Thursday, May 26, 2011


Want to hear about my latest project? Back in January, my dear friend, Chris, who is the Primary chorister in my ward, came to me with a brilliant idea. She thought it would be nice to have the monthly scriptures that the primary learns to be set to music. So for the past six months, I have been writing little one liners for the primary scriptures. I can't keep them to myself, so I wanted to let you all know, they are available for FREE upon request. Because I am still working on figuring out how to put sheet music into an html for simple download, for now, Please send an email, or comment with your email address, if you would like to "subscribe" to receive a monthly scripture song, and I will email you back with pdf files for the sheet music.

The songs available are as follows:

Feast Upon the Words of Christ (2 Nephi 32:3)

For Behond (Moses 1:39)

What I the Lord (D&C 1:38)

April: Articles of Faith 1:3
(this is an article of faith, and Vanja Watkins has already written beautiful music for the articles of faith, therefore I didn't write a song for this month)

Hear Him (Joseph Smith--History 1:17)

June: Articles of Faith 1:4)
(this is an article of faith, and Vanja Watkins has already written beautiful music for the articles of faith, therefore I didn't write a song for this month)

Sacred Ordinances ("The Family: A Proclamation to the World", paragraph 3)

I will be writing the rest of the year's scripture songs in the coming months.

Feel free to share them with your Primary!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Babies, Running, Puppies, Stress Dreams...I should probably just name this post Random stuff

I think I've gotten really, really good at fitting all of my blubbering idiocy into a one liner and posting it on facebook.  I think that's the real reason I haven't posted on my blog in so long.  But for the sake of not looking like one of those dorks who posts 8 times a day on facebook (I think I only posted 7 yesterday, so I'm pretty sure I'm safe), I thought I'd put all my random thoughts on here today.

Where to begin?  It's been awhile.  A LONG while.  How about some catch up photos?

So, to start, in January, C and I went to Hawaii, and then Phoenix for two back to back business trips. I took a total of like 4 pictures. On my phone.  I'm a great world traveler.

Then, the day after I got back from our trip, I discovered a little treat that will change our lives forever!

C and I signed up last fall to run in a series of 5 races from 5k, 10k, 10 miler, half marathon, and a 30k. The first one was the Saturday after we got back from our trip.  I ran 4 of them.  I decided to skip the 30k, after running the half and it hurt. Here were are after the 5k.

In March, I had a birthday.  I turned 29 again!  And two days later, in a moment of weakness, we got a puppy.  He's stinkin' cute, though, you have to admit. 

His name is Scooter and he's a black lab/blue heeler mix. He's really a good dog, and loves kids, especially my piano students. He likes to sit under the piano on their feet and listen during piano lessons. Some of the kids don't mind, some do. I don't blame them.

April flew by. I really can't remember it. Like at all. I must have been too busy being pregnant to remember anything. I think maybe Easter or Spring break may have happened during that month. I can't be too sure.

May.  Sheesh, I almost die every year during May.  Why do we schedule everything during May?  Soccer, baseball, softball, piano recital, Ogden marathon (tomorrow!!), Mother's Day.  My brother, Spencer came home from his mission, and my brother, Mason, is leaving us next Wednesday for his mission.  I'm so proud of those boys.  They've grown up so much, and I literally (and figuratively) look up to them both so much. 

So, I'm running the Ogden marathon tomorrow.  Well, I'm signed up for the full.  But considering my current condition, I made the difficult choice to only run half.  Illegally.  Don't tell anyone.  I still paid.  I'm just only going to run half of it.  My time won't count, but who cares, this will be my slowest half marathon on the books, so we're not counting it anyway.  So, I woke up this morning around 6:15 (at the exact time my dog decides to wake up every day), in a complete panic.  My running group is planning on meeting at 6:00 to drive up to the start of the race.  I couldn't for the life of me remember if today was Friday or Saturday.  And in my half-asleep state, I thought if it is Saturday, I'm late, but what happened to Friday, I don't remember it at all!  I decided it was Friday, and went back to sleep.  I hope I don't do the same thing again tomorrow.

I also dreamt two nights ago that I had my baby, and that she was several weeks old, and I was just now getting around to deciding to nurse her for the first time.  She didn't look malnourished or anything, I'd just put it off, but there was that panicked feeling like maybe I'd waited too long to start feeding her.

And then there's the usual dream about forgetting my locker com, and forgetting to go to math class all semester, and then finding out that I'm failing.

Maybe I'm more stressed than I think I am?