Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This was sent to me by my FIL who highly recommended watching it. I loved it and this tribute by Glenn Beck is well "worth your time" (my FIL words).


Was messing around the other day with our main picture that I have on this blog and came up with two designs. The one you see right now at the top and this one with just a head shot of the kids and a different font.

I really can't decide which one I like better. That's where you come in! Take part in the wolff blog survey and make your choice known! We, the Wolffs, are counting on YOU to make this blog a more attractive place!

Monday, January 28, 2008


This morning as Ethan was helping me make his breakfast before heading to school, I gave him the news that President Hinckley had passed away last night. I had then braced myself for what I thought was going to be an hour of questions from him but what came was completely unexpected.

Ethan was still for about 5 seconds while he internalized what I had just said and then all of a sudden he collapsed into my arms and began sobbing. My heart broke as I held my little 5 year old who completely and unconditionally loved this modern day prophet. After I let him sob while I held him for a few minutes I then lifted his head, wiped away the tears, and then went on to say that our prophet has now gone to live with his Heavenly Father and that Sister Hinckley, who had already passed away a few years ago, had been waiting patiently for him too. He seemed to understand what I was saying and then quietly responded "I will miss him so very much."

Words can't express how touching this moment was with my son and to see the love he had for someone he had never met. I am truly grateful that as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I was able to experience the love and service of my prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. He was a man that through his testimony and prophetic words strengthened me and helped me to strive to be a better person. I adored his humor and will never forget the early morning devotional, on temple square, where he spoke to our mission with inspiring words and a love for all of his missionaries. That was one of the many moments I received a testimony that he was a prophet of God. President Hinckley, I thank my Heavenly Father that he gave you to us. You are loved, admired and respected and we will miss you!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is really silly but for some reason this drives me up the wall and since moving to New Jersey it has become a full blown Pet Peeve! I CAN'T STAND IT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE A HANDICAP SIGN ON OR IN THEIR CAR AND THEY DON'T NEED IT!

See, I told you it was something very silly. Yes, I understand that there are those who have the tag in their car because they may have a friend or family that they are in charge of chauffering that is truly handicapped, BUT . . . if that person is not in your car, don't park in a handicap spot! My first sighting here in New Jersey was when our family went to Olive Garden for a bite to eat. We had about an hour and a half wait (yup, we wait for Olive Garden here in NJ as well! LOL) and I was sitting on the sidewalk with my kids. Well, out comes a young couple and gets into the car right in front of me, which is a handicap spot, they close their door and then reach for the handicap tag and take it off their mirror and then drive off! How RUDE! The other day I was walking into Sam's to get some groceries and saw this SUV parked in the handicap spot and this very fit lady in her spandex exercise outfit, looking all cute and what not, with no problem at all loading her groceries into her car, that had what? A handicap tag hanging from her rear view mirror! Honestly, New Jersey, half of you don't need a handicap branded car!

Friday, January 18, 2008


Are you wondering what that nice little bruise is from? I know your dying to know!

Well, went to pick up Ethan from school today and his teacher asked me to stay for a bit so she could talk to me. All of a sudden it's getting hot in there, my palms are starting to sweat, I'm thinking of all sorts of things Ethan could have done today to have initiated this conversation I'm about to have. So after a couple of minutes of shooing kids off to their parents Mrs. Lonieski turns to me and says "There has been a biting incident today". What! Seeing the concern on my face, Mrs. L quickly says "Oh, it was Ethan that got bit." I smiled. What parent does that when they find out their child just got bit! Me, alright! I can't tell you how happy I was that it wasn't Ethan that did the biting. I would have been mortified. Don't get me wrong, I was worried for Ethan and wanted to make sure that he was alright, but so, so, soooooo glad that Ethan wasn't on the other end of the stick.

In his teacher's words this is what happened. His class had been in the gym playing and Ethan and a girl, Chelsie, were wanting the same bike. The gym teacher told everyone that it was time to leave so Ethan went to grab Chelsie's arm to start to head back to class and she completely took it the wrong way and bit down on Ethan. It had to have been quite the bite as it had already bruised this big before he left school. Poor little guy. I'm sure that not only did that really hurt but I'm sure his little feelings were a little crushed. He got to go to the nurse's office though and she checked him out to make sure that no skin was broken, wiped some disinfectant on it and then wrote a note for him to take home to his parents.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Ethan had a half day at school yesterday so I promised him that I would pick him up and we would go straight to the Liberty Science Center. His school last year gave him a FREE family pass for a year. How awesome is that! One of the floors talks about germs and bacteria and in one little corner it is set up like an operating room. Way too cute if you ask me! A lady approched us and asked Ethan if he would like to become a surgeon. Of course Ethan said yes. So she took him through the steps of how doctors get ready to do surgery by scrubbing their hands all the way up to their elbows and then she clothed him in the hat, mask, gloves and dress (don't laugh! I have no idea what they call them.) Then she brought out his patient. a BANANA!

He had push pins for eyes and had the rest of his face drawn on him. They even had the operating hat on the banana. The little black spot you see on his body was what Ethan had to remove. So they gave the banana an IV and then went to work. He had so much fun. Sorry the pictures aren't very good. I forgot my camera so I took pictures with my phone.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Goals . . . Hmmmm, do I really have to! I guess if I want to be a better person and being that I am such a procrastinator, goals are a necessity for a better me. There are so many things I could work on so how could I possibly choose! Well, for starters I know I want to lose some weight. Shocker!

I did really well last year starting in April and by the end of August I had lost 25 lbs. One problem though, by the end of the summer life got so busy with my website, family and church that my health and exercise started to slide. Well, in all truth it really didn't exist! So here it is January and I've gained a couple of inches back but have only gained 5 lbs. back. Not too bad but the feeling of not liking myself has come back. Sooooooo . . .

GOAL #1 - To lose 20 - 25 lbs. this year!

Wow, that would make a total 45 lbs. since last April. I've attached a web ticker for my weight progress for everyone to see! Somehow that makes me want to get at it knowing that everyone is watching that stinkin' ticker and every one of you better get on my case when y'all aren't seeing it move! Hint, hint! Cheers everybody, to a skinnier and healthier me!

GOAL #2 - To be much better at reading and studying my scriptures.

I have been awful as of late and really need to get back into strengthening my relationship with my Heavenly Father. My calling as Relief Society president is not an easy one and I know that if I do better at scripture study and prayer I'll be able to use the spirit that Heavenly Father has blessed me with to better serve the Women of our ward.

There you have it. A physical goal and a spiritual goal. Yes, it is only two goals but I know if I kept on adding more that I would just become overwhelmed and give up. So this year I've decided (thanx to a great Relief Society lesson) to make two goals and really try hard to achieve them both. Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year!


WOW! I was amazed at how many blogs I found of friends today and wondered with all the time I spend on the computer for my website I was a little shocked that I hadn't even started a blog for our family. Well, not really! LOL. So here's my sad attempt at documenting our lives for everyone to see!