Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Angels.... Watching Over Him...

   After listening to leaders from my church who spoke to the world last weekend (lds.org) in General Conference, I can say that I know there is a loving Heavenly Father. Some spoke of angels, both heavenly and earthly, and after saying my prayers tonight I got such peace thinking of those who are watching over my sweet nephew Daner. Dane was diagnosed with AML, Adult Leukemia and is undergoing intense chemotherapy. My heart aches for him so much during the day. I just keep picturing ancestors that have gone on, watching and staying by his side as he endures this great pain and suffering. I am so grateful to be a member of God's Church and to have a prophet and apostles who are praying to teach and tell us what we need in our lives. Every speaker touched my soul, healed my heart, and gave me a new since of hope!
I want everyone to feel it, and every person I speak with I think how I want them to have this knowledge, guidance, and help.
I feel humbled to think of Saints all across the world suffering from disaster, who also are suffering, and all the things that we think are important just don't matter anymore.... I don't want to spend a dime on
anything... how can I when there is "someone in need?" The monetary things don't matter, it's about
loving and helping those in need. Now it's just convincing my children and setting that example.
I know who I am, why I am here, and where I am going! What a blessing!!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sky and Brie Typical Day

Pillow Fight

Friday, March 11, 2011

"worth the mess?"

Our indoor sandbox? Yes... hours of playing..... I guess they gave up on clothes.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Beiber Fever....

Custom T-shirts... crimped hair... bandana's.... all for JUSTIN  (i.e.  to spoil my niece)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another humbling moment...

   .... simply reflecting on the past few weeks of my life.... my perspectives, expectations, desires... and within just a few simple weeks have been humbled and changed my views in so many ways! Big new houses, kids running, and that are very athletic, etc. So many expectations for myself and my kids!.. Looking on the internet for the next tropical vacation..... all this is completely insignificant in the big picture!

  About 6 weeks ago my best friend and little sister gave birth to baby 3. This gal has been dealt her cards of challenges... she lost her first baby after a few hours of life. Husband lost his job, their home feel through, and so much more on her plate..... waiting for this perfect little boy to arrive and find out only moments of actually making it full term, her baby was born with a brain disorder. 27 day's in the NICU, to be told daily that he may never walk, that he may have seizures throughout his life, and even may never speak and that they will have to learn sign language. And yet holding this sweet baby, and knowing it will be an accomplishment or even miracle to prove these doctors wrong, has changed my life!

  In a few weeks they will literally be in a home less than a 1/4 mile away. And just day's before her birth we felt we needed a bigger home, were looking for land, ready to build. And now, none of that matters! I can't find it a fluke that in this time of our lives, God did not have his hand in this?

  I have been more than humbled, I have children that speak, swallow, run, write. I have a roof over my head, cars that work, a loving husband who is an amazing father! My trials that once seemed unbearable are completely insignificant!

  I love John Bytheway's talk, "5 scriptures that will help you through almost anything!" He talks of life being like a 3 act play... preexistence, now, and life after death.... This part of the act is only for, "a moment" in the big picture! What reassurance the God loves us, that this angel is going to bless us and be perfect in the next life. I can't help but feel God's love in our lives!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow?... ok... we'll take it!

   Fresh "Powder" doesn't come often but we were sure glad to take advantage of it this year! WHoo Hooo.... Season Passes are paying off! And thanks to my awesome hubby for alway pushing us out the door to play!
   He pulled our kids behind his truck all over the neighborhood on their snowboards all evening when we were "snowed in!"