Sunday, July 1, 2012

Back again and feeling the love of my Heavenly Father

We are such sad Bloggers! We never blog it seems and for a blog to be successful and mean something (at least for me) I have to do it at least bi-weekly. I want this blog to be a record of things our family experienced and memories so that when our children grow up they can read these posts and remember the times we had as a family.
So one of the MAIN things that happened in this last year was the final adoption of Karyn and KayLynn. It was one of the best things ever after having worked on it for over two years. The next step was being sealed to them in the Temple. We were blessed to be able to go on a trip to Utah to be with family during Christmas, so we thought what a great time to do a sealing with all of our family there with us. So on December 27th surrounded by family at the Jordan River Temple, we were sealed together for time and all eternity.
We were also blessed to have one of the Sister Missionaries Sister VanSlyke with us. It was an amazing experience but even more awesome with her there. It just helped me to see where I had come from since I had started going to church and how great our Heavenly Father is. He really does know us and blesses us by surrounding us with people who will help us to grow. I am sure it meant a lot to her to see that someone she had taught the lessons to and helped baptize was now being sealed in the Temple.
Jordan River Temple, Utah

What a great feeling of love and happiness it was to be able to know that no matter what, we would be together for all time. I love my girls and I love my husband and I knew from the moment I met him (physically ;) ) that he would be the one I spent my life with here on earth and forevermore. He has been and continues to be a great father and Priesthood holder who helps me lead and guide our family. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father led us to each other and we were blessed to be able to do this together.
I think I will blog about the rest of our time there throughout the week. I need to find some of the photos that were taken while we were there. In the meantime it is Fast Sunday so I would like to bare my testimony.
 I KNOW without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only TRUE church. I like the 2000 Stripling Warriors strive to remember what their mother's taught them " if they did not doubt, God would deliver them." Alma Ch 54 v 47. I know that God has delivered me from a life of pain into one of happiness because I did not doubt and I trusted in his plan for me. I know that through him I can be a great mother and if I am faithful and follow his commandments I and choose the right I will return to live with him forevermore. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Family Pictures!




































So, we had our now once annual family pictures done back in May and just haven't put them on until now. We had fun and I definitely think Amy captured
some great shots of us.

A Long Time

It's hard to believe how quickly time flies and how many other things there are that take your time when you're married with children. I remember when I got home from my mission, and none of my friends were active online anymore. I had no one to chat with, really. I didn't have a great gaming rig, either, so I couldn't do much of that. And I was always upset because my brother would only be on for a few minutes at a time, and then be gone. Most people I knew were like that.

But now that I'm married with children, I find that we don't spend as much time online as I used to, which kinda saddens me. We watch quite a bit of TV (Netflix, really), and that's entertaining and kinda nice when I want to just veg out. But I don't blog, or program, or listen to music much. And worst of all, I don't do so much of that (or anything else) with my wife or kids. Of course, temperatures in the "kill me now" range give me some excuse, but it's still pretty poor.

Matt Cutts, head of Google's webspam team, does 30-day challenges, and while it's actually the 3rd, I think for the rest of August I want to watch no TV, and instead spend at least 30 minutes a day with my Geekheart, and each of my Geeklets, doing whatever they want to do that's not watching TV. Yesterday my daughter wanted me to teach her to draw cats some more, but I didn't. I don't really like the disconnected feeling, so here's to spending more time with my family - not just around them.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Urge

I've noticed that I have an overwhelming urge to create.

It's also interesting because I also like to know how things work.

Ever since I was a young child I had a fascination with taking a screwdriver to whatever was on hand. Sometimes it would get back together properly, but sometimes not. I've gotten a lot better as I've aged. It's interesting to me the dichotomy that exists between my dismantling things and my creation of other things.

When I create, I feel truly content - whether that's making a whistle out of bamboo or a ring out of some wood, or writing a program, or drawing a picture. It seems like an almost magical process - taking something ordinary, like a blank file, or piece of paper - and turning into something that is either useful in the way a program is useful, or useful in the way that a drawing is useful. One can be used to accomplish work, whether it's mental or physical, while the other is usually useful for bringing pleasure to the audience.

I apologize if this post seems rambling... I've just been thinking about it for a while.

All I really have to say is this:
Creation... it's what I like to do.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I believe

I'm a Mormon.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

End of 2010

So as the year draws to an end I thought about things and one of them was the fact that wayne and I have not blogged faithfully at all. Seems life has taken us on many different paths and we aren't done yet. This blog may not make sense but it doesn't matter. It is a start right? lol
So, first off Roslayn is growing like a weed

She will be 8 months old in just 5 days and she is pulling herself up, about to get her first tooth on the bottom, says mama, dada and bebe. She loves to kiss the bebe she sees in the mirror and loves to jump in the johnny jumper and Grandmas house. She is a blessing in our family and she can't melt anyones heart and make you smile through tears.

The girls are now 5! I can't believe they have grown up so fast right before my eyes. Life will pass you by if you don't participate in it. The girls are very interested in Princesses and horses of course. KayLynn is shooting skyward in height! I think she is aiming to be taller than daddy ;) Karyn is such a wise little person. She is so smart and just decides to show off when she wants to unlike her sister. We finally got her into speech therapy and so far so good. We are working on the long S sounds with her. She knows it and makes it a point to let us know when she is done trying to pronounce something correctly. At least she is trying. The girls are good helpers with Rosalyn when they want to be. Unless of course she is crying then they just want mommy to make her be quiet lol.

We have certainly been trying to keep up with life roller coaster as it keeps trying to leave us in the dust. Right now I have made it my goal to finish the Book of Mormon before the new year but unless I read 300 pages tomorrow it isn't going to happen. So I am giving myself another week. I think that is reasonable. It has been quite uplifting and really nice to HAVE a goal. It is more of a challenge. I love reading but when it comes to the Book of Mormon I tend to get lost in it and just give up. But this time I am aiming to finish and I am going to do it :)

Wayne has one more semester left! I am so excited for June to get here. Not only is Wayne going to graduate, but he has a job waiting for him. Which means us moving which isn't so exciting in itself but hopefully we will be there for awhile. It also means a house which is something we have been longing for since we married. We have made so many goals it is kind of nice to check a couple of them and mark them done on the list. I am so proud of my husband. It hasn't been easy coming into an already made family and going to school full time, working part time, being freshly married AND staying faithful and righteous and doing all that Heavenly Father asks us to do.
Something that we have discovered both as a couple and individually is that every time we put Heavenly Father first and pray, read our scriptures, hold FHE and do our callings, things just seem to fall into place. But the more we murmur and skip prayer and FHE and make excuses when it comes to reading, the less things go our way. Since I have been reading in the scriptures this last week I have come across numerous people that did the very same thing. And they almost always realized what was happening and had mighty change in heart. I have been looking for this mighty change in heart and I think I have it. The spirit has been with me lately and I love it. I speak softer to my children even if they are throwing money around the room or screaming they hate me at the top of their lungs. I tell my husband I love him more often and I have faith that this cancer my mother has will be something that will help her to learn and grow stronger in the Gospel.
My mother was told the day before Christmas that she most definitely has cancer in her lung. The docs want to test her lung capacity and see if she can handle a partial lung remover. The only thing about that is that she has smoked cigarettes basically her entire life. She never has quit. I have been calling her pretty much every day trying to convince her to come out here with us and so far she has been dragging her heels. She knows that she can do much better her with is and that if she does indeed need surgery that we can take care of her. Plus she can be around her grandchildren.
My wish is that she does get to come out with us and that she will follow our example and that the Spirit will testify to her of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have had dreams of my mother being baptized. I know it will happen. I have faith.
I think that is all for now. I may also be posting pics of butterflies mom got me for Christmas. They are caterpillars now but I am going to take pics of them every other day to see what their progress is like. I wish I could be a butterfly sometimes :)Until next time

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a new day

so life has been kind of crazy lately. Ok! Really crazy. I just want to stop this merry go round and get off. The last 4 months have gone by like they never even happened.

1. Had to take over a fundraising campaign that an ex-co-worker didn't complete right before i was leaving for maternity leave

2. Had my sweet little Rosalyn Adelene Isabel Werner on may 7th

3. Had my bestfriend and mom out to help after the birth

4. Had problems nursing and found out rosalyn was tongue tied

5. Flew to utah with 5 children under the age of 5 for my SIL wedding

6. Went back to work (so not fun)

7. My dear BIL passed away after a long battle with cancer (i will miss him)

8. Started taking medicine for postpartum depression

so much has happened , and that list is only a couple of things. I am so glad my geek is coming home tonight . I will feel whole again. :)