Monday, August 22, 2011

My Mama's Visit

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

My mom came to visit in July and I never had the chance to blog about it, so I wanted to take a moment.

I was so much fun to have her here!  We drove down to Utah to pick her up on a Saturday. Quince (who was also in town) came to play games and hang out, and so did Amy, that was a lot of fun.

On Sunday we went to Dana's baby blessing, and then crashed her luncheon afterwards.  It was fun.  

Then we went and took some pictures at Nature Park.

Monday we went to spend the day in Idaho Falls.  We went to the zoo and got some pretty awesome pictures.  Then we went shopping, and ate dinner at Wingers.

Tuesday in the morning my mama and I went shopping and I got some fun new clothes (because I couldn't find any sandals I liked ANYWHERE).  We also made sure to go to the Taco Bus for lunch (I'm pretty sure that was my mom's favorite part of the trip).  Then during the day we went to Egin Lake.  It was so much fun, and luckily we all escaped without any leeches (that we didn't notice until after we were done swimming!).  

That evening went to see the movie "17 Miracles."  It was so good, and I'm pretty sure we all cried (except maybe Zak :-P) .

Wednesday we relaxed a bit and went to the Temple.  It was great to be there with a small part of my family.  It's such a peaceful place.

Thursday afternoon we all went for a picnic lunch in St. Anthony Park.  It was gorgeous and we had a lot of fun before Zak and Mom hit the road to head back to Illinois.

It was so much fun to have my mom here.  We had fun cooking meals together, and all my dishes were clean the whole time she was here! :-P  The only sad thing was that Dad, Ben, and Nathan weren't there.  Next time we'll have to figure that out. :)


Memory is a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.  ~Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal

For family home evening Stephen and I decided to write a memory that we have.  Here's mine.

After devotional one day, Stephen and I were sitting and talking.  I can't really remember what we were talking about.  What I do remember, was something that made a distinct impression on me, and influenced my decision to marry Stephen.  The room was clearing out, and the chairs were getting cleaned up.  One of the people was carrying out some stools and was having some trouble.  Stephen got right up to go help, it was like he didn't even have to think about it.  I've seen that a lot throughout the time we've been dating and married, but this was the first time I really noticed it.  Stephen serves others and always helps.  He isn't happy to watch others work, he has to help.  That day I knew that Stephen would always be a help to me, because he was willing to get up and help even when he was talking with a girl he liked (I don't know that I'd do the same if I was with a boy I liked :-P).  So, that was just one tiny event, and I don't know if Stephen even knows that it made such an impression on me.  

Love Him!