Monday, May 24, 2010

Big Belly!!!

There has been a lot of talk and excitement about Carly having a baby. The other night I got done tucking Nate into bed and he called me back into his room with a question - he asked...

Mom - is Carly's belly going to get as big as dads or half as big as dads????

I died laughing and told him that I hope for Carly's sake her belly only gets half as big as dads!!!!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Blessings of the Temple!!

I have a family here on earth. They are so good to me. I want to share my life with them through all Eternity. Families can be together forever through Heavenly Fathers plan. I always want to be with my own family, and the Lord has shown me how I can. The Lord has shown me how I can.

Posted by PicasaSaturday morning we had the opportunity to be with all of our children in the Temple for the sealing of Maryjane. What a beautiful day, I am grateful for the blessings of the Temple, for a father (grandpa) who holds the priesthood authority, sealing power to bind families together. It was hard for me to contain my emotions because the spirit was so strong and powerful. I am grateful for a wise Heavenly Father who designed a beautiful plan, a plan that allows all of his children a way back home. As I sat in the Sealing room with all of my children, my desire was for them to know and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, to apply its teachings into their lives and for all of them to enjoy the promises and blessings of Temple covenants. I am sure that is how Heavenly Father feels:) It is all about making and KEEPING sacred covenants!!!! As everyone cleared the room, we stayed as a family to look in the mirrors. What a sight!! It went FOREVER!! It was a great chance to express our love and gratitude for each other - I am so blessed!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010




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(best Christmas present ever - due to arrive Dec 11th)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My "Elect" Lady!!

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Today has been a very melancholy day - I got a phone call this morning from my mom telling me that Grandma had passed away. She has wanted to leave this earth for quite some time. I can only imagine the joyous reunion she has had:) What a blessing this lady has been in my life. As a child I had the privilege of her living close by. She was my school teacher in the 1st grade and then again in the 3rd grade, she was a loving teacher. I have so many fond memories, too many to name. She taught by example and is truly a virtuous woman. I long to be like her, I have never met anyone so forgiving. She has lived a beautiful life. There is a scripture in D&C 25:2-3 that reminds me of her, although it is talking about Emma, I feel that I can replace my grandma's name with hers. It reads... and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou salt receive an inheritance in Zion. Behold, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art and elect lady whom I have called.
My grandma is my "elect" lady, her life was definitely preserved, 96 years old is not to shabby. I will be forever grateful for the legacy she has left behind. I thank her for raising such an amazing son who I love and adore. My cup runneth over!!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

RAGNAR VICTORY!!! I finally get it!

Heather is getting ready to hand off to me - My first leg was 7.7 miles !!

I ran by strawberry fields and sod farms. It was sooo hot - I was drenched by the time I was done.

This picture was taken after all of our first legs were finished. Hurray - only 2 more legs to go!! Our 2nd legs we ran at night, it was intense and at times pretty scarey but a huge sense of accomplishment. We ran our 3rd legs early the next morning, we were exhausted, running on little to no sleep but so worth it:)

I love this pic - This was the order that we ran in and our amazing drivers.
What an accomplishment!!!
On Sunday on the way back home, I turned to Tim and told him that I finally get what it is all about. I grew up in a family of boys and watched them play in championship games and then married a man that played and coached in championship games and I finally understand the feeling of "sweet victory"!! I understand what it feels like to work extremely hard for something - give it all you've got - hold nothing back - leave it all on the field (so to speak). The experience leaves you with so much love and admiration for your team mates and incredible respect for your coaches. Running this Ragnar has been an experience of a lifetime. It has been one of the hardest things I have ever done but the most rewarding. I love the smell of victory and believe me it has a smell:) Would I do it again?? In a heart beat - this stuffs addicting!!!
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Saturday, May 1, 2010


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This post is extremely late!!! I just wanted to express my LOVE and appreciation to my "one and only" sister. I waited a long time to FINALLY have a sister in my life. When I left home, you where only six years old. We didn't have a lot in common, there was such an age difference, our roles in the family were totally different. Through the years I have learned just how much I need my sister, you are one of my best friends. You are a blessing in my life. I am grateful that you live close by. You are always serving and coming to my aid. You never tell me NO and you even do my grocery shopping for me:) EVERYDAY I thank Heavenly Father for you!! I hope you know how much I love you - Happy (Late) Birthday!!!!