Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Thoughts

Today was Sunday and like most Sunday's we go to church and then the kids all come over for dinner.

Today wasn't much different except we had planned to have a little birthday celebration for Kinslie V. She just turned 4.

So cake was arrainged and dinner was planned. Before leaving for church I put a pink table cloth on and fixed a watermelon.

Everyone came and we gathered for dinner, Kinslie V. wanted to do the blessing, It's her day so it was her turn. No one seemed to mind, (sometime the kids get their feelings hurt if they don't get to do the blessing) anyway this small sweet 4 year old gave the sweetest blessing, she thanked Heavenly Father for everything, not just everything but everything that mattered. her mom her dad her family her granpa's her grandma, her dog, her cousins, for Sunday school and primary, for the nice weather. She only asked for a few things, 1 that her daddy would do good in Missori, and to bless the food. We had to remind her to bless the food. Everyone was quiet and listened (this doesnt alway happen) and all of the grown ups were very humbled. A small child only give thanks and we ask for blessings. It makes me want to slow down and remember to give more thanks.
Thank you Kinslie V for teaching me.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Just thoughts

Today I am going to lunch with a friend for her birthday. She is single, never married, lives with her father who is in his 80's. She wears very little jewlery and no makeup. She loves the Jazz-Basketball team out of Utah. She loves making books with beautiful pictures and quotes. She Loves doing geneology and going to the temple.

What is amazing to me is when I think of her, I don't think of how she wears her hair, or what kind of jeans she wears, I know her car is red but I have no idea what kind it is. I'm not sure what her favorite resturant is, or where she would like to travel to.

I hope that maybe when I am gone that someone would say about me, "Things of the world matter not, Only serving my Heavenly Father is what matters.

She loves with all heart and gives with all her might.

May I grow up to be just like her.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Years

Today May5th, 2011 is a day of rejoicing for me. My good looking sweet and patient husband and I have been married now for 38 years. 38 YEARS!.That is a long time in todays marriage rate.

We met on Halloween at a drive in movie, how you ask- well that is a story in itself. We had our first real date on the following Saturday night, 7days later, and we haven't been without each other since.

I feel he was an angel sent from above. He had a motorcycle and an old pickup. I had a 1966 Ford Falcon and a beautiful daughter. We then had each other and nothing else really mattered.

The day of our marriage was crazy. I made sure not to see him the whole day until I walked down the aisle. My brother John walked me down. I remember I really wasn't sure I wanted to go through with this. Not the marriage part, the wedding part.

I wore my sister Carroll's dress, (looked a bit like the new Princess Katherine dress with lace on top. It had about a million little buttons down the back and on each sleeve. It was beautiful.

I had a bouquet of daisies and pink roses and other wild flower type things. When I put them in the fridge at the church and went back to get them the daisies were frozen. Before the ceremony was over the little things were black.

I had a beautiful 3 tiered cake with pink daisy flowers and the best part was at the end of it aisle was this young, tall, dark haired (lots of it) brown eyed Prince Charming waiting for me.

As soon as I took his hand I knew ALL would be fine, it was better than fine, it was GREAT.

I have never wanted for anything. He has been the best of a father to our four daughters and the most loving husband any girl would want.

I know we are married for time and eternity, and to me I could not ask for anything else.

I hope all of you take a minute and count your blessings for the one you are married to, and I hope you all cherish each day. I know I try to not let the world interupt our happiness.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thoughts of Sunday

Today was Fast and Testimony for us. One sister stood and spoke of the blessings of her father who was showing signs of having the DESIRE to do the things he used to do. He had an accident five months ago and is just now starting to show real signs of getting back to his old self.

The word DESIRE stuck with me.

I have had a tough year, with family. The loss of trust, the loss of friendship and the worry of where my family is headed. Every family has the same troubles just in differnt elements.

I had lost all desire to be with people, ( even family ) no desire to attend church and partake of sacarement, I wanted no calling, no telephone. I really didnt even want to talk to my sweet sisters, daughters of even my husband.

I put a huge wedge between me and everything I loved. Exspecially the Lord.

I remember the feeling of overwhelming desire to serve all in my path. To do all that was asked of me. To step out of my box no matter what. I remember the joys it brought to me and my family.

Today I felt the DESIRE to feel that again. I pray the Lord will forgive me and help me to not let anything ever again step between me and him, my family and my friends.

Any of you family that reads this, I now think may understand, because they love me and watched as this year has passed. Know I have always loved you, I always knew that Jesus Christ was there waiting for me and knowing I would be back.

I have the DESIRE to work hard and have the love of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I only hope its not to late.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You will not leave hungry

Found this wonderful site and thought I would share. I could start at the top and not stop cooking till I hit the bottom. Bottom - you say? Yes mine would grow to epic protions. I will still give it a try.

Let me know if you try any of the suggested recipes, I would love to know.

Let me say this is one of many sites I found on Utahbloggers, so stay tuned for more.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Many thoughts

It has been 5 days since the world in Japan has fallen apart for them. I pray somehow this will all make sence one day. I worry about the people the children the old the young. I just can't not worry about all of them.

Thwe same time I can't help but Thank God for all the blessings he keeps sending my way.
Sunday March 13, my grandson Carter turned 8. He is more excited about going to Scouts and being baptised than he was about a party. He wanted to come to grandma's house for dinner so he could be with all of his family. What more could a grandma want.

I have felt the spirit so strong the past few days and I know Heavenly Father is watching over me and all those I love.

I have such a wonderful husband, daughters who love me and worry over me, Son in laws who would do anything for me, and Grandchildren who love to come to my house and never leave with out giving me hugs and saying Love you. What more could any one want.
Let's not forget blogger who inspire me. Love you Carrie.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lifting the Soul

Saturday Feburaty 26, was such a special day, 1- I spent it with my beautiful daughter, Kinie. 2- We had super weather and great parking. 3- Lucky seats, right in front of the mic.

Now you are asking "what in the world am I talking about?"
We were treated to a Special Relief Society meeting in the new event center in Rexburg, Idaho with Special speaker Julie B. Beck of the General Relief Society Presidency.

Along with close to 15000 other women and a few special Priesthood holders, we were spiritually feed for 2 hours. It seemed like it was only minutes.

Her forum was even special, She allowed women who had everyday questions about balancing life with Gospel.

Each person asked a question that pertained to thier life, Sister Beck would have an anserw to that question along with a scripture or a example that filled each one of us with hope.

If you came away not feeling of the feast that had been given it was only your hard necked proud feelings ( I say that because I have done that).

Soften your heart, pray about what was said and let the Spirit quide you in knowing God Loves you, God knows of you, and WORRIES about you.

I came home and read the story of Mary and Martha and have such respect for both of them, and understand that I have a long way to go to walk the path they walked.

How humble am I this morning? Very but at the same time feel so full of Gods love, and pray each one of you that read this will feel the same.