Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Those of you that know me know that the worst thing I would ever have to do in this life is to teach a lesson at church in front of people....real live people.  Well,  it is coming true this Sunday.  I have been thinking about it for a month now, and can't seem to make it feel any better.  It actually makes me physically sick to think about.  I know I need to grow up....SO, my lesson is on Gratitude.  Not to bad of a topic.  It has me thinking about a lot of the little things that I am grateful for.  Let me share this quick quote I found that I feel is so great.  It is by President James. E. Faust.  "A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness.  It is an expression of humility.  It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love and well-being."  I love that.  So while my fantastic husband, who I think is the only person who really understands what a big deal this is for me, takes time out of his busy week to actually prepare my lesson for me....It has allowed me to think of the things that I am grateful for.  Enjoy:
-I am most grateful for my little family....It took seven years to finally get up the courage to have Blake and I am so grateful to have him.
-I am grateful for my new gym pass that my husband willingly let me purchase even with a two year contract.
-I am grateful for garbage day every week.  It gives us an opportunity to purge our lives and it feels so good.
- I am grateful for the conversations that Blake tries to have with me all day long.  He really thinks he is having a conversation.  It is so cute.
- I am grateful for this picture that hangs on my wall.  Even though it is significant in size I love it.
-I am grateful for Kim B. Photography. We have so many professional
pictures of Blake because of my sister Kim, and her photography.
-I am SO GRATEFUL my husband knows of my fears and is willing to help
me by writting my lesson for me. I love him.
There are so many other things that we all have to be grateful for....Wish me luck on Sunday!!
(Sorry about the way my list turned out...I couldn't quite figure it out and this is as good as you 
are going to get!!)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

We got to spend the day with Blake's cousin Craig yesterday.  This is them going for a wagon ride.  They are five months apart and we hope they will continue to be good friends. here is our kitchen.  Jeff and our good friend Randy did most of the work.  They did all of the demolition, put the tile down, painted, and did new baseboards and door casings.  We love our new kitchen.  It makes our home feel totally different.  Sorry the quality of the pictures aren't that great.  

Friday, October 24, 2008

The cast finally comes off...

Blake finally got his cast off on Wednesday.  He was so excited he could move his left leg and I don't think it has stopped moving yet.  Every time I look at him he is shaking it or something.  I haven't taken an after picture yet but here is one from the ER visit and right before we got the cast off.  He is still limping around but should heal just fine.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We spent Friday night at Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point.  I thought Blake would be a little young for the activities but he loved it.  It held his attention for almost 3 hours, even with his cast.  We went with our friends Randy, Rachel, Brock, and their family and had a great time.  Blake's favorites included the room full of corn kernals and the tractor ride.

I finally decided to get a blog....I have been fighting it for a long time but I got talked into it by my long time friend that I work with, Rachel.  So here it is....enjoy!!