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Wife to Andy and mother of 3 beautiful girls. Jenna(15), Zoie(10) and Baylee(10). Working hard to raise Awareness of Angelman Syndrome, and helping raise money for a cure.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Truly Thankful

You've gotta see this video:


A high school friend of mine posted this on her facebook. I have to say, I think I needed this reminder today. I thank God everyday for the troops that are out in the field fighting for our freedoms. I pray for their families and hope that they may be comforted while their loved ones are away. Tears came to my eyes as the pictures of the battle field ran across the screen, and as I listened to the words of David Cook's song in relation to the pictures. Also, in seeing the reunions of the families with their soldiers! God has blessed us with this great country to live in! He has blessed us with strong men and women, whose selfless acts, show love beyond measure! A love for this land, a love for their families, and a love for complete strangers! Each day, they give all their time! It's not just a 40 hour a week job--it's much more! They are wonderful people, who deserve, at the VERY least, our gratitude.

So, it is at this time, that I say Thank you....from the very bottom of my heart.....THANK YOU!!

25 Random Things About Me

This was sent to me on facebook one day, and I thought how fun and quirky! (I like that word "quirky"! It's just fun to say!) So, here are 25 random things about me. Some I am embarressed to admit, and others that I'm happy to admit.

Here goes:

1. I Love FOOD!!!

2. I have a shoe fetish, but do not act on it--just love to dream about a closet full of shoes!

3. I don't make my bed every morning (most of the time I don't!)

4. I like to spend time on facebook (too much time)

5. I like to read other people's blogs, but have not figured out my creativity level to form my own yet!

6. I love spending time with my husband without the kids (makes me feel young again!)

7. Did I mention I love FOOD!!!

8. I have 3 beautiful daughters!!

9. I like to read.

10. I like to cross-stitch

11. I do not have an analytical brain--I'd rather be silly and goofy ALL THE TIME!

12. I love to go to the dentist and get my teeth cleaned (my mouth feels so refreshed afterwards!)

13. I like to socialize--some would say I'm a chatterbox! (especially my hubby!)

14. Most of the time I would rather text message, or email, than talk on the phone!

15. I hate to clean house, and will delay it as long as I possibly can.

16. I like my cooking, but hate to clean up--I'm kinda messy!

17. I don't usually bake well.

18. I have the most wonderful husband in the world!!!

19. I love to sleep, but rarely get the chance to sleep straight through!

20. I am very picky about how my laundry is sorted before washing.

21. I love to watch musicals!

22. I am very happy (MOST of the time!)

23. I am a lousy liar.(or fibber--just can't do it!)

24. I am trying to be less judgemental and more forgiving.

25. I love my Father in Heaven, and my Savior, Jesus Christ--and am eternally grateful for all they have given me!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Life is Truly Wonderful!

Okay, so this is my first posting! I am realizing now, how totally computer illiterate I am!! This will be a short post since I know not what I am doing!! The blog world has only come to me recently, and I thought, "I should give that a try!" I have such an interesting life, after all. I just know everyone wants to read about my family! Well, why wouldn't they? We are a GORGEOUS couple, with absolutely ADORABLE children!!! Okay, I know we have adorable children, and I may have exaggerated on the "gorgeous couple" part--but bear with me.

I just have to say, life is wonderful! I am a lucky person! I have a husband that loves me (yes, whether I wear make-up or not) He does not care if I have a day that I don't even change out of my pajamas (this does happen on occasion!) And, I have the MOST beautiful little girls in the whole wide world!!! Jenna is my saving grace! Constantly she reminds me of how I need to be! She is so forgiving and so generous to all she comes in contact with. Thank goodness for the forgiving part--I am afraid to admit I am one who is often needing that forgiveness. Especially since she is pre-teen! And Zoie and Baylee--well, how much more lucky can I be? We have a couple of "angels" in our midst! And by angels, I truly mean it. Having Angelman Syndrome, all people with this syndrome are called "angels" How much luckier can I be?!

And grateful beyond measure! We are lucky to have a stable job in this time of economic distress. We have a roof over our heads, and we have food for our tummies! (just look at us, you can tell we don't go hungry!) We have a knowledge of the gospel, and of our truly forgiving Savior and father in Heaven! We have a wonderful extended family that lends support whenever needed. AND, we have great friends that lend a shoulder to cry on! Life is truly wonderful!