This is a little over 3 minutes to watch, but the messages are pretty darn motivational.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
One of my favorite quotes is by Jeffery R. Holland. He said, "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." Well I am happy to say one totally sweet blessing happened to find its way to me today. TOTALLY SWEET! Let me give you some background. Back in December I was asked to talk in church. I really really really dont like talking in front of any type of group of people- never have, never will. Anyway as bribery the 1st counselor in the bishopric said something about bringing by some ice-cream if I did it. That still didnt cause within myself a desire to give a talk, but I got it over with and now that its been 7 months since that time, I really havent thought back upon that unpleasant experience. Not until today. There was a knock upon the door this afternoon, and Daniel answered it. Into his hands were given 3 lovely little pints of totally sweet creamy delicious freezing cold ice-cream, with the explanation, "Kimmy will know what this is for." (Perhaps you want to look at that quote again--Yes some blessings come late, but they do come.) Looking at those lovely little blessings of heavenly deliciousness may just have made those few moments of my lunatical nervous ramblings several months ago worth it. And can I just say- our bishopric totally rocks! Yeah- they are THAT Cool! Sweet, sweet blessings.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We havent been up to much lately- just trying to survive this blasted heat, so we are doing workbooks, crafts, laundry, coloring books, fort-building, laundry, veggietales, playdough, laundry, bubbles, dancing, laundry, popsicles, puzzles, & laundry. Sounds like a never ending nursery class minus the never ending laundry. Fun, but I am counting the days 'til Halloween. Once that holiday hits, the temps go down and my kids can actually play outside without getting heatstroke! Right now their physical activity consists of jumping on the couches and dancing to the veggietales theme song. I know I shouldnt wish away these days, and I dont really mean to, but can we finish up with summer now? The last 2 weeks have felt like years.
For your randomness FYI-I have recently taken after my brothers and am going bald. As if I wasnt funny looking enough already, I discovered a huge bald spot on my head, but thanks to my skill in comb-overs its not too noticeable. But still, bald??? What the heck?!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I received this video in an email last year, and was thinking about it today, so I am posting it along with the thought that even though there are forces that are trying to stop the truth from spreading, it is spreading and will continue to spread simply because--ITS TRUE!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
We are back and I am homesick. I miss seeing green. I miss the mountains. I miss Bajios! I miss having my kids being able to play outside. I miss the Utah summer nights and the nice breeze coming in the windows. I miss driving by the Timpanogos Temple everyday. I miss the cool mornings and the fresh scent that it brings. But more than anything I miss my parents. I miss the interaction between them and my kids.
But having spent a little over 2 weeks apart from Daniel, I would rather be here in this blasted sweltering desert waste land with him, than up there without him. I missed seeing his facial expressions, and I missed his presence. I especially missed his hugs and his companionship. I missed him coming home and the kids jumping all over him. I missed his kisses and I missed waking up next to him each morning. And i missed a zillion other things but this is sappy enough already- lets just say I missed him!!
Last week we got to drive up the AF Canyon and did FHE with my siblings. James became attached to his Uncle Jer and spent all his time right next to him. Toast enjoyed being a pyro with his Uncle Reed, and my kids enjoyed their first smores. Ben enjoyed spitting up on everyone who held him. We got to celebrate Lucys b-day while we were there, which brought with it the tradition of homemade ice-cream!! and we got to visit with the Lamoreauxs as my cousin Phil had his homecoming while we were there. We got to see Megans baby and Amandas baby, both just so adorable. We got to explore my parents beautiful new house, which they should be moving into in a few weeks. We also got to see my sisters beautiful new house, as they so kindly let us stay with them for a few nights. We got to visit with Daniels parents and his sister and her family. We got to go to Lagoon with them and enjoyed the fireworks that night. We also got to go on a much needed date as my mom watched all 4 monkeys for us, so we enjoyed that time together. We also got to take the scenic route home as we somehow missed a certain turn-off at some point.
SO now that we are here, I am trying to remind myself that even though it was fun to be with my family, and it was wonderful to escape this blasted heat, being with Daniel is my favorite thing and therefore I can deal with whatever(being here for example) as long as I have him--Now that's LOVE!