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LDS Mamas and Papas #39

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Well, everyone, we did 27 pages and 523 posts in less than a month , and so I thought it was time to start a new thread rather than let the other one get too out of control (though I shouldn't be online right now I should be reading The Ox-Bow Incident for my Studies in the American Novel class and I'm putting it off

Anyway, new thread ... everyone go nuts!
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The Church is sill true in the Terry household.

Also, we're all still sick. But slowly getting better. DS has been nursing like a newborn, though, so it's hard for me to get enough rest to recover, myself.

There's a dent on my couch where my butt has been sitting since Sunday.
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Some of my kids have the hacking cough. I hate it when kids start getting sick especially at the times when the seasons start changing!

Heidi, almost 37, 7 children, SAHM, going crazy as usual!

Notice my new siggy? :
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at your sig, Heidi.

to the Terry family! hope you guys get better soon. and stay faaaaar from me!

question- do your/did your 3 year olds get anything out of 'Friend'? i just subed for Lily and now am thinking it was a bit premature.
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Re the Friend -- it is nice to have around and get into the habit of looking at it at that age, I think. Plus, you'll have back issues for when she gets older and finishes all of the puzzles/funstuff before the end of the month.
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Oh I just remembered Savana has a talk on SUnday. i know I'll forget. Anyone here wanna remind me?

We had a really rough afternoon yesterday, things got worse again. But i think we have started to figure things out. I also had a huge epiphany regarding my miscarriages. I feel so much better now!

Do we need to do intros again or are we good?
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Do we need to do intros again or are we good?
I think we're good.
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Originally Posted by Brisen
Re the Friend -- it is nice to have around and get into the habit of looking at it at that age, I think. Plus, you'll have back issues for when she gets older and finishes all of the puzzles/funstuff before the end of the month.
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Plus it'll get her in the habit to look for the CTR ring!! My 3 yr old loves looking for it.
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so i should be keeping my old church magazines?
i have an issue with keeping stuff. i throw/give everything away. comes from my mom and grandpa having more space reserved in our home for junk collected over the years then for us people. that includes my grandpa's old magazines. :
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so i should be keeping my old church magazines?
i have an issue with keeping stuff. i throw/give everything away. comes from my mom and grandpa having more space reserved in our home for junk collected over the years then for us people. that includes my grandpa's old magazines. :
The only Church magazines we keep are the Conference Issues, though that may be changing now with it all available online...
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The only Church magazines we keep are the Conference Issues, though that may be changing now with it all available online...
we have thought about saving the conference ones and putting them in storage 'just in case'. we figure if we need to break into our storage then more than likey we aren't makng it to church and will need some church material.
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I don't keep the magazines because they are online and I just can't have a lot of things. I am a stacker and it's something I have to control. if I keep one thing, I will keep everything so I make myself get rid of everything I do recycle them!

So I'm really ticked off. Dh called me last Thursday and asked if I wanted to go to Baltimore and DC and I asked why He said they were sending him there for work and he was going to have to ride the train because he had to take this box with him and it's very fragile. They said they would pay for me to go but not the kids. We worked it all out and I kept bawling because I'd never left the kids for that long. (I've really only done a night and I called every hour) so I dropped the kids off Monday night and we were catching our train Tuesday morning at 3:45am. We get there at 2:45 and the guy tells us it's late. It got stuck at Donners pass and was 12 hours late, wouldn't leave until Tuesday afternoon. Then he sees our box and tells us it's way too big (dh told them it needed to be smaller but they said they'd try anyway) We came home and slept.

When we got up at 10:00 and called to check on the status of the train our tickets had been cancelled. I understand it was a half day late so the schedule wouldn't have worked out but I just didn't realize how much I wanted to go on this trip with dh. When we came home Tuesday night from picking up the kids I got really mad my oldest ds (he wanted his pj's on and was waking up his brother freaking out about it) I just flipped. I felt so bad. I didn't realize how much I wanted to go on this trip with dh. I always love doing things with the kids, but with this new baby coming I was thinking it would be a good thing for us because we would have another soon after and not be able to do anything together for another 5 years.

Anyway, I just wanted to share what's new with me and how I was just sad it didn't work out. We're hoping we can try again. They're going to drive this one there and dh will fly there Sunday-Tuesday to install it, but he's supposed to be designing a smaller box to take by train again.

Marly
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Hi All,
I think I posted on here once, but I do actually have a question now.

This regards vaccines and church missions. Does anyone know if your ds or dd has to have vaccines to go on a mission? Or can you exempt?

Thanks
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im here too, carrie ~ mama to 4, crunchy at heart...trying to match the actions to the beliefs...those cloth diapers keep staring at me from the shelf! I've been carrying the household load myself as dh just started working swing shift but it turned out to be more like a graveyard 5pm-3am....it just sucks and now he is going to try to get back on days or look for yet another job. we have been thru the ringer with employment issues this past year. My laundry is piled high, the dishwasher broke, my back is broke, and Im feeling really : : right now....maybe thats why Im ONLINE....the big escape!
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Hi All,
I think I posted on here once, but I do actually have a question now.

This regards vaccines and church missions. Does anyone know if your ds or dd has to have vaccines to go on a mission? Or can you exempt?

Thanks
I had sort of a similar question on the last thread, right after the new Ensign came out. Alisa had a story of someone exempting and getting his mission changed to stateside, because it was the country who required the vaccines and not the Church. But it's a touchy issue with lots of people. I still haven't quite figured it all out.

By the way, what's wrong with the thread getting out of control? How do you tell? We're a chatty bunch that's for sure!
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Oh, Marly, I understand about disappointment. We thought we were going to get to go on vacation this summer and now we don't. I am stiill really sad about it.

I do get to go to Mesa, AZ in June. I know it will be hot, bt one of my best friends from high school is getting married. I am so excited, but kinda sad at the same time. Dh can't go. He can't ask off for his new job like that. Dh doesn't want me to drive by myself witht he kids that far. I totally understand that. THe lsat time I did, it didn't have a good turn out. So I'm flying and I'm going by myself. Mady will be two. She does fine not nursing if we aren't together so I don't really think that will be a problem, but I suppose by the time I get back we may be weaned. Not sure how i feel about that. I will so miss my kids so much! Of course I will miss dh, too, ut it's different. I've been away from him before.I talked to my friend last night. I was thinking about getting there Wed and leaving Sat or SUn. She's getting married on Friday. She wants me to come Mon or Tues so she can have her shower and bachelorette party with me there. I just don't know if i can be gone that long. I know it's only an extra day or two, but.......... WWYD?
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What about doing something special with her when you get there? I understand she wants you there, but maybe you could do something just the two of you when you do get there.

I'm sure you could get an exemption for vaccines. I really don't think if you have gotten an answer not to be vaccinated that the church wouldn't let you go at all. At least that's my feeling. That's why we have personal revelation.

nurnur, I'm sorry things aren't going well right now. I hope things will get better.

Ladies, this dumb ms has kicked in. If I don't eat constantly I just feel like I'm going to puke. We don't have a lot of food in the house because it's the end of the month. I've been snacking on raisins and penuts but it's just making it worse. I hate the stuff. I was sick the first time but moody with the second one. It's so annoying. Hopefully we'll be able to hear the hb on the 13th so I can feel better about it all. Even though I have signs I still keep freaking about it all.
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By the way, what's wrong with the thread getting out of control? How do you tell? We're a chatty bunch that's for sure!
It was just getting too big and unwieldy for me to try and keep up with the conversations so I thought, why not start over?
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Originally Posted by cjarvis View Post
Hi All,
I think I posted on here once, but I do actually have a question now.

This regards vaccines and church missions. Does anyone know if your ds or dd has to have vaccines to go on a mission? Or can you exempt?

Thanks
It's a country/destination issue, not a church issue. If a child wants to skip vaccines, they wil be either kept stateside or sent somewhere that does not require them.

Incidentally, when I went to France, I was able to be tested for immunity and not required to be vaxed if I was immune. Of course, at the time I knew nothing about vaxing so I didn't care. The one I did get was a tetanus booster.
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When my DH went into the MTC, his dad forgot to leave behind his immunization records. His dad tried over and over to contact him because he had and all he needed was to hand him the piece of paper, or get it to him somehow, but they wouldn't let them talk to each other. So after all the beaureacratic pain they went through, DH allowed himself to get an MMR shot right in the MTC. I swear, when DH told me about this experience, I felt so shaken in the structure of the church. I mean, I know there are psycho parents out there who would desperately want to get in touch with their kids, but this was a legitimate reason, simply solved, and no, getting another unnecessary shot was far easier than getting record that it had already been done. And you know, I know I didn't serve a mission, but the other things I've heard about the MTC really make me understand how people view us as a cult. It sounds like initiation. Wow, sorry. I didn't mean to make this sound so negative. It's just one more thing I'm trying to understand.
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