Jan 29, 2010

The idea of Ownership

The other night, I was helping Katie say her prayers.
A ritual that is performed every night as she gets ready to relax.
Well, on this particular night, as we were wrapping up her prayer....

Me,"In the name..."
Katie,"In the name...."
Me, "of Jesus Christ...."
Katie, "That MY Jesus?"
Me, "Yes, of Jesus Christ...."
Katie, "OHHHHH, I Love MY Jesus, HE help me..."
Me, "Yes, Kate, say....of Jesus Christ, Amen....!"
Katie, "Ok, Momma, Jesus Christ, Amen"

What a sweet spirit was felt, I tried not to cry....but I drink these moments in!
The warmth and power of Christ's Love can not be denied when a child testifies of Him!

I Testify of Him as well!
He lives, and he Loves us ALL.
He knows all of us, even by name. He knows are sorrows!
He wants to fill our hearts with His love and peace....
Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto you!

Thank you, Katie-Bug!

Quote of the day!

Featured child~ Maggie

Mom~ "Maggie, I think you definitely got your 'play 60' in today!

Maggie~ "No, more than that, Mom. I probably got a whole hour!"

Jan 27, 2010


Morning Breaks.....
The Shadows Flee....

I shot these pictures yesterday morning.
It had just stopped raining, and the sun was trying to show itself.
It looked and smelled serene.
As I shot the swing set, Shadow ran up to me and wanted his picture taken.
All I could think of was that song. I was singing all day!

Jan 23, 2010

My Top 10 Musicals

My favorite song.... "I Can't Do the Sum"

Favorite song.... "Good Morning, Baltimore"


Favorite song.... "Gee, Officer Krumpke"

Favorite song.... "I Could Have Danced All Night"

Favorite song.... "Sunrise, Sunset"

Favorite song...."Edelweiss"


Favorite song.... "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again"
Favorite song.... "Slipping Through My Fingers"

Favorite song..... "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" and " When You Marry in June"

Favorite Song.... "Come What May" and "Fly Away"
But Really.....
I LOVE all the songs in every one of these movies!
I sing from the beginning to the end, right along with the cast, but LOUDER, of course!!!
There are Musicals I didn't mention, that I LOVE the Soundtrack too, but maybe I have never seen a movie or the movie really wasn't as good as the music.....
  1. WICKED!!!!
  2. ONCE

Feel free to leave your favorite musical in my comments!

Jan 19, 2010

DON"T Follow MY Example

Saturday night, January 2nd.
I sat at the sewing machine, trying to finish the jumper I made for Maggie for Christmas.
As I went to pull some thread for more lead, I leaned forward.
Well, my foot was resting on the power pedal, and I leaned a bit too much,
and pressed the pedal.
My finger was too close to the needle. And as a result.... was punctured!
Joe was coming up the stairs at the time that it occurred. I didn't want him to know that I had injured myself, yet again! I quickly went to remove my finger from needle, thinking it was just my finger nail that was caught. There was no pain, only shock! As I went to reverse the needle, I felt a tug, it was my finger that was stuck, not just my nail.
I told Joe, "Don't come in here!" He hates needles....and blood, though I didn't see any blood, I was sure that there would be some.
He came in my sewing room, to find me, crying, attached to the sewing machine!
He had to be the big man, and reverse the needle. I had to hold my attached hand down with my free hand, to keep it from moving with the needle!
I screamed, and cursed, but it was out in 1 second, and I ran to the sink to clean it!
The weird thing was, it only bled a few drops, it didn't even need a band-aid.
The lesson learned.... don't sew at 11pm! Tired equals accident!

Jan 14, 2010


  1. I can't eat a bowl of Rice Krispies without adding at least 1 tablespoon of sugar?
  2. My cat always gets into fights in the middle of the night, right outside MY bedroom window?
  3. No matter how clean the rest of my house is, MY room is always a disaster?
  4. I have such a terrible time falling asleep only on night when I HAVE to be up early the next day?
  5. Deaths and disasters happen in clumps- usually threes?
  6. My baby always seems to wake up right as I am falling asleep?
  7. On mornings when the kids are able to sleep in - they don't, but on mornings when they have to get up, I can't get them out of bed?
  8. Foods that taste the BEST are usually the WORST for you?
  9. A 45 minute nap can make a 2 year old happy but a 29 year old even more grumpy?
  10. I can NEVER say what I want to say, when I want to say it?

Jan 12, 2010

Temple Attendance and Acne

I hope that most of you have noticed that my acne is diminishing! I am thrilled that the new medication is working, and my confidence has improved so much! But good things can turn for the worse, if we let them.
Here's a little story about a lesson I learned recently.
The facts..... My face, no acne.....because I had been washing regularly with a powerful cleanser, morning and night.
The test...... my body, sooo tired.....because for the past two nights, kids have been getting up in the middle of the night, being sick with the flu. I thought I could just go to bed without washing. This occurred for 2 nights in a row. I wasn't worried, my face still looked great.
The lesson.....My acne, is still there. Without the constant nourishment from the soap, it came creeping back. It only took 2 days, but by the 3rd, I had 3 zits!
The GREATER lesson.
Washing my face is just like temple attendance, scripture study, prayer, and family home evening. When we do them, we feel wonderful, our families our happy, kids get along.
Peace is felt in abundance.
Then, we get tired, we let the world get in the way, we get busy, and we don't do the things we are supposed to do.
At first, we feel we are fine. Every one is still happy, we still feel love and we are getting along, most of the time!
Then, it happens. You are angry! You are screaming....all the time. You are depressed. You have sadness in the heart, and home.
You kneel to pray, and you know why this has happened. The best tools for happiness are those 4 things.....
When you do them you are happy! Everyone is happy.
Just like my acne, if we think all is well, we will be fooled. Our families will suffer, we will hurt. The best prevention of those miseries is to be PROACTIVE in our FAITH! Don't wait until you are in pain! Do what is right, keep it up....the Lord will bless you!
Happiness and Peace will prevail!

Jan 11, 2010


I am be-witched by you.
Your smile and your twinkling eye.
When first I saw your face.
When first your soft cheek brushed mine.
When first I felt your warmth.
Your tender kiss.
I am be-witched by you.
Your smell, so sweet and inviting,
When first your hand touched my face.
When first I dried your tears.
When first I heard your laugh.
Your voice.
I am be-witched by you.
Time will continue on.
We will change.
We will grow.
We will age.
I will hold this unchangeable truth.
I am be-witched by you.
For Katie.
January 9, 2010

Jan 8, 2010

How to Clean a Fridge!

  1. Take Britta Pitcher out of Fridge
  2. Re-Fill Britta Pitcher
  3. Place Britta Pitcher carelessly back into Fridge
  4. Watch Britta Pitcher spill ALL over EVERYWHERE!!!!
  5. Pitch a little, or a big, hissy fit (depends largely on what level of DRAMATIC one is)
  6. Proceed to wipe up the spilled water with several towels (Wailing and Gnashing of teeth are allowed)
  7. Before SLAMMING the door, STOP, LOOK!!!!

Voila!!! A sparking clean refrigerator, unplanned, but TOTALLY necessary!

I love it when life throws the much needed curve balls!

Jan 7, 2010


I would like to welcome you to my new blog.
I will write when I feel the inspiration.
Why did I decide to start this blog?
A few days ago I felt inspired to write, I love to write, always have.
I love poetry in particular.
I felt that muse come to me.... but I wanted to share it as well.
I let the inspiration pass, BOO HOO! I didn't write. I didn't share! I felt sad.
I will listen and share from now on, and you will hopefully feel!