Monday, March 2, 2015


"And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray, ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray.
But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul." ~ 2 Nephi 32:8-9

Last Saturday, the Elders came over for a visit and gave a lesson on prayer.  A couple of days prior to that evening, Nick asked me about prayer and if they are really answered.  This lesson couldn't have been more timely.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Well....I can honestly say that I didn't work on some of my goals this month.  Why?  Too tired, never got around to working on them, did other things, etc.  In other words, too many excuses and not enough determination.

My Goals:

Read Scriptures Daily:  I didn't read them everyday, but I did read them.  Reading mostly takes place during the evening hours and on the weekends.  Sometimes I read a few chapters at a time and only a chapter other times.

Keep a Journal:  I did not write once in my journal this month.

Work on Stress and Anxiety:  Wasn't as stressed this month.  The only time anxiety really hit was on meeting nights and a few other times during February.  I would say that February was a good month.

New Interests:  Didn't work on any.

Crochet:  Never picked up a hook.

Blog More:  11 posts this month

Family Goals:

Better Eating Habits:   A little bit better this month.  Samantha has actually fixed dinner a couple of times and it was very good.  (Chicken and Rice with vegetables).  We had healthy meals  and not so healthy meals but it seems to be swinging more to the healthy side.

Outdoor Activities:  Too cold for most of the month.  Nick actually went outside almost everyday this past week.

Read Scriptures Together:  We don't read as a family, but we do read individually.

Clean House:  Much better this month.  Sam attacked the bedroom and you can actually see the floor :)

Work on Construction of House:  This is on hold until the weather breaks.

What goals will be met and what will not in March?  I'll let you know in a month.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


A wee bit of humor and no, this is not photo-shopped!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday Scriptures (on Monday)

Due to the snowy weather we have had lately....well every weekend for the past 4 weeks...we have stayed home from church.  Until yesterday!!!  It wasn't snowing and the roads were so-so, especially here in town.  It felt really good to get back to church.  Below are a couple of scriptures that were quoted from talks during Sacrament Meeting:

"Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest." ~ Alma 13:29

"And now, my sons, remember , remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when  the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build  they cannot fail." ~ Helaman 5:12

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sweet Music

Have you ever heard of 'The Piano Guys'?  Well, if you haven't, you are missing out.  I was introduced to them a couple of years ago and fell in love with their music.  So have my children :)

The above video is one of my favorites.  Check out the Piano Guys on YouTube or even go buy one of their CD's.  Enjoy :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snowed in...again

I wonder if we will ever get to church this year!  With the kids and I having the nasty cold and the crazy winter weather we are having, church seems to have been put on the back burner.  Today is the 3rd snow Sunday in a row.  Ever since I had a spin-out, I have not been wanting to drive on snow covered roads.  I feel I am safer off the roads than trying to drive them.  Scott agrees with me.  He has been a great sport in being my chauffeur when I need to get to the store or have other errands to do.  I have more confidence with his driving abilities and feel safer with him behind the wheel.

Happy Sunday to all!  Stay safe wherever you are :)