Wednesday, July 13, 2011

To anyone who cares....I'M BAAACK!!

Ok, It has been a very long while since I have been around in the blog world. After going through some soul searching and getting my life into balance, I have decided to attempt my blogging life again. I learned a few lessons the last time.
My goal in blogging again is to not have it become so consuming to my life. I really enjoyed getting to know ladies and seeing what other women do in their lives. I enjoyed being able to try new things and say "I can do that". So, I am starting small. I am searching for fun ideas from others but not worrying about if others accept me. So, here I go.
TO anyone who cares...I am Back!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's my party...

Hello!!! It has been a long time since I have typed on my blog. I don't even know if anyone even will care. It is my 36th birthday today. As I said my prayer last night, I thanked my Heavenly Father for my life and who I am. I haven't always made great choices, but for what I have in my life right now I am very glad to be here. I truly love who I am. My favorite thing I learned this weekend is that it doesn't matter what my circumstance is, I can still have peace, hope and joy all by having FAITH IN THE LORD. Isn't that awesome? My husband was hired and had a job for three weeks, and was laid off again on Friday. So, my poor husband is back to job hunting. But, I have faith and know that we will continue to receive the things that we need. I love knowing my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. Life is good!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm a moron!!!

I was looking at my blog today and noticed I totally messed up on the right word with my title. I should have said "I AM HERE not (Hear). I really do know my english. Oops....

Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm hear...and A BIG THANK YOU!!!!

I'M Hear...I think I'm ready to come back to blogging. As you can see I have had a two month leave of blogging. I have had a two month slump. I had to learn a few lessons and now I am ready to get back to life with lessons learned. More to come on that, I suppose.
What a great way to end the year. This week I received a package from Hawaii. My daughter thought I was so cool I have a friend in Hawaii.
I wanted to post a big thank you to Leona...she made some beautiful hand made gifts for me and family to enjoy. I met Leona probably a year ago now. She came to my blog and I really felt a connection with her. Next to my sister, Sandra, I really enjoy Leona and felt a real connection with her. Anyway, here are pictures of what she gave. She is truly a talented woman. She gave me some fun ideas that I want to try this year.
Click on Leona's name up top and visit her blog. She is a wonderful lady. I've enjoyed visiting her blog. She does a lot for her family.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Propane please...I am not stupid!!!

Out in the country we don't have the ability to have natural gas. We get to use a propane tank.
Well, the last six months I have known that our propane gage has been wrong. I tried to tell them the last time I filled up, but the guy just would not believe me.
So, finally I had had it. I knew that this company would give me a hard time about my dilemma. SO, I dialed the phone number with a plan in mind. I can't explain to you how I know the gage is wrong, JUST BELIEVE ME.
Anyway, today I called, the lady I visited with didn't want to believe me. SO, I said, "If you guys aren't worried about it then I guess I won't be either. But I want my gage to be right so I can know the exact amount I have." She sent someone out not wanting to argue with me anymore.
The guy comes out trying to tell me that nothing is wrong with the propane tank my levels are fine. I tell him again, "I know the propane tank is fine but my gage is wrong". He finally believes me "I THINK". Just got a phone call from the guy today. I will be getting a new propane tank tomorrow with a gage that will work!!!! Finally!!!!
I am not a push over anymore. I WILL stick up for myself. and I love doing it. I am not rude and I don't yell, but I don't give up. Especially when I know I am right.
Just wanted to vent and write out this paragraph of my life. Have a great day and don't forget to stick up for yourself.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sucker and Happy Birthday!!

First, SUCKER, Yes I am a sucker for kittens. Last week we got two new kittens. My friend was needing a home for some kittens. I told her if they are males then I will take two.
So, unfortunately, she had two males left. They are really cute and my kids love them. I have repeated many times, "Take the kittens outside", "They are outside cats". I am not doing a litter box...NO WAY!!!
jjjjjjjjja (Four year old son helping me type)
Yesterday, my second daughter turned eight years old. It was her turn this year to have a friend birthday party. So, after finding birthday invitations at the D.I. for .50 cents we took around invitations to her friends. (We had to keep this birthday simple & Cheap)
My budget was $100. For $100 I was able to buy her 4 gifts and buy the accessories I needed to pull off her party.
Can't forget the presents...She doesn't look excited at all.
After the games we did the blow out of the candles. I made cupcakes for her party.
After we sang and blew out the candles we played a game of "cake walk". When the number they stood on was called out they could go get their cup cake and eat it. They had fun doing this game also.
This game was a big hit...Bobbing for apples. Had everything at home to use for this game.
After the party almost everyone went back to play with this game.
This game was ring toss using left over soda bottles and diving rings.
I learned a valuable lesson doing this party...It isn't how much you spend on a party, it is the memory you are creating and the fun you can have by making it simple. Simple is good.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kids are great!!

A few days ago I was sitting next to my four year old son. He is so cute. We were sitting by each other and he just happened to say, "Heavenly Father will never leave us alone". Just out of the blue, it was perfect and what I needed to hear that day. I love that he learned that somehow. I would like to take the credit on that one, but he has good Sunbeam teachers too.
None the less, he understands at an early age that our Heavenly Father will never leave us alone.
What an amazing thing to know. I can't imagine doing anything without my Heavenly Father.
Kids are great!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can I just say...

Well, I was going to write a post to complain and ask your opinion on my dilemma, but then I realized that I shouldn't do that. So, I will write a post about nothing. Nothing at all.
Life is still going and we are still being blessed. I am so amazed at how the Lord is so aware of everything we need in life.
My husband and I left our home in AZ two years ago when I relocated to Utah and my poor husband had to follow. Since we have left our home we have been blessed to have amazing renters in our home that have taken care of it and paid every month on time.
Now that my husband has lost his job we can no longer make the house payments. So, we got a friend to be our realtor. This has been a long process, but we finally got our house on the market.
It was put on the market last Wednesday, had two walk throughs and two offers by that same Saturday. This is unreal for Arizona. The market is so bad there. The value of homes in AZ have dropped in price as much as $50,000. Our home was bought seven years ago for $107,000 and we listed the home for $69,000. If you need a home in AZ now is the time to buy.
Anyway, we are hoping our realtor can negotiate well with the bank and settle with a short sale.
This is ideal for us and the bank. The Lord's hand has been with our AZ home. This has been one part of my life that I let go of and handed it over to the Lord. I knew I couldn't do, but I knew the Lord could. Look what He has done. So AMAZING!! God is good!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not JUST a Mom!!

I am NOT just a Mom. I am a Mom that is ready to stand up for what I believe is right for this country. I was watching Glenn Beck tonight, he has had moms on his show trying to make a difference in their communities and wanting to help shape America. On his program a mom started a website titled As A Mom. I am passing on this information.
As a Latter Day Saint woman, I know the power of a mom. A mom is what holds together a home and family. So why can't we help with America. It is time I get involved with knowing what is going on and being part of even my community. I have started in a small way by being on the PTA Board, which I didn't realize how time consuming it is, but I need to be out there knowing what my children are facing. So, I will get off my soap box and share the website that I learned about tonight. Life is Good!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Look around...

This past week I was sitting outside with my little boy. I happened to look up in the sky and right in front of my house were 3 hawks flying around. It was amazing. They were beautiful and pretty close to us. I ran to grab the camera. Never was able to get a picture of them together, but managed to get some pictures. I enjoyed watching these birds. I'm pretty sure they were hawks.
I am no bird expert. In my eyes I thought of this as a tender mercy. Life is good if we look around.
Have a great week!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

All you need is...

Hello!! I really haven't had the desire to do blogging lately. These last few weeks have been good and emotional at the same time. I know I am not the only one with a husband laid off. But I just need to vent. It is hard!!! I know we have been so blessed. So many tender mercies in our life, but sometimes it is just hard to stay positive every single day. I have slipped a couple times and been sad. Sunday I knelt in my room and wept. I cried like a baby. It felt so good when I was finished.
I hadn't cried for such a long time. I have been holding things in for a long time.
So, tonight I have new emotions. My husband had had 4 interviews with a company and found out today that we didn't get the job. We both cried together.
It has been four months since my husband has been out of
work. I would like to share some of the lessons I have learned. Mostly, so I don't forget what I have learned.
  • It isn't how much money you have, it is the memories you create.
  • Knowing how others will feel. I now have empathy for others and I will know what I can do to serve them better.
  • Life is about improving and trials are here to give us the chance to improve.
  • The Lord does know my needs. It is true that he gives us those things we need through others.
  • It's not what I live in, it is what I do with it that counts. Make what I have beautiful, don't worry about having better things.
  • We can create memories without a lot of money.
  • It will be alright!!!
  • Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. The great thing about chocolates is they are always sweet.
  • I do need love in my life. Having a love for my little family helps keep me going each day. Gives me something to get up for and work hard.
I could probably keep going and going and going and going. But it has to end sometime.
Well, thanks for letting me vent, share, whine, murmur whatever it is called. I am entitled to do it, right? LIFE IS GOOD, JUST HARD SOMETIMES!!!
Go here for an inspirational thought from one who knows best...COME WHAT MAY, AND LOVE IT.