Candy Days

The kids got glow in the dark necklaces at trunk or treat! I love those things! I stole them after they fell asleep, hid them in my pajama sleeve, and then surprised Nathan with them after he turned lights out when we finished our prayers!

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It was really funny.

Less funny was Thursday morning, when I took Six for a CT Scan, and my head nearly exploded. We are testing her to see if she qualifies for a cochlear implant, and they got me too close to the machine! I knew I couldn’t go in the room, but just being in the waiting room made my head hurt and sound do weird things! It was bizarre! I was very glad to get out of there, for sure.

Six was glad, too, because while visiting a friend in the hospital, the chaplains found us and they gave her a giant balloon!

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When Nathan’s sister and her family came over, they brought Nathan’s childhood book of Punnery. I used to like that sister, but it was a necessary rite of passage into the Christensen family. He read puns until he cried laughing!

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Today, while I finished work, Alicia’s husband Adam trimmed all our bushes in the backyard! I cried when I saw them, because even if I had time there is no way I am strong enough anymore (yet) to do what he did. I was so grateful!

Before:

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After:

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Nathan and I were so grateful, and it was such a lovely afternoon to spend even just a moment feeling the fresh outside air!

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We chose tonight for feeding the missionaries, so that we could make sure they got a good candy supply. I filled their bucket with the candy our kids got at trunk or treat, and we taped a picture of the “gleaning” from Naomi and Ruth on the front to make it more missionary-ish for the sisters.

(Ignore the photobomber!)

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Our costume was “Family Circus”, and Nathan was a ringmaster and I was a monkey, Six a zebra, Five a Cheetah, Three a dinosaur, Toddler a Giraffe, and the baby was a mad kitten):

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The only thing more fun than five preschoolers just so happens to be five preschoolers fighting for candy.

Good times, this family life.

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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