Feb 20, 2012

A few inspired quotes - printable

This one was from sugardoodle. I downloaded and printed a copy for my mirror.

I can't remember the website that I got this one from. 
I downloaded it and printed it, and framed it for my friends last year for Valentine's Day!
Of course I printed one for me too! It's one of my favorite Valentine's Day decorations.
It's Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!

This picture is all my design. I did borrow the quote, and picture from online, but I put them together on photoshop.
I printed this one and gave it to a few struggling friends...it went along so nicely with a lesson I taught on trials.

Jan 1, 2012


I know I my last post said a little about not offending anyone.
Well... I offended...and I think I meant to.
Let me explain.

I am a very opinionated girl. And, I used to take those opinions and bury them. I would bury them sooo deep, that I would stress and worry and cry and scream...all behind the curtain. Well, not any more. This year...starting now, I am no longer going to stand by and let people hurt me. I am who I am, dang-it. god gave me a big mouth. And I am going to use it.

I am trying to be like Jesus, I am. And, for the most part, when I do go a bit too far, it's because I feel the need to. I feel it in my bones. I want to help. I want to make people better, and, that desire to help, can get me into trouble. It is true... a lass, not every one appreciates the truth. But, here it is people....I am not going to stand by and have my family or myself mistreated...and I will tell you straight up when I think you are! Got it! 

I am no longer going to sit by and be the "stupid" sister....and if I feel like I am....I will let you have it. I will no longer sit by and let others be bad influences on my kids...and if you are...you better believe I will "Mother" you. Because, if you are being a bad influence, you're mother must not have taught you better!

Starting today...my New Years Resolution...being truthful...whether I give offense or not. I am not going to sit back and bite my tongue. I will be rude, I will be shunned, and I will be happier! Because at least you will know what I am already saying in my mind and heart. And I will be being truthful to myself. And I want my children to know, that it is better to be truthful, even if it is hurtful, than to sit back and cross your fingers that people will get the hints. 

I am WOMAN....hear me ROAR!

Jul 22, 2011

My Forehead stamp

So, a few days ago, I was heading out of the house right at the same time that the mailman was delivering the mail. I had 3 of my kids with me, cause Maggie was at work with Joe. I had the mailman give Lilli the mail because I had my hands full. He teased her about it...making her jump for it. i could tell he must have a kid her age.

A few days past...this time, we were pulling into the drive right as the mailman was delivering the mail. We had the radio pumping, blaring, because Katie was in the back seat screaming, "No one sing!"

We got out of the car laughing, and the mailman stared chatting with me. He was all..."So you have 4 girls? I do too! I understand the whole loud music thing." We giggled, and talked about how Katie was being bossy...he guessed that she was 4, cause his youngest is almost 5.

Then...he started over sharing... this is where the title of the post comes into play. Do I have a stamp on my forehead that states it's ok to over share with me? Because he thought he saw one!

He tells me about how he hasn't seen his daughters since Christmas...I say how sad that is. He says his wife went crazy, and left him...blames it on 2 things...the internet and the fact that they stopped going to church about 6 years ago. He tells me they used to belong to the LDS faith. I tell him I am LDS...and thus the 10 minute conversation about his crappy life becomes a missionary experience!

I wasn't praying for one. I don't go around being a missionary...but the Lord has a hand in all things. I explained to him that the church does provide peace, and strength does happen to families and marriages when we are living the gospel to it's fullest.

He said he has started going back to church, but that his wife, whom he is separated from, and his daughters aren't attending with him. I encouraged him to keep attending and to council with his bishop. More was shared, and I saw and heard myself taking pity for his lot, and encouraging him to press forward, and to keep trying, for his daughters sake if for no other.

I hope what I said touched him, or made him think. I hope he can bring his family back together, and find peace again. Marriage is worth keeping, it's worth fixing...no matter how "far" things have gone.  And, ANY marriage can be saved if both people want it to be. Forgiveness is real! Forgive, always...no matter what!

I am grateful I am living my life, everyday, ready for these "over shares". It strengthened my personal testimony. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ is the only church on the face of this Earth that has the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that by living the Gospel to it's fullness lives are healed, made happy... that souls are made strong, and confidant! I know who I am. I know God's plan for me and for my family. I know that without the Gospel I would feel lost, afraid, and alone.

And, btw...the reason why this man left the church, was because of some members of his ward...he was offended. This answer makes me so mad! Please, let us all love ALL people! Offend not one! Not even ONE! It may be the one that leaves the fold.

Jul 9, 2011

Hello,I am an Idiot

Okay, it's been a while. I've been busy making friends and breaking up with friends on Facebook. 
It's been a blast, but it was, once again taking up too much of my time. And, now, 1 day after shutting it down once again, I am missing it's comfortable numbness. Mostly because I am an idiot, and when an idiot posts something idiotic on Facebook, they get laughed at and they get their comments "liked" . they get comments on their idioticness. And, I miss that...especially after tonight. I was a big idiot.
I went to my friend's 30th birthday party. Most of my good friends were there....ok, ALL my good friends were there, but somehow, I felt out of place...as I have been feeling lately. You know that feeling, when you enter into a room and you feel that silence fall apon you like everyone was talking about you in hushed tones? I felt like that. Granted, no silence fell apon me when I entered the party...but I felt like a stranger.
A game of volleyball insued, Joe and I were apposite side, which is ok...but I felt alone and insecure, and apprehensive about the ball coming to me. I don't usually feel this way. I am usually like, "bring it on sucka!" but not this time. I made a fool out of myself time after time, missing the ball, hitting the ball and making it go crazy. I'm sure no one minded...but I hated looking so bad. I guess I am proud, and didn't like looking like I sucked.
Then, when it was time to sing "Happy Birthday" every one was looking around for someone to start the song, and I stared it...yeah....like in the totally wrong key!!! Way too high, and out of everyone's range. I felt like an absolute idiot. I am supposed to know how to sing...why did I mess it up. 
Then lastly, in true idiot form...after a special "movie/slideshow" was done of the birthday girl, I shouted..."Time for CAKE!" I sounded like a pushy jerk. Why must I always act like I am a freakin 10 year old! Why do I feel the need to draw attention to myself? I just want to be loved...not resented. But I feel like, lately, everyone is laughing at me, not with me.
Alas...stupid is as stupid does...again! *sigh*

May 15, 2011

Soccer CRAZY Week!

So, I thought I would post this on my blog, to share with you all how CRAZY I really must be!

ok....Here is the crazy run down...

Thursday May 19th

  1.  2pm @ Centennial Gymnasium, 4th and 5th Grade Program
  2. 5:30pm @ Skyview Park, Lilli Scrimage
  3. 6pm @ Liberty Park, Field U10-2, Maggie Game
Saturday May 21st
  1. 11am @ Liberty Park, Field U6-1, Emily Game
  2. 11:45am @ Optimist Fields, Field 4, Lilli Game
  3. 12 noon @ Liberty Park, Field U10-2, Maggie Game
  4. 3pm @ Liberty Park, Field U6-2, Emily Game
  5. 6pm @ Optimist Fields, Field 3, Lilli Game
So, it is going to be a busy 2 days....at least I get a breather on Friday!
If you want to come to any of these game, let me know. I will probably NOT be attending Lilli's 1st game of the Tournament on Saturday, due to Emily and Maggie's games... so I would like support in that. I am hoping Karl and Janet will go, and take her.....

These are the last games of the season! PHEW! It has been a blast, but very, very busy!
Next fall, I am going to have 4 in soccer, and HOPEFULLY 2 of those 4 will be in Nampa Select!
Thank you all so, so, so much for all the help and support you have given Joe and I this soccer season! It means the world to us! We love you!!!

Feb 25, 2011


Embrace me one more time, sweet Mother.
Fill my soul with your radiant light.
Warm my weak body with your gentle arm.
Re-assure me that you'll be alright.
Embrace me one last time, dear Mother.
and dry your sweet, tender cheek.
I came to be held by your soft, loving arms.
And, once again your embrace, I will seek.

For my sweet sister, and her sweet baby, Grace.


White, drifting snow, snakes across the road before me.
Taunting, hissing....I am blocking you from your destiny .
They try my mind. Should I turn back?
No, I have come too far.
I  press forward with determination.
The drifts dissipate before my coming.
They fear me
I am driving on!