Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Word for 2008

It’s 4:00 AM, I was laying in my warm flannel sheets dreaming.  I roll over and my dream becomes lucid.  I love those kinds of dreams; this is where I am awake, but not.  I am able to communicate and ask questions while I am sleeping and still in my dream state.  So…out of the blue as I roll over the word “COMMIT” comes to my mind.  I see it written, I say it, and I hear it.  Is this my “word”, I ask?  I hear a voice in my dream say, “try it on and see how it feels”.  It feels good.   I think of all the things I can, should, and will commit to.  Yes, this is “my word”, the one I have been searching for.  Inspired by a friend of mine Polly, I wanted to come up with a word for the year that fit me.  I thought it was such a great idea, but this was three weeks ago.  I have had many words go through my mind, tried several on, but none seemed to fit just right until now.  “COMMIT”, I want to commit to being a better person, to doing what is best not just good as in Elder Dallin H. Oaks' conference talk.  I want to commit to doing the little things we have been asked to do.   Committing to do the little things is easy, it just takes time, and after all, time is just time, it’s really easy, okay, not so easy when I’ve been at a birth all night, all day and then all night again and all I want to do is sleep time away.  Time is valuable, but it is easy, it’s always there, we don’t have to do anything to create it.  We may have to be creative with our time to fit in the commitments we make, but it is easy, and commitment is easy too.  It’s just taking some of that time and doing something we need, should, or want to do.  I commit to being the best person I can be.  Yes, this is my word “COMMIT”.  I’m so relieved; I was beginning to think I would never find my word.  Now back to my flannel sheets.

Monday, January 28, 2008

The epitome of greatness

When I heard the news of the passing of Gordon B. Hinckley, my heart was heavy, but in the same moment, I felt a great joy for him as I thought of the warm reunion he must be having with his sweetheart, and other family members. President Hinckley is the epitome of greatness.  I will always remember the example he was and the pure love of Christ and joy that radiated from him.  I love him and I can say without any reservation, he is one of the greatest men I have ever known.  I stand a little taller, and my life has truly been blessed with this latter day prophet.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Harlem Globetrotters

Yes the famous comedian, scripted basketball team came to our little Sierra Vista.  Paul and Whitney took a Jeep for a test drive and their reward was 2 tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters, actually, they would say the reward was driving the Jeep.  I would say $40 bucks was the reward, that's what the tickets would have cost us.  I am not a huge big sports fan, but we both enjoyed laughter for about 2 hours straight!  I think I would probably enjoy sports more if they were all as full of fun and laughter as the Harlem Globetrotters. 

Monday, January 14, 2008

flannel sheets

So... since everyone else is blogging I thought I'd give it a try, yes, in my spare time!  °Ü°    
I laid awake in bed last night thinking about how I would start my blog, and I had such great thoughts and ideas, all of which escape me right now.  
Next time I will get up from my warm comfy flannel sheets and jot down some notes, because I should have known I would forget my words when I woke up. Maybe I'll just add some pictures for right now.

Paul and I on our 25th anniversary in June of 07.  
Paul surprised me with a balloon ride in Sedona,  AZ

Ashley and Joe  - Established in 2003

Jamie and Preston - We are still waiting for a date!

Kayla and Ryan - Established in 2005


The newest addition to our family... the too cute for words, the adorable, the favorite flavor, the "I can't get enough of you"... Kaytlyn Ewa Bell!