Thursday, October 29, 2009

SHOPPING! and some Visiting Teaching.

So my sister's and I got to go to the outlet mall in Park City. It was AWESOME! I loved it!
I spent a total of 27.?? dollars and I got 3 tank tops (Old Navy) 2 pairs of shorts (Gap) and one SUPER adorable dress (Liz Claiborne)
I got 2 2 dollar tank tops 1 1 dollar tank top, 2 2 dollar pairs of shorts and a 10 dollar dress. Can you tell I'm super excited about it?
It was so fun too because we got to go together and Clay wasn't even fussy most of the time. But just so you know he does get EXTREMELY heavy. But he's still super super cute. :-)
I was looking at pictures from when he was a newborn... so not as cute at current Clay. He's just turning out to be such a cutie pie.
Last night I went to do my Visiting Teaching and the lesson for this month was AMAZING. I loved it. Some of my favorite quotes were:

Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:Reserved by the Lord for this time, [the rising generation] must now be preserved … and prepared for their special moment in human history! They have been held back to come forth at this time, but now they need to be pushed forward to meet their rendezvous. …

“Youth are not unlike prospective converts. There are those critical moments when their souls begin to tilt—toward the Lord or away from Him. These moments of decision cannot always be created, but when they occur, they must not be wasted."

What I like about this one is it says the rising generation and being single it's hard to relate the whole "be a good mother" lessons to my girls but my roommate Angilyn pointed out that we are the rising generation. So it's not saying we just need to help our children and nurture and raise them but we need to do that with our friends, boyfriends, spouses, everyone.

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): “Never forget that these little ones are the sons and daughters of God and that yours is a custodial relationship to them, that He was a parent before you were parents and that He has not relinquished His parental rights or interest in these His little ones. … Rear your children in love, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Take care of your little ones. Welcome them into your homes, and nurture and love them with all of your hearts. They may do, in the years that come, some things you would not want them to do, but be patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried”

You can't have a good lesson without something from our beloved Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley so I threw this one in. And I love the end. "You have not failed as long as you have tried" When we were talking in RS on motherhood it was brought up that motherhood is a super scary thing. I know I'm scared to raise a child. But this is just a nice quote. If you nurture and love them and be patient they'll be fine. And even though they may go astray we have not failed as long as we have tried. So don't worry Mom you're not a failure. :-)

And the last one I enjoyed talked a little on what nurture means.
Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president:
“To nurture means to cultivate, care for, and make grow. … Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work. Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women”
Something else that was brought up is it is built into us to be mothers. It's a scary thing but we have the nurturing gene built in. Kinda cool!

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