Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Spirit

So last Christmas I had a really hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit. Call me Scrooge if you wish, I would not mind because I know it is true. But, this year we started it all out on the right foot. Tonight, Brandon and I went to the First Presidency Devotional with some cute girls from my family. Brandon is such a good sport to escort 5 ladies downtown. If you have never been to an event at the conference center you must go. It is a beautiful building and the spirit there is unforgettable. But, tonights event was different. I have often contemplated what it would be like to be in the First Presidency. What a big job that would be. It is amazing as soon as the Presidency enters the room the visitors go silent and come to their feet. It got chills. How their words touched me this evening. The music, oh the music was beautiful. I remember when I was younger making fun of my Mom for making us listen to the MoTabs but tonight they were breathtaking. But, the thing that sticks out most in my mind is this quote "The most precious things are only seen with the heart." I have often loved things that I have seen with my eyes. How beautiful they are to the sight and then with time they become less important and I no longer desire to see them with my eyes. You can not see love you can not touch it. Although, your heart knows it is precious, recognizes it and encourages the rest of your emotions to follow. How amazing it is to have the ability to love others and to feel of their love in return. It is one of the things my heart sees and knows is precious. How blessed I am to be surrounded by such amazing people who I know are precious. Especially during this Christmas season I am so blessed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Late night... Cute Baby!!

So again I am awake and my dear SWEET husband is having a snoring competition with the neighbor on who can annoy their wife more. Brandon is in first place as far as I am concerned, possibly may have even broken a world record. Anyhow, I was doing some blog stalking. Yes I admit it I AM A BLOG STALKER!! I don't know if there is a support group or anything but, if so I think I should possibly join. Although, then I think that I would have to outwardly admit it, saying it out loud to a group, so then again maybe not.

Anyways, I was peeking at my little sisters blog. Have you seen their cute new addition? He looks so much like my Dad, the chubby cheeks and the simple look on his face that almost screams I know something that you want to know. They have such cute babies! So, a belated congrats to them and I can tell already that the Turner's are going to be the favorite! Love you kids.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Anxious about tomorrow....

I have been thinkng a lot about life lately. Tomorrow marks the one year mark since my sweet Dad's accident. It seems to have been more than that, interesting how quickly life changes and then you find yourself wondering what happened? How did it happen and most importantly why? The last year has been one of many hard realities to face. Something that I would not wish on my worst enemy or my dearest friend.

I remember as Brandon and I were driving home from the hospital the first night he was there. I was a total wreck and I had a list of things that I wanted to accomplish that suddenly took a front seat to those things that I had thought were more important even the day before. That night as we crawled into bed, I feared what the next few days would bring. I prayed that the Lord would bless my family to make sense of the coming days and be inspired on the best way to support my parents.

Since that time, I have spend countless hours pondering about what happened within the walls of that hospital. How much my life changed, how much I loved my family and how grateful I was to have an eternal family. The moments spent there are ones that will never escape my mind. The times we prayed, pleaded and bonded as a family. All at the feet of our Dad doing his "favorite" thing listening and keeping watch of his girls. I know he does not linger far from us even now, still listening and keeping watch.

How amazing it is to be loved by such and amazing set of parents. I have been blessed beyond my comprehension. Dad and Mom thank you so much for loving me.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cute Hubby

I just found this picture of us when we were sealed. How stinkin' cute is my husband? I decided I would post it at the top of our blog because it was such a special day and I always want to remember it. Plus, Brandon is such a hottie in this picture.

Two amazing things happened today. My lap band was too tight and I have been feeling crappy for like 4 days now. I went and got it unfilled a little bit. I feel amazing. Brand is so sweet he made me Mac and Cheese for dinner because we are on the mushy food diet for a few days. Then Brand and I spent the evening watching Chick Flicks. He watched Failure to Launch, if you have not seen it YOU MUST! It is so funny. I love it when he will humor me and watch somewhat cheesy and corny shows with me. He is so great.

I am also very excited about our soon to be here nephew "Baby D" that will be making his grand entrance next week. I know that he is coming right from the presence of my sweet Dad and that could bring pretty much anyone to tears. I hope that he has a similar spirit of my Dad. Hang in there La La he will be here soon and seeings how you are Mom and Dad's favorite and they are coming to see you soon we all have a lot of work to do here while she is gone to get back on the list. I love you and we will be planning an adventure your way here soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

c A m P i N g and a little SUN!

Getting Ready
Pucker UP BABY!
This weekend Brandon and I went camping with our super fun friends the Barnes'. We had a total blast. I not being one for camping was a little hesitant about this adventure but, hey I can do anything once right?!? So off we went to Fish Lake. Who would have thought that so much gear was involved when you are just going to spend 2 nights. We looked like the Griswold's going down the road. We had stuff strapped to the top and were packed to the brim on the inside. Once we arrived the boys quickly set up camp and we got the fishing underway. Brandon really enjoying fishing and making jokes with Wood. While Connie and I thought up a bunch of silly games to play while in nature with the kids. Did you know it takes about 10 minutes for a 5 year old to fill an empty Pringles can with leaves. One from each tree that we were by. I know you are thinking we are so creative. As you can see fishing was a success. Brand caught a bunch of fish but he let all the little ones go. It was fun to see his face when his line would get a tug. OH THE EXCITEMENT!

All in all we had a great time fishing and camping but, by day 3 I was DONE! I remember as a child going camping with my family in Lake Powell. After the 1st night my Dad said he would spend the day in the channel trying to find someone to wanted to sale their houseboat because we were not going to spend another night in that tent. So I think this is where I found my true love for camping. Brandon asked me on the first day if I had ever been camping before (I suppose I was doing something "un-camp" like I am not sure) and I shot right back "Yeah I have... it was in a Motorhome!" I love him for being so patient with me. He is such a great man!

On DAY 3 we cleaned up camp and headed to St. George. I must have been at my wits end because about 30 miles outside Cedar I had a complete melt down freak OUT. There was lot of laughing and some crying, maybe I am not made to be in the car for that long. Who knows?!? About 10 miles outside of Cedar the fishing poles broke free from the strap on the top and began to thump against the top of the car this was more than My SWEET and EXTREMELY PATIENT friend Connie could take. She said if we didn't stop the car she was going to KILL herself in 5 minutes! We were a mess but, we made it alive. I am sure that our husbands wanted to leave us in Cedar to chill out but, they let us accompany them for the rest of the trip.

We had a great rest of the trip just relaxing and having fun. We love the Barnes family. Thank you for putting up with us and most especially me. I love you guys. Until our next adventure!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Old Friends

Tonight Riz and I went to Cold Stone for a little treat and ran into some of my old friends from Hillcrest. They were visiting from San Fransisco and we sat down and chatted it up for a while with them. Talking about all the different grown up stuff and a few memories from high school. Good times, you made my day. You know who you are. Oh, yeah and i took some pics of the pooch\, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chillin' at home

After 5 solid days of confinement we are feeling better.Who would of thought that one of us would get the swine flu? My sweet husband being the joker that he is text me and said that they were going to test him just in case. I was sure he was just being funny, he likes to tease me because honestly I believe anything! Then when he texted me again and said he had it I called him right back. I was positve he would be laughing his head off when he picked up the phone. NOT THE CASE! But, I was sure when it all began that Brandon and I were going to make each other crazy but, it was not bad at all. I think it was my once daily trip to the Redbox that helped us make it through. So if any of you have any questions about a good movie to rent you just let us know... We have seen a lot of movies this week. Redbox is the greatest invention and whoever did it is probably laughing all the way to the bank. Brandon is feeling much better which translates in my language to WE CAN LEAVE THE HOUSE!

Thank you to all of you who updated your blogs for me to read while we were in isolation.
I LOVE you much.