Saturday, January 10, 2009

A New Year.....A New Chance

As I contemplate what I want to see happen for me and my family this year, I of course want things like peace, love, prosperity and happiness. But how will I help that to happen? What can I do to become better? How can I help my children become better?

We are always challenging our children (and ourselves) to "do just a little more" or "go the extra mile" so the thought occured to me that maybe by doing for others, by being more giving, being more understanding and by being more charitable we will be able to have peace, love, prosperity and happiness and it will come to us naturally and easily.

I think my hopes and desires for 2009 can come to pass by adhering to council given by President Hinckley a few years ago when he stated..... "let's make a decision within ourselves to be a little better than we’ve been, a little kinder, a little more merciful, a little more outreaching, with a little greater desire to bless those in distress and need. …........ Think of some small way in which we might improve ourselves and draw nearer to our Lord.”

It is my hope that we all find peace in service this year and love for others as well as ourselves.

Family Pictures December 2008

Disney Mania

Another fun trip to Disneyland. We were there for 4 days. We met up with several friends and some family. We had dinner at my cousin's house in Lake Forrest one night, dinner at ESPN Zone with my brother for his 40th birthday another night and played and played and played the rest of the time. Unfortunately, now it is back to reality:(

Gillian wanted to see Mickey Mouse's House so bad! But of course she got a little shy when she got to meet him.

Caleb and Ben spinning me in the teacups. Wild ride! Gillian and gary in the background teacup and the Townsend boys

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?