Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I just read the most interesting quote and it has really gotten me thinking. It's from Blaise Pascal, who is most famous as a mathemetician. Anyway, here it is:

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus” - Blaise Pascal

I think of how many people in this world are trying to fill that void with things...big houses, fast cars, boats and trips around the world. These are great things to have and there's nothing wrong with that, but it just hit me that those things will never be able to fill that space except the Spirit of the Lord. Also, this quote reminded me how we are created by our Heavenly Father, and we have an intrinsic need for the gospel. It is like home for our spirits. Without it we are always missing something. We are always craving a way to fill our hearts. It just reminded me how thankful I am for the gospel and for my testimony.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If you're wondering, the answer is yes. If you dump a bunch of anti-bacterial hand lotion all over a walnut side table it will indeed leave a giant mark. Isn't it wonderful the things we learn by having children? Here are some other things I have come to know thanks to my resident magician, Cameron. My VCR comfortably holds at least 12 AA batteries, OR 8 wooden puzzle pieces. Said VCR can also hold a ton of DVDs. However, the VCR doesn't play the DVDs, much to Cameron's displeasure. I've also learned that the library is rather forgiving of ripped pages in their books, however they tend to frown on breaking DVDs in half (which I've also learned is more likely to happen when it's very cold outside); my toilet can handle a LOT of toilet paper without overflowing; a Cubs hat, when held out the window of a car moving approximately 45 mph, will never be seen again; if you take a 3 year-old to the Nauvoo pageant, be prepared to listen to him yell about "God's Tampon" due to his inability to correctly pronounce the word TEMPLE; a potty-training child will never fail to talk about his "poopies" during the quietest moment of Sacrament meeting; if you say a bad word (like "crap" for instance) once, expect to hear it repeated dozens of times while standing in line at the grocery store. Likewise, if you try to shush the child saying that bad word it will only result in the word being said at decibels normally only heard at rock concerts.
These are just a few of the moments I have been enjoying lately...Lucky me.
Anyway, we're all recovering from our illnesses now. Cameron has been going stir-crazy and is looking forward to seeing his friend Ki-ki today. Her mom, Joanna, is my visiting teaching companion. Yes, we're getting it done on the 29th...Oh well. Next month I swear we'll get it done by the 15th.
Chase had a couple of short days last week and is hoping for a day off on Friday. We'll see... Well, off to feed Miles. He's been very greedy these days. I think it's a growth spurt!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Well, what better time to sit down and really work on this blog than when the boys are sick and docile?! I feel like we're living in a leper colony. We can't go out because we're all in different stages of contagiousness. We've just spent the last couple of days laying around (see picture), watching movies like Madagascar, Wallace and Gromit (or Woose and Gromt as Cam calls it), and Star Wars. Miles was the first one to get sick and it always makes me so sad when my babies are sick! They just can't do anything to help themselves feel better. So sad. Cameron got sick quickly thereafter. He's more aggravating when he's sick because he refuses to blow his nose and wants ME to wipe it every 30 seconds. It's hard to keep up with. But both boys have just been SO pathetic. It's cute and sad all at the same time. Chase and I camped out on the living room floor last night so both boys could have their own room and hopefully get more sleep that way. Too bad it didn't happen like that... I was up with them once an hour for the entire night. Once I would get one of them to sleep the other one would wake up. Needless to say my eyes are VERY heavy this morning. And Chase, funny little boy that he is, rolled over this morning and said "How many times did you have to get up last night?" He sleeps SO HARD he never even heard them once. Amazing. Anyway, we think we're coming down with this cold, too. Just in time for a glamorous weekend of red noses and tissues. Yay.

Oh, and I just wanted to point out that in that first picture you can see Cameron massaging Miles' head with his toes. Miles doesn't mind at all. How funny is that? Oh, and just FYI, I'm using our computer camera for these shots because we're still waiting on a new digital camera. Soon, I hope...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hmmmmm.....blogging. Rhymes with clogging, which is not something I do, so I've been somewhat skeptical of this whole trend. I've been inspired by Jeni and Brian, though, and I now think it's a fabulous idea. What a wonderful way to keep my family and friends in-the-know on all of the things that are happening in the windy city! We'll have to replace our digital camera soon so that we can post all of the newest pictures of Miles and Cameron. Yay for blogs!