Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
This summer it has been a little harder to go for an extended vacation or camping trip like we usually take. With Jason in school again to get his master's degree he doesn't have much time on his hands for fun stuff. We have had a few mini trips already this summer.
The kids and I spent the day bumming around downtown SLC while our car was getting some work done. They thought it was so much fun to ride trax and just wonder around. We met up with Jason for lunch and then spent the afternoon at the gateway. I got some school shopping done and the kids got to play in the water.
One of our favorite places to go here in Utah is to our families camp spot, Laplatta. My parents, sisters, and even my grandfather in law all have spots there. We love spending time with our family and love that we have such a peaceful area to spend our time.
While at Laplatta we took a cruise over to Bear Lake. The water there is so pretty and the kids love to splash around in the water near the beach.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
We filled the better part of one day painting bird houses. No bird is small enough to fit in the hole for these houses but I didn't tell kids that. They had a great time being creative with the colors.
Our next adventure was going to feed the ducks at Liberty park. I had errands to run to prepare for girls camp so as a reward for being so well behaved in the stores the kids got to go and play at the park. We had 3 large bags of bread and the ducks were not hungry! We ended up taking the bread and feeding the ducks and seagulls at Stansbury park instead but the kids enjoyed just being outside and running around.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Finally! After 18 months in our home I have something to keep the dirt away. At least partly anyway. This was a labor of love. My sweet Jason is such a hard worker and just kept pluggin away even through our horrible spring weather. Thank heavens it's done. We are so lucky to have so many family members that come at the drop of a hat to help us lay the sod down. Thank you all!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Is coming at 6:00 tonight!
This is all according to some guy in CA. But he's been wrong before, last time the world was supposed to end I was 14. Luckily for me I made it another 14 yrs past the last "End of the World" to see this "End of the World"
But just in case this guy happens to be right this time I've got my Zombie fighting team already formed and on stand-by. If you didn't receive your txt this morning then apparently I didn't think I could out-run you if we were being chased by blood hungry Zombies or you just didn't have what it takes to make
I may have one spot open, I'm still waiting on a reply from this guy. If there was one person I'd want on my team he is it. But from the absence of a reply I'm going to assume that either
A: He already has a team. (I knew I should have asked him sooner)
2: He isn't too worried about the Apocalypse coming tonight. (maybe I should cancel my bungee jumping appointment at noon)
*Just in case, Zombie fighting practice at 5:00 at my house, if the end will be here at 6 I want "My Team" to have a good hr of practice fighting Zombies under their belt.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
"We knew he would get better, we just had to wait awhile"
Talk about tears. I cannot explain how that simple little statement blew me away. Sometimes I think my kids teach me more than I can ever teach them. Simple statements that pack a huge lasting punch.
Our second miracle came in the form of a sweet little baby 10 plus years in the making. Olivia Lauren Warner was born to my Brother Clint and his amazing wife Jessica at 3:33 this morning. They have tried for years to have children without success. They have two adorable kids brought to them through adoption but were never able to carry their own biological child. Somehow through the miracle of modern medicine they were blessed to carry this new baby girl full term. Since we learned of Jessica's pregnancy we have had her in our prayers. This is such an amazing teaching experience for my children to see their prayers answered in such a tangible way.
During one family prayer a few months ago Easton said the most simple and heartfelt prayer;
" Dear Heavenly Father, we thank thee for our blessings, Please bless Uncle Josh, Uncle Jered (recently diagnosed with diabetes), Aunt Jessica and Grandpa Warner (had just undergone hip replacement) . We thank thee for our family and all our blessings and we say these things..."
Oh to be 5 yrs old again and know that the Lord hears and answers our prayers. He had no doubt in his mind that his prayers would be answered. He KNEW for certain that his Heavenly Father would handle all things if he just asked him too. No Fear, Just Faith.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: "As parents, we have been commanded to teach our children “to understand the doctrine of … faith in Christ the Son of the living God” (D&C 68:25). This requires more than merely recognizing faith as a gospel principle. “To have faith is to have confidence in something or someone” (Bible Dictionary, “Faith,” 669). True faith must be centered in Jesus Christ. “Faith is a principle of action and of power” (Bible Dictionary, 670). It requires us to do, not merely to believe. Faith is a spiritual gift from God that comes through the Holy Ghost. It requires a correct understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ, His divine attributes and perfect character, His teachings, Atonement, Resurrection, and priesthood power. Obedience to these principles develops complete trust in Him and His ordained servants and assurance of His promised blessings."
Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Quorum of the Seventy. You can read more from his article HERE.
Friday, January 7, 2011
However this past week Jason and I have come face to face with this fact.
I have also come to realize some of the simple blessings in my life.
I am grateful for my eternal perspective on life,
I am grateful for my husband and the Priesthood that he holds,
I am grateful for my amazing family,
I am grateful for Saturday afternoons in the fall, spent with the
"Jones Boys" watching BYU football.
I am grateful for modern medicine and the hopes that there will be many more "Cougs" games to watch with all the Jones boys in the years to come.
I am so grateful for my husband and the amazing family that he comes from. I married the man and with him came his
3 Brothers/Best friends.
I didn't know at the time but I was also marrying into a family of amazing women who would in turn become my
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
But she did look very cute sitting on his lap all dressed in her Christmas tutu, even with the tears. And when all was said and done she did mention to him that she wants a "Jesse doll from toy story".