November 22, 2010

Kindness in all forms

*sigh, stretch, yawn, rubbing eyes*

Too much food, too little sleep, and whole lot of fun pretty much sums up last weekend with my family. So much so that when everyone left Saturday, I was too darn lazy to go through the oodles of pictures. I read a book instead... two actually, as my way of recovering.

So you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see pictures of the all the craziness. Because I just know you want to, even if you think you don't.

Because I know everything.

It's true.

In the meantime, I was surprised by a package I received this weekend. It came from my blog friend Stacy.

If you've never had one of these Utah truffles, you are truly missing out on one of life's greatest pleasures. And she sent me whole box full!

Now, Stacy has pretty much had the year from he#* and is about to have a baby here really soon. And here I go through of rough patch of bad morning sickness, a kidney infection, and few other things and she sends me a box of chocolate with a note telling me she hopes I feel better soon, and not to share (which won't be a concern).

I was truly humbled by her sweet thoughtfulness on my behalf considering everything else on her plate. So thank you Stacy! 

I won't embarrass myself by telling you how many I have left. 

Eh hem...

Also this weekend, I received the sweetest email ever from a college friend of mine, Heidi. It was a total surprise what she sent me but again, I was truly touched by her gift.

She made me a little music video using pictures from my blog. Here are bits from her email:

Hilary Weeks is one of my happy spots in music. And over the last few months, this one song of hers always makes me think of you.

I love your blog--for its honesty and humor. While it always makes me look up to you, it also reminds me that the other mothers I know go through the same things. 

I had been thinking about making a music video inspired by you for some time, but last Sunday I really felt impressed that I needed to create it. So, I did. They're never great videos, but I love making them and they do something for me. Not really sure what. Anywho. I wanted to share it with you. 

I ache for my chance to be a mother, but meanwhile in my preparation I love seeing and reading about your experiences. Thank you for letting me be a part of them. 

I don't think some people realize how very humbling and even just the slightest bit embarrassing (in a good way of course) it is to receive a note like this. I hope you'll take a minute to watch it because she did a great job and the song really truly is amazing.

 Have a great Monday!

19 super cool people speak:

Kristina P. said...

Those truffles are to die for. My mouth is watering!

Cherie said...

It is so fun to get "Happy mail"!
Glad you took the time to recover from your weekend with a couple of good books!! Enjoy your truffles - YUM!

T said...

I'm sure you wowed your fam with what a perfect little hostess you are...

Yay for pick you up mails (of the e and snail type... hard to e-mail a chocolate bar I hear... gotta get Wonka to work on that!)

Garden of Egan said...

Awww, that's so stinkin' cute!
You are the luckiest girl. Now share that chocolate.

OK just kidding.

Darling kiddos.
You have awesome friends.

Brittney said...

what a sweet friend to make that video for you. You are a good example of humility and joy in motherhood.

I AM IN LOVE WITH UTAH TRUFFLES! (the mint kind).. and while my baby was at Primary Children's, I treated myself to one mini mint truffle (that they keep by the cafeteria cash registers) with each meal. I felt I deserved it haha

Sue said...

Now I'm all teary-eyed...and I've got stingy eye gel on in an attempt to get rid of the crow's feet), so that is not altogether a good thing.

But I think watching that was well worth it! I only wish every young mother in the Church could see it, Serene. And we all love to hear Hilary Weeks sing. Wonderful!

What a treasure! (Kinda like you and your fam!!)


Larsen said...

What a great gift. I was all teary eyed while I watched it. I am sure any one who watches it will feel teary eyed too.

I am so glad you are neighbor and friend and that I know you personally.

I did have a laugh at that photo of you guys at Yellowstone Bear think we were in line together that day still cracks me up.

Much love,

Impulsive Addict said...

You have a couple of really awesome friends! I'm a tiny bit jealous. =)

The Martos Fudge said...

That video is absolutely beautiful, it almost made me cry. I LOVE THE Song, who is it by?
Hope you are feeling better from morning sickness.

Patty Ann said...

What wonderful gifts from your friends! See, I always knew your were amazing!!

the fowlers said...

i am a little mad at you for reminding me of utah truffles. they are amazing (and pretty sure impossible to find here in the south).
if anyone deserves some, it's you!

Stacy said...

I'm so glad they arrived safe and sound. And aren't they amazing? I just knew you needed them! Lots of love~

Teachinfourth said...

Good friends are always a welcome thing...

Missy said...

That was a great video. I wanna be like you ;) !

hjsmith said...

I loved the video. not only do you have wonderful friends, they are pretty talented too(: Enjoy those yummy sounding truffles(: mmmmm choclate is definately a girls best friend. I cant wait to see some of the pictures(:
Have a super duper day(:

Mama Smith said...

I put the video on my R.S. Blog...especially for all my YOUNG MOTHERS...(and us older ones) (smile) I have never tasted a UTAH TUFFLE...Good thing! (smile)

One Cluttered Brain said...

Beautiful video!
Utah truffles? Good thing I have not tried that yet...mmm.
Hope you are having a good day!

Felicity {at Simple Elegance} said...

Oh my heavens, that gave me chills! You are so blessed, Serene. Keep up your wonderful mothering! You are such an inspiration, even to young women who are not yet married.

I blogged about you today! ;)

Love and blessings,
Felicity at Simple Elegance

Marcie said...

Wow! I hadn't heard that song before, but it was wonderful! What a great friend to take the time to make that! It turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing. I needed it today.

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