Saturday, February 20, 2010







Will's 4th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, so my parents came on Friday to celebrate with us. They took the kids on Friday night so Tyler and I could go on a date. We went to Santorini's Greek kitchen which is a fabulous restaurant in Indy. We had a goat cheese appetizer that they set on fire(on purpose), I had a delicious garlic and mushroom soup and we got a platter of foods to share for our main course. Then we went to see Bela Fleck and the Africa Project at Clowes Hall. I felt sorry for the people who had to sit around us because of all the garlic we ate at Santorini's. We put our leftovers in the trunk during the concert and gagged when we got back in the car because of the stench. But in spite of that, I think the leftovers will be delicious. On Saturday we went to have pictures taken (to be posted later) at the Picture people then we had pizza and cake and Will got to open presents. On Monday, Nancy is coming over and we are going to eat dinner and then go to Wal-Mart to buy Will a bike for his present. On Tuesday we are going to the children's museum to see the Bob the Builder exhibit. By the way, I did not make the Lightning McQueen cake, in case you were wondering.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tyler's Valentine's Day "present" to me was Super Mario Kart for our Wii. I loved this game growing up and was extremely good at it on the Super Nintendo that my Canadian cousins owned. The Wii game is really cool, too, but I find myself too lazy to play it. Tyler has been playing it all weekend and has gotten really good at it, so now I don't want to play with him because he will just kick my butt. I don't know if I will get up the motivation to practice or not. Shouldn't I have something better to do? Like work on the sacrament meeting talk I have to give next Sunday?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I think most of you know that Tyler's dad died last week. We had a lovely family service today and we buried him. I think that Will is starting to understand that Poppy isn't around anymore. We told him that Poppy is with Heavenly Father and Jesus and Poppy's dad. Will asked what Poppy was and we told him that he was a missionary up in heaven, teaching the people who didn't get to hear about the gospel while on this earth about Jesus. I am grateful that we know enough of the restored gospel to be able to answer our children's questions. What a beautiful plan it is!