Posted: 31 Oct 2008 02:00 AM CDT
“ ‘Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it’ (Eph. 5:25). With that kind of love, brethren, we will be better husbands and fathers, more loving and spiritual leaders. Happiness at home is most likely to be achieved when practices there are founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ (see Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102). Ours is the responsibility to ensure that we have family prayer, scripture study, and family home evening. Ours is the responsibility to prepare our children to receive the ordinances of salvation and exaltation and the blessings promised to tithe payers. Ours is the privilege to bestow priesthood blessings of healing, comfort, and direction.”
Russell M. Nelson, “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Ensign, May 1999, 39-40
I am in no way posting this as a nudge to my husband...but because I am so thankful that he tries so hard to do all of these things.
He helps me with whatever needs to be done around the house or with the kids and only makes a few sarcastic remarks here and there along the way. :)
I am so lucky to have him and even more lucky to have him around as much as I do...I know in a couple of months things will be different b/c of tax season...so believe me, I take full advantage of this more flexible time of year with him.
This song says "I'm lucky to be in love with my best friend..." and I feel the same way. I trust him completely and I love how he encourages and inspires me to be better.
Mmmmmmmmwaaaahhh! Love ya babe!
Yeah, I know this is a cheesy engagement picture, but I love it! Look how young we are!! And we honestly haven't had any recent pics together...I think it's about time we did!!!
Work hard and stay close to the Lord and you will be surprised how blessed you will be.
Don’t believe that it can’t be done, just because somebody tells you it can’t be done.
Hoe to the end of the row.
You have to learn how to follow before you can learn how to lead.
Don’t ask another person to do something that you’re not willing to do yourself.
Find someone you can marry in the temple.
Always make your word good, no matter what it costs.
Spend less than you make and invest wisely.
Always pay a full tithing.
Plan ahead; it’s later than you think.
Make yourself self-reliant and teach your children self-reliance.
Budget your time for family, work, church, community, and play.
Budget your money to achieve your goals.
Avoid fatigue. Early to bed and early to rise.
Become more spiritual. Read and study scriptures, attend classes.
Plan for missions and serve them.
Develop charity in your soul.
Above all, pray often and endure to the end.
He officially took his first steps on September 28th, over at my cousin Kay's house. We were very excited...but he hasn't been too interested in walking here at home. He will walk if you hold his hands, and he walks around furniture, holding onto the wall, etc...and he goes pretty fast with his little walker too! So far I think he just realizes he can go much faster crawling...so that's what he does!
If you say "Hello!" he will put his hand up to his ear and make a talking noise (like he's on the phone), and if you say "Bye-bye" he waves to you. We've been trying to teach him to cover his eyes to play peek-a-boo, but we haven't gotten there just yet. He does however love to put his head on the ground and look up at you under his legs, like this:
When there is a nice breeze, I like to leave our front door open, but I put a gate across the steps to keep Drew from escaping...this is what he was doing yesterday afternoon while I was in and out doing laundry:
And he eventually figured out how to slide open the screen in the kitchen to escape...
Oh, I almost forgot...Drew is really quick to grab things from you, so one day while I was buckling him into his carseat, he grabbed my sunglasses off my face and I said something about him being a "quick draw." Since then, Jakob likes to call him Andrew James "Quick-grabber" Hanson. :) Gotta love nick names from big brothers!
October 11, 2008
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 11 – In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as “lies” claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding...(read more here)
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Kathleen H. Hughes, "Remembering the Lord's Love, Ensign," Nov. 2006, 111-12
In case you haven't heard yet, there will be a new, final trailer for TWILIGHT coming soon! It will be debuting in theatres on Friday, October 10th in front of certain movies (it is at the discretion of the individual theatres). There will also be a sneak peak of the new trailer on Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, October 9th. Immediately following the sneak peak, Summit is letting the fans be the first to see the trailer online in its entirety and share it.
What you need to know:
- You can see the trailer first online before it's officially released, via the Twilight widget. If you don't have the widget, you can grab it from the official film site at TwilightTheMovie.com.
- The trailer will be available exclusively via the widget starting at 8:00 PM PST on October 9th for one hour, before launching in HD on MySpace at 9:00 PM PST.
- A countdown clock will be added to the widget shortly, counting down to this highly anticipated event.
ALSO...The official track-list for the Twilight soundtrack has been released! The CD will be in stores November 4th.
Muse — Supermassive Black Hole
Paramore — Decode
The Black Ghosts — Full Moon
Linkin Park — Leave Out All The Rest
MuteMath — Spotlight (Twilight Mix)
Perry Farrell — Going All The Way (Into The Twilight)
Collective Soul — Tremble For My Beloved
Paramore — I Caught Myself
Blue Foundation — Eyes On Fire
Rob Pattinson — Never Think
Iron & Wine — Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Carter Burwell — Bella's Lullaby
Click here for more info on pre-ordering the CD and a message from Stephenie's publicist.
So, any and all of you Twilight fans out there who want to come to my Twilight Movie Premiere Party, please let me know soon so I can start making my invitation list!!!