Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Things are steadily coming together for our move to AZ. Step 1: getting the teaching certificate. The application is in, and hopefully we’ll soon have it in hand. It’s getting more and more exciting the closer we get to moving…and the closer Loriel is to having Joan and being done with her job. We’ve seen a lot of amazing blessings as we’ve tried to keep the lord’s counsel to have her stay at home. Elder Oaks referred to it in the Worldwide Leadership Training Broadcast, and said: “The lord never said it would be easy, but he has promised us that it would be possible”. We can see his hand in our lives.
On another note we’ve been having fun working in the garden. We went out to weed it last night – those things grow so fast! – and had a lot of fun talking while we worked. Plus we have one grape tomato that is getting ripe…first of the season!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Here’s a really neat example of what happens when you follow promptings.. We have been really trying to cut down on our spending on everyday stuff like.. groceries.. because its just getting ridiculous on how much food is costing. Sean has planted a garden where we have many different types of tomatoes, one bell pepper plant, and a few different watermelon plants. We’ve also been starting our whole food storage which consist of few odds and ins.. so its very bleak right now. But all the same we’re trying. Sean was in his Priesthood meeting brain storming on other ways that we could be more effective in food storage and one of the things that he though of was if we had a bread maker we could make our own bread instead of spending $20-$25 dollars a month on Farm Bread from Macy’s. So we started shopping around and a good bread maker cost $90! Which is a little much for our budget if you know what I mean. So we decided to just do it and follow the council that the Spirit had given us. GUESS WHAT HAPPENED!! Someone bought some stuff of Craig’s list for $20 bucks that we were selling then there was an extra $70 dollars on Sean’s check that we hadn’t budgeted for! WOW!! Then we ordered it off of Amazon with free shipping so it cost us $89.75!! We had .25 cents left! Today we got it in the mail and we’ve named it Walter after that new movie that’s coming out in a few weeks called Wall-E. We’re excited to know how it’ll do. We’re starting our first loaf in it tonight! YUMMY! – one only hopes.
Oh, here’s some really BIG news.. We’re moving to
I’ve been working on a book that you can use for talks and things like that. It’s like a topical guide but inside all of the topics are quotes by general authorities. Example: if you were doing a talk on Faith. You can first go to the scriptures then to my book and get quotes on the topic as well. There are over 175 topics – it takes up two HUGE binders. Its very user friendly because everything is in alphabetically organized. Its taken a long time to put together too.
Friday, June 20, 2008
We're getting new carpet (finally) and so Tami was doing some painting so she could get it done and not have to worry about getting paint on the new carpet. Anyhow, she left a pile of rags covered in varnish on the floor in our bathroom. At 12:15 am there was a big explosion in there because the rags had spontaneously combusted and the fire caused a can of hair mousse to explode. So I jumped up to see what it was and the bathroom was on fire. I put it out with the hose from the shower but almost was overcome with smoke Luke called 911 and the firemen came and verified that the fire was out and not in the walls and blew most of the smoke out. Anyhow, so this morning I was singing "Tami started the fire" To the tune of "Ryan started the fire" from the Office LOL But if the mousse hadn't exploded we wouldn't have woken up in time. The bathroom door was closed so the smoke alarms wouldn't have gone off until that whole part of the house was in flames.