Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here were Abby's requests for the perfect party:
- Party hats
- An Elmo game
- A Cookie Monster game
- An Ernie game
Next, we played "Hot Potato" with a felt cookie.
Posted by The Wessman Family at 3:36 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Yesterday on Abby's birthday there were fun times to be had by all...
We picked dad up early from work (and forgot to pick up his car afterwards - we always do that:) and headed to...
She especially connected with this sheep. She really wanted it to wear her crown.
Lots and lots of cows...
Briton enjoyed looking cute.
Then, a highlight of the evening...
Thanks to uncles, aunts and cousins for some fun things (bows, masks, stickers, socks)!
After presents, we ate cake. Here is a picture of the cake. This is what she said when she saw the cake: "Look, mom, it is a flower!"
We love our girl! I love that she is such a happy little person. She is bright, cute and a great big sister. Mike and I feel so privileged to be her parents.
Stay tuned for Day 2.
Posted by The Wessman Family at 9:51 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2009
He can also stand up. I caught him standing up on his own for the first time on Friday. He does it effortlessly now. He's a big kid!
Not only is this week Halloween, it is a birthday week! Abby is so excited! We'll be excited to share all the festivities with you!
Posted by The Wessman Family at 10:14 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here we are - happy and pretty healthy. If you get a Christmas card from us, you may see this picture again:)
Family Fun magazine and thought it would be easy enough, so here it is. We think it turned out pretty cute.
With the flash:
Posted by The Wessman Family at 3:57 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Posted by The Wessman Family at 9:09 PM
I overlooked posting these...
During President Eyring's talk in today's morning session, Abby said, "I like how President Eyring talks to me. Next time we go to his house, he will play with me." Interesting. Sweet and interesting. (I like the way he talks to me too.)
Elder Holland's talk was very powerful. Both Mike and I had our eyes glued to the screen. What a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I too know that it is a true book and a great source of power in my life. I pray that I will seek to share that testimony with others.
In other news, this was in our branch newsletter today. Soliciting a little help never hurts:
Posted by The Wessman Family at 9:07 PM
Saturday, October 3, 2009
General Conference grounds me, renews my spirit and returns me to the basics of the gospel. Here are a few of my thoughts from today.
- Every conference since my mission (literally every one) I've thought, "Maybe this is the conference that they'll announce another temple in Chile." My mission was the southern third of the country. I served in the northern part of the mission (for the most part) and they were looking at a minimum of a 17 hour bus ride to the Santiago Temple. The southern part of the mission required a plane ride to get to Santiago. I know its been 11 years and maybe things have changed, but on my mission, the temple was a bit of a distant reality for many. As of today, there will be a temple much closer. (My mission was roughly an hour north of Temuco to the southern tip of the country. The new temple will be built in Concepcion.) I am so excited!
- A couple weeks ago in a very powerful training meeting for Primary workers, our Stake President talked about the absolute need for our children to have spiritual experiences, recognize them as such and become very familiar with the workings of the Holy Ghost. I felt that message was reinforced today.
- LOVE - Love your family and love God. Don't feel unsure, awkward or embarrassed to express that love. God's love is infinite and eternal. (He won't take away consequences of our negative choices. He loves us too much to do that.) I was reminded of Nephi's statement from the Book of Mormon, "I know that [God] loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things." When we know that God loves us, it becomes easier to deal with other uncertainties in our lives.
Posted by The Wessman Family at 11:08 PM