Sunday, November 22, 2009

Once In A Lifetime

Daniel will be graduating from Sunbeams at the end of the year (he will be graduating because no one can fail). To graduate from Sunbeams, you need to participate in the annual Primary Program. This is how it went...

Daniel sat in the front row, by the banister, that to him resembled railroad tracks. Soon his hand became a "train". No train is complete without the proper sound effects. There were plenty of "chugga chugga, chugga, chugga" sounds made as his hand made it's way up and down the "railroad" tracks on the banister. At one point, the train conductor...Daniel, made the announcement

"All aboard!"

For the most part, Daniel was consumed in his train world during the hour long program. He did however do a great job saying his part very LOUDLY and clearly into the microphone. He even sang one of the songs.

There were a couple incidents of pawing back and forth between him and the boy next to him. There was also many times where he was just hanging over the edge and dangling his arms. And there I sat, in the congregation...helpless. Sometimes I wish I had Elastagirl's superpowers.

But really, for the most part, I just sat there beaming, watching my little Sunbeam do his thang!

Letter of Apology

Dear Blog,

I have neglected you. I'm sorry. So much time has passed since I last posted that I don't even know where to start to get you completely updated. I'm very grateful for you, blog. You help me relive my memories. You do a much better job of keeping track of my family's history than my journal does.

My journal throughout my life has entries like this

"I've decided to be consistent about writing in my journal. Life is good. I can't complain. Talk to you tomorrow."

Six months later...

"I really need to be better at writing in my journal. I'm recommitting. A lot is going on right now."

One year later...

"Well, another year has passed. This year I'm going to write in my journal once a week."

Well, you get the idea. My posterity is not going to enjoy reading my journal. But, they will enjoy reading you, Mr. Blog. Besides, I can insert fun pictures like this

and this

and this

to make the page not so sterile and boring like my journal.


The Hahns

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Photos

Escaping to New Hampshire

We spent the week in the White Mountains...without giving a second thought to time.

But, it is good to be home.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This morning I took the kids swimming. When we came home, Daniel curled up on the couch and fell asleep. He has NEVER done that!


Dirty Laundry

Today as I was sorting the laundry my mind wondered back to Brazil, where I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My mind often wonders back to Brazil when I do laundry, because for a year and a half I washed my clothes in a bucket.

Brazilian moms have super powers. I'm sure their kids come in looking like this...

or leave clothes in the laundry basket that look like this...

but their kids always looked clean. Those moms have to scrub each little sock by hand. If I could, I would give each mom a washing machine. I should stop complaining about doing the laundry...but I probably will again...because I still don't like it. I am very grateful for a functioning washing machine with a "Heavy Duty" cycle on it.

I Love Little People

This is just one reason why it is so great to have little people around the house...they can fit and are willing to army crawl under my bed to retrieve objects. It was (and still is) nasty dirty under there.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Saturday was warm...and windy.
It rained leaves all day long.

They smelled so good...

and made a fun sound when you played in them.

James is cheating in eating his doughnut on a string.