"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Monday, June 30, 2008

New Hairdo

I went to Krista's and got my hair cut today. She loves to style it curly so she made me buy a good diffuser and some hair product so that I could do it curly for Maddy's baptism. What do you think?

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Tom and I had a good weekend. On Saturday, we both slept in some and then ran some errands. That night we went up and had dinner with Wendy, Russ and some of their friends. And while sitting at the restaurant, I felt the baby kick. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure this is not the first time I have felt her move, but she was definitely kicking this time. On Sunday, we went to Liz's for dinner and had tasty potatoes, rolls and cookies. Where is the meat in this you ask? Burnt! But that is why we have husbands who will eat it for us.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

little excited

I'm a little excited and proud that I did this all by myself. Who would have thought? Certainly not my sister-in-laws. JK They had the boards and vinyl at girls camp last week so I painted the board while I was up there but didn't have time to put on the vinyl, so I finished it today. I might sand the edges though if I can find sandpaper.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Official!

My brother was formally sworn into the army yesterday by our family friend who has been in the military forever. It was supposed to be at 9:00am but I got a phone call at 7:20am saying that we had to be there right then. I jumped out of bed and got dressed and then headed over to the Military Processing Center. I guess his flight was earlier than the head honchos planned because we were rushed to get him sworn in and say our goodbyes and then they took him to the airport. He was anxious to get to Oklahoma and see what to expect. I hope to get pictures of him in his uniform with his hair chopped off to see what he looks like. (They don't issue uniforms, etc. until they get to the base.) He is now in the Lord's hands and I'm trying my best to have faith that everything will be okay and he will survive the intense training for the next 9 weeks. After all the chaos, I went to Wal-Mart with my Mom and sister to pick out yarn for a baby blanket my Mom is crocheting. Then we got to meet up with my aunt for lunch, who is here from Las Vegas visiting my Grandpa. It was fun to hear everything my cousins, that I never see, have been up to. Last night I watched Definitely, Maybe with my friend, Lori and for those of you who want to see it, DON'T! It's a really stupid chick flick.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Last Two Weeks

It's been a crazy, emotional yet fun-filled two weeks. The week before last, we had the Thomson Family Campout which was a blast! Hopefully everyone had fun! Then this last week, I had girl's camp which was tons of fun but also crazy. On the first day, one of our young woman had a seizure at our campsite which scared the other girls. Then the next night, I got to talk to the girls for awhile to convince them not to be scared of the bears. It was amazing to me to see things clicking in their heads as we talked of faith, scriptures, prayer and our fears. Thursday night was amazing as I could see how their testimonies and mine had grown. I had mentioned to the YW President that I was worried about raising my children in these scary times but then I realized how strong the youth are these days. Even though we had some PMS and quarreling going on, the girls and leaders had a BLAST! Then yesterday, some of my family got together to spend time with my brother before he ships out on Tuesday for boot camp. We won't see him until February because he will go do his advanced training right after boot camp. I am so sad he won't be here to see his first niece or stand in on the baby blessing. To make things even more emotional, we got a phone call yesterday saying that my Grandpa wants us to pray and fast that he will pass on. He's been ready for awhile and he misses my Grandma so much. What a happy reunion it will be for the both of them! But on the bright side, we got another phone call saying that Tom's dad might be accepted into a program to try a drug that could cure Alzheimer's. What a miracle! Lately I've been reminded that we are here on our Heavenly Father's timetable and knowing he can see the bigger picture and knows and loves us so much makes it easier to accept his will whatever that might be. I know that he will take care of everything because he even "considers the lilies of the field".

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Here are some pics I just found of last year's family campout.


The place we are going to is Willow Flat Campground in Idaho which is 3 miles south of Preston, Idaho. Take I-15 north to the Brigham City exit and go through Sardine Canyon to Logan. Go north through Logan on Highway 91, which is the main street. Keep going north and about a mile after you enter Idaho, you enter Franklin. Near the north edge of town there is a gas station on the right with flashing yellow lights. Continue north 2.2 miles to Cub River Road which is on the right side. Take it for 11.9 miles to a sign that says Willow Flats Campground to the right-just a few miles. When you enter the campground, look for us, we'll be on the right side of the road.
Here's a copy of meal assignments for those who wanted it.
Dinner will be around 6:00 on Wednesday evening.
Thursday-breakfast- Liz & Jenn
lunch- Jeannette, Mom & Erin
dinner- Becky & Laura
Friday-breakfast- Wendy & Krista
lunch- Jeannette, Mom & Erin
dinner- Wendy & Krista
Saturday-breakfast- Becky & Laura
Don't forget to bring your $1 gifts. If you have forgotten who you have, let me know.
Boys, bring your paintball gear as there will be a war.
People bringing off-roading vehicles: Laura-1 ATV, Wendy-3 ATV's, Jeannette-??, Becky-1 ATV, Liz-dirtbike?, Krista-ATV?, Tom-ATV.

baby clothes

I found these cute baby clothes for a great deal! What do you think? The two long-sleeve onesies came with the striped pants. And then I found these darling shirts!

Sick of Being Sick

I know I sound like a little child, but I just want someone to take care of me! Don't get me wrong I love being pregnant because I can't wait for my little girl to come, but I'm sick of the morning sickness and this morning I woke up throwing up and sitting on the toilet. I finally fell asleep for a few hours and thought I felt better but then I ran to the bathroom only to sit on the toilet and throw up again several more times. I tried drinking because I am so worried about getting dehydrated and I'm so thirsty, but I threw it back up. At least the Coke has stayed down, for now. And now I'm up because laying down hurts because I've been in bed all day! I am excited for the campout though and you would think that by now I would have directions of how to get there to everyone, but thankfully you are all patient and I'm sorry I haven't been the most organized person lately. Check back Sunday night and the directions should be on my blog. Good news, Tom has found another girl name that he likes instead of just Kennedy! Danielle, not my fave, but at least we are making progress!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Good Weekend

Tom and I had a good weekend. We had a ward party early Saturday morning where there was a 5K and breakfast. We got to get up at 6:30am thanks to our new calling as part of the Activities Committee. Then we went and saw Indiana Jones #4 which was good except for the aliens. That evening we went to a birthday party for a friend's daughter and on Sunday we had church and I had a meeting but I got to take a short nap in the late afternoon. Not too exciting, I feel like we are becoming an old married couple. I got through most of my boxes today and I should be able to get them finished up in the morning! I have a feeling that I'm not going to get everything done I thought I would before the campout, but oh well. I'm trying to prioritize and not jump ahead of myself to start on another project before the one I am working on is done. I am glad to have this time to get things done because I can't imagine getting this done with a baby.