Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I told Clara about how, on occasion, I would kick a rock on my way home from school. She was surprised to find out that I would "actually walk." But, she was delighted with the game and really got good at it.
The photographs are in chronological order.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
John is an emerging reader. I asked Clara to listen to him read for me while I attended to Margaret. She was kind. So kind that she ended up feeding him all the words. Oh well! Not a big deal.
She is a fun big sister to Margaret. Picking her up and always trying to make her laugh.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
A Word to Husbands
To keep your marriage brimmingWith love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
I Do, I Will, I Have
How wise I am to have instructed the butlerto instruct the first footman to instruct the second
footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage;
I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage.Just as I know that there are two Hagens, Walter and Copen,
I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered
into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a
woman who can't sleep with the window open.
Moreover, just as I am unsure of the difference between
flora and fauna and flotsam and jetsam,
I am quite sure that marriage is the alliance of two people
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other
And he refuses to believe there is a leak in the water pipe or
the gas pipe and she is convinced she is about to asphyxiate
And she says Quick get up and get my hairbrushes off the
windowsill, it's raining in, and he replies Oh they're all right,
it's only raining straight down.
That is why marriage is so much more interesting than divorce,
Because it's the only known example of the happy meeting of
the immovable object and the irresistible force.
So I hope husbands and wives will continue to debate and
combat over everything debatable and combatable,
Because I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life,
particularly if he has income and she is pattable.
Ogden Nash is so sharp. Like a comedian, the punch line comes at the perfect time; however, there is always more to his poems than just the punch line. If the content didn't have weight then it wouldn't be so funny. Isn't the rhyme on jetsam and forgestam brilliant! Line 5 is fun to figure out too! I looked up that Walter Hagen is a Tiger Woods type of golf player from the 1920's.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I am wishing Margaret was in the middle one but, life is not perfect and we don't always get what we want.
Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty
This is a quote from a talk giving by Elder Uchtdorf titled "Happiness, Your Heritage." I think about it a lot.
The first photo is a train.
John also made the tie die socks that are in the second photo.
In the third photo, it started out looking like as a contemporary looking temple. then it morphed into this Incan structure.
The fourth is Margaret destroying.