Thursday, October 22, 2009

who needs money anyways?!

So about a week ago was when i was in the car accident (posted about below) and since then we have received tons of junk mail from lawyers, chiropractors, insurance companies...etc. And for whatever reason whenever i get junk mail i usually rip it up, or at least in half (just a weird habit). So then today I checked the mail and there was something in there from an insurance company and it was addressed to wayne, so i was like that is weird and ripped it in half. As I was walking to the trash can to throw it away I glanced at the return address and it was from raleigh. Which was even more weird because the accident happened in town. Then somehow I remembered that the guy who came to check out my car from the insurance company had said something about being on 64 (probably from raleigh!!). I began to panic and yanked the stuff out of the envelope and sure enough it was MY CHECK to get my car fixed!!!!! I had ripped my check in half along with all of the information i need for getting my rental car and my car fixed!!! I was freaking out, so i called the guy that did the inspection and asked if i could get a new one and he gave me a number to call. But looking at the check I noticed I didn't mess up any of the numbers and so i threw the kids in the car and drove to the bank where i talked with a friend of the family and she taped it back together and we were good to go, whew!! but now i am having to tape back all the report papers, wish me luck!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fender Bender

So I was in my first car accident on Wed. I had taken Carson to the doctor and then put in his prescription. Since I had to pick it up in an hour I decided to pick up some hot coco and donuts and take them to the golf course to visit with wayne for a bit. Then as we were heading to get the medicine I had to stop just passed the pizza inn for someone to turn left. BAM! I never even saw it coming! So I pulled off to the side of the road and checked on the kids. They weren't hurt but Landen was a little scared. The guy was nice and came and checked on us and we decided to pull out of the way. So as I was turning around to park in a parking lot I saw a police officer and flagged him down. I got out and saw that it had cracked (yes, that weird?!) the bumper. It must have been a cheap one. The sad thing is the exact same thing happened to Wayne a couple of months ago. I know the guy that is going to fix it is going to think we are crazy drivers! I wasn't hurt but my body is a little stiff. The boys have not complained about anything so I think we are good. I am grateful, car accidents can be really bad, so I got lucky. I know the Lord answered my daily prayers for our safety and protection.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bake Sales and other crafty things

So I had my first bake sale. and I am not going to lie, it made me feel really old!! I don't know why but I was like, hm, i don't like this, this is what little old ladies do! obviously not, but i still felt old, and like a real mom. I can't believe i have been a mom for 4 1/2 years! funny how a bake sale can be a reality check. Well anyways, so I made rice krispie treats and brownies, and i wrapped them in saran wrap and put a ribbon around them and a cute label...or at least i thought they were cute. that was until i dropped them off and saw all the other SUPER cute things that the other moms (who probably have more experience at the whole bake sale thing) made!! And then I was setting up one of the tables, and it made sense to me, everything was grouped in catagories, and then one of the other moms came over and redid the whole thing!!! ha ha ha, i thought it was hilarious, she did a much better job than I did, it looked really good see...

Speaking of cuteness, my friend has an etsy store where she sells watches. She gave me one as a gift and I love it. I also LOVE the one in this picture which she made and donated to be auctioned off for a breast cancer fund raiser. Click the pic and it will take you to her store. Seriously, check it out!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've got spirit, yes I do...

I've got spirit, how about you?! (does anyone remember this ridiculous cheer from their cheerleading days?) What a wonderful week it has been! I realize I am probably posting about General Conference later than everyone else, but I have other things to discuss too.
But starting with GC, It was amazing! There were so many good talks it is hard to pick a favorite, but I will say wow to Elder Jeffrey R Holland's talk which was given with such boldness and conviction. I thought it was amazing. He is always one of my favorites. I really loved when Elder David A Bednar was talking about having family home evening with his family and how his kids would be like "make him stop looking at me! He's breathing my air!!" and how his kids would giggle and poke during prayer (and at that exact moment my kids were poking and giggling) so I was grateful to hear that his kids really were listening.
Also this past week I had the opportunity to teach seminary!! That was really exciting! don't get me wrong I was really tired and had to take a nap everyday! but it was such a wonderful start to my day, I learned so much and was excited to teach it to others. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be though, because you don't have a lot of time to prepare the lesson.
I also just got a new calling as the laurel and miamaid advisor, which means I teach their class and work with the YW President on any needs the girls have. And the good news is I get to keep my calling as a RS teacher. They just decided that the Sunday I teach in RS the girls can just go with me :)
I am so grateful for the power of the priesthood! Landen has had the croupe (SP?) for a couple of days and last night was really bad, he was coughing so bad that he couldn't breathe, no exaggeration. I called Wayne's dad and asked him to come assist wayne in giving a blessing. Things got really bad before he got here so i started getting landen ready to take him to the hospital. Since the night air is suppose to help we decided to wrap him up and wait outside. They were able to give him a blessing and things got better and he was able to get a good nights sleep. I know the priesthood is the power to act in God's name and that Landen will be fine.
thanks for listening to my stories, i promise to blog about more exciting things soon.

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