Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

It's a cold Sunday afternoon, there is a heavy, and very wet snow falling outside. We are cozy in our house and I have some things on my mind.

Tonight we are making pizza. We have really been into making pizza lately. We don't do sauce. If I think about one thing about pizza that's not my favorite, it's the sauce, which is unfortunate because it's most likely the healthiest part. I do like sauce, it's just not my favorite part, so we leave it out and instead we spread Olive Oil with garlic pressed into it all over the crust, then we add cheese. My favorite is just cheese and then once it's cooked and hot, I like to put a slice of fresh tomato on top. YUM! Tonight though, we are going to make a white sauce, add a cube of pesto and some Parmesan cheese to the white sauce and then spread it on the crust, then put some chicken that I canned this fall on and then the cheese. It should be good. Oh, and when I say a "cube of pesto", I mean, I made some pesto with a friend during the summer with basil from her garden. We froze the pesto in ice cube trays and now I can just pull a cube or two out to flavor pretty much anything I want to.

Last night and this morning, we went to Stake Conference. It was uplifting and enlightening. We were visited by Bishop McMullin, 1st Councilor in the Presiding Bishopric. He shared a very powerful testimony. Words that could strike lightening through your soul and love to your heart all at the same moment.
One of the main themes he discussed was the scripture from Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. "
Something for all of us to take to heart in these troubled times, and something I will spend a lot of time thinking about and putting into practice as I gear up and prepare to get pregnant again in January. Yes, we are trying again. Please pray for us.

My Sammy Poo is downstairs. He's such a good boy. I called down to him to turn off the TV and practice the piano and a few seconds later I heard the TV turn off and a few seconds after that I heard the piano. No whining, just practicing.
We went to his cousin's orchestra concert this week and Sam moved over and stood by the wall so he could see the hands of the boy playing the piano. When they announced that T-shirts were for sale in the hallway he asked for one. I told him that when he is the boy at the piano, with a bow tie on, then he could get a T-shirt. He said, "When I'm 14?" I nodded and then he asked, "Will I get to keep the bow tie?"
His favorite song to play right now is Ode To Joy. It's one of the first songs he learned that he recognized as a "real" song. He pretty much has it memorized now. And he was thrilled to hear his cousin's group play it.

Last night someone left us some gift wrap boxes on our porch with a little note that said, "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....." Matt says it's from one of my many admirers... Hmmmm, I wonder which one.....


The Hungry said...

nice post - we will look forward to hearing Sam play the piano - we will keep you in our prayers - and we'll envy you your yummy pizza dinner

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know that Sam played the piano. That's cool. I love homemade pizza, and I, like you, don't prefer sauce on my pizza.

Jeanna said...

Beautiful post Julie. Our prayers are always and will forever be with you.

Enjoy the next 12 days. The year we had that done to us, those gifts pretty much got me through a rough patch and made what could have been a worried-filled Christmas season into one of my fondest Christmas memories.

FYI: If you are interested in giving Sam a taste of the bow tie, go to a tuxedo store and ask if they have any old bow ties for sale. We got one for Mack for Amy's wedding I think and he still wears it and loves it.

You could tell him he can only wear it to practice piano! :)

Becky said...

Jeanna's got a great idea, he can wear the bow tie when he practices! That would be so fun and so cool!!!

I loved this post! Do I say that everytime? Because I always love your posts. I'm so glad you are posting everyday with me!

KordelandHeather said...

How exciting! Don't be too fast to the door for the next 11 days, hate to spoil someone's hard work and surprise!

Meesa said...

I love your blog Julie! We will pray and pray for you and your family. You are one of the bravest people I know!

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