So, my friend Aly tagged me, and according to her we are supposed to list 6 interesting things. It could be a fact, habit, or story. Then, you tag 6 other people and the cycle continues. So, Jen S., Mindi, Angela R., Jessica H., Mary my sissy, and Jen F. , consider yourselves tagged. Here goes...
1. I was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and lived in Biloxi, MS until I was 12 years old.
2. I could still do the splits 9 months pregnant, but can't do them anymore.
3. I love the smell of Christmas and Thanksgiving, ya know? It makes me feel happy & peaceful.
4. I have a fantasy that someday I will be micro organized and everything I own will be perfectly placed and really cute. The organization that people see when they come to my house is a facade, and if they looked more closely, they would be frightened.
5. I love to eat. If I know that i'm going to eat out one night at a favorite place, i'll be excited all day thinking about it. It's really fun for me, I don't know why I like it so much. I think part of it is that I don't have to clean up after.
6. I love to kiss my babies, and sometimes I worry that one day they will be embarrassed of me kissing them. I really kiss them all the time, like all over their faces and tummies and necks, all the time, and I love it.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today I had my second official experience sharing the gospel with someone. It's sad to me that I haven't had more opportunities, or that I haven't made it a priority in my life to search for opportunities. However, now that I live in a place that isn't full of people that are already Mormon, or already have an opinion of the Mormons, hopefully I will have the guts to do what I know I need to do. I was playing outside today with my kiddies and there was a girl outside with her dog. We started talking and eventually introduced ourselves. We talked like that for awhile. She was really friendly and we were really having a good time talking with eachother. I don't know why, but I have this habit of making friends with strangers. Ya know, i'm one of those people that like, makes friends in the grocery store, or ends up exchanging numbers with someone that I meet at Costco. I think maybe i'm a little bit starved for adult conversation. Anyway, I just like to talk is what it comes down to. So, after chatting it up with this girl for awhile, I started to wonder if she was religious at all (another thing that I always do) The conversation was kind of winding down, and I still hadn't mentioned anything about religion. I totally wasn't planning on it either. That is until I saw the missionaries walking toward me. I couldn't believe it. I guess I said out loud, "oh there's the missionaries". I wasn't even thinking that she wouldn't know who they are. Then I realized that she probably didn't, and I told her that they were young men from my church that share our religion with people. I was just explaining how I knew them. Anyway, she then went on to ask me what church I belonged to. I told her that "I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon". She said, "oh, i've never met a Mormon". This kind of threw me off a little, but the missionaries were there now. I introduced them to her. The missionaries explained why they are called "Elders", because she asked. She then said to us, "it's funny that I should meet you because I have been looking for a church to go to since I moved here". Yeah, isn't that awesome. So then I did it, I just asked her. And the funny thing is that, it wasn't even hard. It was easy and natural. I just asked her if she would like to come to church with me? And she said, "Sure, yeah i'll go". So, she gave me her phone number, and I gave her mine. It was great. I couldn't believe it. I mean there's no way I would've been able to ask her about church, if the missionaries hadn't walked up at that very moment. Am I being silly, or is that not great?? Obviously I can't say for sure if anything will come of it. But I sure am going to try. I've really been praying lately for missionary experiences. And there it was, it just fell right into my lap.
Posted by Carli at 8:36 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
So, here are some pictures of my little trick or treaters. I think Gabe is only in one of them, poor baby, he doesn't have a costume because his Mommy is a slacker. Don' t worry Mom, he'll have on by Halloween. Anyway, my cute friend Mandy, who is very pregnant, threw this cute little party for the kiddies. They had so much fun. Sophi loves candy, and although Mandy had other cute little game ideas, Sophi's primary concern was, "where's the candy, how am I going to get that candy, and why can't I have more candy." It was still really fun though. Gabey just toddled around the whole time, occasionally knocking into something, or growling at the little boys who were wearing dinosaur costumes. He's a very fierce growler. These pictures were taken courtesy of my friend Jen S. Since my camera's display screen recently broke, you will be seeing a lot less pictures on here. Sorry guys, hope you enjoy these ones.
Posted by Carli at 5:08 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Today when Sophi woke up from her nap we were just lying there talking for a little bit. I asked her what she dreamed about. She said that she dreamed about "fairies, flowers, and pink things." No kidding, that is exactly what she said. I mean, could she be any more of a girl? Anyway, I just thought that was funny.
Posted by Carli at 2:27 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
I was talking to my friend Jen today and asked her if she ever looked at her babies and just wanted to cry. She said that she does sometimes. But really, sometimes I just look at them, and I just love them so dang much I wanna cry. Now, I should probably say that sometimes I look at them and want to cry because Sophi just peed on the floor, & i'm trying to get Gabe to stop putting his sucker in my hair and all over our apartment.(thanks nana and papa) But, it's just those sweet tender moments that I want to remember, and that I want to write about, and even sometimes cry about.
Posted by Carli at 3:09 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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