Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kids Private Blogs

I am going to make the blogs for my kids private. Not for any specific reason, I just feel like it is a good idea. If you want to be able to view them, comment with your email addres (unless I don't know you... then it won't matter if you leave your email address- thats creepy).

Lots of love guys!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Washington DC Visit!

We had so much fun in DC visiting my sister and bro in law. We went to the capitol building on a private tour courtesy of one of their friends the first day, which was really neat. The second day walker, wada and I went to the air and space museum and walker loved it. There were almost two hundred planes and jets and he couldn't get enough. After that, we went and saw where my sister works. Her building is beautiful and her co workers were very sweet. We got to have lunch with one of our cousins as well. Walker and I took a chance to go see the natural history museum while we had a lull in plans (and wada graciously stayed in the car with miyah and drove around because she was asleep- thank you wada!). He was mesmerized by all the animals and dinosaurs we saw! We were there for two hours and he didn't get bored at all! We rode the metro, stayed with the calderwoods, saw jill and jeremy's house- wow!

We did a lot more than I realized! We were only there for a couple days but we went for a reason. We thought we were going to be companions for grieving but my sister has hd positive test results with her invitro. It was so special to be there when she actually got to see a heartbeat!! I was ready to cry when she told us that! I am so happy for her and her husband and hope things keep going well!

From Jen, Landen, Walker and Miyah

Monday, May 10, 2010

New life. new blogs...

I love it here. I love being here with friends and making new ones. I haven't been as social as I would like to, but I am getting to know a few people in the ward and I really enjoy it. Landen is not sure how he feels- he always gets to see the worst in people. Occasionally he sees the good but when someone knocks on your door, it doesn't always bring out the best. :) It is kinda funny though because he usually comes home being best friends with one or two people he met knocking. He just has a way about him that attracts friends.

So about the title- I feel like I have a lot to offer the world; especially my family and the Lord. I need some help reaching my potential. So often I want to start some big project or read a book about parenting or learn to play the guitar or take voice lessons etc etc but I just don't do those things. I have been pondering on how I can accomplish these things when I listened to Stephanie Nielson's message about her New Life. I know that it is totally different but it inspired me to take what I have and make it what I keep envisioning it to be. I am so blessed- that is something I have definately come to realize more fully over the past few weeks. I am so thankful for my struggles and my joys.

I am going to start a blog for Walker and one for Miyah in leiu of a journal-I have been keeping journals for them once a month in writing but it is getting tedious and the entries are not what I want them to be. I am also going to blog about what I am learning; books I am reading, exercises I am doing, foods I am cooking and whatever else I see as beneficial. I want to look back at everyday and feel in heart that "it is good... it is oh, so good."

Here's to a new life.