Friday, May 29, 2009

change has come my way...

I just need to write to say that as of this coming Monday I will be stopping my blog. We have a big trial that has come our way and will no longer be able to keep our internet.
I have enjoyed blogging and meeting amazing women across the country and out of the country.
As soon as I can get back in blogland I will search everyone out and see how you all are doing.
Thanks for the kind comments and letting me leave my dorky comments on your blog.
I just want to share my testimony of what I know...
I know that the Savior is really here and has a plan for me and my family. He has brought us through hard times before and I know he will still be there now.
I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that life is hard, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and will always be a part of my life.
I know that my little family is strong and we are sealed together forever...nothing will break that as long as we strive to live the way we should. I know that I love my brother, Jesus Christ, I know that He loves me.
I know that the Lord does not give us trials that we cannot handle. This is just another test to see how strong my faith is and I hope I pass the test. Only time will tell. I know I can do it.
Have a nice weekend and thanks to all the ladies that helped me find my inner creativity!!
It has truly boosted my self-esteem.

What time is it?

What time is it? Summertime, It's our vacation. What time is it? Party time, That's right, say it loud...
I started last year with a new tradition. When my kids get off the bus and come in the house I have the Summertime song playing from High School Musical. This year my oldest daughter drove home early with me so we sang it in the van on our way home. But I still have to play it for my first grader when she gets off the bus today. I love summer break. We get to sleep in and just hang out and do whatever!!! IT"S SO NICE!!!!
Here are some activities my girls got to do today for the last day of school...
The local fire men came to help the first grade class do their egg drop. It was fun to watch and I know the kids loved it. Thanks to the amazing first grade team of teachers.

This speck in the picture is Kayci's egg falling. I timed it just right with the picture.

The egg cracked!! It didn't survive the landing.

The principal had a demontration outside for the different grades to come watch a 2 liter of soda explode or shoot out using Mentos. It was pretty fun for the kids.

Well this has been our day so far. Now I'm off to clean my house for company that is coming to visit for the weekend. We can hardly wait. Nobody ever comes to visit us, so this is a fun thing.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Isn't it great?

For some reason I love Memorial Day. Growing up I remember traveling around the valley to all the cemetaries to visit those passed on. We drove over to Honeyville, UT to place a plant on my Grandma Isaacason and her baby's grave and later we added my Grandpa Isaacson, then over to Logan, UT to see my Grandma & Grandpa Nelson, then up to Mendon, UT to visit a brother-in-law. I learned at an early age the importance of respecting those passed on and the ground they are buried in. I'm grateful for this experience I had for 19 years. Today I don't live close enough for my children to have this experience, but I hope to share with them the importance of Memorial Day. A time to honor those who have passed on before us. In our sacrament meeting the speaker shared this poem...It really touched me so much that I asked for a copy of it. I will end my post with this:
"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulders. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
Sister Marjorie P. Hinckley

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Picture this...

Take a moment and picture this scenario...I am out TRYING to run for a 5K race I want to do. When on my way home I see a HUGE St. Bernard dog and a golden lab running together full blast toward me. My first thought was, "OH CRAP". So, I picked up rocks and started chucking them at the dogs yelling, "GET OUT OF HERE".
Trust me these dogs didn't look this cute running full blast toward me. Needless to say, I was a little nervous and I won't be running that way again.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I screamed tonight when Kris Allen was read as the American Idol. I voted for him 10 times. Yep, 5 times for each member of my family and then 5 more times for my Mom & Dad because I knew they wouldn't vote, and then for my sisters.
I'm pretty sure it was my votes that helped him win. I am so happy for him. I can't wait to get Kris and Danny Gokey's CDs.
All is well in the universe tonight!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


What was I thinking? So, my sisters, Mom & Dad, some in-laws are doing a family healthapalooza and I started my training today for a 5K race. I seriously could only practice for 10 minutes. I've only been done for 20 minutes and my body is sore. I know it will feel so amazing when my body is in shape and can run the distance I want. My family is just trying to get out and start moving and eating a little better. The biggest goal of my life is to have a flat stomach before I die. I have to make it happen. I'm tired of looking 3 months pregnant everyday. Ok, maybe I just look 2 months pregnant. Still, I have to get rid of my stomach and be in shape. I know it will give me more energy and hopefully won't be so tired.
What will you do this week to get out and move?
I wonder if a cheerful heart will be good medicine for strength to continue exercising?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lights Out!!

My family and I just had a different Friday night. We were getting ready to settle in to watch tv and at about 9:30 p.m. the power went out. Always my first thought is "did my husband pay the bill" but I could see that our entire street was out. So, luckily I was able to find the flashlight then my husband got some candles going. It was so funny to listen to my kids. My ten year old kept saying, "I'm bored, why did this have to happen on Friday night, cry, cry, I'm bored..."
Then my seven year old kept saying, "I'm scared, close the windows, cry, cry, cry, cry..."
My three year old just thought it was great.

We did end up having fun though. We played charades, a tag game, what are you doing game, I'm thinking of ... and a M&M question game. After about one hour the power came back on. It was a happy day. It was so funny my ten year old was so excited because she could finally get back to watching her show. When the power came back on she said, "That took forever". It gave me a chuckle.

Having the power out reminded me of being little when the power would go out. I always loved it because that was the only time my parents would ever play a game with me. I was the only one left at home so I got all the attention during power outages. It was fun for me. Makes me think we should have our own power outage at least once a month. Pretty sad that having the power go out gets us to play games. I need to make this happen more for my little family.

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Am A Child of God

I Am a Child of God
My fun three year old boy got to give a talk in primary. He did so well, he wasn't even scared. He stood at the microphone and said his talk loud and clear. I was very pleased and got a tear in my eye. Here is the talk he gave:
Jesus Christ made it possible for me to live with my Heavenly Father again by giving me a family to help me choose the right.
By giving me scriptures to read.
By giving me a chance to go to church.
While giving the talk we held up a picture of our family. I'm confident he will do it again when it's turn again. Have a "Terrific Tuesday"!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

This is the truth for me. My fourth grader this year was explaining to me her math problems. I told her, "that isn't how I learned it when I was your age".
I have had a nice Mother's Day. This morning I woke up to the sound of my seven year old making me a breakfast tray. She brought in a bowl of cereal and a glass of milk. I got some fun gifts too. Each of my girls made a gift at school for me, then I got some new portraits of each of my kids, taken at the park by my husband, then I got three rose bushes and a picnic table.
I am very excited for the picnic table too. I love having picnics, so the table will be well used.
This afternoon I took my three kids and two neighbor kids to the park. While we were getting ready to leave I met a family that was visiting and making their way to Yellowstone. They had come all the way from Australia. I had fun visiting with them. Not every day, here in the middle of no where, I would meet people from Australia. I enjoyed visiting with them. Such an odd place for travelers to be, but they were having fun. I loved listening to them talk with their accent and wondered if I would have an accent too. Anyway, I will end the day with just relaxing and doing some embroidery work on the pillowcase I'm making.
Happy Mother's Day!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

A MeMe award...

My favorite blog in blogland passed on an award to me. This blog is In This Small House. Sandra is a fun-loving person. She can make anyone feel like you are her best friend. I'm just honored to have her as a sister. Although, I don't get to see her enough. Anyway, for this award I am to share seven things about my personality. I hope I know myself well enough to do this. I honestly have just recently been able to really get to know myself and know what I love and enjoy. I am happy to say that I do enjoy being with myself. I guess that is always a good thing. Anyway, here I go:
  1. I can be serious at times. Although, I have been learning to relax and enjoy laughing more and dance with my family.
  2. I love to smile. In high school I was awarded the "best smile".
  3. I enjoy getting to know someone new. At church I like to look for the new person and go meet them.
  4. I feel like I do good at allowing others to feel important.
  5. I asked my husband what he thought about my personality and he said, "Spiritual". Something I work on daily. Let's hope it is working. I enjoy listening for inspiration that I need for myself and my family.
  6. This is hard...I would say, "Confident" I am confident with myself. Took me years to find the confidence that I have. Although, I am a little nervous for this new school year because I was voted in as the VP of the PTA. I was nominated by someone else NOT myself. I'll see how confident I am when this new job starts.
  7. Lastly I would say, I try to avoid concerning myself with what others think about me. I guess they are going to think it if I worry about it or not, so I choose to just live my life the best way I can and forget the rest.

I am not perfect, because I work hard at making all these things happen and at times I have my set backs and then I have to pick myself back up and keep going. Life can be hard at times and I know that by the hard times it creates stronger personalities, which can only help us be better. I really don't enjoy sharing these things about myself. I will have to take a day or two getting over the anxiety of publishing this post. Thanks for being my blogging friends.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Musical Review

Last week my cute girls were able to be part of a fun activity at the local high school.
I signed them up to be in a theatre clinic. The high school kids in the drama dept. put together a clinic where they divided the kids up into grades and each group learned a song from a musical and performed to this song. My girls had a blast. They were able to perform last Friday and I know had so much fun. I sure it happens again next year. This is the nice thing about living in a smaller community. Here are a few pictures of the night.
My little boy didn't want to come in to watch the show. He was having fun running around outside. He is definitely a boy.

Kindergarten & first graders. My daughter is in the back row, first person with the green shirt.

Fourth & Fifth graders. My daughter is in the front row, first person from the left.

I think these activities are wonderful for the youth to do for the young kids because it shows that there are still good teenagers out there, and the fun they can have when they get into high school. I appreciate the time and effort the youth and their teachers took to create this experience for the kids.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Big Thank You!!

Yesterday I went to our post office to pick up our mail. My little boy was so excited to see a present in the mail. We had to open it right away and this is what I found...

My friend, Angie, had made these cards just to be kind and give them to me. I was happily surprised to receive them. What an amazing gift to give. I know she put a lot of time to make these and they are so cute. Angie, you did an amazing job. I love them and will definitely use them all. Thank you so much!! Angie & I met when we were in high school in our marching band. I should say "the best marching band in the country at the time". Good times, Good times!! It was fun to find Angie on Facebook and know what she has been doing. Good thing for the Facebook and blogging!! Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Totally "Wicked" Weekend

I had a fantastic wickedly weekend. I had the opportunity to go see the show Wicked with my in-laws and friends of my sister-in-law. Anyway, before the show we went out to dinner at a really nice italian restaurant. Then walked over to the Capital Theatre for the show. I must say I had a personal emotional moment during the show. Amazing story and great music. I think when I watch the Wizard of Oz I will think differently of the wicked witch of the west. Thanks Annette I copied your pictures from your blog, because I'm toooooo impatient to wait for pictures downloading on my extremely slow computer.

I'm in the very back row bending down with the pink shirt. What a fun night!! Thanks Diane for making this night happen for us all. I suppose I owe my husband a very big thank you for sending me out the door and taking care of the home front. I must say he did very well. He was in charge of taking the girls to their own performance at the HS and a soccer game in the morning. Thanks MIKE!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm Feeling Wicked

I'm feeling "Wicked" today!! I can't wait for this evening. I am getting ready to go on a Dopp girl's outing. My husband's sister bought tickets for the Dopp ladies to see the show Wicked. It should be a fun night.
I get to leave here at 12:30 p.m. to embark on a self serving weekend. I am in need of a break and I don't feel guilty at all. The only thing I feel sad for is that I am missing my daughter's perfomance tonight. They get to be in a musical review at the HS. Anyway, I am off and everyone have a great weekend!!