Month: March 2015

Bible

I’m reading the Old Testament.  By “reading,” I mean listening to this guy with a deeply dramatic, Shakespearean kind of delivery read it aloud to me every morning as I get dressed and ready for the day. iPhones and Gospel Library apps and dude with the dulcet tones mean that I really love brushing my teeth these days while I…

Slideshow

I’ve been looking through all my old pictures that Dutch has transferred at various times from my phone to the hard drive. It is strange to revisit a slideshow of one’s hairdos over the last eighteen years. We have been married long enough that flipping through our pictures means seeing the evolution of pudge-faced toddlers to lanky big kids. The…

A Few Good Words

Someone asked me this week to describe myself with three or four words. I was being filmed at the time of the asking. It was determined (by me) that I basically should win the Oscar for Lamest and Most Awkward on Camera, Ever. I was a self-conscious, rambling train wreck. I go full-on Deer in Headlights when anyone pulls out…

Hardship Stories

They asked me to give a little thing yesterday in Relief Society. Before church, I told Dutch that they wanted to me take a few minutes and contribute to the lesson. “What’s the topic?” he asked. “Guess.” I replied. “Trials and tribulations?” he ventured. “Bingo. Patience in adversity.” Because I guess when people think of hardship, they think of us.…

Third Son

Today Charlie held up his toy machine gun, which was broken in half.  “My gun is broken,” he wailed. “I need some goose tape.” Because goose tape is stronger than duck (sic) tape, duh.  “Let’s go find some goose tape in the garage,” Dutch said to third son. Also today, Charlie said he wants to go to Cabela’s for his…