Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February Fluff

I can't believe I haven't posted in February yet!
I have a small excuse, but not a very good one.  For a little while there were several keys on my laptop that were not working.  We were planning on getting a new computer anyway so that just sped up our search.  However, before we could make a decision on which one to buy, Andy some how got things working on this old one.  I guess we'll hold on to it a little bit longer :)
p.s. 2 of the keys that were not working were the colon and right parenthesis (spell check gave me that word).  Therefore, I was not able to do my smiley face which if you read my blog even a little, you know I can't do a post without several smileys :)

So, now I'm going to throw the first 3/4 of the month at you, probably all in one post.

I love cross country skiing!  My first experience ever with the sport was on a first time date in college.
I could hardly stay up on the things.  I was so embarrassed and uncoordinated.
Fast forward  7 or 8 years...my friends invite me to go with them.  I don't know why I agreed, maybe I just felt safe among friends.  I had such a blast!  I did fall a lot but I didn't seem to care this time.
I ended up buying some used skis later on and have been enjoying them ever since (4 or 5 years).

I got out for the first real time this year a couple of weeks ago with a good friend.

The snow was super sparkly!  I wish you could see it better in this picture.

Matt learned about germs in school...

Pizza night in February = heart shaped pizza

Did you try the new raspberry hugs?  Oh how I wish they weren't seasonal!

This is our home teacher.  He's great!  Every time he comes the kids gather around him on the floor and he tells them a story...a story with a lesson.  (Ben was up in his high chair finishing his lunch or he would have been right down there with them).

Good news!  Our new monitor works!  We received a replacement in the mail a couple of weeks ago and we have not had any false alarms and it has alerted us to a seizure.
Ben had a day last week that he had 5 tonic clonics.
The next day he fell asleep on the couch while he was playing with his toys.  The poor guy was just plain tuckered out!

Spiritual Thought...
Andy and I had the opportunity to go to a meeting for the Seminary and Institute employees recently.  Elder Oaks spoke via broadcast.  He said something that I really struck a chord with me.  He was talking about how people use their agency to make poor choices which affect others...Newtown, CT. came to mind.  Some may ask why God lets terrible things like that occur. Why doesn't He stop those things from happening?  Because that would be opposing the law of agency.  He will not take away our gift to choose.  However, while God does not prevent those choices (or the consequences of those choices), He will bless us to endure the consequences of others' choices.
I've been thinking about that a lot lately...I don't know why.  Probably because of Sandy Hook.

Well, I think I'm done for the night.  I'll write a separate post soon dedicated to all the Valentine excitement:)


  1. I'm glad you got out with Trina. Looks like it was a beautiful day.
    Love Matt's spelling of germs. : )
    I think it is a good thing the raspberry hugs are seasonal. Less temptation year round.
    Love that shot of Ben with his toys--bless him.

  2. Great Updates Amy! I'm glad you got a working monitor for Ben. Hopefully it can give you some more peace as you sleep. Great updates and spiritual thought. Thanks for sharing.

  3. All your valentines look great and so fun! I'm glad I got to be a beneficiary of them.:)You're a good mom to make boxes for your kids. That was always the best part of valentine's day growing up was getting to make an awesome box for the class party. I'm glad your new monitor is working!