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Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's about "TIME"...

First TIME for everything...
{first...sorry for the odd facial expressions and poses in this post...
remember I am pregnant and borderline crazy in so many ways...}
I have been wanting to can all fall...I canned applesauce with my mother-in-law (Marva Lu!) last fall but she practically held my hand the whole time! So the garden was overflowing with tomatoes and with fresh peach stands on every corner...I got out my canning book and instruments (is that what they are called?) that I got for Christmas and went to work! It was also conference weekend for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...so I canned and listened...and decided, not evening knowing it, that I had started a new tradition...canning during General Conference Weekend! Results: 19 quarts of peaches! 24 pints of spaghetti sauce! 9 pints of diced tomatoes! and....one of my favorite quotes from conference, by Carl B. Cook:

The door opened and someone entered, but I didn’t look up. As the door closed, I heard someone ask, “What are you looking at down there?...It's better to look up.” I recognized that voice—it was President Thomas S. Monson. As we parted, the words of a scripture came to mind: "Believe in God; believe that he is...; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth." 
Perfect TIMing..."I'm really liking the Cami in the second trimester." - Cameron said this a couple of weeks ago. Now, if he would have said this two months ago, the wrath of Cami would have ensued, but since the timing was perfect...we laughed hysterically until we were crying! 
{me and my dust mustache while 4-wheeling}
Where did TIME go?
 Lucy turned 5 at the end of September...every child's birthday takes you back and makes you wonder, where did TIME go? Lucy has such a special place in my heart. It's interesting how each one of my girls has touched me in a different way and while my love for them is universal, it's so individual. Lucy was the babe who hated the car seat and I remember cooking dinner with her in the Bjorn carrier. But she slept like a champ, she still requires me to slow down & listen, and still gives me the best hugs and kisses. Instantly lovable, never forgettable, you've never met someone like my Laquisha. xo lu-lu!


Just in the nick of TIME.
A great reference when playing dodge ball with the youth at church, get your prego butt out of the way...
What TIME is it?
Time for some BLUE! We had Lindsey's baby shower last weekend and there was so much blue, the room started spinning and I had to sit down...I hope I am ready for it! We had so much fun planning the shower and celebrating Lindsey - she is going to be such a fantastic mom! My sister Jessica was also in town, she is having her baby boy in a month! We had a little party for her at Cheesecake Factory as  well!
TIME flies when you are having fun!
We had an awesome time 4-wheeling with the Randy & Wendy a couple of weeks ago! Time really did fly...we were out on the mountain for over 3 hours and it flew by! The scenery was beautiful, I luv this time of year. The air was crisp and invigorating. 

No TIME like the present... 
We hit the mountains again...it had been a rainy, gloomy morning but we thought let's go for it! The clouds parted and we had a super fun hike up Millcreek canyon with Cameron's cousins (Cath, Aunt Shellie, Jesica, and Becca! - why did we not get a group picture!!!). We had so much fun chatting, chasing kids, and taking pictures of this gorgeous present that is fall. The COLORS!
 {Want to read an uplifting and inspiring blog...check out cath here!

Remember that one TIME...
 That time we went to Hike the Y but got stuck in Utah Country Traffic and then once we got there, knew we couldn't make it up the Y and back with sunlight closing in on us...so we drove over to the Provo Temple and walked around it instead? That was one of the best times...

The TIMing was off.
One more story...there just isn't enough TIME