So my friend Cami wished me good nights sleep for my birthday and I have to tell her thanks because I got one. Last night was the first night of the girls new sleeping arrangements. I was really nervous to make this change since it means Jennah and Susanna will be sharing a queen bed. I was ready to get Liddy out of our room and into her crib weeks ago. Amazingly both the girls went to bed at the same time and went to sleep! I have one sleeping at the head of the bed and the other at the food of the bed so their feet are in the middle . It worked great since they didn't touch each other. Susanna woke up at her normal 7 am and came to get me so she could watch a movie leaving me free to feed Liddy who gets up around 7:30. Jennah stayed asleep until 8:30 by which time I am up dressed and breakfast is ready. It was amazing!!! Oh the best apart Liddy slept ALL NIGHT. Yep I fed her at 9:30 and didn't hear form her till 7:30. Thanks Baby Wise and thanks again Cami for the birthday present:)
Thursday, October 30
Wednesday, October 29
So today I am 28 years old. Birthdays always come and go and I usually give little thought to them. This year it seems however that I am finally feeling my age. I know you are all laughing and thinking "28 is not old Corinne". But face it I am a lot closer to 30 then 20. I am not saying I feel old either just that three kids a few laugh lines and a lot of stretch marks do make me feel my age. I am good with that. I will take being 28 over 18 any day. I don't have to look for the love of my life; I found him. I don't have to worry if i will have kids; I have been blessed with three and I don't have to wonder what I will be when I grow up; I am the best wife and mother I can be. Yep it is a good day to be 28.
Sunday, October 26
I am so excited to share this blog entry with all of you. I have looked forward to the opportunity of going to Palmyra for years and it was a truly remarkable experience. Palmyra is the birth place of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints. It is here that Joseph Smith experienced the first vision, the Book of Mormon was translated and published and the Church was officially organized and restored.
Joseph Smith Sr., his wife Lucy Mack Smith, and their eight children moved to Palmyra, New York, in 1816. After a few years in Palmyra, Joseph Sr. bought 100 acres of wooded land. He and his sons cleared the land, prepared the soil for cultivation, and planted crops.
The family built a small log home on their property and lived there for a number of years.
The Palmyra Temple sits on a hill top East of the Smith House.
During the 1820s, upstate New York experienced a period of religious revivals. Joseph Smith Jr., a 14-year-old boy, lived in Palmyra, where he attended the services of various religions. He searched the Bible to discover religious truth. While searching the New Testament, he read, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). Joseph was inspired to ask God the questions that had been troubling him. One morning in the spring of 1820, he went to the woods near his home, found a secluded place, and knelt down to pray. While praying, a miraculous event occurred, which Joseph later described: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. . . . When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other–This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Joseph Smith–History 1:16-17). These two personages, God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, instructed Joseph not to join any of the churches then established, but instead to wait for further direction in the restoration of Christ's Church.
The Hill Cumorah is the first site that greets you as you drive into Palmyra. It is an awesome sight to see a Golden Moroni shine in the sun beckoning all to come learn for themselves about the truth of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
It was here on 6 April 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized with six members. Members of the Whitmer family did much to further the budding Church. They took in the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. and his wife Emma for a period of time and allowed Joseph and Oliver Cowdery to work on the translation of the Book of Mormon in their home. In fact the page of scripture that we saw at the Grandin building was translated at a table just like the one pictured below. Joseph also received revelations comprising 20 sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, and some of the first priesthood ordinances were performed in or near this home.
Friday, October 24
So I know all you Moms out there can relate to the problem of picky eaters. We have a hard and fast rule at our house you eat five bites or else..... The other night I opened a can of corn for dinner and it ended up being creamed corn. No problem for us but Burke wouldn't even look at it. He has a "texture issue". Jennah noticed and said "Daddy you don't have any corn" I gave him the look of death so he dished some up and left it there untouched . In a classic turn around Jennah quipped " you have to eat five bites....just five I will help you count." and she did. I thought I would die laughing but was able to keep a straight face as I watched Burke force the bites down. Proves that "do what I say not what I do" doesn't fly with a five year old.
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