Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this time of year. I have so many "warm fuzzy" memories of Thanksgiving Holidays spent with lots of family around and lots of good food! I truly have been blessed all my life!
However, as I reflect back on this year I have to say I am overwhelmed at the number of blessings that have been poured out upon us. "My cup runneth over."

We started off the year with the addition of our little "man-cub."
Dallin (or "Tank" as Uncle Tony likes to call him) has wrapped us all around his chubby little finger!
Joe finished law school and successfully passed the bar.
We enjoyed several fun vacations this summer.
Joe started work at a great Law firm in D.C.
We started construction on our first home. (YAY!)
We have had the testimony building experience of being able to participate in our Stake production of "Savior of the World."
And some how we have found a way to balance church callings, work, school, piano teaching, home teaching, visiting teaching, rehearsals, joy school, homework, youth activities, dance lessons, family home evening, and all those other things that seem fill our time.
We've also had those moments of stress, disappointment, and doubt. But as I look back I see the growth our family experienced through those times. And I am so grateful for the opportunities we've had to lean on each other as a family, for the service that was so generously given to us by extended family and friends.
And most of all I am grateful for the chance to better my relationship with my Savior.

For Family home evening this week we played a game where we all sat on the floor in a circle and took turns rolling a ball to each other while naming things we were thankful for.
I won't name the entire list we made on Monday but I do want to name the most important ones: (In no particular order)
I am thankful for my sweet husband!!!
I am thankful for my four beautiful children.
I am thankful for My parents and for our extended family and friends.
I am thankful for the chance to try to do and be a little better each day.
I am thankful to live in this great country.
I am thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
And I am thankful for the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, that Jesus Christ is my brother and Savior.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blondes...Brunettes...Who has more fun?

When I was born I had black curly hair. But from the time I was a toddler until now I have been a blonde. I have always admired those with dark hair. You know... the Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Zeta-Jones type.
I have always wanted to see how I would look with dark hair but when it came down to coloring my hair I've never been adventurous enough to do more than add a few blonde highlights. Well, I decided to venture out side of my comfort zone and try being a brunette!



What do you think?

Friday, November 14, 2008

High School Tagged!

1.Did you Marry someone from High School?
Yes!! I fell in love with him when I was 15 and the rest is history!

2. Did you carpool to school?
My brother and I drove to school together, does that count?

3.What kind of car did you have?
A rusty- red Oldsmobile Firenza!

4.What kind of car do you have now?
Dodge Grand Caravan

5.It's Friday night...where are you? (then)
Probably a football or basketball game. I loved when we had dances after games. Those were fun.

6.It's Friday night...where are you? (now)
Taking Becky and JJ to ballet. Maybe an occasional trip to Target.

7.What do you do now?
Wife to an almost perfect husband, Mom to 4 great kids, Homemaker, piano teacher, Young Women leader, taxi, short-order cook, mediator, tutor.....I could go on, but you get the picture.

8.Were you a party animal?
I don't think so...Depends on who I was with and what we were doing. I was definitely a "follower." But none of my friends ever got too crazy.

9.Were you considered a flirt?
No way! Boys totally intimidated me. I was shy and awkward around anyone I thought was cute.

10. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
I was in the show choir "Encore." We were pretty good if I do say so my self.
I have lots of great memories tied to being in that choir.
We went on tour every spring and I had the chance to travel to San Antonio, Orlando, and San Diego.

11.Did you get suspended/expelled?
Not even close.

12. Can you still sing the fight song?
Word for word. (I still remember the dance too:)

13. Who was you favorite teacher?
Mrs. Harris. Not only a gifted music teacher but one of the most genuine people I've ever met.
She truly played a defining role in helping me become who I am today.

14. Where did you sit during lunch?
I usually went home for lunch. But if I stayed I'd usually 'hang' in the commons area.

15. What was your schools full name?
Lehi High School

16. What was your mascot?
The Pioneers! (Go purple and white!)

17. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
That's a tough one. I don't know. I do know that if I could go back I would do a lot of things differently.

18. What do you remember most about graduation?
Taking tons and tons of pictures!
And of course the all night party in the school gym.

19. Who did you go to prom with senior year?
Ammon Cox

20. Did you have fun at senior prom?
Sure!... It's always fun getting dressed up and go out but I'd have to say that prom my junior year was my favorite of the two.

21.Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with?

22. Are you planning on going to your 20 yr. reunion?
I would like to. I don't know if I'll ever be able to talk my husband into it though.

23.Do you still talk to people from school?
Not too many. I haven't been very good at keeping in touch with people.
Blogging has helped me make a few connections though.

Ok, I tag anyone who reads my blog that went to good ol' Lehi High. (that hasn't done this yet.)