Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

If Jesus hadn't gotten baptized, would that have been a sin?

That was the question that caught my attention in Primary. My answer is different in some ways than the one given them. First off, I would say yes. If he hadn't gotten baptized, that would have been a sin. But he did get baptized. He himself said it was "to fulfill all righteousness." I believe that Christ was perfect because of all the things he did. If he hadn't done them, that would have been a sin of omission. At every point in his life, he had an opportunity to choose right from wrong. The difference between him and all of the rest of us is that he ALWAYS CHOOSE RIGHT. All the time. Every day, every minute. He was not exempt from the law. The expectations for him were not low, but higher than all others. That is why we worship him, stand in awe of him, and thank him for his sacrifice. Not because it was easy - it was impossible for any other to accomplish - but because it was hard.

Along those lines, this post has got me thinking. Am I ready to say "yes" to the role God has assigned me? Can I do my best to choose the right, no matter how hard it may seem? I know there will be times when I fall, but am I selling myself short? Giving up too soon? It's time I listened to those promptings, to do those things I know I need to.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby fat

So, I always have gained a lot of weight during my pregnancies. From 45 pounds to 60. Now that I'm no longer pregnant, and our baby is 3 1/2 months, it's time to lose the 20lbs that are still on me. Baby fat is cute on babies, not on my thighs. How is it that we end up with skinny babies, anyhow?

This post is purely to motivate me. To actually EXERCISE. To say no to that 2nd helping of dessert. Okay, and the 3rd and 4th. And sometimes the 5th. I know that I'm not "obese." But I am not healthy, and none of my clothes fit. I'm tired, and my back hurts.

Friday, May 15, 2009

What my mother didn't teach me - folding sheets

I saw this wonderful video from LivingOnADime. Of course, I start wondering why I had never seen this before! I know it may seem silly to some, but when you have a large family, all space-saving tactics are very important. 7 beds, 7 spare sheet sets = a lot of space if you don't know how to fold them! The video is simple, but does a great job of demonstrating what you need to do.

So, the question is, how many other things did my mom not know about? How many things did I miss?

Friday, May 8, 2009


I found an awesome deal through another website. The Mars candy corporation is giving 250,000 coupons for a free candy bar every Friday through September. Anyone that know me knows I love chocolate! Of course, I'm trying to lose 20 pounds of "baby fat" right now, but it will be a treat for the kids, right? (Hahahaha!) Check it out! You can only get 1 coupon each Friday, and a total of 4 for each street address (the coupon will come to you in the mail).