This is the face of . . . cheekiness:
Family prayers in the evenings can produce some rather interesting behavior. Here, Anders is perched atop his bunk rail like a monkey, folding his arms, waiting expectantly for us to get the show on the road.
This is the face of . . . flattery:
You know what they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Since half my life is spent right there in that chair (and, yes, my bum is growing a shelf), I am indeed flattered that my children find it so fascinating to "be mom." Here is Soren navigating the mouse, selecting home videos for the boys to watch together. You wouldn't believe how hard they laugh at their old selves.
This is the face of . . . insult and injury:
Soren fell off the top bunk and caught himself with his nose on the carpet. Can we say rug burn? And to add insult to injury, he claims that Anders pushed him off while his eyes were closed and he was trying to sleep. *yeah right*
This is the face of . . . serenity:
What would you do if you couldn't buy food in the stores? What if truckers went on strike or a natural disaster occurred and we couldn't rely on stores for our necessities? What if your husband or wife lost their job? Are you prepared? We aren't completely prepared, but we've finally taken the first step toward being so. This week Dan and I went to the cannery and canned three months worth of food for our four-person family. It was actually a lot of fun. Another friend from the ward, Tami, had scheduled a separate appointment at the same time. We three were the only people there and we worked out an assembly line to expedite the process and help each other out. We now have cans and cans of white whole wheat, rice, oats, beans, flour, sugar, potato flakes, and more residing underneath our recently-raised bed. The peace that comes from being prepared is phenomenal. I highly recommend it. Apparently people everywhere have been feeling the urgency of acquiring emergency essentials and food storage as our Church leaders have advised for years and years and years. In Utah, appointments for the cannery are at least three months out now. Here in San Diego, appointments have been increasing in demand and the current availability is about three weeks out where it used to be easy to call up the day of and receive permission to can. Ensign messages discussing preparedness are increasing in frequency and urgency. So what are you doing to become prepared? We've planted a garden and picked up a three-month supply of food staples. What else do we need to do? Any advice?
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