Sunday, December 31, 2006

Things I Need to Do Better in 2007:

1. Be nicer..
2. Eat better...
3. Stop worrying so much...
4. Stop sighing all the time...
5. Relax more....
6. Read more...
7. Practice the Principle of Faith more...
8. Exercise...
9. Clean a little each day instead of alot occasionally...
10. Look for lonely people to befriend rather than feel lonely...
11. Go to the dentist and have my broken back tooth fixed...
12. Instead of counting down minutes and hours...ENJOY every minute and consequently every hour.
13. Stop getting on Ebay...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Santa came by our house tonight...

The Magic of Childhood

"Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of today. it is to have a spirit yet streaming....It is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul...."

- Francis Thompson

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

-- Harold B. Melchart

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mickey says, "Merry Christmas!"

Friday, December 08, 2006



"Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? From Nazareth came example. From Nazareth came sight. From Nazareth came strength. From Nazareth came life. From Nazareth came faith. From Nazareth came peace. From Nazareth came courage. From Nazareth came Christ."

--Thomas S. Monson, "Can Any Good Come from Nazareth?", Tambuli, Apr. 1989,

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.

-Albert Camus

Life is like a field of newly fallen snow...


Where I choose to walk every step will show.

-- Author:Denis Waitley

A snowflake is a winter's butterfly......

Friday, December 01, 2006

Another year to celebrate life...yay!......

....and another 'new beginning' (I'm not getting older..I'm getting wiser, right?).........a time to remember all the blessings of being a part of a family that loves me...and having friends that feel like family to me. I love you all!!! Thank you for loving me and being such wonderful, inspirational examples to me. I couldn't make this journey without you - nor would I even want to.

Making a Wish....

An obviously staged photo of me poised above my Marie Callender's Chocolate Satin Pie...Leslie couldn't get the actual photo of me making a wish while blowing out the candles...so this is a pretend wish...but it's still a wish.........all wishes count.

Monday, November 27, 2006

We decorated our Christmas Tree last night.....



What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.

~Agnes M. Pharo

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition,there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."

~ Dale E. Turner

Friday, November 10, 2006

Christi's photos of Grant....

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Baby Grant at the park.....

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Sean's photo of my Faerie.....

he might need his own camera.....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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"Expressing gratitude brings us humility. In a world where we have been given so much and might be severely tempted to pride, gratitude stands as a barrier, for one cannot fill pride and gratitude at the same time."

--S. Michael Wilcox, "Gratitude", January 2005 Ensign pg. 47

I bought this bouquet for myself yesterday...

after i learned i needed a new cast for 3 more weeks. Sunshine for my soul....

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

He was nice and clean...until Gramma Kim gave him...


A Nestle' Crunch Bar...which he happened to love. That's my puppy!

Baby Grant as a Dalmation Puppy...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sean busy with the carving knife...

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Happy Jack-O-Lanterns...

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Royce's Birthday Party Tonight...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I'm an Autumn...what are you?

You Are Fall!

Thoughtful
Expressive
Creative
Poetic
Smart

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Friday the 13th...on our very first real bus-ride fieldtrip!

Sean and his friend Kole...full of anticipation at the prospect of touring the Pumpkin Patch...

Off we go!

It started out to be such a nice day....

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Friday, October 20, 2006

I want to live here
Even though this is the exact spot in which I tripped over a toy tractor and broke my ARM, I still think this pumpkin patch is such a beautiful place!

Sean and Grant at the Pumpkin Patch

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

-- Unknown

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

my new hand pose...

lovely...very graceful at least...only 2 weeks and 5 days left to go! I can do this!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

FRIDAY THE 13th...was my unlucky day....

i broke my left wrist...i picked out my cast yesterday...it's black in honor of the season...but mostly in expression of my mood! no bracelets for awhile....and i am sad................

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The sky this morning.......

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

A balloon over my neighborhood this morning....

.....wishing I could have hitched a ride....

Friday, September 29, 2006

Fall flowers from my garden....

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Me...on an average day...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Come said the wind to the leaves one day, Come o'er the meadows and we will play. Put on your dresses scarlet and gold, For summer is gone and the days grow cold. -

-- A Children's Song of the 1880's

Monday, September 18, 2006

"Some think it's holding on
that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go."


~ Sylvia Robinson
Great is the road I climb, but the garland offered by an easier effort is not worth the gathering.

-- Sextus Propertius (50BC-16AD) Roman Poet

Thursday, September 14, 2006