Thursday, December 12, 2013
Makes a great gift (buy someone the book and keep the kindle version for you!)
100 Calorie Diet by Charles Miske
Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Life isn't always what we want. There will always be times when we fall down. There will always be times when we are sick, injured or without a job. Tragedy strikes all. Loved ones die. BUT I don't like focusing on those down times. I have a friend who is constantly down. She constantly finds the negatives. I have another friend who has had the same types of tragedies in her life, and yet, she has a cheery outlook. She looks up and smiles. I choose to be like that second friend.
The other night I was watching Long Island Medium on TLC. I like this show. Theresa is hilarious. And the show gives you warm fuzzies. Often while watching it, I think about my mom who, as you know, passed away in Feb 2011. I still cry when I think about her not being around. But often I feel her present. While watching the show the other night, I felt a warm hug from Heaven and I felt so impressed that "WE NEED YOUR MOM IN HEAVEN MORE THEN YOU NEED HER ON EARTH". I know this is true. I know my mom is in Heaven serving. I have had this witnessed to me many times. It makes me smile to think about that.
Life in Colorado is great. I do miss some friends in Utah but I'm grateful for FB because I can keep in touch with many of them. Jen Hamilton is coming to visit in two weeks. I'm soo excited for her to come. My kids are loving school here. They are making friends and getting great grades! We all love the ward and love our callings. And of course, its so peaceful and beautiful here. Our family is stronger then ever.
Life is all about finding the good. I'm happy that I find those positive things instead of focusing on the negatives.
I bought this boxed sewing Raccoon kit about a year ago and finally gave it to Tanith. SHE WAS THRILLED. And it was sooo fun to teach her how to sew. This is a very simple craft but to her, it was everything. She let Brennan take a turn and he loved it as well.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Then on Halloween, Rick and I went to the elementary school and helped in Brennan's class and Tanith's. They just love having us come. Dallin went trick or treating with his friends and Rick and I took Tan and Bren to Frisco main street. I am HOOKED on Main street. Sooo fun. All the local businesses had their doors open and were handing out candy. Even a church on Mainstreet handed out candy, hot chocolate AND Bibles! The kids were sooo excited to get little bibles. :) It was FREEZING though. Like 20 degrees and snowing. Windy too. But man, we had such a great time. :)
Yesterday Tan asked if we could set up the Christmas tree. And I thought hey why not. So I let the kids decorate it, which they loved. And ever since we been listening to christmas music and spending more time together in the living room. I really love it. Tan likes to lay under the tree, like Lucy. :)
Today was the primary program at church. Brennan and tan were in it. I'm so proud of them. Brennan had to write two talks to give during the program. Tan played the bells during one of the songs. Brennan waved a German flag and Tanith waved a Polish flag during one of the songs. I really enjoyed the primary program because the primary here is so small it made it so personalable.
1 thing I really like it was a few of the kids came up and said something like this: I'm a basketball player. I'm in artist. I'm a cyclist. But most of all I am a child of god.
I really love our ward. Its small but I feel like everyone is genuinely happy to see everyone else.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I love this little guy. He is always making us laugh. His smile is infectious and he has such a strong testimony. Happy Birthday Big Bear!! Love, Mama
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Well I'm happy to report that it has now been four weeks since my collision that caused my concussion and I am basically symptom free. This week I have returned to be a pretty regular skating schedule. I've had a few headaches but I think they're more muscular skeletal instead of brain caused. So I have been seeing my chiropractor.
Things that really helped me heal are: resting, sleeping, staying off of Facebook and electronics and Rick also took the kids to Utah for a full week. This helped a lot.
Drinking cola also helped with the headaches although the extra calories sure didn't help my diet. Haha
So glad to be "back"!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I asked the kids to find a movie to watch tonight. Tanith found this one. Dallin got excited and said this was one of his favorite movies when he was little. Its such a joy to watch all three of them enjoying this movie about a dog and a cat. My kids simply love animals and nature.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday we allowed Brennan and Tan to ride their bike down to the stables. I was nervous but hoping for the best. then my dad and I drove down to follow them and I enjoyed watching them feed the horses. Those ponies and horses were so friendly and so happy to be having so much attention. I just wish I wasn't allergic.
The kids fed them granola bars and carrots