Thursday, July 30, 2009


This is the first time that I have really talked about this but I wanted to post this picture. I had never seen it before Steve bought it for me. You see, Steve and I have been trying for a family for a while now and obviously there has been no success. I have a lot of doubt as each month passes where I am not pregnant but Steve never seems to give up. He is my rock! He bought this picture below and said that he wants it for the nursery that we will have one day. I thought it was absolutely perfect. I am so thankful for my strong husband. He keeps me going when times are rough. I don't know what I would do without him. I can't wait for the day I can display it in my nursery!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Take me out to the ball game!

So I absolutely LOVE softball. Everything about it. What do I love more? That my adorable nieces are now loving softball. I have always wanted to go and coach them but I havent had any time. Im hoping for this next season to be able to do that. These above are a few pictures of my oldest niece Anna, playing softball.. I hate how she is growing up so quickly. She will be 12 this year by the way. Ugh, im geting old!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I say..

Say what you need to say, do what you need to do,
and be what you have always wanted to be.
Just because.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keep her in your Prayers Please!!

I just found out that a friend of mine is very ill. She has a bacterial infection that has made her loose her sight and hearing. Doctors do not see that coming back. The infection is drug resistant and to top it off she is pregnant. In her second trimester. I know that many of you may not know her but if you could keep Nicole Purcell, her husband Wes and her son Charlie in your prayers. I know she could use all the help she could get!

(Thanks Michelle for updating me on Nicole)

We love you Nicole and we will continue to pray for you and your family! Please get better, we don't want to loose you!!!

Love? or Need?

LOVE this bag!

Although I don't shop that often and when I do it's mostly online I would love to have this bag. Because I don't shop enough I think I NEED this bag to make me want to shop more and have reassurance that my hands would be comfortable. Now that I have justified this bag I think the answer to the title of my question is I love AND need this bag. 'nough said!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Day!




Monday, July 6, 2009

Today I....

-Worked 11 hours with no lunch

-Went walking/jogging in the 90 degree weather (where I was told I was a fast jogger) really? haha

-Went to 1 hour of water aerobics

-Oh and put a tennis shoe on BOTH feet when I was jogging. (Im just so impressed. I may be talking about this for a while)

-Ate a healthy dinner

-Cuddled with my adorable Hubby!

*This may not seem like a lot, but I sure feel like I accomplished a lot today and can't wait to do it again tomorrow. Thanks for humoring me in my excitement!!

4th of July Weekend

-Family and Friends
-EXTREMELY large ward being split! wahoo!!
-Sleeping in
-Mosquito Bites
-Wearing BOTH shoes

These are just a few things the 4th of July brought to us. I hope you all had a great holliday weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And the Service Will Continue

A friend sent me this blog and it brought me to tears. It is the sweetest, sadest thing I have seen in a long time. As I read through her experience, her life, I realized I knew some of her relatives. How sad I feel for them. The blog is check it out if you want but be prepared for tears.

In one of their posts the Mom posted a quote her brother said to her that really hit me. it said

"you can see why God allows us to live in an imperfect world, because it allows us all the opportunity to serve. And when we serve we are becoming more like our Savior"

Service has always been one of the most important things in my life. I have made it a point to serve my friends, family and all those around me. I always feel my best when I am serving others. I don't make it a point to do something for someone and then sit there and wait for a "Thank You" or something in return. I don't care about those things. So why is that as of lately I have been having a hard time with this. Ok, let me clarify. I don't have a hard time serving, it's that recenlty I was told that I am self-fish, and ungiving. I don't give my time or talents and basically put myself before everyone else. It was really difficult for me to hear. I have always had a problem where I don't put myself, and my happiness before others. I make sure others are taken care of first so It was really hard for me to hear. I can't get it out of my head and I'm dwelling on it. It has made me almost want to stop helping people, but then I can across this scripture today which has quickly changed my thoughts.
In Matthew 25:35-36 it reads “I was hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me”
Before reading this what I really wanted to do is not serve. Not be there for people. Not drop everything in an instant to help family and friends. But that is not me. I would be absolutly miserable if I couldn't serve. So instead I made a goal to just serve even more. If someone out there is thinking that Im not doing enough, I will work harder to show them how muchI care. I'm not going to lie, this has taken me oh, a good week to figure out. It's sad that it took so long, but it also gave me the opportunity to really read and study and pray hard about the importance of service.

That being said I want to thank everyone of you for all you have done for me. You all have served me in one way or another and I am so thankful for you in my life. I hope that if there is anything I can do I can inturn serve you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Virtue of Patience

"Sure as the world rotates, and
day changes to night
Just as the hands of the clock spin continually,
I stand still."

One of my favorite patience quotes is taken from Psalm 27:14. "Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and he shall strengthen the heart."

Patience is an essential character trait that we all need to develop. But waiting for anything to happen drives me crazy. When I want something so badly it's hard to just sit and wait for it to happen. I do realize things happen in the Lords time. This is a such a difficult thing to try to understand, but I am trying. I know that I am where I'm meant to be right now in my life. It may not be exactly where I want, but everything happens for a reason, right? I hope so!