Saturday, November 22, 2008

Best Night out!

So, I had a fantastic girls night out last night. 8 of us from work and 4 others went to see Twilight! It was fabulous! We screamed, we giggled, and sighed with pleasure. It may not be a box office smash, but it was so wonderful to see the story we have all become obsessed with acted out on the silver screen.

Susan made us all 'bedazzled' t-shirts to wear and also added a hilarious Twilight Survival Kit: popcorn and water, gum for fresh breath, a candy cane to suck on, Hershey's kisses for those kissing scenes and a panty liner for when we pee our pants! It was such a fun, relaxing night to get away. I love my girlfriends at work.

GO TEAM EDWARD! you are amazing.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Wow, today was a good day. I recieved good news this morning. At least for the time being, life is in MY hands and the hands of God. I am so relieved to have felt peace finally. Life has been a rough road for the past month, but for the moment, we have a season of peace, tranquility and power. No longer do we as a family feel helpless and at the mercy of others.

Thank you Heavenly Father for answering prayers, for being my rock and carrying me through!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

So, I was the witch today! I truly think halloween is so much fun to see the cute kids in their creative costumes.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Relaxing and Catching up

This was a wonderful past few days. I have been able to reconnect with my creative side and get some much needed creativity. School has been out for 2 days this week and I spent my days doing my favorite thing... scrapbooking.

The same weekend I found out about the lump in my thyroid, President Uchdorf spoke at the Relief Society General Broadcast and gave a talk I felt just for me. He spoke of trials and challenges and how to combat them. He gave 2 solutions to pick yourself up.
  1. CREATE something - make something from nothing. It gives you great power and a feeling of success.
  2. CHARITY to others - doing something for someone else helps you forget about your problems for a while and makes your burden lighter.

I can tell you these 2 things have been helping me survive the past few weeks. I still have to wait one more week for the biopsy, then who knows.... but for today...

I will just CREATE!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fear...and FAITH

Wow! Who knew how scary one phone call could be. I have been reeling ever since. My world was turned upside down when the woman on the other end of the phone said, 'there is a lump'. I have spent the past 2 days really seeing the world from a different perspective. I watch my children differently, I eat differently, I view my marriage differently. All those things that were so IMPORTANT before are not anymore, and the things I took for granted are now SUPER important to me.

The tears have flowed this weekend quite readily. I am so grateful to have faith. While I don't know where this rollercoaster ride will take me or what kind it is; it doesn't really matter if it is an upside down fast ride, or a long, lazy relaxing stroll through a musical journey because NO MATTER WHAT the end result looks like, I WILL BE OK! I know that because of my FAITH. Life can still be good... even amidst a terrifying future.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

School is IN!

So, all of us now are back into school (except Dad). Our lives have started to run crazy like we are used to. I truly love the down days since most of them start with me out the door at 6 and home at 7ish that night. Weekends are my favorite days! Mostly Sunday... my TRUE DAY OF REST.!

I have my library all set up ready for kids and they love it! It is so homey and welcoming. Take a look 'under the sea'!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kids Love

So, children go through many stages of loving parents. When they are newly arrived, they love you unconditionally and depend on you for their every need. As they grow a little, they love to be with you and can't wait to see you. Once they enter school, your influence changes and they become less dependant on you for their emotional needs for socializing. At their peak of change they are teenagers and they feel they don't need you for anything and the love is gone. (at least their admission of LOVE)

As parents your job is to remain constant with your love. It is equally hard for us to continue to love these children the same as they aren't as cute as they used to be with teeth missing, smelly odors, scraggly hair, unshaved faces, and greasy pimply faces from their jobs in fast food. The emotions they share with you are not love as teenagers, but anger, resentment and fear as they learn how to be independant and live without you running their every move.

But finally there is a magic point somewhere that both of you begin to truly love each others company. There is joy shared with each other as you communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings of life. It is a blessed day! Trust me, I am halfway there.

I love my kids and some I can even call my friend! Even when they hit that other stage of independance where they actually 'get it' but love you enough to make serious fun of you, but mean it because they LOVE YOU! Thanks James!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Proud of my Son

Last Saturday my 2nd son recieved his Eagle Scout award. He earned it about a year ago, but we finally had the court of honor. He is my inspiration for many things. It is hard to find a young man who you can use as your example, but he is one!


So, who'd have thought, ME blogging! I thought I could 'take the plunge' this summer and enter the world of blog. I am always so impressed with the thoughts of others so here is my hand at it.

Today, life is GOOD. I got up early and got some essential work done, and read some uplifting words from the leaders of my church.

When all else fails, remember to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He is the BEST partner in life!