Friday, November 13, 2009

This reminds me of my Grandma

I went and spent some time with my Grandma today. As, I was looking around her house I was thinking of all the things that remind me of her.
These are some of the things that come to my mind.

1. Peaches and Toast.
Ever since I can remember Grandma would serve us peaches and toast for breakfast. When she was in Kirtland and Grandpa was still alive, it was her homemade bread and the peaches from her tree that she had canned. We LOVED that breakfast.

2. Playdough
Not the store bought playdough but her famous homemade salt dough. I remember my sister Amber eating it, sometimes until it made her sick.

3. The Magnetic shaving face guy

She always had these at her house. I loved playing with them.

4. Diet Pepsi

I always remember her drinking this.

5. Balloons and bubbles.
She always had these fun things lying around for the kids to play with.

Memories at Grandmas house are full of happiness for me. I love her so much. I am glad I got to spend some time today with her.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I am taking my Aunt Lori's advice about writing things we are grateful for. With my Grandma being diagnosed with cancer, it really makes me want to find those many things that Heavenly Father has given to me. Things could be so much worse and so I want to publicly write the things that I am most grateful for.
The first thing that comes to my mind is the knowledge that my Heavenly Father is aware of me and loves me. When I get down on my knees to pray, I know he heres me, loves me and answers my prayers.

I am grateful for an amazing husband. He is like a good cheese, he just gets better with age. He is a compassionate man with a strong sense of what is right and wrong. He loves the gospel of Jesus Christ and tries hard to show it to our children and those around him. He is a great father, trying to constantly teach our children what is true.

I LOVE being a mom. I am so grateful for this. My greatest joys in life are my children. I am grateful for all the different stages that my children are at, even the teenage stages. I learn so much from them. I truly am finding joy in this.

I am grateful for good books that help me become a better person. I find that the Lord really guides my path and I find just what will help me the most in a good book. I love having those light bulb moments that help me become a better me.

I am grateful to wake up to the beautiful smile of my baby. She smiles so much, I think her cheeks just might fall off her face. She melts my heart. I feel like I am holding a little piece of heaven with her.

I am grateful for my health and the health of my family. We have been blessed to be very healthy this year, all of us. Through reading, I have found different ways to stay healthy and am grateful for that knowledge. It has sure paid off.
I really could go on and on. There are so many things that are given to me daily.

I love this scripture Matthew 6:28-34
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

The Lord truly blesses me.. I am grateful for that.