Sunday, April 20, 2008

Nursery

I took Gracie into nursery with me today. It is quite difficult to be mommy and be a nursery worker at the same time. Serving in the nursery is enough work on it's own, but Gracie seems to love being there. I thought it might be time to allow Ryan to actually attend his meetings for a change. He was appreciative.

Mom will be coming out to visit on Thursday. She will be here just in time to attend Ryan's graduation. I am very excited. Both to see mom and for Ryan to graduate. As I mentioned before, Ryan will have the year off and I am totally excited. Hopefully we will be able to take a little vacation. If not, it will be nice to have him around more. He is fun to have around and it will be nice to have more help with the little one.

You would think I see Leah all the time since she lives here, but not so. I guess everyone's schedule can't revolve around mine....unfortunately. She babysits Gracie about once a month, which is awesome, but I sure wish she could serve me more. She really needs the blessings.

I am currently reading the book by Parley P. Pratt, The Key to Theology. It is an out of print book written at the beginning of the restoration. It is really great. Parley P. Pratt was a great and faithful man throughout his life. He writes well and is very insightful. I'm trying to study every day and stay on top of it because I feel better in every area of my life when I do. I think it is one of my needs I discovered. You know like I need 9 hours of sleep, lots of water, eating regularly and well, take my vitamins and study every day. That makes for a happy physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual Rachael. When those things start to drop out, so does my well-being.

Anyway, blah blah blah.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You know, I need to get back to reading too. I used to read all of the time, then I had kids and I haven't read since!!! I love reading and need to make it a point to do so!!!
So when are we going to go to the Children's Museum so that you can fall in love with it and split the cost of a pass with Nicole.? Then we can all go together!!! Let me know

Leah said...

Excuse me but I babysit at least 2 or 3 times a month.

Melissa said...

Yeah for Ryan graduating!!Good for him! You are doing great! So fun for Gracie to be in the nursery with you. I bet she'll do grea!!

gigi said...

My Grandpa Padgett use to quote P. P. Pratt all the time he really liked his writings. So do I actually.

I'm excited for you that your mom is coming out for the graduation! I'm proud of Ryan too. That's really a big accomplishment. Way to go Ryan!

Are you thinking about moving here for the year yall our out of school? That could be fun...

Chad and Nicole said...

I know how hard it is to be a nursery leader and have a baby in there. I feel for you! I am so happy for you guys that Ryan is graduating! You definitely need to take a vacation together!

Amanda said...

Parley P Pratt, wasn't he the first bishop? Maybe. Something like that. I think.
I am way excited for you to have some time with the hubby. I can't wait for ya'll to have another baby.

Aramie Randall said...

I too could use a little more spiritual education. Your formula for a happy Rachael is very much like my recipe for a happy Aramie, except substitute your vitamins for my Welbutrin. Voila! Happy Aramie. I agree that Leah needs to serve more. In fact, if she were really interested in improving herself she would buy a plane ticket and serve me as well. Oh well, I guess she's just not that ambitious. Too bad.

Aramie Randall said...

I also take a b vitamin supplement for energy. I am struggling to get off the juice- and by juice I mean my Rockstar drinks. I fell off the wagon.