Sorry about not having a Five Things for Friday post last week. All THREE of our computers were being fickle, I was traveling by myself with two little kids, and I have been SO tired lately. So I am sorry the post didn't happen, but just know that if I miss a week I will always pick it back up the next week... or the next. Sometimes blogging just has to take a back seat.
Here are my two little ragamuffins all dressed up for Halloween. They sure had a lot of fun and I was so happy with how their costumes turned out. Even though Rose's bat hat just about gave me an ulcer trying to figure out how to put together... but it finally worked out thanks to a neighbor who is a much better seamstress than me!
I've decided that my official approach to Halloween candy is going to be "let the kids binge for a whole day until it is gone." We tried rationing the candy but we got so tired of being begged and begged for another piece that we finally just told them they could just eat what was in their bags whenever they wanted but when it was gone it was gone. They ate candy non-stop for a day, which made them super wild, but now that all the candy is gone (and passed through their system) life is better. I think in the future I am not even going to try to control the madness, but just hang on tight until it is over.
Have I mentioned I love, love, love the Relief Society station on the Mormon Channel? Every month Sister Julie Beck answers questions from women around the world and (like always) her insights are so powerful and beautiful. Last night I was listening to the latest interview about Trials and Adversity and so much of it spoke right to my heart. I also loved the one she did about Temple Covenants. If you get the chance I'd highly recommend listening to them. I know that I have learned so much!
At least once a month I get an email or a comment from someone telling me that James E. Talmage's name is spelled wrong on my blog header. Which it is (there isn't a "d" in it). The problem is that because of how I made the header changing it is a lot of work and would require me to pretty much re-design my website. Which I don't feel up to doing. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who does web design (or who knows someone who does it) who would like re-design my blog for me in exchange for advertising and publicity on my blog. I don't want anything fancy but what I do want is a bit more than my poor design skills can manage. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, please let me know!
37 weeks! That is how pregnant I am. Besides being tired and waddling like a duck (my hips still hurt sometimes) I am feeling really good. I am in awe of how my body has changed. It never ceases to amaze me how it can expand to such an unusual shape. It is beautiful. I feel round, ripe, and bursting to the seams with life. I am starting to get so excited about meeting this little person!
One of my friends, who was due two weeks before me, just had her baby last week because she came two weeks early. That really kicked me into gear and I've started in earnest getting things ready for this baby. We should be getting our home birth kit from our midwife this week (which includes things like a birth pool, towels, sanitary supplies, and emergency and resuscitation supplies) and I am excited. Having it around always makes me feel so much more ready and prepared. Though I still think I have quite awhile before this baby comes. My due date is Thanksgiving, but I'm guessing he/she won't come until December. My other two have come early or on their due date but it seems like God has thrown me a lot of curve balls this pregnancy and so I'm not counting on things being the same as my others. I trust that God has His own timetable and even though it is getting hard, I'm willing to wait for this little one to be ready for its mortal experience. Though I wouldn't mind if he/she was ready sooner rather than later :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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