Friday, September 30, 2011


Who doesn't love a handful of M&M's?!
Oh, Boy do I love M&M's!
Peanut, plain, peanut butter, almond, mint and more!

Here is a little bit of info I read this week.
If you eat just "one" M&M...
you will need to walk one length of the football field
to work off that M&M.

This makes me think twice before
grabbing a handful.

Don't you love the BSU field?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Monday!

There are days that I sit and contemplate life....
I can't believe that I will be relocating in 9 months,
that my husband is gone a greater part of the week,
that simple family things are harder to do or missed,
that I have a daughter in college, one getting ready to
graduate High School and my baby is in 6th grade!

Disappointment and discouragement are from Satan!
Oh, boy he wants us to feel them and lately I have
felt my own share of them.
Last week it was if a light bulb went off.
I was ready, able and willing to carry on this crazy life and load.
I no longer wanted the heavy feelings that Satan was
putting on me.  Adios!!

I am truly blessed!!
No matter the hardship, my blessings far outweigh them!
I love this quote from a great Prophet (info here).

I am not sure what facilitated the change last week.
I do know that somewhere someone said a prayer
or two on my behalf,  friends supported and uplifted,
and I felt the spirit awaken my soul.

It is a new week with new and old challenges.
I will "Carry On".
For now this is my path.
It is up to me to learn, grow, Be Happy, Believe
and endure.

Happy Monday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Big Brother

Alec adopted a "big brother."
Tanner is a young man from our ward.
He is currently serving a mission
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tanner was Kenzie's friend first
and then Alec decided that
Tanner could be the "big brother"
he never got.

Alec has been enamored with writing
Tanner while he is serving his mission.
Alec updates him on sports, video games,
school and life in Gilbert.

I love that Tanner is such a great
example to Alec.

(pictures taken in 2009 at Winter Formal.
Alec and Tanner playing Nerf.)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Will Never Forget

It was one of those moments....
I will always remember where I was,
what I was doing and what was
happening across the United States.

I will Never Forget that day and
the days that followed,
as we sat glued to the TV.

The memorial in New York is
a gorgeous site.
I can't wait to see it in person
in one month.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Game Day

College Football is starting today!
We are a divided family.
With the start of football one would
think that Fall would be here...
not in Arizona!
It is still HOT!!!

Go BSU!!