Saturday, August 29, 2009

Aiden + Anais at Target!

My favorite thing that I received when Audrey was born was Aiden + Anais muslin swaddlers. They are thin and lightweight for swaddling (especially great in the summertime), yet big so that you can actually wrap them up well. Well Audrey is obsessed with her swaddlers. She now balls them up and cuddles with them when she sleeps. She loves to rub her face in them and I never worry about her being too hot because they're so breathable. She cannot sleep without them. Unfortunately, they are not a cheap commodity. The only places you could buy them were at boutique shops and online and they were about $45 for a package of 4. The other day I was at Target and I happened to see that they have them there now in the baby section and they are only $29.99 for a package of 4. For anyone having a baby soon, these are one my top ten, must haves list. Check them out at this link...Aiden + Anais for Target.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Two New Temples...One Weekend

Friday, Ty and I were able to go to the first session of the dedication of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple inside the temple, with my parents and my brother and his wife. My dad was the superintendent of the project of building the temple and so it meant a lot to him to watch the process from start to finish and finally dedicated. It was really neat to be sitting inside there knowing that President Monson and the general authorities were just down the hall. I was really glad I was able to attend and I can't wait to someday actually go there to do temple work. Then on Saturday, our ward (old ward now) went as a group to do an endownment session and go to lunch afterwards. I went alone because Ty had to go to the stake baptism and then he met me there and did initiatories. It is such a beautiful temple. It was really cool to actually be in the temple after I had been to the open house 6 months ago. I feel so blessed to live in Utah where we have so many temples all around us. It was a great weekend!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Bittersweet Day

Well, today we woke up late, rushed to get ready for church and showed up a few minutes after the meeting had started. (We have 8:30 am church, it's hard to be on time.) I walked in to the chapel and it was dark. I was really confused, so I sat down and the counselor in the Stake Presidency was at the pulpit with a map. I knew what that meant...ward split. We had one about 4 1/2 years ago. As he was explaining where the new boundary lines were, I could see this little chunk out of our ward, about 20 houses that were told that they would be going to a new ward. Us being one of those. Actually the boundary line is our next door neighbor. Keep in mind that Ty's up front conducting the meeting as 1st counselor in the Bishopric. He found out about 2 minutes before the meeting started. I immediately felt sick to my stomach and couldn't help the tears from coming. We have been in this ward for 5 1/2 years and have served in many callings in the ward, including presidencies and bishoprics. We have a lot of friends that we will be leaving behind. We also now have 2:30 pm church...yuck! Come fall and winter, we will be leaving church in the dark. At least it is only until the end of the year and then our new ward is actually heading to a new building that will be done at the beginning of the year. We look forward to meeting new friends and serving in a new ward, however we are sad to leave. To say the least, I balled through the whole 3 hour block. I guess that's life. Anyway, I'm so proud of my husband for serving so diligently and making me proud. I love you honey!