Monday, September 27, 2010

General Relief Society Broadcast

I was able to attend the General Relief Society Broadcast on Saturday of this week. This is an annual meeting for the women of our church. We have the opportunity to listen to the leaders of our church give us guidance and direction in our lives. I always leave that meeting feeling a sense of love and commitment to be a better person. This last Saturday was no different. I had the amazing privilege of being able to attend this event in person rather than listening to the broadcast like most women do.

I was able to sit in the same room as the Prophet of God. A peaceful feeling came over me as I watched him walk into the room. He has an aura of light about him so that I couldn't help but know he is a prophet of God. I was able to watch him during the entire broadcast. I know he guides us and directs us as he councils with our Father in Heaven. President Monson talked about loving souls for who they are and not what their outward appearances seem to be. He told a story about a couple who had just moved to a new house. One day, the wife looked out the window to see her neighbor putting the laundry out to dry. The wife commented about how dirty the neighbor's laundry was and how her neighbor must not know how to get clothes clean. This went on for a few weeks and her husband patiently listened to his wife. One day, the wife looked out her window and noticed that her neighbor's laundry was actually clean. When she commented to her husband, "I wonder how she did it." Her husband's reply was: "I got up early and cleaned our windows."

President Monson then asked how many of us make judgments when it's our windows that are dirty. I loved his reminder about what charity truly is. If you would like to watch his entire talk, visit this link

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jeremy has a job!

After 7 months of living off a part time income or less, we are pleased to announce that Jeremy has been offered a full time job! He's been working at Lime Marketing for that last 2 weeks on a trial basis. We just got the news that they have liked his work and have offered him a full time position! The company's website is if any are curious about looking it up.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crazy Busy Week

Jeremy has a full week of his 2 week job under his belt. He's not really sure how things are going, so I guess we'll have to wait until the end of this week to find out.

We've gone from working 18 hours a week to working about 100 hours a week between the 2 of us. Jeremy works 8 hours at his new job then he works about 4 hours a night at his part time job.

I've been subbing for a math teacher who is a friend of mine. She has had 3 major injuries in a month. She'll be having surgery soon, and so I'll be subbing for her while she's in pain and waiting for her surgery to happen. Then I'll be subbing for her while she recovers from her surgery. By the end of this week, I will have taught more days than she has.

After I get done substitute teaching, I usually have 4 tutoring appointments. I've even told some people no, and I still have more clients than I know what to do with.

And then there's Clara. She seems to be loving getting to go to a friends house every day. Of course, I'm struggling with it, but she doesn't mind at all. What she does mind is coming home. She cried when I picked her up on Friday, not wanting to leave. Then, since I tutor so much, she has to keep herself entertained. So when I'm finally done tutoring for the day, I try to play with her as much as possible.

So my house isn't as clean as I would like it to be, but at least we are earning us enough money to make it through another month or two if Jeremy doesn't get this full time job at the end of this week.

Here is a picture that I took just today. Clara loves to find sticks and write in the dirt in our back yard. She spends 30 minutes or more squatting like that every time we go outside. I love that she loves to draw. She'll constantly ask me to write her name, Mommy's name, and Daddy's name in the dirt. She'll then tell me the letters I write. I love how much she enjoys learning.
Jeremy's birthday was also this week. Jeremy got home around 9:30 that night, so we took him out for ice cream before the placed closed at 10, and then we came home and ate dinner at 11 pm that night. He was able to open gifts, but that was all we had time to do to celebrate his birthday!

The father of a close friend of the family's passed away this last week too, so we attended a funeral and I had my Mom come for a visit so she could attend the funeral too.

As I look back on this week, I really wonder how we had time to do everything we did! :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Video Games

Jeremy started his new job today, so 2 weeks from now we should know if we have a permanent job or not. Jeremy's part time job is more than willing to work with him too, which is nice. He gets to keep his part time job if he'll work there in the evenings. So for the next 2 weeks, Jeremy will be working 9 - 5 and then 5:30 to 9:30 or so. Since his birthday is on Wednesday, this means that he will be spending his birthday working. Thanks for the sacrifice babe!

Before Jeremy started working all these crazy hours, he decided to get some video game time in. Clara wanted to join him, and as you can see, she LOVED getting to play games with Daddy.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Job?

Jeremy just accepted a job offer for a company in Provo. He starts a week from today. However, they hired him on a trial basis. He has a job for 2 weeks and at the end of those 2 weeks they will either hire him on permanently or let him go. Please keep us in your prayers that Jeremy can do the best of his ability these next few weeks so that we can have a more permanent job.