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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Stormy Weather

Tyler & I were up late last night playing upwords and spending some one-on-one time. It was so nice that we ended up getting to bed around 1am. Therefore, I was up around 9:30am this morning, which got me off to a late start today. Since it's friday Anna didn't have any school. We played some games and ate together, then she watched a movie while I posted some items on ebay. Tyler called around noon and said that the power was off on-base. 20 minutes later he was home! YEA! So we decided to go shopping for a washer/dryer. We found what we wanted but they were out of stock, so we're going to order them. :)

This evening we went to our Ward Christmas Party. Shereena, a less active philippina woman--the one with 5 kids under the age of 4 that I've mentioned in earlier posts, came with her kids. We sat with her & helped out with her kids. All went well. She is planning to come to church on sunday. I hope that she will have desires to become active in church. My friend, Sarah, gave me a Christmas present that she picked up while in England. It's a beautiful silver necklace with a blue pendant. It's really lovely...and a great excuse to purchase a matching shirt! ;)

We came home and hurried inside. Currently it's 28 degrees outside and it's quite windy too! I talked to my friend Lauren for quite a while. (she is the friend I went to help in July in OK) Her marriage is doing really really well, however they aren't doing much with the church. From talking with Tyler & I, I feel that she will begin pursuing it again...it can be such an emotional roller coaster doing missionary work, but it's completely worth it.

5 comments:

Melisa said...

I'm so glad that Lauren is doing better. That is a huge relief. I've been wondering how they were doing.

I am so impressed that lady is considering going to church. It was hard going by myself with 2. I can't imagine going with 5! What a woman. Just getting that many kids ready in the morning by yourself makes me tired to think about. I honestly have no idea how she does it.

Jill said...

Well, I will actually be going to her house at 8am to help her get them ready. I have to be careful, though, because I have heard from our RS president that she tends to expect help once it has been offered once. I don't want her to expect me to do everything for her. I'm trying to help her be a bit more assertive and take more responsibility for her kids, she tends to pawn them off on others. *sigh*

Melisa said...

That is so sweet of you to help. Don't let her take advantage though. Does her tendency to pawn them off lead to their discipline problems? I wish she had a permanent solution that didn't involve insanity. I know I would have gone nuts by now. With that many kids, discipline and consistency are a must. I hope she learns that soon!

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