Monday, April 26, 2010


The expression goes, "Change is good." But change can also be hard. Our world "changed" on Saturday with one little phone call. We have known for awhile that our stake was ready to split and there was going to be a change in the Stake Presidency along with a whole new presidency being created. When this happens a General Authority comes out and interviews all the bishops. Saturday was Clint's interview and we just figured it was formality and that was it. 2:30 rolls around and the phone rings. Clint tells me we have 5 minutes to be up at the church. That was it, we knew "change" was coming.

We met with Elder Sybrowsky and Elder Wheeler. What powerful and spiritual men. I literally felt like Elder Sybrowsky was searching my soul while we spoke. Every question I answered he was peering inside of my heart. Amazing.

Clint was called to be the 2nd counselor in the Stake Presidency and with that call has come a wide range of emotions. He will no longer be our Bishop which I am truly sad about. I loved him as my Bishop, I loved hearing all the amazing miracles happening in the ward, I loved to hear him speak about all the missionary work going on amidst the ward, I loved hearing about the rescue of others, I loved hearing others tell me examples of how Clint has helped them in their trials, I loved to see him on the stand every Sunday and for the kids to wave to him. Clint loved the calling as well. He gave 100% of his all to that calling. He loved serving the members of the ward and helping them with anything he could. He really would do anything for anyone.

Now we have a new chapter in our lives and I will support Clint all the way. I am proud of him and the amazing person he is. I know he will give 100% to this calling as well, and I am excited to witness the good he will do for the Stake.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Week of Fun

Growing up my mom always taught us about the importance of making memories. She was always doing fun activities with us and I still remember all of those fun times. So with this last week being the kids Spring Break, I just knew we had to make some memories.
I call last week "The Week of Fun!" The kids all picked out activities they wanted to do during the week and we made a memory everyday.
MONDAY - Bowling with the kids. Tyler made this activity interesting. He did not want to wait his turn and he was running from us all over the place. He even got loose and ran down the entire length of the bowling alley all the way to the pins. Clint had to chase him down. Oh how I wish I had a picture of this!

TUESDAY - Library. To my kids, the library is a hot spot. This pile of books will seriously be read in a week. They love a good book!

WEDNESDAY - Smores. We pulled out the fire pit, lit her up, and made us some ooey, gooey, smores!

THURSDAY - A walk and the park. We went for a bike ride and ended at the park for some running around and fun.

FRIDAY - Chuck-e-Cheese with friends.

Unfortunately, Clint's Spring Break was the week before the kids, so he did not get to experience the entire "week of fun" with us. This is what Clint accomplished during his Spring Break, and I love him for it! Now to get organized and fill those shelves in the basement.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

This year the kids were extremely exited for Easter to arrive, almost as excited as Christmas. I am not too sure where all this anticipation came from but nonetheless, they were thrilled for Easter to come. All through the night Clint and I heard the kids sneaking up the stairs for a peek. They whispered to each other, "Do you see anything?" "No." "Okay, let's go back downstairs." Then the whole scenario would repeat itself about 30 minutes later.

I think the Easter bunny had to wait until 3:00 in the morning to come just to be sure the kids were all sound asleep!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with friends and family and especially for a time to remember our Lord and Savior and his wonderful Resurrection.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's

This morning my sweet, sweet Abby woke me up extra early. She was so excited it was April Fool's Day and she wanted to play a trick on Macy and needed my help. Her idea was to take two cereal boxes, including Macy's favorite (mini wheats), and switch the cereal bags. Sneaky girl.

So Macy poured what she thought was her favorite cereal and out came Golden Crisp instead. We all had a good laugh!