I never in my life thought seeing someone go pee on the toilet would be such an amazing and miraculous and glorious occasion! We are finally making strides in potty training with Beth and I am over the moon about it! Yesterday she only had 1 dirty pull-up during the day and the rest of the time she informed me she needed to go potty, actually went to the potty, and stayed dry in the process! It was a miracle! 3 of the times were even away from home, and one of them was at Joy School and I wasn't even there! Amazing! Fantastic! I know we still have a ways to go, and today might not go as well as yesterday, but the fact that I know she can do it and I'm seeing a light at the end of the annoying tunnel makes me thrilled. She's growing up, and its great! I miss her baby-hood occasionally, but she's really in a stage that is lots of fun and seeing the huge strides she's making in growing up every day makes me happy!
On another note...Its snowing! This time of year makes me so happy. I walk around with this giddiness inside me all the time. I love the holiday season! I always feel it has officially begun when we get a good snow. Sure, snow is a pain with kids, its cold and wet and messy, but sitting here watching it fall outside my window gives me a thrill. I love seeing the world so clean and white. I love sipping hot chocolate and watching it fall. I loving prepping for Thanksgiving and buying Christmas presents. I love listening to a little Christmas music now and then (not full-time until after Thanksgiving, but I do indulge from time to time in November, don't tell Ryan!). I love that there is music about the Savior played on the radio all the time. I love how happy this time of year makes most people. I love that this time of year makes me think about the Savior more and gets me grounded in my faith again. I love that it gives me time to think about my numerous blessings. Its just all around great. I usually don't get too stressed, its not worth it to me. I would much rather enjoy the season and not get everything done perfectly. Anyway, I think you get the gist. I love it. (now if only I didn't have to speak in church next week life would be grand)