Monday, January 17, 2011

Catchin' up!

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. However, somedays it feels as though I have. :) I've been so comforted and inspired by your blogs, I thought I'd get my act together and start blogging again. I hope an entire year doesn't pass by before I blog again, but I'm going to try my best!

We had the boys for the long weekend. They came up on Friday and went home today. I can't believe how fast they're growing..literally. Little Ty told me he needed new church shoes. He's wearing a size 10 1/2. His basketball shoes are a 10. We bought the basketball shoes in December. I think he's going to be taller than his Dad. We'll see.

They both passed the sacrament yesterday. It was pretty awesome. They looked so handsome in their suits. We had to "fill" a spot at the temple for baptisms and we were able to take the boys to the temple with us on Saturday evening with the Adams and Gibson families. It was supposed to be a special baptism session for the new members but none were able to make it. So... Bishop called, interviewed the boys, and next thing I know we're off to the temple. It was really fun. They loved it. Their dad got to do the baptisms too. They did ten baptisms each and five confirmations. It was a really special night. Bishop asked Little Ty to say the prayer in the temple. I could tell he was a little nervous, but he did a great job. I do love to hear my boys pray. :)

We went to Leatherby's too. It was Ty's birthday this week so it was a nice way to end the week.
It was really fun!!

Sunday we went to church. It was my first Sunday as a released "YW Pres." Kind've wierd. I missed my girls a ton. It's kind've hard to go to RS after two years of not going. However, I LOVE my sisters in the ward so I adjusted pretty quickly. Today I had to lead the music in sacrament meeting for Tiff, played the prelude in sacrament for Sister Stanger, filled in at the piano in RS, and then went to Sac 1st ward for a YW visit. Afterwards, I went to a presidency meeting with the new Sac 2nd YW presidency, and then left to Vallejo for the evening to celebrate Ty's birthday. I made him a chocolate and yellow cake with funfetti. It was fun! Julie, Becky, Kainoa, Fia, Leka, Ty, Little Ty, Cameron and I spent the evening eating hamburgers with the missionaries and talking about them. Vallejo 2nd has a missionary from Detroit, Michigan, Jefferson City, Missouri, Vanuatu, and Wales. WOW! Now that's some diversity. And the missionary from Detroit is Filipino. He couldn't understand why he was sent to Vallejo, but he loves it. I told him Vallejo has more Filipinos than Milpitas, and that's why the Lord sent him here. I don't think he got my joke!

Today, I spent the day with the Readfearns. Bishop, Sharon, and their daughter Sherrie. Sharon is improving every single day. She had a stroke in Sacramento last Tuesday. I know the prayers of many are really helping. She went from eating nothing, to drinking a small jamba juice in less that four days. We've got a long road ahead of us, but I know the Lord is watching over her.
Some of you might remember Sharon from my wedding reception. She and Paula Evans did my wedding luncheon in Oakland after Tyrone and I were married in the temple. I love her a ton. More than I can express in words. Thankfully, my home ward (Vallejo 2nd) has offered to take extra special care of her for me. A few members have offered to have family members stay in their homes and many have offered to bring by a meal. I don't know what I'd do without my Vallejo ward family. I just love'em. You can take the girl out of Vallejo, but you can never take the Vallejo out of the girl. :)

Tiff and Chris came by on their way home from Monterey to pick up Tyrone. They met us at the hospital and when Sharon saw them she recognized them immediately. It was pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what progress she'll make tomorrow. Thanks again Tiff and Chris for coming by. You're the best..

Lesson of the day- Nothing is a coincidence. God is watching over all of us and he puts special people in our lives to help us through this crazy journey we call life.


  1. Hey you! I love you and you're busy family. Where is Sister Redfern now? I am trying to run the riverwalk half marathon in May 'cos I need to get back on the fitness thing...


  2. Sandra, I was so excited to see you posted! Thanks for the uplifting post! I was sorry to hear about Sister Redfern, and hope she continues doing better.