Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I can't really remember being as busy during this time of the year, as I have been this year.  Deep down, I know that it is always busy.  There are so many fun activities to crunch into a few short weeks.  Being in the Young Women, we seem to have tons of events to attend as well.  Just before Thanksgiving, we had a road show, where all of the wards in the stake put together a mini play.  That took a few months to plan and practice for.  Then just a few weeks after that, we had another big dinner to recognize the outstanding girls and the things that they had accomplished during the year.  It is a lot of fun to be a part of it all, and Big T and Little H adore each of the girls.  But I find that it gets exhausting at times.

The Monday after the dinner for the young women, I crashed hard.  Being in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy (and nearing the end even), I find that I tire much more quickly.  On Sunday, I taught a lesson, so most of my effort over the weekend went into preparing that lesson.  It was more spiritual and emotional effort...but that seems to even be draining, right? 

Back to Monday.  That day, I let Hoss drive to work.  All I had to do was walk Big T and Little H the 5 blocks to school to drop them off, then pick them up.  When I got home, guess what I did?.... yup.  I laid on the couch.  I am not sure I even got up to eat a ton. 

I swore after Monday, that Tuesday, I would get up and get the laundry done, and the dishes done, and the dusting done.... you get the idea.  But after I got back from my walk of taking the girls to school, guess where I found myself?  On the couch.... again.

This repeated for about 4 days.  I couldn't believe how tired the previous month had made me.  Once the weekend rolled around, I felt better and got a ton of things done.  We got most of our Christmas shopping done, and I attended 4 different Christmas parties.  That was exhausting in and of itself! 

I keep wondering when it all will slow down.  I think it has finally sunk in, that it might slow down once I have retired.  Maybe I should set a goal to retire at 30?  :)

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season!  I sure love this time of year!  The music, the decorations, and most especially our opportunity to reflect on our Savior, Jesus Christ.  His birth was the only thing that would change or affect every single person who has lived, who does live, and will live!  Many may not realize how vast the affect has been right now, but I know that every person will one day recognize that Jesus is the Christ.

He is the one person to whom I can turn no matter what happens to me.  He is the one person that I trust more than my husband.  He is the one person that I will put my whole lot in with, because I know that He is there.  I know that He loves me.  He didn't want to just make the way back to our Father in Heaven for the important or famous people... He made that path for me too... little old me.  I am nothing, yet I have such a wonderful gift and promise when I try to emulate Christ's example.  Boy do I have a lot of work, but I have hope.

Do you have hope?

This is a beautiful painting.  I love the look of love and wonder on Mary's face.
Merry Christmas!  May you draw closer to Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ during this month of reflection!  Let the busy slow down long enough to think about what is important.  I love you all!


  1. nicely said! Glad you're all doing well!

  2. Wonderful post, I love that picture!!

  3. Yes, it is true, that the Savior is my Rock and my Saltvation, too.

  4. "I am not sure I even got up to eat a ton." HA! Don't worry, I did it for you!


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