Sunday, November 28, 2010

Odds and Ends

Still alive and kickn'. If for nothing else this post is for my own journaling.

The boys have lived in the snow as of late and I love that they love being out there.

I honestly can't get enough of this kid's smile. I love that the nose wrinkles.

Lots that has yet to be posted....
James' Baptism
Black Friday
White Christmas
I hope one of these days I will have a rousing up lifting post about the blessing of a paycheck, but don't hold your breath.
If anyone knows of a job opening let me know!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Go Utes!!

Loves these Boys in red!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am sure I take for granted all the amazing people that are a part of my life. I have truly been blessed with some of the most exceptionally good examples that have been constants throughout my life.
My sweet little James turned eight last month and he choose to be baptised. It was such a sure real event for me as a mother. As I watch my children experience things that I remember experiencing as a child, I realize how fast time goes.
After James was baptized a close relative (example #1) gave James 30 one dollar bills. When the money exchanged hands James was given a challenge associated with the dollar bills. Example #1 challenged James to use those dollars to help someone else. James could use it any way he saw fit. The idea behind this challenge was to help James to think of others. James will be help accountable for the money has example #1 will ask every so often what he has done. He just needed use it within the year.
I didn't know how James would react, but he took the dollar bills and placed them on the dresser.
Last week James came to me and stated that he had an idea of what he would like to do. He remembered that last year an individual (example #2) placed money in envelopes and as example #2 would be out and about through the holidays they would random hand out these envelope to total stranger.
Two nights ago James places one dollar in 20 different envelopes to hand-out to people that he sees that might need it. He placed the envelopes in my bag and told me that he will look for people when we go out.
As I lay in bed that night so grateful for the many examples that are in my life. I am grateful for the examples that are apart of my boys' life.
I thank you!!
I thank the good people in my life that are examples to me and my boys.
I thank you for doing good when you might not realize little ears and eyes are watching.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This Is Halloween

Halloween......I am pretty sure it was celebrated for 5 days. It seemed that the activities kept coming.
We first started off with a Halloween party up at Bentley's house with all the cousins. Nothing better than a toilet paper mummy wrap. This is always a favorite.

Next up...
A Halloween party at school along with a parade.
Nothing better then trick - or - treating at Desert First Credit Union and University of Utah Credit Union.
These little lovers
Trunk - or - Treat at the ward.

A week full of activities and fun... and bags of candy.