Girls Nights & Pitch Perfect 3On January 3rd, I had a girls night with Casey, Chelsey and Amanda. We went to see Pitch Perfect 3. It was a cute film but some parts were really corny. I guess that's what happens with a third movie of anything. I liked the music for the most part, fun and catchy songs. I also loved seeing this movie with my girlfriends. It is always nice to have a night out. We haven't gone out to do something for a few months. Our last outing was to the Happy Potter Art Studio back in the fall and we really enjoyed that too. I like being out of the house spending time with these friends, that I have known for a long time but I also enjoy getting to know them more. We had fun getting frozen yogurt at goji's before the movie and catching up during the movie too.
January 8thHaig came home early from his first night class. He texted me as I was putting the baby down to bed and he asked if he could call. I said no because we were still cuddling, so he said he would come home. I was pretty concerned and wasn't sure why he would be coming home early. I was shocked with the news when he got home, that his young co-worker had been killed in a car accident. Justin was a sweet young man and I will miss his smile that greeted me when I would go in to visit at work. That week was busy for our little family as we supported Haig and his co-workers and also as I went back to work on January 9th.
Sledding & SnowAfter my return to work, I have been enjoying as much time as I can at home with my little guy. I didn't realize how much I would miss being away from home and doing things like cooking, cleaning and taking care of baby. My friend from work Melissa gave us a wooden sled and we have been trying to spend more time outside in the park when there is snow on the ground. Amanda and Kinsley came over on Saturday January 20th and we spent some time outside with the sled and then had some snacks for lunch inside after. It is nice to still have play dates especially when lots of our friends have busy lives.
New CallingsHaig and I got e-mails to meet with our church leaders on Sunday January 21st before church. I wasn't really sure what to expect. In our church we fulfill certain callings in our congregations. Haig was serving as the Ward Mission Leader. He helps our full-time missionaries stay organized, find people to teach and also helps to teach them. I was serving as the Relief Society Secretary. This is our group of women at church and I was helping with meetings, reporting visits with our sisters and planning for events. They released us from these callings and asked us to now serve as Primary Music Leaders. This is a very new calling for me but I am excited to use more of my musical talents and also be able to serve with my husband and spend time with the children in our church congregation.
QuiltingI started sewing again around Christmas time and I made some re-usable sacks for gifts. I missed using my sewing machine, although sometimes it can be a pain in my rear. If I don't know how to do something, I look it up on YouTube. So I found some quilting scraps from quilts I started a few years ago and I am working on finishing up one of the quilt tops I started and also a boarder for another quilt that I started when I went to community school. We will see when I actually get around to putting them all together but I have some ladies at church that I know might like to get together again to work on this!
Joy has little to do with the circumstances of our lives
and everything to do with the focus of our lives - Russell M. Nelson
Reflections of My Father, Thomas S. Monson by Ann M. Dibb
January 3rd 2017