Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday's Fab Five

1. The unassumption; thank you for making it.
2. Christmas lights; I love your twinkle.
3. Honesty; you are my friend..
4. The cinniminy goodness that fills the air via the pincones in every store.
5. Agency; I love you. I hate you. You lift me up, you tear me down.

On the B Side: Any idea how excited I am for the weekend?! I had a blast with my girls last night but those zuccs killed me! Tomorrow I enter into the wide world of knitting! Granny cakes of the world, hang on to your needles!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bonus Time, My Grown Up Christmas List and Angel and a Pest

I filled my tank (and I do mean tank i.e. ozone delepleting beast that fits all of the kids) for $31.00 yesterday! BONUS!

Our new ward is amazing and there is a French Family who just moved in recently. La Famille Gentils and for those of you frenchies, is that not the sweetest name ever?! We finally also scheduled Adi's blessing...TRIPLE BONUS!

My Mom is still at home in bed but feeling better. I scored her a killer appointment with Potty yesterday who hooked her up. It pays to have friends who are ofice staff. BONUS!

Here is my grown up Christmas list; Abba Shampoo & Conditioner, Pot Holders for the Kitchen, a mini tramp for indoor aerobic activity and 'Broken Things to Mend' written by big Jeffy! Simple right?

Last night was Family Home Evening. After dinner we read, 'A Light Unto the World' and the kids were super attentive and had tons of questions. We hate sugar cookies as a treat and made gingerbread house #3 for an activity. The roof stayed on this time!!!!

This evening the big kids will be gone so I'm meeting up to claim my Mary Kay gifty and then I'm headed to the parenting class hosted by Jordan School District to sharpen my skills.

This week's angel is the homeless gentleman off of exit #11. He stood in the wet snow with a small sign, bless his heart. I gave him the last $6 in my wallet. He was patient, polite and offered gratitude. It was one of those small lessons and it felt good to help in some small way.

This week's pest is the nearby neighbor who talks loudly and with a very poor mouth. She has a child with her and speaks like a pirate on crack from Jersey. It breaks my heart that not only does she impose such garbage on my children but she also exposes her own little moonbeam to such rubbish. Ignorance is not bliss nor is it an excuse.

On the B Side: My car heats up super fast! I had forgotten how cold Utah winter mornings can be!!! xxox

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Manic Monday: Light

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I love light! Not just light but THE light! Light represents goodness and purity. Light is warm, inviting, clean and it radiates. It feels soft and comforting. It has a drawing force. It is alluring. It illuminates, making things clear.

We make choices every day. Every day we can choose to walk in the light or move toward darkness. I love the light and goodness that abounds. I choose light, THE light...His light.

On the B Side: My sacred responsibility, my sincerest desire and my greatest hope is to teach my children to love the light. xxoxo

Sunday Night Giggles

I kifed this from my pal Shellie's blog and had to repost it simply because I was laughing so hard!

On the B Side: I LOVE laughing! It is so good for the soul so bust it out and work those abs!


Here is a tag that I missed some time ago. I have much that I want to say but for the sake of time I'm throwing this out there! The catch is that if you are reading this and have a blog considered yourself tagged! Should you chose to post please leave a comment and let me know!

10 years ago:
1. I was serving a mission for the LDS church in Belgium/France
2. I was pretty sick and had no idea why (brain tumor was diagnosed shortly there after)
3. I was worried sick that my Mommom would pass away while I was gone (was blessed to have a few precious weeks with her after I returned)
4. I was surrounded by inredible people and having the time of my life!
5. I was learning so much about myself, others, the world and my God

5 Things on Today’s ToDo List:
1. Go to Church
2. Get my moonbeams back (all 3 will be home later!)
3. Enjoy dinner with my family (crock pot is already in full force!)
4. Take a nap
5. Say my prayers

5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. Pez
2. Fondue
3. Bread with oil/vinegar
4. Fresh fruit
5. Steamed veggies

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Help individuals anonymously
2. Buy small, significant and personal little gifts for no special reason for those that I love
3. Put my kids in private schools
4. Travel (home to PA and then the world)
4. Get a trainer and schedule with Dr. Warnock

5 Places I have lived:
1. Riverside, PA (home sweet home)
2. State College, PA (PSU)
3. Logan, UT
4. Liege, Belgium
5. Lille, France

5 jobs I have had:
1. Car hop on skates at a 50's diner
2. CNA in a Nursing home
3. IT Nerd of some variety at St. Mark's hospital
4. Solution Release Manager for Oracle
5. Wife and Mom (my absolute favs!)

On the B Side: If there was anything that I wish there was more of it is TIME! I have had so many amazing epiphanies lately and feel humbled, grateful and just plain happy on the inside!