Friday, November 17, 2017

Inspirational Thought - Childhood.

"Somehow, in our hurry to steer our children toward accomplishment and independence 
we seem to have forgotten what childhood is all about. 

Preoccupied with managing their lives, and our own, it is so easy to lose sight of our children-their tenderness and innocence, their joyousness, their capacity of wonder, their hunger of enchantment. 

A touch of magic can reawaken the childlike spirit in all of us allowing us to revisit, for a time, the secret realm of childhood." 
-Katrina Kenison, 
Mitten Strings for God

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Karaoke With The Watkins!

Never in my 46 years of living have I ever done karaoke. Never. I've sung in the shower, under my breath, and in the car with my kids, and friends while in high school, but never karaoke. Well, this past Sunday after dinner, our dear friends, who own a karaoke machine asked if we could do it, and let me tell you something...it was so much fun!! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Noah's Baptism!

"Yes, mothers, teach your children the gospel in your home, at your own fireside. This is the most effective teaching that your children will ever receive. This is the Lord’s way of teaching. The Church cannot teach like you can. The school cannot. The day-care center cannot. But you can, and the Lord will sustain you. Your children will remember your teachings forever, and when they are old, they will not depart from them. They will call you blessed--their truly angel mother. Mothers, this kind of heavenly, motherly teaching takes time--lots of time. It cannot be done effectively part-time. It must be done all the time in order to save and exalt your children. This is your divine calling."
-Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, November 10, 2017

Noah's Eighth Birthday Celebration!

Noah's birthday like all other birthdays was simple, special, and sweet. Extra special because for the first time in his eight years of his life his grandparents from Utah celebrated it with us. They usually come during the summer for a visit, but this year they were gracious to fly in on his special day. Having Sierra here with us has also been a treat for him too. Event though it's been a year since we've seen here, sometimes it feels like an eternity for Noah. We love her so much, and are so happy that she is with us for a few days!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy 8th Birthday Noah!!!

I can't believe this day has come. EIGHT! My baby boy is eight! There are so many things I want to write about this wonderful boy. About how a blessing he is for coming into my life at a such an old age. Okay...38 isn't old, but to me it was. He has been a light in his three sister's eyes, and my solace on my dark days. He has a light that shines so bright, and is so good. He's so unique in the loveliest ways.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Educating Our Children In The Gospel.

"It is a duty we owe our children to see that they get an education; 
but the education of the heart,
education in the Gospel, 
a testimony of the plan of salvation,
is the foundation that we should lay in the breast of every child." 
-Heber J. Grant

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Inspirational Thought.

"Like happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures. 
These little gestures are those we learn at home, in the family; they get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different. 
They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children, by siblings. 
They are little signs of tenderness, affection and compassion. 
Like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work. 
Homely gestures. 
Like a blessing before we go to bed, or a hug after we return from a hard day’s work. "

-Pope Francis-

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Last Match & Senior Day!

The milestones are never ending in the Jorgensen household, and I don't think they'll ever stop! Last week was Lexie's last tennis match and "senior day." It was bittersweet watching her play all season, and although she didn't win her last match she had a pretty good year. The day the girls had their senior day was very sweet. The underclassmen bought them flowers, made them signs, and t-shirts with their names on it. There were all kinds of goodies which included pizza, soda, and a lot of junk food that these girls shouldn't eat before a tennis match, but luckily no one got sick, and they all played a pretty good game! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

An Encouraging Post to Myself When It Comes To Attending The Temple.



 "Jesus lives here. He's so lucky." -Noah



It has been a couple of months since I've gone to the temple, and as I was finally importing some photos from my iPhone I stumbled upon this one. I will always remember what Noah said as we stopped to take another good look at this beautiful temple. He said, "Jesus lives here. He's so lucky." He also added how he wishes he could come here every day.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017.

The last time I dressed up for Halloween was back when we lived in Utah. The girls were little, and we all dressed up as witches for Witches Night Out at Gardner village. It was one of the most memorable days of my nightlife's moments. I remember Chelsea being Snow White at nine months, and while the girls and I were dancing, and having fun with scary people Jon was taking care of her. Since then with time fleeing all my focus has been on getting the kids costumes, and that's it. Not me.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Trunk Or Treat & A Pumpkin Carving Weekend!

This past weekend we had our church trunk or treat, and my family finally carved their pumpkins. This month seems to be passing us way too quickly, and because of that every outing, and activity we've had slips through my life like dust, and just like that it's over! I begin to feel melancholy because I really want this time of year to drag more slowly!

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