Monday, July 28, 2008
It was Rach's birthday June 19...I am really late in this post to her! Rachel you are amazing. You really should be the mom. I learn so much from you. I still am working on patience...Rachel has the most patience of anyone I know. I have told this story so much about her but to this day when I think about it I still can't believe it. She was in elementary school and I was suppose to pick her up but I felt sick so I called Ron at work, he said he'd run and get her. It was awhile and they still weren't home I thought he must have taken her to get an icee or something(this was before cell phones!) So its really getting late, I called work and Ron's still there. So I race out the door and drive up to the school and here is Rach sitting on the curb, everyone gone home and I said Rach why didn't you go in the office and call? she said I knew someone would be here to get me. It had been over an hour. If that would have been Cami or me 5 min. max then into the office.. call 911. She is still the one in our family that remains calm and wise. She has the biggest heart, gives very thoughtful gifts, never talks bad about anyone or to anyone. She has always honored her parents. She is a great sister who is easy to talk to and is always caring. She has so many talents and gifts that Heavenly Father has blessed her with. I love being around her. She is artistic, has great taste (she is going shopping for me soon) and is currently the manager at Bare Essential in Nordstrom(stop by and wish her a belated Happy Birthday!) Rachel you are a great spirit, what a lucky mom I am...keep teaching me I know it takes alot of patience! We ALL love you xoxoxox P.S. Darren wanted me to say he knows he's the favorite brother and he loves you!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I've been reading from adailyscoop.blogspot.com for the past several weeks. It has been inspiring and uplifting for me....years ago I went through a trial not very gracefully and since that experience my prayer to the Lord has been 'please let me pass through my trials gracefully'. This sweet mother is doing that and has touched many lives by her example. She comes from pioneer heritage so a little tribute to Stephanie, a picture from Cove Fort and this perfect quote I found...."God has not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God has promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way. Grace for the trials, light for the way, unfailing sympathy, undying love." -Kristone... Thank you for helping us all to remain focused on 'partaking of the fruit' and having our hand firmly planted on the iron rod....
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Summer goes by so fast! Here is a quick catch up...Rach's Birthday, June 19 and then we headed up to Provo to stay with my sister Carol for Stadium of Fire for the fourth. I love to be in Provo for this holiday. We went to the parade in the morning and then to the fireworks, Hanna Montana, Blue Man...it was great. I think my favorite part is at the beginning when the planes fly low over the stadium, it is so loud! You just can't help but feel proud to be an American. We had a wonderful time with my sister and her family they always have their door open and treat us so well. Then on the way home we stopped by Cove Fort. I've tried more than once to get my family to stop but we are always in too big of a rush. Brittney had never been there and Kate needed to stop and stretch. The minute we stepped from the car we were greeted by a very sweet brother such a great missionary. You could feel the sweet spirit immediately, the huge trees, green grass and this home of Ira Hinckley family. They moved it from Coalville when they rededicated Cove Fort. Thirteen people slept in this little room! We are so spoiled...I loved the hardware on the front door, no doubt this home was filled with love!
Then we toured the fort and this was a picture from behind by the pond, if you look in the background you can see where the brown starts this is where the fire last year stopped. I had heard about it but until I was standing there really seeing how close that fire was I had no idea. I was just struck with how much Heavenly Father loves us and watches over us. I was so, so thankful we stopped. If you are driving up north....take a minute its only 1 mile off the freeway and you will be so glad you did!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
My cute little niece(Britty) started her own 'name the top five things no one knows about you' blog tag game and I was the first one she tagged. Brit, I'm honored... I've been sitting here for awhile trying to think of five things and I think everyone knows everything about me!!! Ok, I'm giving this a go, don't laugh...
1. I do not like men with facial hair..we went to this seminar years ago and they said men with facial hair especially around the mouth area means they are hiding something, so to this day when I see a moustache or those little go tees I immediately think...hmmm.. What's he hiding? (I know so dumb!)
2. I don't like the word try, you either do it or you don't.
3. The first time I went to IKEA I felt like I was on a Disneyland ride..I get so excited, my heart actually beats faster. I love, love, love paint chips, fabrics, accessories, it is still crazy to me how my mind goes into overdrive when I see great design...you should go check out my sisters neighbors house WOW
4. I really want to take an art class. I did in college and I think deep down inside me is a famous artist just waiting to escape....ps.dye dreaming...
5. When I'm on the tennis court in my mind I'm twenty...no wonder my right knee is the only limb that hasn't been scoped!
6. I'm not very good with my english grammar (ask Daniel) I'm working on not saying 'alls' right now
Ok thats six..I like to make my own rules!
I'm going to tag my sisters Kris(time to start your blog!) and Grammie(get posting girl!), Cami(time for a new post!!) Karly, Amy, Tammy and everyone else...
K Britt thank you for now helping me to take my mind off my shoulder for awhile, love you!