Sunday, May 2, 2010

Long time- No hear!

It has been a long time since my last entry but things have been busy. Taylor finally has a lose tooth although I was really hoping that she wouldn't lose any teeth until after she turned 8. School is almost out and the kids are really itching for the summer. Makenzie made the basketball cheer squad for her 8th grade year and she was so excited! 79 girls tried out for 40 spots, so this was a huge accomplishment for her! Parker has mastered a personal computer device that allows him to form full sentences. The district is considering allowing him to have it for the summer. I hope so since one of them costs anywhere from 5 to 7 thousand! We didn't do much this weekend except work around the house and attend Makenzie's play. She was a soloist in the "Dear Edwina Jr" play and she did a really good job. She is really glad that the play is done becasue she is exhausted. Honestly I am too! Today at church, Taylor bore a perfect testimony and at the end before she closed, she announced that it was her first time fasting. It was so cute and she was so excited to announce to us this morning that since she was almost 8 she felt that she was ready. So precious! Of course before church was out- she was starving! Well- it is late... Love and Hugs

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter...

Oh do I love the feel of Spring, and all the glory it brings with it. I really don't feel like we have had a gradual return to spring in that it went from being super cold to like 85 degree super hot! Yesterday we took the kids to the Y (which we have joined) for their little spring Carnival/egg hunt. It was a good time for the two younger ones, but Makenzie opted to not go because she was too old to participate in the egg hunts. She enjoyed her afternoon and loved the opportunity to watch a movie and have popcorn all to herself! As I have been out of practice in taking my camera everywhere, I forgot my camera at home. Bummer for me, but we had a great time. Taylor even won a prize! Friday night Adam and I saw the movie "Clash of the Titans", it was a good movie and had much better graphics and a much better story line than the original one from the 80's. Now here we are- Sunday, and I woke up earlier to start the our day. I let Adam sleep in, although is it really sleeping in when you always get up that late? Hmmmm, I will have to think on that one. After I made the kids a good egg/sausage and cheese burrito I started to prep for the remainder of the day. Everyone got busy, showering, cleaning up rooms and making beds so that all would be done in time to sit and watch conference. With the roast in, cake made, and eggs freshly decorated- we were all able to sit and enjoy the first session of conference. Oh do I love to hear our Prophet speak. It is especially times like this that I miss my Utah family and more selfishly, The St.George Temple. I am so craving the need to attend the Temple... I am going to try to put together a group of sisters who would like to go, since Adam and I can't leave that kids that long. (It would be like 7-8 hours that they would be home alone and we just couldn't do that!) Now, I am waiting for the last session of conference. My friend Brandi (non-member) is coming over and then afterwards the missionaries will be joining us for dinner. Speaking of missionairies, the Sister Missionary who was a part of MY disscussions has found me on FB. Can you believe that? So FB has it's advantages sometimes! May this day be filled with our thoughts centered around our Loving Heavenly Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ... Love and Hugs-

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yeah for me!

Today is my last day here at school! Can you believe it? I am so excited that I can not stand it..... the last 9 months have been so much fun and such a whirl wind but at the same time... I have missed being at home with my family! I will take my boards (state test) in May! On to other news.... we have a new set of missionaries..and this time it is sisters- Sister Eversole from Orem and Sister Paterson from Canada. We had them over for dinner last night and had a fantastic time with them. We did a breakfast for dinner and Taylor did the lesson. Last nights lesson was about how we need to pray reverently, use the proper language and the order of prayer, then we read the scriptures. It was a very wonderful night and we ended it with strawberries and cream for our treat. Last night as we sat around our living room, I really felt the spirit and I really do feel that I have an amazing life and an amazing family. I am so grateful for all that I have and for where I am in my life because of the gospel. Love and Hugs-

Monday, March 8, 2010


I simply titled my new post as "what"? because I am not sure of my mood today. It is Monday and I am at school- which normally I don't go on Mondays. I am here to get hours racked up since this is my last two weeks of the last 9 months. I should be at home... at the gym! You would not believe how much I miss working out and feeling good. Although I watch what I eat, I have put on weight. I am the kind of person that NEEDS to work out if I want to keep the weight off! So... I am committed to ONCE again, going back on the wagon.
I have been putting a lot of time into school and studying. I had the awesome opportunity to say the opening prayer at the baptism of one of my CTR 7 kids. I could hardly make it through the prayer because I truly felt the spirit there. There were about 12 sets of missionaries there, and 3 of them bore their testimonies in Portuguese-(which is where Daniels family is from) It was awesome! Although we couldn't understand the words, I could definitely feel the spirit touching my heart. It was one of the best- not to mention the food was delicious... all Brazilian cuisine. Adam has kept busy with work.... so I feel that he and I haven't had much time together! It has been so hard but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. We did get to see "Alice in Wonderland" which was okay. Not one of the best but not one of the worst either. Well- gotta run... Love and Hugs-

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Loving Life...

So today is Tuesday and guess what? It is SNOWING!! It is sooo pretty here and just looking out the window at school reminds me of Christmas! Actually, I wish I was at home, on the couch, reading a good book! This past week went by very fast and I am happy to report that nothing major happened. Adam went do NC mid-week, and I stayed home, went to school and worked on my studies. I had a great lesson in primary on Our Savior.... and at this moment, I feel so blessed. We love it out here, but at times we like to reflect on our life back in Utah. Life is so funny because I never thought I would move away from everyone and yet... I'm okay. I guess that saying "never say never" is so true! I am in my final month of school and can NOT wait... I have learned a lot of great things and hope to SOME day in the future put this new knowledge to good use. Well- must go study.... Love and Hugs....

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Adam and I have been married now for 14 years! To make a long story short- we met at the end of June, had our first date on July 4th, and were married on Sept 1, 1995. All I have to say, is "it was in his kiss." Adam is now a regional manager with Vita-mix. It has been a great blessing to have him here at home so that he can witness his children doing and saying all the fun things they do. We love where we live, but really do miss living close to both our parents and siblings. We have so much fun when we are all together and I am so lucky to have 4 fun loving wonderful sister in laws,lots of friends and 4 amazing BEST friends to hang out with. I know many of you will find this shocking but one of my best friends is my mother in law! I know that I can call on her at any time just to share a good laugh. She has given me the best thing a woman can give away- her son. I know- grab the tissue, I'll wait. Seriously- I love life and above all I am so grateful to know that MY FAMILY IS FOREVER!