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Are you There God? It’s me Debbie.

No one ever told Debbie Cluff that 34 would be such a hard age. When she hits the ripe old age of 34, Debbie has a whole new bunch of adjustments in her life. She has to deal with stolen snacks on the school bus, a dirty mouthed 3 year old, gas induced flax seed digestion, 5 am gym runs which takes 3 days to recover, diet coke IV, inability to do midnight movies, her daily reminder of her "cougar" status, and many more “thirty something” dramas. While she aspired in her 20’s to become a professional, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, etc, it wasn’t until she hit exactly 34 that she realized that she had become not one, but 10 different professionals at once.

1. Lawyer- although she winds up representing both sides. And yes, in her defense, a hug is a great way to follow through with disciplinary action.
2. Teacher- her poor kids are required to learn how to read and write before they enter Kindergarten…then there’s that whole homework issue which she can’t seem to control…

That is How We Roll...

Today was fast and testimony meeting. Audrey had a temperature and wasn't able to come to church... Tyler was sleeping (in his defense he worked until 3:30 and still has to work again tonight), so he stayed home with Audrey.She was suppose to give a talk on the gift of the holy ghost in primary... so Emma had to fill in. We had a box (thanks Beth!!) that was the "gift" and Emma carried it proudly into sacrament... the entire time asking over and over again "is it my turn to go up yet?". Luckily, it was fast and testimony... so I decided she could walk up and bear her testimony. Right after the sacrament, she walked up proudly holding the box (her gift) and loudly said, "My name is Emma Cluff and I know this church is true". I was so proud... SO I had to bear my testimony, since I as standing there and being so non eloquent with my wording... I muttered something out. Which I am sure set a high standard of spirituality for the entire meeting. When we …