My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, May 17, 2010

Poor Angel Moroni

On Friday we went to Thatcher. Kami was graduating from Nursing School (yay Kami!), and we wanted to go to the open house of the Gila Valley temple.

On the way into town, we were all excited to see the new temple as we passed by. I mentioned how beautiful it was, and pointed out the huge golden statue of the angel Moroni on top.

Caleb was definitely impressed. “Wouldn’t it be cool if during the tour they let us climb up and sit on the top of Moroni?” he fantasized.

Josh immediately saw the problem with that idea. “But that would be disrespectful. Because if you were sitting on him, you might accidentally toot on him!”

Caleb continued to fantasize, “Ya, and then the toot would go in his trumpet, and be blasted out over the whole city!”

The thought made all of the boys roar with laughter and cheer. Literally cheer.

It was hard to put on my I-am-not-amused-with-tooting-humor face amidst such hysterical laughter!


  1. I'm the same I should furrow my brow, but most the time I giggle with them.

  2. That is such a great boy comment. I hope you write that one down so that when his wife calls you with despair from boy problems of her own you can give her a little laugh with this story!!!

  3. Christi- I'm afraid the trumpet part got me to laugh out loud just reading it.