I am feeling so liberated from my garments. No, that does NOT mean I quit wearing them. I just finally, for the first time in 7.5 years (yikes!) replaced all of them. Like cleaned out all but 3 pairs that I had bought earlier this year, and demolished the old ones and have all news ones-and now all I have are the Carinessa and I them! I love putting them on in the morning and don't feel like I'm fighting with them to stay in place. Liberation!
I haven't replaced all my old garments but I did just buy some of the new Carinessa tops and bottoms. I LOVE the feel of the new bottoms and the Carinessa tops are awesome for nursing in. I will gradually be replacing most of my garment tops for the carinessa ones.
Congratulations on your new found freedom, haha!
I just can't find on particular style or fabric that I love. I bought some, I forget what kind they even are, and I think I accidentally got petites because they end up being way too short on my legs. :/
I love the carinessa bottoms, I have yet to try the tops but think I might next time I get new G's.
Well we got all moved and started going to our new ward 2 Sunday's ago, it is already a million times better than our old ward. We felt so welcome and wanted, the bishop was sincere in meeting with us. So many people came up and introduced themselves, they were all so nice. Kyle was also to get all the paper work from the bishop that we need to bless Kenzie on Sunday in my parents ward. He completely understands why we want to bless her there for family and everything. I went with my mom on Monday and bought Kenzie's blessing dress, it is so beautiful, I cannot wait for her to wear it!
Ashley that's awesome! - all of it! ;)
Gah I have seriously been in such a blah mood when it comes to church. We moved into this ward in January and I've attended 3 times and I have only been to all 3 meetings once. Almost made it twice but then my DS had a breakdown and we left just before RS started. I do not even want to go. I have not talked to DH about it but I'm pretty sure he feels the same way. I cant go alone, Preston is to hard to handle in church by myself during sacrament meeting and my DH works every other weekend. He's actually volunteered to work a couple extra weekends this summer because of the double time also. I was really hoping when we moved into this ward we could make a fresh new start and become more active then what we were in our previous ward. We attended church in our previous ward but did not do any of the ward activities ever. I really dont like this ward, I know very few people and the rest arent to friendly. It seems to be pretty clique as well. My VT's have came by once. I havent even gone to the ladies I VT. I just feel so blah about it and I need to snap out of it because we need to go, I need to feel the Spirit more in my life and I know this but I just have no desire to go. A few sundays where we planned on attending my family did a family lunch (none of them attend). Please tell me I'm not alone in feeling like this?
I'm sure you are not alone. I can't say I'm in your shoes, but I do see how easily any of us could be that way. I mean if not for me going or DH going, I know there are weeks when it'd be easy to just not go! But then there are the kids too and they fully expect to go. So I guess for us it's just been a decision that church is just what we do on Sundays (barring illness or traveling) - even if we don't want to. And every Sunday one of the kids will announce that they don't want to go to church. Or they hate church. Mainly I think it's the clothes though. Truman just hates wearing anything but basketball shorts.
Do you have a VT companion? Maybe you should try to do YOUR visiting teaching. Maybe one of those sisters really needs you.
You should just go by yourself if she can't or won't go. I mean, if the ladies are willing to accept a visitor.
So... the bishop called me tonight. No idea why. I didn't answer, but not on purpose! I mean, I didn't know it was him. It was during dinner and since it wasn't a # I recognized I figured it might be someone wanting to use the building. Oh wait a minute... that actually may have been what he wanted! They are trying to schedule a ward deep-cleaning day and they said Sunday it was going to be the 17th but that day is already reserved for a wedding reception (and no one asked me about cleaning that day or I would have TOLD THEM... sheesh, I do have the all powerful binder and key!!!). Or he may be asking me to give a talk or it may be about my calling or it may be something else entirely! Who knows.
Do any of you guys actually attend Stake Conference?
Ours is this weekend and now that they've called DH as EQ Pres and me as RS secretary we're kinda feeling the pressure to go. We've lived here for almost 6 years and only ever gone to 1 Stake conf. It's hard enough to get our 3 year old to sit through sacrament, 2 hours of stake conference would be a disaster plus now we have a 1 month old! I thought of at least attending the adult session on Saturday but I don't really wanna leave my 1 month old with a babysitter yet.
sorry for the duplicate post, not sure how to delete it.
We usually try to go, but until recently we did not last the full 2 hours. We'd usually last an hour, MAYBE 90 minutes at most. It is very hard. It is almost like a 'freebie' Sunday if you have a calling that normally requires you to be there (like teaching a class or a ward-level presidency); it's kind of nice to have no obligations for two Sundays a year. It's also crazy hard with little ones. We live 3 minutes from our stake center (not even in Utah! Ha!) so distance is not a factor, but sanity is!
I am really weird and like going to stake conference, it was always a nice break from the norm of weekly church meetings. We have been really bad about going to them this past 18 months or so though, mainly because we had no idea where they were held! Whoops :o)
Kenzie's blessing was yesterday and it was so beautiful. Kyle was so nervous about saying something weird or wrong but he was really able to listen to the spirit and he did so good. We had so many family members there to support us, we held a little brunch afterwards that went pretty well. The funny thing is during the middle of the blessing Kenzie started fussing some, come to find out that they almost dropped her, but my FIL grabbed her by the butt and my dad caught her head and they saved her! She looked so pretty in her dress, we got a few good pictures so as soon as I can find time to resize them I will post a couple.
I would love to see pictures! I'm glad it turned out so well. ;)
What a cutie! The laughing one is so darling!
She looks so pretty! Glad it went well!
Me = Alison, DH = Evan, DS #1 = John 09/05/06, DS #2 = Alan 07/21/09
what a smiley little girl! Her blessing dress is beautiful. And I love the siggy pic with her tongue out!