Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thought of the day

The Infinite Power of Hope
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

No matter how bleak the chapter of our lives may look today, because of the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we may hope and be assured that the ending of the book of our lives will exceed our grandest expectations. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." God will wait with open arms to receive those who give away their sins and continue in faith, hope and charity. And to all who suffer --- to all who feel discouraged, worried, or lonely --- I say with love and deep concern for you: Never give in. Never surrender. Never allow despair to overcome your spirit. 
Embrace and rely upon the Hope of Israel, for the love of the Son of God pierces all darkness, softens all sorrow, and gladdens every heart.

Friday, March 20, 2009


So my sweet sister Amy decided that for my 30th birthday her and I deserved a little get away. She flew me out to Phoenix on March 5 so we could have a little girlie time. I have to admit that along with the excitement of getting away, I was having complete ANXIETY! If it wasn't for my fabulous hubby I probably wouldn't have gone. Don't get me wrong... I wanted to have a little break from my mommy craziness, but would the kids survive without me for 5 days? Would McKenna get to and from school OK? Would Matt make it to preschool and gymnastics on time? Could Tytan possibly survive that long without me without needing therapy? Could they really make it without me? YES! YES! and YES! Thanks to my husband, parents, and awesome friends. For all of you who made it possible: Thank you for helping me see that I am still a girl who loves to sleep in, go shopping, not have a schedule, and most of all... help me see that after all the fun and partying, I couldn't wait to come home and be mom again. AMAZING!

Amy picked me up from the airport in her new convertible VW BUG!! How cute is she? I couldn't think of a better way to cruise... top down and radio blasting. I really felt 16 again. Her and I spent Thursday and Friday night in Scottsdale. Mainly shopping, sleeping and eating :)

On Saturday we headed up to Sedona and stopped off at the Montezuma Castle. It is this really neat historical site where Native Americans carved out their houses in the side of the cliffs. It was pretty amazing.

We made it to Sedona and cruised the main street. We hit some fun shops and paid way too much for chocolates and ice cream. It was heaven!

Saturday night we made it back to Amy's house and I enjoyed 2 days with my darling niece and nephews. It was so much fun to be the main attraction and to be able to give them my full attention. Thank you Amy for such a great weekend. I needed it more than I realized. It is like my mom once told me, "It is important to get away once in awhile so you can remember why you started it all in the first place." So true right? Being single and free was fun for the weekend, but I sure couldn't wait to get back to where I belong.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dr Seuss Day

McKenna had Dr Seuss Day at school and this is the fun outfit that she came up with. She is a funny girl! She had so much fun being silly.