Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Little Chap Logan

The Little Chap Who Follows Me

A careful man I want to be.
A little fellow follows me.
I do not dare go astray
For fear he’ll go the self-same way.
I cannot once escape his eyes.
Whate’er he sees me do, he tries.
Like ME he says he’s going to be-
That little chap who follows me.

I must remember as I go
Through summer suns and winter snow,
I am building for the years to be-
That little chap who follows me.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Strong Wood

Lisa gave me a really nice card, with this poem on it for Father's Day. I am trying to get back in the groove of posting again. It has been hard to do, because I don't feel like I ever really have anything interesting to say. This popped into my head and I felt like I should share it. Enjoy.

The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.

The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man
But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow with ease.
The stronger wind, the stronger trees.
The further sky, the greater length.
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.

Where thickest lies the forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both.
And they hold counsel with the stars,
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much of strife.
This is the common law of life.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Advice from Elder Busche

Lisa and I have been having some trials over the last few weeks. This video has helped give us (at least me) some peace. This video is 6:44 long, so make sure that you have time to look at it. Hopefully it will help lift your spirits and raise you to a higher level today.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Back on the Saddle

Hey everyone. (All 3 of my readers)
I am sorry that I haven't been blogging the last two/three weeks.
I am getting back on the saddle and will be reporting as usual soon.
I apologize to all who have been anxiously awaiting my posts.
The video of the week will be posted tomorrow and updates will be more regular once again.
That is a promise.
Thanks again to my loyal reader...okay readers...maybe. :-D

Monday, May 12, 2008

Video of the Week.

Maybe a few of you have felt this way before. If you ever find yourself struggling at the end of a long work day, find a co-worker that has as avid an imagination as you do, and have some fun.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mama

My dada says that today is a special day. He says that it is the day that we need to tell our mamas that we love and appreciate them. He says that of all the days, it is important that we be nice to mom today. I think it is important that we do those things every day, but I thought I would do something extra special for my mama today. I don't have a job, and I don't have any money, but I want her to know that I am grateful for her and tell her some of my favorite memories I have had with her.

I remember the day that I was born. It was a really taxing day for my mama. She had to work so hard to get me here, because I wasn't being very cooperative. It was so late at night (or early in the morning) too. I remember how happy she was to see me though, and she held me close and told me that she loved me. I am grateful that she suffered what she suffered, in order to bring me into this world. I know I will never fully understand or appreciate it, but I am so glad that I am finally here.
After I was born, mama stayed home to take care of me. She had to go back to school to finish teaching for a few weeks, but ever since, she has spent almost all day of every day with me. Even when I was too little to do anything but eat, sleep, cry and poop. She never got mad at me or sick of me. She is my best friend. She reads me so many books and takes me to do interesting things. I can say a lot more words than a lot of kids my age, thanks to her. She takes time to talk to me and sing to me. I can say a lot of things, like "apple, ball, book, bye, hi, that, this, spider, dinosaur, uh-oh, boom boom, happy, num num, baby, blue, yellow, amen, dada," and my favorite word, "mama". I can say other things too, but I haven't learned how to spell them yet.
One of my favorite things to do with mama is go swimming. Sometimes, she will take me to an indoor pool close to our house. It has a big dinosaur slide that I love going down. It is so much fun. Sometimes we go there with some friends, and sometimes it is just with mama and dada. Sometimes I forget that I am just a little boy still, and I want to go off swimming by myself. Maybe my mama will teach me how to swim this summer. I sure hope so, because I still have a lot of swimming to do in my life.
On of my favorite places that I went swimming was in Hawai'i. We went there in February with my dada's mama and dada. My mama took really good care of me on the plane. The plane that took us from California to Hawai'i was delayed for three hours and forty five minutes. They wouldn't let us off of the plane, and I had fallen asleep in mama's arms. She sat there for two hours without moving, so that I could get some sleep. When the plane finally took off, I'd had enough, and I wanted everyone to know about it. My mama kept playing with me for 5 more hours, as the plane took us to Hawai'i. She was so patient with me and took really good care of me. When we got to Hawai'i, it was a blast. We played in the sand and ocean a ton. I thought the sand tasted really good, and I would get a few mouthfuls in when no one was looking. We got some really tasty snow cones and mama let me have some tastes of hers. I wish that she would feed me food like that all of the time. I like the oatmeal and peaches she gives me, but there is nothing like a Matsumoto's Shaved Ice.
Sometimes I try to help my mama with things around the house. One day, I saw her wiping up my mess off the floor. Her phone rang, so she went out of the room to answer it. I decided that it would be nice of me to pick up the rag and start wiping the floor for her. That way, she wouldn't have to do it. She came back and thought that I was so cute that she took a picture of me. I also like helping her put the wet clothes into the dryer. I am glad that I am getting big enough that I can start helping out around here. Dada says that I have to go find a job soon, to start helping pay the bills around here. I don't think that I am ready for that yet.If you can't tell yet, I love my mama. I couldn't dream up a better one for me. She is teaching me so many things. I hope that I can grow up to be a man that she is proud of. I know that if I don't it sure won't be her fault. Thank you for everything that you do for me mama. I love you and I will always be your little bear, no matter what. I will try to be nice to you every day of the year; not just on days that dada says are special. I love you.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

You Can Find ANYTHING on Youtube

Holy cow! I don't know why I thought of this commercial, but it is one of the funniest in the history of the world. My family are probably the only people that will really laugh hard at this, but I remember this was my favorite commercial when I was like eight years old. We even tape recorded it, so that we could watch it whenever we wanted. Who needs tapes when you have Youtube?