Inspiring Quotes

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." -James Barrie

"Find joy in the journey now!" -Pres. Thomas S Monson

"Come what may and love it." -Joseph B Worthlin

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Learning from Trials

This last Friday we attended the funeral of Jason's aunt Terry. She waged a 13 year battle with cancer and it finally won out. The service was beautiful and her 7 children spoke about their mother. Hearing all that her kids had to say about her helped me to choose a few of the attributes that they loved about their mother that I would like to incorporate into my life. She was really an incredible person. One thing that all of her daughters mentioned about her was that she would never let them out of the house if they did not look perfect. Their hair was always curled with ribbons and bows, she made almost all of their clothes, etc. One thing that really caught my attention about this particular thing is that she would always tell her kids "If you look good you feel good." and that was very important to her. That her kids felt good about themselves when they walked out the door every morning. Thats the kind of mom I want to be! She also chose to laugh. Even when it was hard she chose to laugh and make sure that her kids remembered her smiling and laughing. I need to laugh more, enjoy life and all that it offers. She was great at making friends, something that I don't feel I am the best at. She was the first one to talk to someone new. She was on the school board in Pocatello for a very long time. One thing that was brought up about her was that even the people who really disagreed with her way of thinking and her opinions still liked and respected her because she did the same in return. I want to be that kind of person, the kind that people can like and respect in spite of differences in morals, values and opinions. Hopefully I really can take the things I learned about a great woman, even though it was not in the best of circumstances that I learned these things and make myself better in those ways.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Since I didn't have this blog when we did this I am going to do a blog about Evie and Lucas's first haircuts! When I went in initially it was because Lucas's hair looked like this
When we got there (we lived in Cali at the time) the salon was so cute! It had cars for seats with little tv's in front of each one so that the kids would hold still with their heads perfectly positioned so the stylist wasn't going crazy with how they were moving their heads. So we got Lucas all settled in to get his hair cut when Evie decided that it looked like so much fun that she begged to get her hair cut too! So I gave in fairly easily and voila- 
The Results are In!

They both look so adorable!! :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

La La La (because its late and i can't think of anything better)

this week has been interesting. i have been sitting at home with a husband who won't let me get up because i sprained my ankle really badly at my sister in law Laurie's house last Thursday. I was really lucky it wasn't broken. So it has been a lot of interesting fun cause one of Jason's sales reps is down for this whole week to go knocking with him so he has not been here. we got lucas some "Cars" cars today and he has had so much fun with those. i have never seen him haul a toy around like he has these cars. He even had to go to bed with Lightning McQueen tonight. booger bob! :) 

Monday, March 3, 2008


This is a sample of my great cake decorating skills tee hee! It was fun to make this cake and we had some Star Wars figures to go on it but Jason put them in his backpack for safe keeping so they went with him to Texas and missed out on the party. I really can't believe I have a 4 year old! I'm not that old am I? this time of year is always hard for me, but I think this year especially. This wednesday is Hyrum's 5th birthday. wow how time has flown. time has been very kind and along with the help of my Heavenly Father has sure helped to ease my grief but it seems like it is returning full force for some reason this birthday. I am just happy for the knowledge that I have that he will be mine to raise one day! what a great blessing that knowledge is! I cannot imagine going through this kind of thing without it.
On April 1st Jason will be 30!!!! Holy moly, I am married to an old fogey!! :) How grateful I am for him!! Wouldn't trade him for the world!
Lucas is growing into such a little boy! He is no longer my baby. :( He has to do everything all by himself! He and Evie have so much fun lately! I love to just sit and watch them chase each other laughing around the house till they crash into each other and fall down laughing all the harder. I am trying to decide if that means I am ready to have another baby, we will see.
Right now Evie is sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor jammy clad with her new giant coloring/paint book she got for her birthday! she has been dying to use it since she got it but we made her wait till we got home. She is having a messy blast! I love it!