Let me first say, I had to pray and ask for help in improving my attitude first thing this morning.
It was our stake conference, the senior primary kids were singing, I was supposed to be at the tabernacle by 8:15.. for my family, yeah, right. Plan of attack, I was going to take Peyton and leave Merrill with the other two to get them ready and there by 9. It was kind of a headache planning all of the logistics last night, not to mention the getting to bed late part, kids who didn't sleep well... I could really go on. So I needed a higher power to help me get my attitude in check.
By the time conference started, my attitude had transformed. I didn't have to sit on the stand, like I had thought, Merrill and the girls were late, but it was of no matter to me. It was just Peyton and I, so relaxing and nice listening to the kids sing. I felt the Spirit. Conference was great. The message seemed to repeat itself to me, "Go to the temple"... Merrill and I were talking afterwards, I was telling him we really can start going once a month now that Peyton isn't attached to me (a much longer post for a time when I am feeling happier about it...) and we could make it a date, dinner maybe too? He isn't as gung-ho as I am, but we'll see if I can't get that to change ;) I know it has always been important to go, but during these times, we need to strengthen our home and fortify it as much as we can.
We also went to his parents home to eat Daddy-Suey (Dixon's chop Suey...) and fried rice. Darlene makes a fried rice that I would die for! We were also celebrating Kaitlyn's birthday (Happy Birthday Katie-McCookins!!!) And now I kick myself in the butt for not taking a pic of her gift.. I liked it :)...