She also loves everything her brother does, including Wii Boxing-which she can pronounce as clear as a bell. Guess who won this game? He also beat his father twice tonight as well as several other friends!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I got a haircut! YAY! it is a asymetrical do and it makes me feel so much better! Of course, in the pictures you will see some LOVELY raw patches. I used a comsetic product and it gave me a rash- when I took it back they said - Oh lets us try this, or this to make you feel better! (YESSSS THAT burned it MORE so now I have dragon scales! Can anyone say EUSTACE? [sorry, reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to Gibson])
But a Great Haircut makes you feel brand new!!!
YES, please ignore the CSI Miami chick in the background- and PLEASE don't compare our skin!!!
Also, thanks Edwards family for making me feel so good and including me in your family fun last night!!! CRANIUM ROCKS!!!!!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 10:22 PM
We have a cute story and a report (so to speak) of our weekend! On Saturday, Derick and I performed "I Love to see the Temple" for the Relief Society Stake Enrichment meeting. As part of this, I was asked to bake a cake, and Gibson helped me make it. I explained that the cake was for the meeting and we couldn't cut it now, but I promised to bring home leftovers- he so sweetly looked up at me and said, "Can't you just leave the leftovers here now??"
Needless to say, I made sure I brought some home! But the Cake story does not end here! As the Gentlemen were serving us cake from these big tray/Cart things, Derick jokingly said "I'll have the Salmon, please." he then asked for the coconut cake, took a bite and nearly spit it back out! He gasped, "ugh, the power of suggestion!! my cake tastes exactly like salmon!". of course we all laughed at him, but he was dead serious, so I tried some- and SURE ENOUGH- SALMON flavored cake!!! all of these cakes were baked in shallow, cookie sheet types of pans and we think that maybe someone baked salmon and then the oil stayed in the pan until the cake was baked on it!! BLECH! I loved my caramel cake! The kids weren't too thrilled with the kind we had baked, but were happy to be remembered!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 8:07 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
So in order to give Carlie a memorable memento of the N-J, I knitted one for her. I made TOO MANY mistakes, but it still turned out nicely I think. I got a funky/cool button from the Woolly Lamb and Viola- much cheaper than Anthropologie charged!! and I could make it in whatever color I wanted!
I also gave Carlie a few things to remember- like every time she put on her sweater was a hug from me and that the reason I learned to knit was to make things for the temple and to remember its importance. She actually cried when I gave it to her and of course that made me go too!! She is so tiny and cute that she made it LOOK GOOD!!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Gibson got his hair cut on Friday and they spiked it up and he LOVED it! SO for church, I made sure that I spiked it for him. The Dress that Delaney has on is SOO pretty- it foesn;t show up well in the pictures- but it was so sweet! A Brazillian woman at my gym had purchased it for her daugther in Rio de Janiero, but she grew too fast for it. This lady know how much I loved Rio, and so she gave it to us because she felt we would appreciate its value. It was beautiful and so kind of her to think of us. She got lots of compliments at church and Gibson was happy his hair didn't fall!
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
so I am still not caught up, but I thought I would post some updates for you to peruse and chew on. Some may be a little off chronologically, but I tried to post older things first and more recent things first. Feel free to post questions and comments! thanks for reading!!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 11:48 PM
As Easter week, the week of General Conference was kind of special. On Thursday before Conference, some very dear friends made it possible for me to attend the temple with them. Very early into our information session, something brought my Great Aunt Lucy clearly to my mind and I thought of her the entire time. I could almost feel her youth and enthusiasm of not being tied to an elderly body anymore and of her sheer joy of being reunited with Joe. I was moved to tears more than once remembering her and feeling her with me.
In the temple we receive instruction and make covenants for ourselves, and after we have completed them for ourselves, we do proxy work for those that have passed without the opportunity to hear these things. While some may have umbrage with this and feel it is disrespecting the departed's culture while living, I find it so moving to "help" others who have gone on before learn about Christ, and if they aren't interested, it is the same as it is here- Thanks, but no thanks. The "session" I happened to attend was FULL of people doing proxy work for the same entire family from Italy! Over 40 members of the same family- ranging from the 1700s to the 1930s had their "work" done at the same time. My friend and I memorized the name and phone number of the man who had done the genealogy research because we wanted to let him know just how amazing it was, and just how much had been completed, when we noticed the temple worker had the same last name! she said it was the genealogy of her husband's family and he was excited to see it get done. As we were leaving the temple, we said goodbye to the "desk man" and it turned out to be him! we got to hear a couple quick stories of some of the people we got to do the work for and hear some of his family history! It was truly an amazing day!
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Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 11:02 PM
The Second week of swimming lessons, I was delighted to find that a friend of mine that I keep falling out of touch with had kids in the same time slot! We started talking of all the things we should do together, just like always, and I finally just looked at her and said- Ok, I'll be there tomorrow! So Delaney and I got to go out to Howell Living History Farm where she teaches in the hatchery and see animals and see how a farm in the 1890s worked. It was delightful seeing my friend and we spent the rest of the week hanging out!
Dad- here is the mystery chick we were wondering about!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 10:39 PM
We signed up both kids and hoped that Gibson's terror of the water wouldn't rear its ugly head!!
We'll we were soo lucky on that aspect. Gibson jumped in and took off! His kick is still a little sloppy, but I was AMAZED at what he could do and what he was willing to try! His teacher was a swim team Junior Thom, with an eyebrow ring, (Gibson asked him immediately about that!) and Gib responded to him beautifully. When given the opportunity to take a second week of lessons, the teacher requested him as a student again because he liked him.
However, we didn't have as much luck with little miss. We all showed up in swimsuits and goggles on the first day, and the director was a little confused by us being there. it turns out that her class had been cancelled, but we hadn't been notified. Of course by this point we are all dressed in swim gear, she's watching her brother paddling around, and she's screaming "wah-wah! mommy! Come! GO! Wah-Wah!!' I exasperatedly looked at Kurt, the director- yet another guy in charge who is at least 12 years younger than I am- and say-"if i stay out of the way, can we swim on the side of the pool?" He agreed and Laney was happy! HOWEVER! Trying to get all three of us showered and back home and then make dinner and corral these kids to bed is QUITE a hurtle. I ended up most days pawning Laney off on various people. Also, getting a WICKED sinus infection/Allergy attack during these two weeks of Swimming really encouraged me to NOT get into the pool!
Posted by Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) at 9:56 PM
They came over on Saturday the 28th and while I finished cooking up my Rachael Ray Steak on Blue cheese biscuits dinner (ok- YUM!!!!), Kerri's husband hooked up my WII and started to show Gibson how to work it! Gib created a Mii ( a virtual "you"who can play your games) that has evil eyebrows, a beard and fashionable mole with, of course, a blue shirt!
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Another thing I forgot to mention was that the week before Easter, Gibson found my Chronicles of Narnia: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe DVD (Disney's Awesome rendition!). I was really surprised at how much he loved it and understood it. He watched it every day, and during his sleepover with Joshua, he said "look Joshua, Aslan died, and then he was resurrected, Just like Jesus was!" My jaw dropped to the floor that not only he "got" that concept, but that he was excited to share it! He grasps concepts that I don't think he is even listening to, and when I hear him share it or set an example, I am so proud! I can't believe how much he is growing, and how fast he is becoming a young man! We have now finished Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and are reading Prince Caspian now! I know he can't understand it (because it is older British English, and some stories are WAY too descriptive) but he eagerly listens every night and wants me to keep reading (gotta be a shameless ploy to stay awake!!) and of course is DROOLING to see the new movie, that comes out on May 16th!!!
Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
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