Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter and happenings....

what do you do when you hear or read someone knocking Easter? saying that the real holiday is derived from a pagan celebration? or perhaps criticizing those who are "holiday Christians" and only go to Church for Christmas and Easter? I've been trying to decide whether to say something or not (I read both of these "rants" on Facebook). I wish I could say I would normally make a comment, but when it's family, I find myself being a little more hesitant. I definitly have my own opinions about religion, but I'm trying to not be so judgemental when it comes to other religions, or what other people believe. Quenton and I had a good discussion about it, so even though I was frustrated at what I read, I felt reassured of what I know to be true, and am grateful for the way we've chosen to live our lives.
We decided to go to Wainwright to spend Easter with my parents and my sister and her family. It was a fast couple of days, and with me having the flu and my one niece having 5th's Disease, we didn't party it up as much as we thought. We did have fun, though! It was nice to get away, even if it was brief. Quenton was finishing up this one project at work, so we had to be back in Edmonton for him to work on Monday. We were getting excited for this week, though, because we are looking at houses! We meet up with our realtor today and we'll see a few tonight. I love thinking about where we might live, how I'd decorate it and make it ours, and what it'll be like to start raising our family there. :)
Hazel had her 6 month shots yesterday. Actually, it was only 1 needle, and she didn't even cry! I think it bothered her a little more in the afternoon, though, but overall it was a way better experience for both her and me!
Other than that, nothing really exciting happening in this neck of the woods. I'm planning on starting my running regime again (actually, I was wanting to start it this last week, but I just started feeling better after this stupid flu). It'll be nice to get out and run again. It's good thinking time, and even though I'll probably hate pretty much ever step, I'll feel super when I'm done!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


so, I've been wanting to post for a while, but didn't really feel like I had a lot to say. We'll see how chatty I feel today... :)
So, Hazel is around 20 lbs already!!! (well, 19 lbs, 6 1/4 oz actually) I love my chunky monkey! She has been doing things a ton lately, like sitting up on her own, sleeping 10-11 hours sometimes at night, and eating SOLID FOODS :) We started her on avocados and she loved them! Today she had some yams, and probably tomorrow I'll introduce cereal. After talking to my mom, I figured out the schedule I want for her. She's been nursing every 3 hours during the day, so that will change asap. It seems like she's grown up overnight..... sigh. I'm sure that happens a lot as kids get older, but it makes me a tiny bit sad. I love my baby!

On another note, we're going to BUY A HOUSE! Well, it could turn out to be a townhouse, but I'd prefer a regular old house. We want to move in July, so we're trying to get things together right now. It's exciting, and I can't wait to feel 100% established somewhere! The idea makes me feel even more like a grown up..... which is weird because I'm not that young. ;)
I've been trying to be more spiritual lately, and I can feel a difference. It's so easy to be slack with the things we need to be doing, and I am so grateful for repentance. Being able to start over is such a blessing. I've been trying to focus a little more on the Atonement, since Easter is right around the corner. Church on Sunday was so wonderful, and I felt recharged and ready to take on the week. I can't imagine having to tackle the things of this world, even in my own little world, without the comfort and help of the Savior. I want Hazel to be able to feel His love and know that He is there for her whenever she needs Him.
Anyway, there are a lot of changes coming for us. Quenton's brother and his family are moving to Lethbridge for at least 3 months, and I'm really hoping they come back here. I'm sad, too, that one of my closest friends is moving away for the whole month of May, but knowing that she'll be back makes me look forward to summer a little more :) Maybe I need to start making more friends so I have no excuse to keep to myself.... ;)
Anyway, I love this time of year, and with all the fun holidays and exciting new changes happening for our family, I'm anxious to get spring/summer started :)