Family traditions

Family traditions

Friday, December 31, 2010

words of inspiration

"Stop looking for the storms and enjoy more fully
the sunlight." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Give expression to the noble desires that lie in your

heart. - Gordon B. Hinckley

"Forget yourself and get to work."
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

I am totally in the hands of the Lord.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

"Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged.

Things will work out." - Gordon B. Hinckley

A prominent judge was asked what we, as

citizens of the countries of the world, could do

to reduce crime and disobedience to law and to

bring peace and contentment into our lives and

into our nations. He thoughtfully replied, "I

would suggest a return to the old-fashioned

practice of family prayer." - Gordon B. Hinckley

"Get on your knees and pray, then get on your

feet and work." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Redeemer,

the Son of God, who came to earth and walked the

dusty roads of Palestine-the Son of God-to teach us

the way of truth and light and salvation, and who, in

one great and glorious act offered an atonement for

each of us. He opened the way of salvation and

exaltation for each of us, under which we may go

forward in the Church and kingdom of God. Be not

faithless, but believe in the great and wonderful and

marvelous blessings of the Atonement.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that

which we believe. - Gordon B. Hinckley

"If Life Gets Too Hard To Stand, Kneel." - Gordon B. Hinckley

The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our

eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension

and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this,

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Truly, my dear young friends, you are a chosen generation.

I hope you will never forget it. I hope you will never take it

for granted. I hope there will grow in your hearts an over-

powering sense of gratitude to God, who has made it possible

for you to come upon the earth in this marvelous season of

the world's history. -
Gordon B. Hinckley

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we

believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth,

for any of us, lies in our faith. - Gordon B. Hinckley

"When I say do your best, I mean you're very best. You are

capable of so much more." - Gordon B. Hinckley

"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured"
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in

men and women. - Gordon B. Hinckley

"You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . .

it's your choice." - Gordon B. Hinckley

"Good books are as friends, willing to give to us if we

are willing to make a little effort." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do
what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." - Gordon B. Hinckley

"Try a little harder to be a little better." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday, December 5, 2010

handsome fell on the ice tonight
this is our conversation after wards

one of my butt part about busted open
your butt parts?
yeah my butt boob
your butt CHEEK?
yeah my butt cheek almost busted open

i do not know where these things come from!


not that i'd wish horrible life experiences (HLC) on anyone, but i just have to say that i'm thankful for them.
in the mist of the HLE of my life i have often wondered what i've done to deserve this? or why me? i try not to feel too sorry for myself but i think it's only natural to feel overwhelmed, alone, and scared of the unknown.

i have often said that these HLE have me who i am

this week i have been helping a friend who is in the middle of her own HLE. she's going through the emotions and the stages of grief, she lonely, overwhelmed and scared. as i visited with her last night she was sharing these feeling with me, and i realized how grateful i am for the HLE in my life and how now they are helping me to be able help her.

Friday, December 3, 2010


"mom some thing happened in the night, I was transported from one side of my bed to the other"~Handsome

Thursday, December 2, 2010

the presidents

the never ending adventure of being a parent

the happy smiling moments
the loud laughter
the crazy dances
the messy rooms
the messy faces
the tantrums
the growing moments
the sweet talks
the stern talks
the tickles
the wiggles
the homework
the stories
the excuses
the surprises
the personality
the attitude
the sleepy nights
the good books
good night kisses....

i could go on but i've got to go get the presidents out of bed so we can enjoy another day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

counting blessings

i'm grateful for an amazing husband who supports me, loves me, provides for our family! I don't know what I did to deserve such a great guy, but am so happy he's mine. He is a tremendous blessing in our lives!!!