Thursday, August 03, 2017

Day 3 of August Journal Writing

Just when the caterpillar thought his life was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

When I saw this journal prompt this morning I thought it would be tough to write about, but as I thought it through out the day and as I'm pondering on it as I'm writing right now, I'm thinking that this is a pretty cool thought.  I mean, how many times do we go through life at times thinking that our lives are over, we've hit rock bottom, how are we gonna get out of this one...When I was in church this last Sunday, we were talking about trials in sunday school and how the Lord doesn't give us trials to punish us but to refine us.  He's making diamonds out of us.  Next time I feel like this caterpillar, I'm going to get down on my knees and thank Heavenly Father for my trials, then kindly ask Him to help me through it. 

Good night!


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Day 2 August Journal Prompt

Today we write about what were grateful for! 
I have a lot of things that I am grateful for, like material things. But what I want to express thanks for is my talents and abilities.  I went jogging this morning and it was so hard to get out of bed.  I am so glad I pushed myself and did it.  As I think of that I think how grateful I am to have two legs that work and a healthy body to run with.  I'm also grateful for my talents to sew and crochet.  I love both of those hobbies of mine. It's so much fun to be able to sit down and see what I want to crochet or sew and just do it.  With and without a pattern.

 I would a picture of me running, but I'm not the most flattering runner.  Haha!  I'm also grateful for my husband and my kids and my parents who taught me to love God and love myself.  They were the best examples for me as I grew up.  I'm also grateful for my one and only sister.  She has always been my rock!  We had and still have great times!  It wasn't too easy growing up in a family of 4 brothers.  They were annoying like brothers can be, but I am grateful for them as well.  I really did have such a happy childhood!  I am grateful to be a wife and mom!  At times it can be tough, but those tough times make the good times that much sweeter! 
I love my life!

What are you grateful for?

Thanks for coming over!


Day 1 My August Journal Prompt

Ok, so for day 1 my goal for this month is to write in my journal, either private or here everyday.  We'll see how I do.  I'm really excited about this and hope I can stay up to date.  These journal prompts should help.  I'm going to be checking in and posting the new prompt for the day on Instagram and Facebook, so make sure you're following me on one or both of my accounts.  
Have a great day and thanks for coming to my blog today!
  1. Set one goal for August. Write it down.
  2. What are you grateful for today?
  3. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned unto a butterfly.” (Proverb)
  4. Write a memory from more than 10 years ago
  5. Do you have a favorite athletic event?
  6. Write about your first car.
  7. Write a poem about a lighthouse.
  8. What are you excited about this week?
  9. What town or city are you grateful for?
  10. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist” (anonymous)
  11. What is one moment that changed your life’s path?
  12. Use 50 words to describe your day
  13. Write about a loved book character
  14. Write a poem about summertime
  15. What idea inspires you?
  16. What time of day are you grateful for?
  17. “Do one thing every day that scares you” (anonymous)… What did you do today that scares you?
  18. Write about a memory from elementary school
  19. Use 50 words to describe your week
  20. Write about the last place you visited
  21. Write a poem about weather
  22. Where would you go if money were no object?
  23. What season are you grateful for?
  24. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” (John Wooden)
  25. Write about a summer memory
  26. Use 50 words to describe yourself
  27. Write about your day from the perspective of your shoes.
  28. Write a poem about school
  29. What words do you hope people use to describe you?
  30. What is one thing from the last month that you are grateful for?
  31. How’d your August goal go? Set a goal for September.I'm going to be checking in and posting the new prompt for the day on Instagram and Facebook, so make sure you're following me on one or both of those.   

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We're Baaaaaack!

Oh. My. Goodness!  It's been a long time since I blogged about our family's happenings.
Well, that's all about to change!  I have decided to start up again.  It's only been almost 2 years, so that's not bad.  On the other hand, we did a lot in those two years, including a move.
I will do my best to catch up.
Luckily, for me, I took lots of pictures, so it will be a little easier.
I will catch up on past happenings in between current happenings.
Until then, enjoy the first catch up.....
September 2013
Right before Abby turned 8, one week actually,  she got her ears pierced!  She was SOOO excited!  I realize that because of Instagram and Facebook, I probably shared this, but this blog is mainly a journal for our family to remember these moments.  And it will give us a chance to write more on the subject.
Look at her!  She looks so happy with her pretty butterfly earrings!  

The other thing that happened in this same month was Elsa ran for Vice President.  I thought that this would be the thing to get her to talk, but like everything else, she got around it.  She didn't win, but she had fun trying and that's all that matters, right?!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Preparing For A Baptism

One day at the beginning of September, Abby and I went to the temple to take pictures
for her baptism invitations.  Here are some of the ones we didn't choose to go on the invitations, 
then the actual invitations.  
  We tried to get her in action, but we didn't quite get the shot.  Oh well, it was fun trying.


 This is one that I was playing around with...It turned out great, 
I think I'll frame it and put it on her wall.

Crafts and Games September 2013

These are some pictures I took of the girls making crafts for their dolls and 
everyone playing games that Abby made up for Family home evening activity.

First Day of School

Well, here I am again playing catch up.  I'm not so far behind as I usually am.
O.k. so first of all, the kids started school for the 2013-14 school year.  If you follow me 
on Facebook then you've seen these photos, but I wanted to write about it for posterity.
So, Dallin is in high school now (9th grade) and loving it so far.  He even likes seminary....I don't think he's
very fond of the early morning part of it, but he is a good kid and studies every night for each new lesson.
Calvin, is in 7th grade, Elsa is in 5th grade and Abby is in 3rd grade (which I can't believe my baby is
that old).  

 This is Abby's first project for school.  She had to decorate a paper doll  to look like her for the
first day of school.  
Her class read "Flat Stanley"  then they mail "themselves" out to friends or family members to take pictures with, then they send back the photos and/or souvenirs to show her class. Then, she had to fill out an "all about me" page and her classmates guessed who's each page belonged too.

 Can you feel the excitement?  Actually, she WAS excited...I just caught her off guard with the camera.
 Elsa with her new teacher, Miss Novak
 Abby with her new teacher, Mrs. Wilkins.
Elsa had her too in 3rd grade.  
 Dallin before heading off to seminary
 Here are the kids later that night.  We made a cake for Family Home Evening treat and to
celebrate the first day of school.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Beach, The Zoo and Family!!!!!

Uncle Jordan, his son, Massey, Myself, Elsa and Abby all went down to San Diego, CA. for Uncle Cedric's graduation.  We missed his graduation because Jordan couldn't leave until after work on Friday.  We got there late Friday night and then on Saturday we filled our day of visiting with each other and letting the cousins play together.  We went to the San Diego Zoo, then the beach.  Then, on Sunday we went to the same church that Mitt and Ann Romney go.  Mitt wasn't there, however, Ann was.  We never did get close enough to talk to her.  Well, I guess I could have made more of an effort, but my shyness kicked in.  I missed that opportunity.  I kick myself every time I think about it.  Oh well!  
We had a great weekend!

Looking at a lady bug that landed on him.

Waiting for the show to start

This kid loves maps!