Thursday, August 20, 2015


Sister Crook and Sister Mayle's first visit with us...last year.

Monday, August 17, 2015


"Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers." ~ D & C 112:10

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Shine Through Night ~ review

"Senior Marci Hartley's normal high school life is upended when she witnesses violence next door and steps in to protect a little girl named Annie from her stepfather.  Confused and frightened, Marci is at first only vaguely aware of a greater danger that awakens to engulf the lives of her friends, her family, and Annie.  Complicating matters are her growing feelings for Jeff, a rebellious skater boy from the classy part of town, in whom she places her trust."  (taken from the back cover of the book)

Shine Through Night takes the reader on a paranormal journey that takes place in the mid 1980's. Roller skates, skateboards, roller rinks, 80's fashion and movies from that genre was fun to re-visit.  The main character, Marci, happens upon a domestic violence scene that involves a young girl named Annie.  Throughout the book, Marci has strange and sometimes frightening visions that help guide her to find strength to come to terms with what happened in Marci's past and to save Annie again.
IF you grew up in the 80's, or if you ever wanted to know what it was like in the 80's, I recommend you read this book.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Mike McElhaney is a new author and this is his first book. Mike has also written a short story that is amazing.  I do hope he publishes it soon!  He is also my friend's husband. 

(Disclaimer:  I purchased this book for my own personal library.  The opinions are my own and the author has not asked me to give this review.  I am not being compensated either)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

He is Merciful

“On this upward and sometimes hazardous journey, each of us meets our share of daily challenges. If we are not careful, as we peer through the narrow lens of self-interest, we may feel that life is bringing us more than our fair share of trials--that somehow others seem to be getting off more lightly.
But the tests of life are tailored for our own best interests, and all will face the burdens best suited to their own mortal experience. In the end we will realize that God is merciful as well as just and that all the rules are fair. We can be reassured that our challenges will be the ones we needed, and conquering them will bring blessings we could have received in no other way.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland, "For Greater Things"

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Scripture Sunday

"And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good - yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit. 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy." ~ Doctrine And Covenants 11:12-13

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

21 Day Fix

For the last week, I have been working out (with my children joining me) using the 21 Day Fix.  Each day is something different:  Day 1  Total Body Cardio, Day 2 Upper Fix, Day 3 Lower Fix, Day 4 Pilates, Day 5 Cardio, Day 6 Dirty 30 and Day 7 Yoga and repeat this schedule until you hit the 21 day mark.  There is also a meal plan as well as a product called shakeology that goes along with the 21 Day Fix program.

Right now, I am just doing the workouts.  I do have the meal plan but because of picky eaters I am doing one step at a time.

What I like about the workouts...I can do them in my own home, at anytime during the day, and my kids are joining in the fun.

A big shout out to my wonderful niece that inspired me to change my lifestyle into a more healthy one.