Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Pint of Happiness

        A Pint of Happiness
Before we met I thought it all figured out,
then you came along and everything was forgotten.
I probably destroyed us by leaving but you changed the plan;
your drinking and my anger have taken over, 

oh why do they have such a strong hold?
If I did not know better I’d say that the bottle loves you more than you love me;
if it cares so much about you then where is it now?
Now I’m out of your life; does it still give you comfort?
I could have given you more than a pint of happiness,
but you chose the bottle and now it’s time for us to move on.
Looking back I feel like we never knew each other completely,
the shame I have for not trusting us is deeper than the love we shared.
Chance after chance was given but like so many before we have run dry.
I hope you forgive me; I hope you forgive you! I hope you remember; I hope I do too: 
how precious was our love the day we said, I do! I gave you my all and so did you.  
However, sometimes we must let go...and for us it is better to let go. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Brooklyn's 2nd birthday

Today is my niece, Brooklyn's 2nd Birthday. I am in Nebraska for two weeks and fortunately I was able to be here for both her's and her sister's (Kayllen)birthday. We went to church today and I just have to say that the testimony meeting was the best one I have ever been to. With the exception of one--they were true testimonies! The first testimony was borne by a boy maybe eight years old and he gave the most purest testimony I have ever heard by a boy of that age. Following him were a grandmother and her granddaughter. The granddaughter spoke first and the grandmother second. The grandmother was visiting and she shared a wonderful testimony. Then a few more people spoke followed by another couple of children. After the meeting a president came up to me and shook my hand. I am guessing that it was the Stake President. I thought that it was neat that he came up to us and introduced himself but I forgot his name. I am so bad with names. Oh,well my dad couldn't remember his name either and my bother-in-law and sister just moved into the ward. So needless to say we were pleasantly welcome.
After church, Brooklyn and I went outside. She has a swing and I pushed her while Max played in the yard. While I we were doing that Jennifer and our mom made chocolate pie for Dustin and Blackberry Pie for Virgil. Then Jennifer made the most amazing dinner! I have been waiting for 5 months to have this meal! It is chicken and asparagus with creamy dijon mustard sauce.
Then we sang happy birthday to Virgil with a single candle like the one in this video. Brooklyn was so cute after she woke up from her nap. We had High School Musical playing in the back ground. Brooklyn got a white dress from me and Grammie and Papa. She got princess shoes from her mom and dad. So, after she opened all her presents, Brooklyn put on her princess shoes and danced with her Papa. It was the most precious thing I have seen her do! I getting all teary eyed. I captured the moment by taking a video on my camera. I would have made a video of the dancing but my camera was out of memory. Well, this is beginning to sound like a journal more than a blog but whatever. So, all-in-all it has been a perfect day!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Haircolor/cut evening with a twist...

So yesterday my mom got the works! She asked me to color her hair so I gave her two better and added a haircut and style to the mix. Usually hair has to be dirty for an updo to look it's best, but since she has naturally curly hair and super coarse, it is easier to style just after it has been colored and cut. She was being VERY patient with me today and so I figured why not give her the works. As you can see-- this is what I came up with. The bottom is in a twist and the top is hanging out. The other side looks like I swirled the hair to make an "S" shape. (I did not take a picture of that side, but it looks like a backwards S.)
For those of you who know what her hair looks like on a typical day you will notice that I have cut a shorter layer at the top of her head. I did that because the last time I cut her hair I forgot to cut that section of hair so now it looks like it was meant to be that way. I showed her how much hair was cut and she commented to me that it was a lot. Maybe I did go a bit too short. Oops...my bad. Oh well, the good thing about hair is that it grows back. :0)

P.S. Mom, if you are reading this...don't be mad. :)

P.P.S. The rose was left over from the arrangements from Carlyn's reception. It was the last one to look decent after 5 days! Pretty good for five days and a ROSE. I gave the rose to my mom when I took it out of her hair and it is sitting in a glass full of water.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lizzie and Easter Hairdos

Well, some of these pictures were taken after Easter and the last one was taken Easter Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday of this week I babysat my beautiful niece Elizabeth. We are playing peek-a-boo in these photos.
She was being so cute, as always and I wanted to have something to share with my readers. SO, here they are. Lizzie and I playing peek-a-boo.
I like how in this picture she is just about to smile. If you can't tell there is a monkey on her face. *He he*
Notice how her shirt says i *heart* u in bold green letters on her onesie.
I bought her a onesie that says, I want lots of kisses. She is too big for it now. Which is good because that means that she is growing! :)
I am not sure what is happening in this picture. I think we are still playing peek-a-boo at this point but I caught her when she was almost done laughing. As you can tell I am not the worlds greatest photographer. But I like her so much that any picture of her is cute to me.
All in all, it was a day to play with Lizzie! Hooray! Everyday should be play day with Lizzie! Kerrie, I am jealous! You get to play with her EVERY day. I love you Kerrie!
Lizzie is such a beautiful girl and so much fun! Thank you for letting me play with her on Fridays! I look forward to the next play date!

I found a blog one day and on it there are different hairdos and I copied a few of them. I like fixing my hair for Sundays and special occasions. Easter was the first time I wore my hair like this, I made the hair pieces out of ribbon. They are very easy to make. You cut a short piece of ribbon and fold one side on top of the other and apply glue to the middle and back . Glue to the end of a bobby pin and apply pressure. Let the glue dry and then push the pin into the hair at the twists. I took sections of my hair and wrapped a pony tail holder around the section and then braided the pony and gathered the five sections at the top and put a holder around them all in the center and top of the crown. Then I made four more sections in the nape and two just above the nape. Then I ponied all the sections together at the back of the head. Then I took pieces of hair from the pony, curled and pinned each strand of hair that was curled. I also left some curls hanging down so that they were layered. To see where I got the idea from go to girl hairdos.blogspot.com.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!!

Happy Easter! Church was lovely today. I can't think of a time when Easter was on a fast Sunday. The testimonies were beautiful. It was like we were having mini talks. A whole bunch of them.

I just love Easter. It is my favorite holiday. Christmas is a close second. The reason I like Easter so much is because of the weather. The flowers are blossoming and the sounds of spring fill the air.

It is so wonderful to celebrate this time of year. It is a time when we can reflect on our Savior, Jesus Christ and the Atonement. The sacrifice of all sacrifices. The reuniting of the Savior's body to his awe-inspiring spirit. I would like to take this opportunity to share my testimony with you.

I know that the Savior reigns, that he suffered on the cross and in the garden of Gethsemene. I know that we have a Heavenly Father who know us and loves us. HE sent his son, Jesus Christ. To atone for our sins. He gave us a most precious and wonderful gift. It is up to us to share our talents and knowledge of this gospel. The one and true church on the face of the Earth today. I know that it is the only true church here upon the Earth. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. He shared that plan with us in the Pre-Existence. I have a loving family and I love them too. I know that the prophet Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that thru him the Book of Mormon was translated. I believe in the prophets of old and I know that we have a living prophet on this Earth today. His name is President Thomas S. Monson. I know that holds the keys and authority to lead and guide the church on the Earth. He loves us and serves us with all his heart. He is a prophet of GOD. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it and prayed to know if it is and I have received a witness to this truth. I love it and love to share it's stories with people who do not know what it is about. I am grateful to be on the Earth at this time. I love my friends and know that they are special. I know that we are CHILDREN of GOD. We are spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. We love Him and hope to one day return to live with Him again. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

General Conference Part 2

Well, here I go again. Today as I was listening to Conference, I could not help but listen to what Elder Dallin H. Oaks said about the temple. Him and Elder David A. Bednar (who was the President of Ricks College when I was there) spoke so eloquently about my favorite place on this beautiful Earth, and that place is the temple. I like what was said about The Temple being the Lords house. If I remember right, what was said, and I said it to myself as he was saying to repeat the phrase; something like, "the Temple" should be said with emphasis. I could not agree more. The T in Temple, he said, should be capitalized and I agree with that as well. I wish I could remember who said it. I must look it up in a day or two when the printed version is sent over the internet.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

General Conference Part 1

Today as I found myself alone watching General Conference I couldn't help but listen-- there were no distractions (which isn't a bad thing considering those distractions would be my family)--to the talks that were given. I was able to spend a few hours with my beautiful niece Lizzie. The thought occurred to me that I should probably take a picture because she was being absolutely adorable as she pretty much is like 90% of the time. I didn't, and am now kicking myself in the foot (literally) if I had then I would have a picture for you all on here. Sorry! Next time I have an idea like this I better listen to and follow through...
So, while listening to Conference today I am reminded of how much the Lord loves all of us and how inspired the men and women of the church are. They have so much wisdom and care for the people of the world. I feel grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me and my family and you and yours, He is a true friend. I love Him with all of my heart.
Yesterday, as I was riding in the car home with my parents I was reflecting on the peace that I felt after serving in the temple for some of my ancestors. My mom and I were able to have a really good discussion about our family's history. I was able to perform ordinances for my great grandmother on my mother's side. My mother was able to perform the same ordinances for her aunt who she was very close to. I will never forget the feeling I felt when I heard my mother say her name. It brought peace to my soul. I love my great aunt. She was single for most of her adult life. She lived in San Francisco for a time and she wore the business suits and walked the streets of that famous city every day of her life back then. She was a very STRONG woman and I have much respect for her. I feel close to her because she too did not bear any children of her own. I have come to the realization that I may never have that privilege in this life but I have faith that one day in the eternities I may be able to multiply and replenish the Earth. Having a goal like that brings much hard work and dedication but I am willing to fulfill the promises I have made with my Father in Heaven to share His message with my fellow brothers and sisters on the Earth today, I know it will not be easy but I have a loving father and mother who know what its like to share and live the gospel. I look to them as the greatest example that I have with the exception of the Lord himself. But are not we all servants of the Lord; doing his work and "bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of men"?
I am indeed grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and a family who loves me unconditionally. I am so blessed to be a member of the only true church on the face of the Earth. I know it with every fiber of my being. I pray that one day I may stand before the pleasing bar of God and hear Him say, "well done thou good and faithful servant". Thank you to all of my teachers, leaders, neighbors, friends, and family for giving me a second chance at happiness. I love you all and hope that one day we can all be with one another again in the eternities. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.