Thursday, December 31, 2009
All in all it was a good year with a few set backs. Parts of it I would love to repeat parts I would never want to repeat. I had to make a few hard decisions this year that some did not understand and judged me for it. Others stood by me and helped me through a rough time. I found out that right is right and wrong is wrong no matter how you look at it. What you allow in your life can effect others and you need to always live the Principals of the Gospel. I learned that from the saddest moment that hearts can heal and good will come out of a terrible loss. Life goes on and it may be hard but Heavenly Father loves us all and he is there with us. I formed a Summer Field Trip Club. It was allot of fun and I really enjoyed it. This year brought great blessings to my family and I. The journey of 2009 was a good journey. I learned much and I am better for what I went through and stronger for it also. I am very blessed and I hope that I can bless the lives of other this coming year.
I have allot of goals for 2010. I am ready to start the new year. I am really excited for all that will come my way this coming year. Changes are coming to my family, I have a list of fun things I want to do this year, and most important I just plan on being a better person this year.
I am so thankful for all my family and friends. With out them and the Gospel my life would not be what it is today.
Life is truly what you make of it. Choices you make today can effect you for the rest of your life. So let all of them be good ones. Pray often, love much, and hold your love ones close. I love you all and hope all of our journeys this coming year are good ones.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I have just been enjoying my family for the past few months. We just celebrated Nicholas 18th Birthday!! That was a fun time.. I cannot believe he is already 18. I am going to have a hard time with him leaving home. Taylor is 16 and just past his drivers test. He is all kinds of excited. I am all kinds of scared!!!!
Chrissy and her family are doing great too. Went over to her house today and helped her decorate for the Holidays. Yes she is my daughter and she did not deco till today..It is sad!
Ken bought me a new tree this year. Nice very Nice. He is such a good man to me. I am very blessed to have a man that does as much as he does. I am currently working on a trip to Italy for my Christmas present. I think that I am there. Just the 2 of us. No kids!
So much going on so much to do. i will post pics later. Also I updated the Field Trip Blog too.
Monday, September 28, 2009
As I had to make some hard decisions at the end, it still all ended with me knowing that it was a fun filled and life changing summer.
I have some of the best friends in the church. I am really blessed. We have enjoyed so much this summer. I love them all. Each one is a testimony to me that Heavenly Father really does love me.
I want to thank all that enjoyed there summer with me The trips, the picnic, the friendship. It all was awesome. You guys are a great bunch of girls.
i want to get a photo of all of us girls in front of the temple so I can put it on my blog for my book I am making at the end of the year. That is where I think all us women look the best. We all are truly "Sisters in Zion".
Someday when we are are old and grey, I hope that we'll be sharing stories of summers past and memories that we have built with each other over the years.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We all experience loops in life. The good old saying "That through us for a loop" Don't look to long for one they will come soon enough. To experience one of these lessons in the loops of life trials is not only life changing sometimes but life defining. As I look to see and go through the last loop I was thrown I also look around and notice others loops. Some are bigger some are smaller. But we all get them from time to time.
The lesson to learn is how to get through the loop. Some loops appear to be huge but that does not mean you can just walk through it. You may not learn, grow. grieve, and continue for awhile. the bigger the loop thrown at you the longer the and bigger the lesson you learn. The harder it can be to move forward. How we go throw the loop and prepare our selves for the loops that come our way defines how life comes and ends for us. We are ever changing and ever learning. We are just here but a minute and we have so much to learn and to take with us. I want to be the best me I can be. I need to be ready for what comes my way so I can learn the most and have my testimony grow. I need to stay on the path of righteousness and keep the holy ghost with me. Life is hard enough not to at least follow the path laid out for us.
Richard and Cheryl were prepared for the loop that came there way. They taught their kids the Gospel, they were baptised, and they took their family to be sealed together forever, they taught their kids that life will not always be easy, they showed them hard, times, good times, and love. They made them strong and headed them into the right path.
When you get a loop thrown at you on the right path you deal with it easier, you grow from it sooner, and you land with both feet on the ground and the holy ghost right next to you. When you are not taught the true principals you may not know what to look for how to get to the other side of the loop, it may so life changing you never get back up to try again. You just do not know why or what purpose it served. Only that God must hate me and for that reason. I am am done. How sad the life that stops at the loop. How rewarding the life that keeps going and conquers all the loops thrown at him.
I am not sure why loops come to us and not others or others and not us. I just know that the loops thrown at me are real, they hurt, they knock me down for a minute, they feel like they take away from who we are sometimes. I guess getting through the loop and on my way down the path again is how my life will be defined.
There are many parts of the loop, the actual placing of the loop, the how do I do this, the how come this is happening to me, the what am i to learn from this, did you really mean to do this to me or am i in the cross fire, will i ever be the same again, the i hurt so bad how do i mend my broken heart, the show me the way through the loop and pray it comes soon, and the look back at the loop and know that he loves us and he cares for us.
1. Placing of the Loop.... They are always placed when you do not need them. They are placed where Heavenly Father allows and there only. The devil is not doing this to us. Even though it feels like someone hates us.
2. How do I do this? That throws us alone. You sit up and wonder now what, how do I do this? It should be how do we do this? The only way I know is to turn to God, Family, and the church. There is no other way to do this. it will not work. You need guidance ,direction, and love to get through the hoop.
3. How come this is happening to me? I was told of a man that said "Why not me" Once you ask yourself that. I believe you realize that no one is more precious then the other. Why not me?
If you go around asking why me your whole life you will feel cheated. You will hold resentment, and not be able to learn what you needed to learn to be the spirit that you were meant to be. this is happening to me because it will make me stronger, I will learn from it, and I can help someone else get through the same hoop sometime in my life. this is what God dealt me and i am going to get through this. Do not ask why me unless you really want the answer. WHY NOT YOU?
4. I hurt so bad how do I mend this broken heart. You do not mend it you fill it. With memories, love, and the spirit. In time the Lord mends it and you are filled with the 3 things that you wanted all along. We do not mend it the Lord does in his time. We fill it he mends it. Together we fix it and and we have a bigger heart in the end. Your heart reaches out to others and helps them in their time of need.
5. Show me the way through the loop, and pray it comes soon. The only way to get through the loop and learn what we need is through praying. He will show us and he will take us through the loop we just need to ask. But remember the timing is not ours it is his. but he will stay by us till the end.
6. I just learned more then I thought possible and I love more then I thought I could, and i am thankful for the journey that I am taking through the loops of life. I am a better spirit for it. I may not agree with my loops I have been dealt, but I am thankful for the life defining lesson's they teach me. I pray that they will grow me strong, and raise me up on the morning of the first Resurrection with my loving husband and family. In the end that is all that matters. That my loops get me where I need to go. Back to my Heavenly Father and with my Eternal Family.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I was talking to Ken today on his way home from work. (I think I talk to him more then his workers do each day) For some reason I feel the need to check in and chat.... allot! Anywhos. I was telling him that I am the happiest I have been in a long time. I just feel that all is right in the world. I really think it has to do with being OK with who I am. Happy with all the love and support I feel with my friends and family. I feel like no matter what the church is always the same. AND.... Life is what you make of it. (Thanks to Hannah Montana):) But it is really true. I want a happy, loving, and busy life so I make it that way.
On our Geo-cashing trip yesterday we had so much fun. Nick Searle joined us and finally someone that knew how to work our GPS. I knew a little, Shauna Van knew a little more, BUT Nick he knew allot. So we went all around town signing cashes and trading prizes. Ended up back at Shauna Van's at 4:30 pm. Everyone else left us and we kept going. Lexi made us snow cones when we arrived back to the house. It was awesome fun.
Shauna Van gave new meaning to Geo-cashing. We were at hunters Park and Shauna tripped on her way to help us find our next Geo-cash. Scraped up her arm as she slide down the hill a little bit. Scary moment for us all. Flip Flops and hiking someone times not such a good idea. But she Geo-crashed on our Geo-cashing trip. We decided it is called Geo-crashing if you fall during the hunt for the cash. All in All a fun day.
Last night Steve came over to get Ken to help him on his boat. Ken is the boat mechanic in the circle of friends. It makes him feel needed. It is a good thing for him. Anywho's....I ended up over at the Searle Compound to check on things when I was done running around.(because behind every great mechanic is a woman that thinks she knows more. jk) (I wish my family all lived on the same block or ward. it would be awesome.) Patti ended up down there to pick up Ellie. Brought us back Dp's it was awesome. Good things happen on the compound. :) Shauna and Bret were out cleaning their boat. So had a chit chat with friends while making sure Steve and Ken were on it. Had some good laughs. Ran for rags so that Bushman's did not have to leave the comfort of their boat while cleaning.:) jk Anywho's it was nice to spend the day with your kids and friends, then have your husband come home, and then finish the day up with service and friends. Oh and a good DP from Walkers.
That is what makes a great life.Church, service, family, and Friends. Those 4 items will give you more in life then....Money, cars, homes, or any material thing. All those items stay here when you die, but the others never change and are always there present in this life and the next. That is why I am so happy. I figured out true happiness and not material happiness. It is almost life changing.
A while back Patti gave me a picture all framed of her and I. We had a planning meeting for our field trips on my boat. The picture was taken then. I just wanted to share the picture and tell her thanks. I receive things from friends from time to time and it makes me happy too. Not the material thing but the fact that they are thinking of me and love me too. Shauna made me a calendar to keep track of each day of the week and what is going on. It is awesome. You write on it with dry expo markers. Lexi made me snow cones, all are service that was done for me. And I am thankful and honored to have such great friends. Thanks to all my friends for the service, friendship, and laughs I get to share with or receive from you. You all mean lots allot to me. Life is good! AND.......Lake Powell is just a week away and I am so excited to go........ I know this post is all over the board but had allot to say and my mind was jumping from one thing to the next.
and my blog is not posting pics right either. This is large???? I need some help from the Blogging Queen Julie.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We hiked to Upper Silver Lake on Monday night for a FHE. Awesome. The hike is long and up hill but the lake is well worth it once you get up there. The beauty of nature is amazing at the lake.
And...............Yesterday we floated the Siever River in Leamington Utah. It was cute to see all the city folks go to this small town. The river is lazy and it was perfect for the little kids. I personally had a blast. I love the water! A townsmen put a rope across the river and rock steps to get out. He also made a walk way with a gate and has solar lights on the path. Small town people can be so thoughtful. I really appreciate that his fellow took the time to do this. It makes floating the river so much better.And finally...........This is the Sticky Shoe that we go see our weekly movie at. It is cheap, sticky and fun. As you can see we are having a fun summer.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
They did a "Cat in the Hat Dance". Great Job by ALL!
Isn't she the cutest. She is 5 and going to school next year.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Ken thought he was styling with his new duds
Dinner at our table on the cruise ship for our Captain's Ball
The Three Amigos