Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
He would have turned 91 on Dec 24th. It's bitter/sweet. Bitter because it's my grandpa- we grew up living so close to them and they were a large part of my childhood.
Sweet because he's not sick anymore and he's hanging out with my dad.
Bitter because it's almost Christmas and his birthday.
Sweet because well... he had no quality of life there at end.
I will miss him.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I wish.....(and these aren't in the order of priority)
for the motivation to keep a nice and neat house
for the urge to get to the gym and get some much needed exercize
for the knowledge and motivation to eat better and get healthy and get rid of some excess unnecessary weight (because I really do hate being overweight!)
for the energy to go out and run around with my kids outside
to be able to look in the mirror and say "I'm beautiful"
to be a better friend and be able to see everyone the way the Lord sees them
to be stronger in the gospel
to be able to be more frugal with what little money we have
I guess what I'm saying is that I wish to change myself to become a better person. But most importantly I wish I knew how to do it!!! I wish Santa did exist and could fill my stocking with the desires of my heart.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Believe it or not, we weren't the only adults in the room.. but certainly a minority:)
But we did have a downer. The kids waited and waited to be able to go real trick or treating. They went back and forth on their costumes too. So Halloween night they were all dressed ready to go to the trunk or treat that New Victoria Baptist church puts on every yr and then trick or treating down our street... all the sudden Reese starts feeling sick. He tells me "Mom- I'm ill!". But he insists on going and we get to the church and start walking around and he looks sick.. I mean gonna barf all over everything sick. So we go home and he just crashes on the floor. Poor kid- we knew he was sick when he said he was too "ill" to go beg for candy! So it was just Rielly and I but let me tell you- she got enough candy for all of us!!
Our wards trunk or treat..
Super Shans and the bunny (my friend Melanie)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Me and my honey.. he looks great. Me- not so much! Too much cheese! lol Contimplating something
Thursday, November 13, 2008
He was able to catch himself but in the process, bruised his back and pulled a fat chunk out of his arm.
So Gregg North to the rescue!! This is one of the reasons I'm so grateful to be part of the church. The service that people give. Everyone is skilled in a different area. So where Jon lacks in any home improvement skills, he is amazing with a computer. But with just a phone call, we were able to get someone willing to come help us fix the ceiling. He was here from around 9ish until almost midnight! Not only did he patch our ceiling, he got our furnace working. We are truely grateful!
We still have some work to do but this is the after!!! No more gapping hole in my attic!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
My friend Brenda and I went for a walk this morning because the weather was absolutely beautiful! A slight breeze, few clouds and the trees... oh my heavens THE TREES!! I love fall. It is my absolutely favorite time of yr. The smells, the colors, the air and just that wonderful feeling. It fills me with joy and with that joy, I think of all the other beauty I come across every day. The beauty of my friends, the beauty of family, the beauty of children and their perfect innocence. The beauty of church houses and the temples. I can go on and on. And today just made me think of the wonderful hymn:
1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,
3. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
How could we not look at the beauty all around us and just wonder and praise the creator who created this place? There is so much trouble in the world *cough Obama cough* but just look out your window.. so much good also!
I found this from the wonderful prophet Gordon B Hinckley- he gave a talk at BYU once and talked of 10 of his own personal beliefs. This is what he wrote about being thankful for the earth and the beauty.
"Two: I believe in beauty.
The earth in its pristine beauty is an expression of the nature of its Creator. The language of the opening chapter of Genesis intrigues me. It states that “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” (Gen. 1:2.) I suppose it presented anything but a picture of beauty.
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3.) And so the creation continued until “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Gen. 1:31.)
I interpret this to mean that it was beautiful, for “out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight.” (Gen. 2:9.)
I believe in the beauty of nature—the flowers, the fruit, the sky, the peaks, and the plains from which they rise. I see and believe in the beauty of animals.
I see and admire beauty in people. I am not so concerned with the look that comes of lotions and creams, of pastes and packs as seen in slick-paper magazines and on television. I am not concerned whether the skin be fair or dark. I have seen beautiful people in all of the scores of nations through which I have walked. Little children are beautiful everywhere. And so are the aged, whose wrinkled hands and faces speak of struggle and survival.
I believe in the beauty of personal virtue. There is so much of ugliness in the world in which we live. It is expressed in coarse language, in sloppy dress and manners, in immoral behavior which mocks the beauty of virtue and always leaves a scar. Each of us can and must stand above this sordid and destructive evil, this ugly stain of immorality."
Breathtaking isn't it???