Tuesday, April 26, 2011


W brought home his Lifeguard training calendar.

I was so impressed that it was a cool, decorated calendar........

..... then I realized W had doodled his own calendar!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Heard around the House

G ~ "What did you guys have for supper last night?" (he spent the night with a friend)
Me ~ grilled Chicken
G ~ "oh that's the same as we had, only it was Pork"
Me ~ "how does that make it the 'same as we had'?"
G ~ "Well, they're the same things just one is Chicken and one is Pork"
Me ~ "No Chicken is a Chicken, Pork is a Pig and Beef is a Cow"
G ~ "Oh, well, they're all farm animals"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Finds

I walked into the Post office today and

saw the newest LOVE stamps!

I love them!What do ya think?

They're 'forever stamps' so I can't wait until I've used up all my "Pine cone forever" stamps so I can replace them with a bunch of these!

Life on Thursday

Today was a City Errand day! Not all errands were successful but all were ran!

I furthered my quest to find a cushion for our Chaise. These things are expensive ($40 on the average) and getting thinner and thinner every year. We use to buy a nice thick cushion for the same $40 as now you get a super sleek thin cushion! I'm still holding out for a nice thick one. That quest continues......

Next stop Kohl's to get G some new clothes. Success!

Lunch at my favorite Pei Wei for a Pei Wei spicy chicken Salad! Yummy success

quick stop by Target. Success!

Next to Nursery to pick up some 'good' dirt for Hubby's potted tomatoes! Hoping for sucess.

Home. Success

Go to pick up G at school. On the way home we pass W and friend on the road (they were taking W's truck to the mechanic to see if lives or dies). When I walk in the house, I'm greeted by our outside (and I mean VERY outside, digging in the field, chewy unidentified things) dog. He's happy to see us, of course. Seems when W's friend walked in he didn't realize that you have to be careful of the dog on thundery days. I've gone to the position that there is really no fighting the dog when it's storming BUT today it wasn't storming, just a distance thunder! The Storms just weren't coming our way today but try telling this to the dog!?! Finally a couple hours later, after I'd run the vacuum (didn't really faze him) G successfully gets him out! long drawn out but a success!

Then we rush off to Church for a night on Family History. We shared some great websites, one being Findagrave.com you can put in the your family's name and get information from their grave stone! Just how cool is that?! Success

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Sunday Thoughts

I love the 2 talks today in church there were several points that jotted down.....

*Anytime you find yourself negotiating with the Lord you need to repent!
There are times in our lives that we don't understand why we're going through certain situations (or others around us), but maybe it's just so we'll know exactly "who saved us". I do believe that we are placed in situations sometimes as a trial. The Lord does this so we'll have the chance to turn to Him, to rely on Him, to stop trying to handle it all ourselves and ask for His help.

Questions to ask ourselves .....
*Are you better person now? better than 5 years ago? 10 years ago?

As I sat in Sunday School, I pulled out my scriptures. Attached to my scriptures was my almost expired Temple Recommend. I unattached it and put it back in my bag. A few minutes later I pulled out a pen from my bag. Attached to that pen was my almost expired Temple Recommend. I unattached it, put it back in my bag and went on. Several minutes later I went to pick up my phone and stuck in my phone was that same almost expired Temple Recommend. I decided to act on the obvious promptings .... it was time to get the almost expired Temple Recommend renewed.

It took a few minutes to get that temple Recommend interview (see note that end to understand this process) arranged. I sat in the interview that I'd been in several times in my life, with the same out come, getting my temple recommend renewed. At the end of the interview process that man asking the recommend questions stopped and told me "I don't know what's going on in your life and I don't need to know but I want you to know that I've been prompted to tell you, that the Lord is aware of everything going on in your life and wants you to know that you're not alone." (see here for a bit more of this)

As you might well image, I had tears in my eye but so did the man holding the interview.

Once again, I knew my Father in Heaven Loves me and just how he goes about making sure I know it!

** Temple Interviews. We believe in modern day Temples, we believe that they are the house(s) of the Lord on this earth. We go there for further instructions on how be more Christlike, and to be closer to our Father in Heaven. To do all of these things we believe that we must be accountable to certain guidelines (ie: Our belief in Jesus Christ and in Our Heaven Father, our honesty, our modesty, our commitment to obey our baptismal covenants etc). In order to go into the temple we are questioned about our worthiness to go inside this House of the Lord.

OH OH and look at the temple that is being built in our area.

It should be done by this time next year!

Last Week's Round up!

Since I have taken a week off from blogging lets just do a simple round up of last week's news

**I subbed a couple of mornings

**Had a PEO luncheon (just confirmed that maybe we should change our luncheon place)

**Had PT just once last week. Seems my Therapist has a fun life with her family!?!

**W's truck has died. We're debating on whether it's permanently dead or if we'll PAY more $$ to relive it!?!

**I sort through G's summer clothes from last year. VERY very few things will fit this year! That boy is just getting taller, not much growth in width but TALLER!

**W's phone died (the night before his truck died). We gave the gift that keeps on giving by getting him a new phone for his birthday... that has yet to come!

On second thought maybe this isn't a round up at all.....I think it was a let the money roam post!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday Thoughts

I had spent the past few days just pondering a situation in my life, trying to make a decision about a relationship that didn't seem to be on the right path. Not only was I feeling that it wasn't on the right path but I was beginning to wonder if it was dragging me into a dark place.

I really really had decided it was time to cut my ties in this relationship. It would be much easier to be the kind of person that I wanted to be and the kind of person that I thought my Father in Heaven wanted me to be IF I cut my ties with this relationship. I also just plain wanted to be like them .... MEAN!

I knew it would be difficult journey while cutting the ties but I also knew I'd be fine in the long run.

I was sitting in Church today when it came to me loud and clear..... I needed to revisit a set of scriptures that I hadn't visited in a while. I opened my scriptures to ones I had prompted to and found my answer.

(in the Book of Mormon, Alma chp 34)

in verse 40 "......I would exhort you to have patience and that ye bear patience and that ye bear with all manner of afflictions; that ye do not revile against those who do cast you out ......., lest ye become sinners like unto them"

well, I can't be MEAN right back now can I??

verse 41: "But that ye have patience (now I've been told to have patience twice!) and bear with those afflictions with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions"

There was my answer, I needed to stay in the relationship and have not just HOPE but firm HOPE that someday I will be able to rest.

There was also a message in verse 39 ... ".....I exhort you, my brethren, that ye be watchful unto prayer continually...."

And there was my answer to how I was to have FIRM HOPE, prayer continually.

I'm so thankful for a Father in Heaven that loves me!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Life on Thursday

Today started early, with a trip to get my yearly Mammogram! It was quick painless and done for another year! Then off to get G's Boy Scout things. WOW! the BSA has a monopoly on that stuff and it's pricey! I stopped by Chipotle to get lunch for our Moved Get it Done day. As I pulled into my parking place noticed a table of police officers, as I was getting out I noticed a couple other police office eating at another table. I walked in and had the door opened by a couple of Highway Patrolmen. I knew I was safe! As I was pulling out of the parking lot there was another Highway Patrol car with 4 Patrolmen in it! WOW the safest place around at 11:30 on a Thursday is Chipotle's OR you could take this as a time that you could run amuck around town, since they're all at Chipotle's!?! I had an odd little bout of a bug on Tuesday so our Get it done day was moved to today. We worked at Stephanie's house. She has company coming and we worked on getting her bedrooms ready. After a quick trip to the grocery store I came home. Took a nap, I don't ever really have allergies symptoms but I get sinus headaches and tired when everyone else is sneezey and drippy so it really must be allergies. It was pork chop sandwiches for supper. I really like Pork Tenderloins and this is my low fat substitute! Pork Chops pounded into tenderness and grilled on George! Slap'em on a bun with mustard and pickles ~ Yummy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Birthday G!

G celebrated his birthday at school with Brownies on a Stick .....It was April's Fool's day so the class had on silly hats to trick their teacher......Then Saturday G celebrated with a NERF WAR party with 5 of his friends.

We started the day out with doing Mento's/Diet Coke Fountains .... Then it was off to the basement for several hours of NERF WARS......
There was NERF Target Practice ......

Grandma and Grandpa came up for awhile .....

Happy Birthday G!

Pinewood Derby

Post Race Face!

Packing it for the Race ......Pit Crew.....1st place Winning Racer

1st place Winning Car