Friday, May 23, 2014

My shadow…

Day 50…

We are off on a family camping trip to Schofield Reservoir. I am pretty positive that the next few days my posts will consist of beautiful scenery, family and amazing adventures. J Ok, probably just beautiful scenery and family. I plan to read lots and sit in the beautiful sunshine. I hope there is sunshine because there isn’t any right now. In fact, it is a tad bit cold.


This little munchkin has been my shadow since we have arrived. I am grateful for that. I love her too pieces. The conversations that I have with her are hysterical. She is a grown up in a little child’s body. She truly brings a smile to my face!! Love her with all of my heart.


Oh my heck, they have teepees that you can sleep in. I want to sleep in one of them. Hmm…someday…bucket list add on. HA!!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

My track record…

Day 49…

Just thinking today and came across this quote…


I needed it.  It made me smile…love it!!!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stamp & Chat

Day 48…

I love spending time creating. I love sharing. I love doing things that make others smile. So…tonight…I had plenty of smiles. I love nights like these. It was stamp & chat. What is this you ask? It is a night—once a month—that some of my friends get together to stamp and chat. I teach them how to make three cards and we talk and laugh and talk and laugh. It is awesome. I love these types of evenings. I am grateful for friends who like to create and have fun.


You should join us sometime…it is a fun filled couple of hours!!  I am sure that you would enjoy yourself. Smile


Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Day 47…

Ok…I have the coolest friend in the world. She goes on the most incredible vacations and has so much fun. I live through her adventures. She found located in California a cupcake ATM. Serious?! An ATM that serves cupcakes! Who would have thought such a thing? She located the spot and she and her husband drove there (after her amazing adventure at Disneyland) to experience this cupcake ATM.

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Guess what? She brought me one back. It totally made my entire day!! Aw…love this girl. She truly brings a smile to my face. I am grateful that she lets me be a part of her adventures vicariously.

Aw…how fun!!!


Monday, May 19, 2014


Day 46…

Ok…so today’s thoughts regard motivation. How do you get yourself motivated to do anything? I mean anything. I am a list maker and I LOVE to cross of my accomplishments—it usually gives me such a sense of motivation. USUALLY is the key word here. Lately, I have made lists after lists after lists and they just sit there…waiting to be accomplished. I have no motivation to do anything. I am hoping that it has something to do with the lack of sleep. Hmmm…I am not sure. Some days I seem to get so much accomplished and other days…like today…I don’t.

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So…I was looking through some quotes and found this cute little picture…it made me smile. Thank goodness, I needed to find a smile today. HA!

What do you do to be motivated?


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Seminary graduation



I was invited to my nephew’s seminary graduation. It was awesome. The spirit was incredibly strong as those that participated were sharing their testimonies. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to attend and to witness such greatness. I am so proud of my nephew. Thank you Austin for letting me share in this experience with you. I cannot believe that today you are graduating and it seems like yesterday you were born. Time passes by so quickly.  I am so proud of this guy.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shopping brings pure happiness…sometimes!


I have a friend that will be entering the LDS Mission Training Center soon. She has asked me several times if I would take her shopping for clothes. I helped her shop for school last year and had a blast. So, on Thursday, we took the entire day and went shopping. I think that we perused every store in the University Mall looking for skirts, blouses, sweaters, leggings and anything else that we could think of as she embarks for her LDS mission to Poland. We laughed and laughed. She is not a shopper so we had to stop several times. At one point, she had been a really good sport trying on lots and lots of skirts and things that we rewarded ourselves with delicious ice cream from Coldstone. We were able to accomplish so much and probably need only one or more shopping trips and she will be already for her mission.  I am so excited for her and cannot wait to hear about her adventures in Poland. 

I am excited to see her growth and here of her amazing adventures. I am so proud that she has chosen to serve a mission.

Aw…today was a great day!!

. Love her smile.