Recent Convos

David: (eying my mug suspiciously) Mom, is that hot chocolate?
Me: No, it's tea. Herbal tea.
David: Mmm, I love purple tea. Can I have some purple tea too Momma?


Will: Mom, I have to go to the bafroom.
Me: Okay Will, then go to the bathroom.
Will: Mom, you carry me!!
Me: No Will, you can walk.
Will: No, CARRY ME!
Me: Hmm- are you trying to be difficult?
Will: (looking very confused) No...I'm PERFECT.


We were talking about the Holy Ghost during family scripture study...

Will: Huh? The Holy Ghost? I will kill him with my sword.

Me: No, no Will. The Holy Ghost is a good ghost. He's our friend that always stays with us. He helps us to know right from wrong and helps keep us safe.

Later on when they were playing Good guys vs. Bad guys...

Will: (speaking to Nora who was "the bad guy") I will get you bad guy and I have the Holy Ghost. He will help me kill you.

Hmm...thinking we need a few more lessons on that one. The whole "ghost" part of it really has him confused.


Tess: Mom, I want a dog! Why can't we have a dog?
Nora: I want a titty-tat (kitty cat).
Will: I want a lizard.
David: I want a talking parrot.
Me: Well, what about a goldfish? Goldfish are really cool.
(Lots of blank, unconvinced stares.)



One night I got a call from Mom and Maddie:
"We found some cheap plane tickets. We're going to NY in 8 days. Are you in?"
Um, heck ya.

What about the kiddos?? Most awesome husband ever. And neighborhood babysitting co-op = best invention ever!

7 Horsley girls hit Manhattan. Total trouble. I didn't get great pictures...haven't really been in a picture-taking mood for a long time now. But here's what I got...

And...it just so happens that they have gone and made one of my all-time favorite movies into a musical: Billy Elliot

It's about a young boy who grows up in a rough mining community and then one day accidentally discovers that he loves to dance...which makes it sound kinda fairy...but it's not...it's heart-warming and beautiful.

So of course, I had to see it. And now days later I still can't stop thinking about it. Phenomenal. Completely took my breath away.

So I will leave you with the lyrics from the pinnacle song of the show, Electricity. This song is Billy's response to how dancing makes him feel. It speaks to me. It just so happens to be the way that I feel when I'm dancing. It also perfectly describes the way I felt watching this show. Did I mention it was good?


I can't really explain it, I haven't got the words
It's a feeling that you can't control
I suppose it's like forgetting, losing who you are
And at the same time something makes you whole

It's like that there's a music, playing in your ear
And I'm listening, and I'm listening, and then I disappear
And then I feel a change, like a fire deep inside
Something bursting me wide open, impossible to hide
And suddenly I'm flying, flying like a bird
Like Electricity, electricity
Sparks inside of me, and I'm free, I'm free

It's a bit like being angry; it's a bit like being scared
Confused and all mixed up and mad as hell
It's like when you've been crying
And you're empty and you're full
I don't know what it is, it's hard to tell

It's like that there's some music, playing in your ear
But the music is impossible, impossible to hear
But then I feel it move me
Like a burning deep inside
Something bursting me wide open
Impossible to hide
And suddenly I'm flying
Flying like a bird
Like Electricity, electricity
Sparks inside of me
And I'm free, I'm free

Electricity sparks inside of me
And I'm free, I'm free
Oh, I'm free


Makin' His Momma Proud

This is the story as told at book club last night...

One of my good friends is David's Primary teacher. On Sunday, they had a lesson on the priesthood.

Teacher: Okay class, so today we are going to talk about something that starts with the letter P.

David: I know, I know! (you know where this is heading right?)...PENIS!

Teacher: Um...well...that is a P word David, but this P word is something that men can hold and women cannot.

David: (quite certain he has it now) Teacher, teacher, I know!...it's PENIS!

...You know, based on the clues, David really was on to something.

And above all, this story proves one thing...David is learning his letters. Wahoo!