Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

It is hard to believe how quickly time goes. I guess that is just part of life. I suppose I would be unhappy if I had nothing to do. I am so grateful to have children to attend school programs and class parties. It is nice to have neighbors that I want to give a little something to show that I care, and I am very grateful to have family members to give gifts to. I'm happy that I have goals and a passion to find opportunities to do things that I love. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to play the part of Grace in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". I realize that I am very lucky to have a husband that loves me enough to let me get busy and give me love and support when I feel like I just cannot keep up with all of it. This December has been a month to remember, and I'm grateful for all that I am learning and the wonderful opportunities I have had. More than anything it makes me truly excited for what is to come this new year 2012. There is a little saying, "Opportunity is knocking." The question is are you going to answer it? And, what if for some reason opportunity is not at your door. Well, track it down it cannot be too hard to find, but once you find I hope you have your running shoes on. My shoes are on, bring on 2012!

Christmas Card 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kids costumes Halloween 2011

Hannah, Rock Star

Connor, Zombie

Bonnie, Pretty Princess

Jack-0-lanterns 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

We had a lot of fun at the Pumpkin patch. I enjoyed having us all together to take pictures. The kids had fun choosing their pumpkin.

Hannah's Pumpkin

Bonnie's pumpkin
Connor's Pumpkin

My Pumpkins!

Taking them home

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm going to be 31

It is hard to believe that I am actually going to be 31. I was ready to turn 30. I knew that my youngest child would start school, and I would be starting a new era in my life. Well, the last year has been great. I told Paul, "I am a little worried that I am going to Die. I've done everything that I wanted to do." I got married, had three beautiful kids, and I have had the opportunity to be in film. Paul told me that I had better make some new goals.

So, I took his advice. I have made some really crazy new goals. I guess you could also call them dreams. I remember dreaming as a teenager. I would picture me kneeling at the alter of the temple. All I could see was hands holding mine. I would wonder who those hands belonged to, but I knew what I wanted. I could see it in my mind, and it happened.

If I take that same learning experience and put it into today's dreams all I have to do is picture it in my mind. With a picture in my head I will naturally begin to do those things that will make that dream become a reality.

It won't happen over night, but what I've learned is that it is truly more about the process. I wanted to do film at age 12 and it took until age 30 to finally be in a position that I could make that happen. It took years of learning and research to make it happen. I guess what I have realized is that the things we really want in life don't just happen without some effort and most of the time a lot of effort on our part.

So, here comes age 31. I think I am ready for this new year in my life, whatever may come my way, and it will are begin on Saturday!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


For some reason or another my blog has not allowed me to add a post. Paul looked at it tonight and it seams to be working. I am looking forward to adding a few highlights from the last six months. My Father in law had mentioned that I would have updates on our trip back in June and I was not able to post anything. I missed being able to put down my thoughts and pictures of events.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day is always a fun day at my house. Paul found this year to be easier than ever. I had been saving up for a blend tech blender. I decided that if I asked for this as my Mother's Day gift I would get it much sooner. It has been fun to experiment making smoothies and treats. I think the kids have all enjoyed having milk shakes with whatever kind of candy bar they would like. I made my first loaf of zucchini bread with a recipe from the book that cam with it. It has not only been fun for me, but for the entire family. So, when it came to buying a gift I made things very easy for Paul. Then the kids woke up and got right to work making mother days cards. That just left making breakfast. Paul made me my usual crepes with strawberries and cool whip. I got to add a strawberry grape juice to go along with the breakfast thanks to my new blender. My kids showed me much love and appreciation. I feel lucky to be the mom of such wonderful children,and a great husband!

Hannah and Bonnie were pretty happy about breakfast too.