Friday, February 26, 2010

Sweet Conversations

I haven't blogged much lately, (obviously) or even read others blogs. Things have just been really busy here the last couple of months. I was asked to be a representative for a company that I had ties to before, they were branching into Utah and basically offered me the job. With this economy, who could say no to that right? It is a nice blessing to be able to do this job and not have it interrupt life with my kids, thankfully! So now I guess I am a WAHM instead of a SAHM. :)
It has been really busy getting all ramped up on subjects I don't have a lot of knowledge with, and juggling all the different jobs at home and with the kids, but most days I get it figured out. I do understand more now the phrase, "Stop and Smell the Roses." Things have been so busy that I have really tried to make my time with my kids count. Sometimes that is really hard with life whirling around you like a tornado. Today I was talking with Jantz and Abby and having a fun little conversation. At one point Abby said to me, "Mom. why didn't you put that you can bring presents on my baptism invitation?" She is getting baptized next Saturday, which also happens to be her birthday so she is kinda having a hard time figuring out how to blend the two together. I proceeded to tell her that we weren't celebrating her birthday that day, just her baptism. And that some people may bring her a baptism gift, and some may not, but we don't ask them to. It doesn't really matter because it isn't what is important. And Jantz interjects..." Yeah Abby because you are getting the greatest gift you could ever get anyway, the Holy Ghost." He is going to go in you and tell you what to do. Abby doesn't like to be "outdone" by Jantz so she says back a little sassy like "Jantz did you ever see a ghost some down to Josh's baptism and give him a gift?" He says no. I say, "you know that the Holy Ghost is just a spirit that dwells inside of you - you can't see it, but you can feel it and you can hear it...right?" Thankfully she knew this, whew! But Jantz likes to be the know-it-all which irritates Abby more, so he says, " Yeah, like he will talk to you, like if you someone was flipping a coin and you had to choose the wight one and you went to choose one and the Holy Ghost will whisper no, not that one, choose the other one and then you will and it will be the wight one!" How much do I love this kid!! I just hope he doesn't think he can use the Holy Ghost in Vegas or something!

Here is a copy of her baptism invitation. My neighbor next door helped me with it. I absolutely LOVE it, I can't stop looking at it! The pictures are most fab!!
Thanks so much AMY!!
(I scanned it but didn't crop it, I don't think I have a program on this computer to do that!)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Here is a shout out to my neighbor and photographer extraordinaire Amy......
She braved the frigid weather to take pictures of my sweet little Abby so I could get a baptism announcement ready for the big day!! (next Saturday) WAHOO!
Abby was freezing, literally shaking, and after a short time she was done. It didn't go as well as I had planned so I was really worried that we weren't able to get anything that would work. I need not worry, Amy is amazing and had plenty of pics for me to choose from! Thank heavens!!
Bless you Amy! :)

Check it out:

Monday, December 21, 2009

This one is for you Ashley Q

2010 YW Theme Poster

I was telling Melanie H about how much I love this poster and that I wanted to buy it for Abby's room and she told me that you (Ashley) are always looking for things like this for the YW room.
I bought some of these posters awhile back and they are so beautiful! The website is but the pictures there just don't do the posters justice...they are so much better than I thought. I have 5 of them (Joshua, Samuel, Joseph, Esther and Mary) and they are all amazing. The prices are great too. I know he is offering a discount to church groups as well. Sorry for posting this...I guess I need to get your email because I keep forgetting to mention it to you when I see you at church. I am soooo much better at the email thing because it seems like I remember to do things at 11 at night when it is too late to call but not too late to email! :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sitting here just enjoying the holiday, the PEACE of knowing that I am pretty much done shopping, the JOY of no homework this week, loving the snow outside and loving that my kids have been playing in it NONSTOP for days now. Enjoying all the sweet people out there taking their time and putting forth their efforts to bring me holiday goodies even though I don't send any out myself. I am warm inside sitting by my fireplace, loving the glow of the garland and the twinkle of the tree. But most of all, I am LOVING my Christmas of the BEST things about Christmas! I LOVE Christmas music. Holiday Traditions on XM has been playing pretty much 24/7 at my house. Today I threw in a family favorite....Peter Breinholt's Christmas Album - NOEL. One of my favorite Christmas albums ever. It makes me think of our Savior. It is beautiful. If you don't have it, you should!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Seriously? I am so disappointed!

I get all excited for the Van Halen Rockband edition to come out, and even more excited to see that they have special guest acts from some REALLY good bands like the Foo's, Blink 182, The Offspring, along with some other really cool songs. AND THEN....I look at the set list and realize that we are talking about the David Lee Roth days....I mean SERIOUSLY...David Lee Roth. He is so old school, everyone knows that Sammy is where it's at! Van Halen isn't really Van Halen without Sammy! 5150 - um, one of the best albums ever and I can't even sing DREAM - I was going to put that song on my wedding video!! So sad.
Here is the lame website in case anyone else is feeling like they want to be depressed today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Aliens or Criminals....

So last night just after midnight and just after we had turned out the lights to go to bed there was this slightly greenish blueish really bright light shining in our window. It was so weird I was quiet. Dayt said what the heck was that? I told him to hurry to the window to check it out. He said, nah, you do it. I was too freaked out and I was a little nervous to open the blinds so I made him get out of bed. He couldn't see anything and I told him it was because he didn't get out of bed fast enough. Typical right? So I was a little freaked out because I knew it wasn't a car or anything even though Dayt repeatedly tried to tell me it was. But the light didn't "roll" across the windows so I knew it wasn't a car turning around in the circle. He told me it was no big deal - but I was SURE that it was a police spotlight from a helicopter above trying to chase down a criminal running through my backyard. It could happen! He said it was just aliens. Seriously, are you kidding! I am not going to be able to go to sleep. I am thinking about the escaped convict in the basement! I am only half kidding about that people! He kept on with the whole aliens story. I said he was so LAME! He thought it was weird that I didn't believe in aliens. I said, oh yeah right, on the 8th day God made aliens. I was not finding it amusing. Anyway, I made him get up and turn on the outside lights to discourage the criminal from hiding away in the unfinished basement - much to his dismay! I finally fell asleep. This morning on the news there was all this talk about a meteor that fell from the sky. Apparently it is a once in a lifetime experience. The meteor that fell through space was about the size of an oven or a refrigerator, 10 miles high in the sky and could be seen ias far away as AZ, CA, MT and ID. The videos they have on this thing on the news are pretty crazy. Go to for some great shots. So now Dayt thinks that because aliens are from space, and meteors are from space that he was the closest in determining the source of the light last night. Oh whatever! My theory was so much more realistic than aliens!! Happy Wednesday y'all!

Monday, November 16, 2009

FYI * Swine Flu Clinic

Just wanted to let everyone know there is a H1N1 clinic again tomorrow at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. Starts at 8am. I heard it through the grapevine this afternoon and my kids needed to get their second dose of it so I cruised up after school to check it out. There was no waiting at all. We were in and out in 15 minutes. The one lady told me they were giving 3000 doses out each day but their website just says 3000 between both days. We got there just before 4:30 and they were giving out tickets that had been originally scheduled for 1pm this afternoon so I am assuming they didn't get as many people as they planned on.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shout out for London!
Ok still trying to catch up from my pneumonia coma in October. I am so far behind on blogging and everything else for that matter! It will happen, soon...soon.

For now, check out a friend of mines cute scarves. They were shown on Studio 5 yesterday....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"...When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God."

My heart has been deeply touched.

Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sport it Mom

Hey guys a friend of mine has started a little fitness group for kids ages 3 - 5 boys and girls at the sportsplex. Each session they learn and play a different sport. She has classes on Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs from 10:00am - 11:00am. The cost is $30 a month - so right around $3.75 each session - that's a great deal! Your first class is free so check it out! She used to be Josh's rec soccer coach and she is really awesome with the kids. I am putting Jantz in the Mon/Wed if anyone is interested in carpooling!
You can find more info at or call Amy at 801-593-5855