Monday, October 15, 2007


Well, I haven't been on my blogs much this past week. I have taken a moment to reflect within. I have made some changes to my daily schedule and I have found that I am getting more done, having a better attitude, and serving my family better.

Here is a brief update on my past week......

Monday I had a day of preparation. I was having some girls from church over the following day so I needed to get my home in order. I started the day by waking up at 6 am to read my scriptures. I am reading about Jesus in the New Testament and I am feeling like I am understanding it a lot. Bryan and I have also started studying the Doctrine and Covenants together at 6:30 right before he goes to work and then saying a couples morning prayer. The children do not get up until 7:30 am so I still had some time to myself so I picked up a copy of the Ensign and read a talk by the late 2nd Counselor in the Presidency of our Church, President James E. Faust. I had a great day!! I wasn't even tired like I thought I would be. Monday night our family had the regular Family Home Evening where Madelyn gave the lesson on Prayer.

Tuesday I had a few friends over for scrapbooking. I got so much done!! I had prepared 16 pages the night before so all I needed to do was put them together. I think they all turned out great! After piano we just had a quiet night at home. I have decided that the TV is off during the week so the kids are really learning how to amuse themselves and use their imagination.

Wednesday I didn't do much but clean my house and play with the kids.

Thursday was my Book of Mormon Institute class. I really love getting together with other moms and adults to discuss the teachings of the Book of Mormon. What a wonderful set of scripture that is. Even if you are not a member of the LDS faith I highly recommend reading that book just for the stories alone. They are amazing!!! A lot of the same teachings are found in the Holy Bible we just have another set of scripture that is another testament of Jesus Christ. They really go hand in hand. If you would like a copy just let me know. :)

Thursday night we all went up to Madelyn's school to see her perform in the 2nd grade play. She did wonderful!! We took her out for ice cream after so it was a very late night for my family.

Friday we didn't do much. Katelyn went with her friend, Andrea, ice skating. It was her first time and she had a blast.

Saturday we organized the house and did a lot of cleaning. Later that night I went with the Young Women to a YW in Excellence at our church. After we went to Braums for a girls' night out. It was fun.

Yesterday I went to church for a Fast & Testimony meeting. I really felt the Spirit. I do have a testimony of Jesus Christ and it is growing stronger every day. I taught the girls in YW about Honesty and we had a great discussion.

Now here I sit on the computer. I will get off now and get my chores done. I am going to try to do a better job of being a homemaker. I have been slacking off in many areas and I know I can do better. My family deserves a hot meal every night for dinner and a clean house.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Today I had some friends from church over and I got 16 scrapbook pages done!! I love my Cricut. It is the best investment I have made lately.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I Wish You Enough

I just got this quote from a great e-mail my friend Heather sent me. I took this part out of it because it is what touched my heart the most.

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."

Life is good....

This weekend General Conference was so wonderful. I took great notes of things I want to do better or accomplish. One thing Bryan and I decided to start doing was have couples scripture study in the mornings before he left for work. I set my alarm for 6am this morning and we started on the Doctrine and Covenants. Then we were able to kneel in morning prayer together as a couple. It's funny but once kids came along we only have done "family" prayer and scripture study. I think this is going to be so great for our marriage.

On another note, I did something this morning that I never thought I would do. I turned down the opportunity to be on a Design Team for stamping. I have always wanted to be on one since I retired from Stampin' Up! and the chance finally arrived this week. I was supposed to send in some samples this morning after receiving a 2nd e-mail from the owner of the company asking me personally to apply. I sent her a message that I decided that it would be in the best interest of my family just to enjoy them and stamp for fun. Yes, it would be wonderful to be on a design team but I know me. I get stressed out pretty easily if I have deadlines. I know I made the right decision.

Since I have been up for almost 3 hours now I have gotten a lot done. I have even already had my own personal scripture study. I am going to read the New Testament by Christmas. I have never read it before, just bits and pieces. I just read the Sermon on the Mount and am in awe.

One other thing I am going to do better with is writing in my journal everyday. That can include my blog. I'm just going to print out my pages and attach them in my journal. I type so much fast than I write.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Today was the Saturday session of our church's General Conference. For more information visit

I loved every single talk but I think my favorite was by Elder Worthlin. It touched my heart how he completed his talk even when his Parkinson's Disease kicked in and Elder Nelson had to come and hold him up for support. His talk was on Charity and that act showed true charity. Every time I watch or listen to Conference I come away feeling recharged and have a desire to try to do better. I think that is what it is all about.

Here are some quick pics I took during the 2nd session. Katelyn made this playdough sculpture of Elder Worthlin. I think it turned out great!

Whatcha doing Bryan? "Resting your eyes?"