Saturday, 13 April 2013

Happy Sundays

Now that I'm working Tuesdays - Saturdays I have gained extra appreciation for the Sabbath Day - the day of rest. The past two have been especially nice:

Easter! We had a fun Easter weekend with two of my brothers and their families. On Saturday we dyed eggs and had an Easter egg hunt. Each grandchild got a dozen eggs, including C.G, who napped through the entire thing. Consequently, we all helped dye C.G.'s eggs (not that he could have done anything if he had been awake). It was fun.

C.G. is represented by the monitor hanging off of the pink basket.
Even if pictures of myself are less than ideal, I usually put them on here anyway because, hey, it's life and it's real; however, this time, the only picture captured of me was sooooo horrible I left it out. Imagine Mrs. Wishy - Washy in a baseball hat and you've got me.

On Sunday we had a very pleasant day at church and a lovely Easter dinner. C.G. also got to finally play with his eggs. I wish I had captured his face when he first saw the basket. His eyes were huge and his mouth was gaping, and he could hardly wait to get his chubby little hands on the thing.

The following Sunday was General Conference for the LDS church. There were many wonderful things said, including appropriate responses to a lot of things for which our church is currently under attack, but that's not really the most memorable thing for me.

Something that was said Saturday morning has really struck a chord with me since I heard it: "There are few things more powerful than a righteous mother's prayers." Wow. That was huge to me. I have such a huge responsibility in being a mother, and Heavenly Father has trusted me to raise one of his amazing children. I have a lot of work to do as a woman, a mom, and a disciple of the Lord, and hopefully it will all culminate in me being a righteous mother who can pray powerful prayers for her children.

The second thing that has been on my mind since conference was the talk given by Elder L. Whitney Clayton called Marriage: Watch and Learn. I loved it - the entire thing. Mr. Mitchell and I are going to read it together and make a few goals as a couple based on this talk. I think everyone should read it. Seriously.

*I think I should get a round of applause for typing this thing one-handed while comforting my little fuss bucket of a boy this afternoon. (Teething?)


  1. I am not married, hope to be of course one day, but that was a great speech. I believe in all that was said and hope one day marriage to me has the same structure and blessings. To be as lucky and you and Paul, Luke and Liz, etc. And as lucky as Elder Clayton. Love you guys.

    1. Not sure who this is (though you seem to know my brother-in-law's family as well), but thanks for your comment. I think so many relationships could be saved, and consequently families saved, if people will heed Elder Clayton's advice. I don't have a perfect marriage, by any means, but I feel that we're more stable than many, and I feel it's because we do already follow so much of the advice given in that talk. Thanks for reading! P.S. I'd love to know who you are if you don't mind me knowing!

  2. He is so big and beautiful! Ah, I just love him! We miss you guys, but we are glad things are going so well! :)

  3. What a blessing to be by family, I bet that is fun! And props to you with blogging and holding a fussy baby, the many talents you learn as a mother! Hope to see come June, will you guys still be around or in Pocatello?

    1. We'll be in Pocatello by June, but I am coming to Boise to do a 5k with my dad. When will you be here?


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