irked because she didn't have a sundress to wear immodestly along with them. Poor thing.

In other news, I have decided, just for kicks, to make a Where in the World Is Ben? tracker on the side. It will be simple, but maybe I will figure out something more exciting later on.

13 comments:

SKH said...

Reese is so sweet! A little boy bear his testimony how singing is just like a prayer and one day at school he had to go to the bathroom really bad so he decided to sing a song and he didn't have to go anymore. A childs testimony is so pure.

kthom said...

What more can I say ...I love reading your posts...and thankyou I 've been dying to know where Ben is at certain times. I've been trying to keep up with Matt Lauer all these years and now Ben!

embly said...

You have a fabulous family! The girl's crack me up, and remind me of mine. Reese is so sweet, thank heaven for little boys.

Jackson Family said...

Reese's testimony so so sweet that my husband and I got teary-eyed. It was wonderful for your husband to bear his testimony to your son. It was so heart warming. It makes me feel so blessed to know families that really love and care for eachother. This is truly evident with your family.

libbie said...

oh you make me laugh! so does Reese. Stinkin cute kid. WE miss you lots and lots. I can't wait for the fam reunion. and guess what I found right after I talked to you . . . you guessed it, the artichoke dip, so I don't have to make any by myself. Hallelujah!

My Three Sons said...

What a fun post. I LOVE the part where your son announced that you don't hold family night. So funny! Also, the immodest excitement for the twins!!! By the way, love your playlist song, it's my favorite from Enchanted!

Alicia said...

I LOVED Reese's and Ben's testimonies on Sunday. You have such a sweet little family, and don't worry--no one would ever doubt that you don't have FHE. Thanks for sharing your family/life with us! :)

Alicia said...

Ummm...just realized that I typed "no one would ever doubt that you DON'T have FHE"--I really didn't mean that. I meant "no one would ever doubt that you DO have FHE." Sorry about that. :S

Betsy said...

Our girls are "kindred!" They *love* when I let them be "immodest". . .so hilarious. Your Reese sounds like such a sweet boy. It was sure fun having Ben over while he was in town. We miss having you guys close!!

da linfords said...

{gasps} I can't believe you let your girls be immodest!! ;) That's pretty funny stuff.

mwin said...

I love to read about about your family! I'm shocked about the immodest dresses.....mmmhhhmmmm! :)
Molly

SkeenMachine said...

Okay, I'm so excited. I didn't realize you had a blog. You are so cute. I love your cinderella comment. That is just rude

hatch said...

I am cracking up over the being immodest just for one day!!

Your Sunday dinner sounds delish! I love your idea about a where is Ben.