October 03, 2010

Sunshine Sunday - laughing, look-a-likes, and Lisbon

On Wednesday evening I headed off to church for an activity I was involved in.  I was in a bit of a rush to get there.  After I had been there a while I looked down at my feet and saw this.  I laughed out loud really hard when I noticed, which obligated me to explain to everyone why I was laughing.  Whoops.  At least they were similiar.


One thing I love about having two boys is that Baden gets to wear everything Rex has already worn.  With each shirt there is a memory and I love strolling down memory lane when I dress him.  I did a little comparison with photos just for fun.  Yeah, apparently we only make one model.


While this may not interest all of you, this is something that sent my heart soaring yesterday.  This weekend we have General Conference for church.  That means our prophet speaks to everyone in a conference that is broadcast all over the world to members everywhere.  He announced that there will be a new temple built in Lisbon, Portugal.  That's where I served a mission.  I know the people there and was so overcome with joy by hearing that news.  We believe that in temples we can become families forever - that we can extend those family bonds even after this life.  (You can learn more about what we believe HERE.) 
What made you smile this week?

24 comments:

Sarah said...

Cute boys! My BIL served there too and he and his wife are already making plans to go when it's dedicated!

tomiannie said...

Wow, your boys are even more cookie cutter than mine! The news of the Lisbon temple made me smile, too. I went to Denmark and their temple was under construction my whole mission. I'm still dying to go back and see it!

Disney said...

Your different shoes are hysterical! I can't believe how adorably similar your boys are/were! When Paige saw Baden she said "Hehe! Look at that little boy! He forgot his shoes and his jeans!!"

Tricia said...

Ha Ha, I've mismatched shoes before too. My mismatch happened at my first zone conference of my mission. The shoes were both black, but not as similar as your shoes. Definitely laugh worthy.

jbr said...

Love the mismatched shoes--at least you had them on. My mom once put on two bras and didn't realize it until she was taking them off. Now when she has a crazy day she calls it a "two bra day"

Holly Do. said...

I picked up my son from school and realized I had 2 different colored flip-flops on...not so bad until I realized they were both left feet flip-flops...oops.

Alida L. said...

I have done that several times while pregnant! Love the shoes though, they're both cute :-)

Your boys look so similar! I really thought it was pictures of the same kid until I read the caption.

Gabi said...

Haha, that post put a smile on my face. Thank you :).

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

Too funny on the shoes!

That is amazing about the new temples, and so special about one of them being in your mission. The Spirit was really strong while he was announcing the locations!

Jen said...

Hooray for the new temples , mismatched shoes and cookie cutter kiddos! Love them all!

Andrea said...

At least you did have shoes on... I've walked out the door without them and didn't realize it til I was on the wet lawn!

I squealed when I read about the new temples. My little brother is on a mission in Indianapolis right now. I'm so excited for all the people that will be blessed by these temples. And I can't wait to watch conference. I've got the sessions on my DVR so I can watch them when the hubs is at work. :)

Mandi said...

Oooh I didn't know you served a mission there! Soo exciting. My BFF here (AND her hubby) served their missions there, too. I'll bet they were so excited too. I'm assuming you're my age (30?) and they're older than us, otherwise I'd ask ya if you knew them.

I actually spent a couple days in Lisbon and I was excited to hear it, so I'm sure you were going ca-razy!

Leca Unplugged said...

The shoe thing is classic. I laughed out loud for you.

When they announced that temple I knew you'd be jumping for joy. That will be so great for your friends there. It will make a reunion trip there all the sweeter.

I love the boys and their shirts. If I recall correctly that was actually Rugby's shirt and both of my boys wore it too. That was one of my favorites. Glad that it got so many miles.

Justine said...

Your boys are so cute! They can pass as twins if they were the same age that is... and your shoes, that is hilarious!


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Amanda said...

Those are really cute shoes...separately.
And really cute boys, together.

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

How funny! I love the shoe on the right. Was your shirt on right? I have done that before, I think that means we need to slow down. Thanks for sharing!

Lacey said...

The announcement of the Temple in Lisbon was cause for celebration in our home as well. My husband served there. When were you there?

Sarah said...

love it! Also love that you say "we only have one mold". I grew up hearing my parents say that about my sisters and myself. They liked the first one so they used the same mold for the rest!

Rae said...

I agree with you, going through the clothes and reminiscing is the best!

Making me smile this week? My almost 6-week old starting to smile at me!

Allison said...

I do the same thing! I have 2 boys also (2 1/2 and 5 months).
It is such a walk down memory lane when I get the little one dressed in the morning. I try to tell my oldest that he used to wear those clothes when he was that age... but he just doesn't get it! :)
By the way, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! THANK YOU!

Hands Full said...

Favourite line from Conference:
"You stupid cow." Great analogy, but never thought I'd hear "stupid" from that pulpit. Of course my three year old was actually paying attention at that point...

Anna said...

Hey Cheri! I've been following your blog for a while and only today did I realized who you are!
I'm Pres. Amorim's daughter... we only met once I think, but I remember you and was happy to figure this out!

connie said...

I did the shoe thing once. It was on Sunday and I was in a hurry. The heals were the same hight so I put one gray and one black on. I noticed it during Sacrament and said out loud of course, "oh no" Funny, but no one noticed the whole day or never said so if they did. I do want to know which one did you plan to wear?
I have never thought the boys look a like until now. Those pictures do look a lot alike. Cutie boys.

Melissa said...

I wore two different shoes last Monday at work! Guess we have too much going on. :)

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