Friday, November 28, 2008

Leave of Absence

I just wanted my readers to know that I need to take a leave of absence for a while. I don't know how long I'll be away from this blog since I've had a earth and life shaking event tonight. Just please think of me and my children and if you pray, please say a prayer for me. I need it...

Much love to all of you... feel free to email me if you want, no guarantees I'll answer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Today I thought I'd express some things I'm grateful for in honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow.

First my family. I'm thankful for my mother, my husband, my children and my extended family.

Second I'm thankful for my husband's job so I can be a stay at home mom. He works hard for our family and I love what I do.

I'm thankful for my Savior and the Gospel. I don't know who or where I'd be without it. With all the trials in life it's the one constant I can depend on to save me and bring me back up again.

I'm thankful to be a mother and wife. I am truly blessed.

I'm thankful for friends past and present who have helped me become who I am and accept me for who I am.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Hannah and mom, and Jaidyn and mom making chocolate milk.

Today I have been reflecting on my children and have truly been humbled to think of how amazing they are and how I have been blessed to have them in my life. I love them so much and love learning from them. It's amazing that Heavenly Father trusted me with such sweet spirits and I really love how much they've affected me. Even though Shaylee is just my niece, I see her has my daughter right now and have learned that the Lord's hands guide the lives of the children for the better. She's an amazing girl with such a sweet spirit radiating from her.

I don't know who knows that's reading this, but in July and October I suffered miscarriages and even though that happened I know Heavenly Father has a plan for us individually and that he doesn't give us more than we can handle. I have faith that one day I can have a baby again when the time is right. This experience has made me so much stronger. I've had some internal struggles lately and just thinking of my children, past and present has now made me realize just how incredible life can be.

I've come up with a new motto for the next while... "Come what may and LOVE IT!" Marc and I have always had the saying between us, "Come what may" thanks to the song in Moulin Rouge (one of my favorite movies by the way) that has boosted me when I've needed it, but I think adding on to it now will be even better.

My sweet niece Shaylee