About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, September 8, 2008

My Family

Weldon is 5 1/2 years old! I can't believe that he is an "official" kindergartner. He loves his school, he attends everyday, all day! He doesn't go to an elementary school, he goes to what is called a learning center in Nebraska. It is a special school where children that cannot function in a "typical" classroom setting are given more attention and specialized teaching from a number of different teachers. He receives speech therapy and physical therapy there at the school and has many wonderful friends. To say that he loves it is an understatement!

Haydn is 3 years old and you could swear she is going on 12! She has had to step up and be a big sister to Weldon at an early age, and unfortunately has made her grow up very quickly. Sometimes I forget she is just a three year old and I should make her enjoy being a three year old! She started preschool this fall and can never seem to remember what they learned that day in class. She loves to sing, she will ask me if I know some song. I ask her to sing it to me and she will proceed to make up a song about shoes or something else random. She loves being here in Nebraska and if you ask her about polka dot, she will tell you all about "her" horse.

Emmaline just recently turned 1 in August. She has such a unique personality, she surprises us everyday! She loves to dance and will start dancing around to any music she hears. She hasn't started walking yet, but has a good vocabulary and is quite the problem solver. She loves to tease her brother and her sister is her best friend. She has the cutest giggle that people think is fake, but she really is laughing. I will have to get it on video. She loves to be the center of attention already, so we are worried what the future may bring!

I love this picture of Jeremy. He looks like such a thug, but he is so NOT! Jeremy is loving his job in Nebraska on the ranch. He has been called as the Elders Quorum president in our tiny branch. He has only 4 active elders to work with and he has a lot on his plate. We have felt since the day we moved here that the Lord wanted us here for a reason, and everyday a new reason is revealed! We love the people here and they make the separation from our families so much easier to bear. I am the new music director - or in other words, anything that has music or is supposed to have music - I do it! I was able to get an electric organ at the building working and the members are so excited to finally here some good classic church organ every Sunday. I of course sing as loud as I can when I play and I LOVE IT! We hope that everyone that wants to - and we hope you all do - come and visit. You will be pleasantly surprised what Nebraska has to offer, wonderful people, beautiful country and a lot of peace and quiet!


CaliforniaCoxs said...

Yeah you have a blog!! You crack me up, McLain and I have the exact same callings as you two. The exception though is that we are in a ward, not a branch. So glad to hear that Weldon is getting the attention he needs. Your girls are heart breakers I can tell. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blogging world. It is so fun to keep in tough this way.

Bethany said...

Sorry, that previous comment was me, Bethany, accidently signed in as my hubby. Anyway, I love hearing about your family!

Holly said...

Howdy fellow neighbor!! Love the pictures!! What a fun place we live in!!

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