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June Communicates!

January 17th, 2009 Chit Chat, Family, Public

**As of late, June has been “using her words” more and more to communicate. The following “conversation” took place between the two of us this morning.

June:  “Mama! Mamma, out!”
(Translation: Mom, wake up and take me out of my crib!)

June continues her pleas (or demands?), growing ever louder and more insistent, while I stall in bed for a bit. I finally get up, shut all necessary doors (a regular practice in our house–to prevent a certain toddler from entering rooms where she could wreak havok, such as bathrooms), and go into the girls’ room, where June is standing in her crib waiting for my arrival. When she sees me, she squeals with delight and holds her hands out for me. As I start to pull her out, she suddenly looks down as if searching for some forgotten item.

June:  “Pee-cup go?”
(Translation: Where’d my sippy cup go?)

Remembering that I had given her some water the night before (in a desparate attempt to get a fussy toddler to go back to sleep), I reach down and lift up a pile of blankets and, sure enough, underneath is her sippy cup. June laughs excitedly and grabs the cup as I lift her out and set her on the floor. She then looks up at me and shakes her sippy cup in my direction.

June:  “Ah gone.”
(Translation: My cup is empty and I need you to fill it up for me.)

Me:  “Okay, let’s go in the kitchen and get you some milk.”

Seeming pleased with her new ability to express herself, June follows me into the kitchen. On the way there, she makes one final request (for the time being).

June:  “Ahnt see-ay-al, pees.”
(Translation: I want cereal, please.)

Erin’s 100

January 12th, 2009 Chit Chat, Public

**So, I got this list off a friend’s blog and decided to play along. It’s sad to see how many cool things I haven’t done…

Here is a list of 100 things you’ve done or have NOT done in your life. Just copy and paste this, put it in a post and change the things you have done into bold (the others in regular print). See how many things on the list you have done…

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the starsalthough I didn’t do much sleeping (I was incredibly uncomfortable and the fact that I could hear wild animals coming close to our camp didn’t make for a great night’s sleep)
3. Played in a bandDoes my elementary school band count?
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity – This is a difficult one to answer…so I choose not to.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
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Provo River Trail

December 8th, 2008 Photo Gallery, Public

I took these pictures back at the beginning of October, I just haven’t had a chance to upload them anywhere. I thought I’d just remind those (especially you runners) that moved away from Utah County what you’re missing.

This is my favorite part of the Provo River Trail, located about half way in between Bridal Veil Falls and Vivian Park.

This one is looking down the canyon: provo-river-trail-1-resized.jpg

This one is looking back up: provo-river-trail-2-resized.jpg

The Halloween Poem By Jeniel B. Zimmerman

December 6th, 2008 Education, Public

Happy Halloween;

And it is almost here!

Lolly pops and candy drops;

Lets give a cheer!

”Oooooo”the ghosts say!

Woooo! Candies coming here!

Enter the Haunted House -

Even if your scared!

Now lets go! ”Trick or treat!”

(if you look at the beginning of each word soon you will notice it spells HALLOWEEN)

A Little Privacy, Please…

December 4th, 2008 Chit Chat, Public

If you’re on here wondering why there are no pictures and not many posts, it may be because you have not created an account and, therefore, are only seeing the public portions. We tend to be a bit on the private side and, therefore, we reserve the majority of our postings, pictures, etc. for approved viewers only. If you’d like to see all we have to offer ;) you’ll need to create an account and wait for approval. Thanks for stopping by!

List of LDS Political Quotes

November 24th, 2008 Politics, Public, Religion

**DISCLAIMER: I am not posting these for the purpose of “proving” that any political party is right or that anyone else’s party is wrong. I’m merely posting them because I thought it would be of interest to some of you. By the way, I did not compile this list; it was compiled by a man named David Garber.**

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A Friendly Political Discussion

November 24th, 2008 Politics, Public, Religion

**A friend of mine recently posted her concerns about the tendencies many LDS Church members have of using the prophets’ words to “prove” that a certain political party or view is right or that it is somehow endorsed by the Brethren. Here is my response to her concerns. Following my initial response, I’ve included some of the dialogue that ensued between the two of us via email.**

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My Two Cents on Government, Welfare, Taxes, Freedom, and Electable Qualities…

November 18th, 2008 Politics, Public

**I’ve posted this before, but I want to post it again here because it’s a good outline of where I stand with regard to government and politics.**

Let me start off by saying that I genuinely respect the differing opinions of others, and I hope that nobody will take offense to anything that I’m about to say. I’ve always been too opinionated for my own good! So, with this disclaimer out of the way, here goes…

For me, it all boils down to the fact that we, as individuals, do not have the right to “hire” (for this is essentially what we do in electing individuals to act on our behalf) government officials to make or enforce laws that we, ourselves, do not have the natural right to make or enforce (see “The Proper Role of Government” by Ezra Taft Benson). End of story, as far as I’m concerned.

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I’m a blogger?!

November 18th, 2008 Chit Chat, Public

Okay, so after years of swearing to myself and others that “I’m not a blogger” and “I’ll never start a blog”… I am officially a hypocrite (not to mention, of course, a blogger). Oh, the shame… So, the reason for my sudden change of heart? I finally realized that I’m a very opinionated person–enough said (also, maybe this will appease that nagging reminder in the back of my head that I really should keep a journal–I’ve noticed that I believe in doing a lot of things that I don’t ever get around to actually doing). With that said, welcome to our blog!

Welcome!

October 17th, 2008 Chit Chat, Public

Welcome to the Zimmerman Family Blog. We swore we would never do it, but here we are. We also swore we’d never buy a dog and, well, we’ve found ourselves considering it as of late. What’s next? Text messaging?

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